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The Post-Doctoral AAPA Leadership Fellows program is a two-year leadership pipeline program that provides mentorship and professional development for early career psychologists. The program seeks to demystify leadership and provide access to leadership opportunities by creating more pathways for psychologists from diverse groups (including demographics, disciplines in psychology, career trajectories, access to Asian American mentors, etc.). Individuals who wish to become more actively involved in AAPA are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fellows selected for the program will participate in: monthly professional development conference calls with the Leadership Fellows co-chairs and/or invited speakers; individual and group mentoring from experienced leaders in AAPA and Past Fellows;  and the opportunity to observe and participate in AAPA Executive Committee sessions. Fellows will complete a Fellows’ Project by the end of their second year and present their project at the AAPA conference. Fellows from the 2019 cohort will then become Past Fellows and will mentor incoming fellows for the 2020 year.

Fellows will receive a stipend each year to defray travel costs for each required meeting (i.e., AAPA conference, midyear meeting TBD or other agreed upon professional conference or meeting). The stipend will provide a maximum of $1000 per trip per Fellow, up to $2000 for the entire year. Additional costs of travel and participation will be at fellows’ expense.

Fellows’ Projects

Working closely with a Project Mentor, Fellows will assume primary responsibility for a Fellow’s Project associated with AAPA initiatives and activities. The specific goals and outcomes for each Fellow in relation to their project will be developed in collaboration with their mentors.

Past examples of fellows’ projects included:

  • Creating fact sheets on bullying and suicide among Asian Americans
  • Aiding in drafting grant proposals for CNPAAEMI Leadership Fellows program
  • Assisting state organizations with the creation of a Mental Health Information Sheet for California Insurance Programs
  • Attendance at the California Leadership and Advocacy Conference as an AAPA representative with a report to the Newsletter
  • Participation on the Social Justice Task Force for the creation of the AAPA Social Justice Standing Committee program