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2017 AAPA Inaugural Class of Graduate Student Leadership Institute participants

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AAPA Leadership Program Chairs, Drs. Richelle Concepcion and Nellie Tran are pleased and excited to introduce the Inaugural AAPA Graduate Leadership Institute participants!

The leadership institute is an intentional effort to bring AAPA student members together for a 2-day intensive leadership building and networking experience. The Leadership Institute brings individuals together for an intensive period in order to facilitate networking and bonding that will hopefully allow students to continue to work together and support one another.

Please join us in congratulating this outstanding group of people!

The selection process was highly competitive as we received applications from several exceptional candidates. We strongly encourage folks who’ve sought additional supports and opportunities to engage in work they find meaningful outside of their home graduate programs to consider applying next year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Richelle Concepcion or Dr. Nellie Tran.

AAPA 2017-2018 Leadership Fellows

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The AAPA Leadership Fellows Program is excited to announce the

2017-2018 AAPA Leadership Fellows

Amanda Breen, Ph.D. & Kimberly Koko Nishi, Psy.D.

 

Dr. Amanda Breen is currently an assistant professor of psychology at Neumann University. She earned her doctorate in Social Psychology from Temple University and her Master’s degree in public health from Drexel University where she also worked as research associate for the School of Public Health’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities. She is deeply committed to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in her teaching and scholarship. Currently, Dr. Breen is actively working on projects with her students investigating how experiencing stereotype threat in the criminal justice domain might have consequences in the academic domain and examining the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and college major. On the Neumann campus, Dr. Breen continues to work on fostering an inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff of color, LGBTQIAA students, low-income and first-generation college students, and any all others from historically marginalized communities.

Dr. Koko Nishi is a licensed psychologist and serves as the Outreach Coordinator for Counseling and Psychological Services at San Diego State University. Dr. Nishi completed her Masters in Psychology and Education at Teachers College Columbia University and her doctorate in in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at University of California, San Diego with an emphasis in suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, multicultural and diversity issues, intersectionality, identity integration, and Asian/Asian-American mental health. Dr. Nishi is passionate about collaborating with campus partners to create outreach programs that raise awareness and promote resources to help reduce mental health stigma, particularly within underrepresented populations. 

Please join us in welcoming our newest AAPA Leadership Fellows!

Announcement: 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Award

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The winner of the 2015 Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) Dissertation Research Grant is Alicia Ibaraki, from University of Oregon. Her dissertation proposal is titled, Mechanisms that Perpetuate Health Disparities: Physician Stereotype & Bias.

Alicia Ibaraki - 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Award Winner

Alicia Ibaraki – 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Award Winner

We are also delighted to announce that we have two honorable mention recipients: Stephanie Carrera, from Iowa State University (Dissertation titled: Interpersonal Risk Factors, Shame and Depression among Asian American College Students: A Moderated Mediation Model) and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, from University of California, Davis (Dissertation titled: Impact, Mechanisms, and Individual Variations in the Stress Response to Racial Microaggressions among Asian Americans).

Stephanie Carrera - 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Award Honorable Mention

Stephanie Carrera – 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Award Honorable Mention

Gloria Wong - 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Award Honorable Mention

Gloria Wong – 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Award Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Alicia, Gloria, and Stephanie. All three doctoral students are invited to present their research at the 2016 AAPA Convention in Denver, Colorado next year. Please join us this year on August 5, 2015 in Toronto, ON where last year’s winners will present their work.

Remember, early bird registration closes on June 30th, http://aapaonline.org/convention!

Cheers,
Brandon Yoo
AAPA Dissertation Research Grant Chair

Call for Nominations: due April 15th

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Please submit your nominations for the following awards and recognition of AAPA member contributions:
1) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research,
2) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Service,
3) Distinguished Contributions Award,
4) Lifetime Achievement Award, and
5) AAPA Fellows
All applications are due by April 15, 2015, by 5pm EST.
Please see below for descriptions of each award. You can contact Kevin Nadal with any questions and submissions <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org>.

AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to ServiceThe AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to
the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in
his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years
post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during
the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has
demonstrated outstanding achievement in the areas of practice,
advocacy, or leadership in applied (non-academic) settings.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate achievement in one or more of
the following areas: (a) innovative and outstanding delivery of
psychological services to Asian Americans ; (b) development of
programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup
relations, and Asian American welfare; (c) activities related to
furthering Asian American interests through legislative, legal,
political, or organizational involvement (including student and
community organizations); (d) leadership in local, state, or federal
organizations that serve the public interest of Asian Americans; (e)
other advocacy work on behalf of Asian Americans (e.g., providing
pro-bono work to Asian Americans whose access to services may be
limited).

Required materials:

1.       A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the
award. Self nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research

The AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to
the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in
his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years
post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during
the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has
demonstrated outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate outstanding contribution in one
or more of the following areas: (a) development or advancement of
psychological theories in Asian American psychology; (b) noteworthy
research contributions that further the knowledge base of Asian
American psychology.

Required materials:

1.       A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to research and scholarship that merit the award. Self
nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Distinguished Contributions Award

AAPA formally recognizes members who have made Distinguished
Contributions to psychological issues relevant to Asian American and
Pacific Islander Americans. The awardees are honored during the Awards
Banquet at the annualAAPA Convention.  A qualified candidate must have
demonstrated distinguished contribution in one or more of the
following areas:

1.  Scholarship: contributions to the development of conceptual
psychological schemes or theories; applications of research and
theories; the integration of knowledge to provide greater
understanding of Asian Americans.
  2.  Practice: innovations and outstanding applications of the
knowledge base in Asian American psychology; the development of
programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup
relations, and Asian American welfare.
  3.  Leadership: activities related to furthering Asian American
interests through legislative, legal, political, or organizational
involvement; leadership in local, state, or federal organizations.

Required materials:

1.      A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to research and scholarship that merit the award. Self
nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Lifetime Achievement

The AAPA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished and
exemplary long-term contributions to the field of Asian American
Psychology from a senior level psychologist.   Long-term is defined as
a career spanning no less than 25 years.  The areas of contributions
for this award are similar to those for the Distinguished
Contributions Award, namely Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership.
The awardees are honored during the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA
Convention.

The award is given only occasionally, and to-date there has been only
8 recipients of this prestigious award from the Association. The past
recipients (and year of award) are: Derald Wing Sue & Stanley Sue
(1993), Richard Suinn (1999), Patrick Okura (2000), Reiko Homma-True
(2003), Alice F. Chang (2004), Frederick T. L. Leong (2013), Gordon
Nagayama Hall (2013), and Larke Huang (2014).

Required materials:

1.      A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the
award.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Fellows

Fellows shall be Members (Professional, Lifetime, or Honorary
Lifetime) of the Asian American Psychological Association who have
made unusual and outstanding contributions to the Association. The
minimum requirements for Fellow status shall be (a) a doctoral degree,
(b) prior status as a Member for at least one year, (c) five years of
acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the
doctoral degree, and (e) evidence of unusual and outstanding
contribution or performance in the field of Asian American psychology.

Candidate contributions are examined in terms of scholarship and
impact on the field of psychology and its advancement. Impact is
evaluated in terms of: (1) Unusual, positive, long-term effects; and
(2) Significant impact in a single area OR broad impact over a number
of areas. AAPA Fellow candidates are usually members of AAPA for at
least two years and preferably have completed their doctoral degree
more than 10 years prior to nomination.

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

2013 AAPA awards: Call for nominations (deadline June 3)

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AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Service

The AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during the AwardsBanquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the areas of practice, advocacy, or leadership in applied (non-academic) settings.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas: (a) innovative and outstanding delivery of psychological services to Asian Americans ; (b) development of programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup relations, and Asian American welfare; (c) activities related to furthering Asian American interests through legislative, legal, political, or organizational involvement (including student and community organizations); (d) leadership in local, state, or federal organizations that serve the public interest of Asian Americans; (e) other advocacy work on behalf of Asian Americans (e.g., providing pro-bono work to Asian Americans whose access to services may be limited).

Required materials:

  1. A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the award. Self nominations are welcome.
  2. At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of recommendation.
  3. Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Sumie Okazaki at sumie.okazaki@nyu.edu by June 3, 2013, 5pm EST.

 

 

AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research

The AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during the AwardsBanquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate outstanding contribution in one or more of the following areas: (a) development or advancement of psychological theories in Asian American psychology; (b) noteworthy research contributions that further the knowledge base of Asian American psychology.

For the list of previous awardees, see “Awards for Members” under JOIN.

Required materials:

  1. A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific contributions to research and scholarship that merit the award. Self nominations are welcome.
  2. At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of recommendation.
  3. Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Sumie Okazaki at sumie.okazaki@nyu.edu by June 3, 2013, 5pm EST.

 

 

AAPA Distinguished Contributions Award

AAPA formally recognizes members who have made Distinguished Contributions to psychological issues relevant to Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans. The awardees are honored during the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.  A qualified candidate must have demonstrated distinguished contribution in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Scholarship: contributions to the development of conceptual psychological schemes or theories; applications of research and theories; the integration of knowledge to provide greater understanding of Asian Americans.
  2. Practice: innovations and outstanding applications of the knowledge base in Asian American psychology; the development of programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup relations, and Asian American welfare.
  3. Leadership: activities related to furthering Asian American interests through legislative, legal, political, or organizational involvement; leadership in local, state, or federal organizations.

For the list of previous awardees, see “Awards for Members” under JOIN.

Required materials:

  1. A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific contributions to scholarship, practice, and/or leadership that merit the award. Self nominations are welcome.
  2. At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of recommendation.
  3. Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Sumie Okazaki at sumie.okazaki@nyu.edu by June 3, 2013, 5pm EST.

 

AAPA Lifetime Achievement

The AAPA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished and exemplary long-term contributions to the field of Asian American Psychology from a senior level psychologist.   Long-term is defined as a career spanning no less than 25 years.  The areas of contributions for thisaward are similar to those for the Distinguished Contributions Award, namely Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership.  The awardees are honored during the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

The award is given only occasionally, and to-date there has been only 5 recipients of this prestigious award from the Association.

For the list of previous awardees, see “Awards for Members” under JOIN.

Required materials:

  1. A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the award.
  2. At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of recommendation.
  3. Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Sumie Okazaki at sumie.okazaki@nyu.edu by June 3, 2013, 5pm EST