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Congratulations to our 2021 AAPA award winners

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Please view full bios and bio pics HERE

Stephen C. Rose Scholarship – Jean Abigail Saavedra

Project: “The Psychological Impacts of Ethnic Studies Courses on Asian American College Students”

Dissertation Research Grant –Xiaoli Zong

Dissertation Title: “Experiences of racial discrimination and Chinese American children’s adjustment:The roles of parenting, ethnic-racial identity and acculturation”.

Early Career Contributions to Service – Koko Nishi, Ph.D.

Early Career Contributions to Research – Priscilla Lui, Ph.D.

Distinguished Contributions to Leadership/Service – Nita Tewari, Ph.D.

Distinguished Contributions to Research – Meifen Wei, Ph.D.

Congratulations to our 2021 AAPA Convention Poster winners

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Category 1: Social Justice Work:

Winner: Intergenerational Impacts of the WWII Incarceration on Fourth-Generation Japanese Americans: A Qualitative Investigation by Nidhi A. Tigadi, University of Michigan Department of Psychology, Mia Eunjin Shin,  University of Michigan Department of Psychology, Donna K. Nagata,  University of Michigan Department of Psychology
Runner Up: Frequency of Racial Microaggressions Predicts Poor Mental Health Outcomes in Filipino/a/x Americans by Janelle Salcedo, , University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Aldo Barrita, University of Nevada, Las VegasGloria Wong-Padoongpatt, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Category 2: An Emic Approach to Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

Winner: Examining BIPOC Student Responsibilities in Higher Education by Ravneet Kaur Dhaliwal, Pacific University, Jane M. Tram, , Pacific University
Runner Up: Impacts of Covid-19 on Asians and Asian Americans by Stephanie Chin,  University of Louisville; Jojo Yao, University of Louisville; Dr. Laurie McCubbin, University of Louisville

Category 3: Our Unique Intersecting Identities

Winner: We Deserve to Learn about Ourselves: The Voices among Women of Color Students in Predominantly White Institutions by Riya Nakum, B.A.,  Bates College & Yunkyoung Garrison, Ph.D.,  Bates College

Runner Up: What do therapists need to know to provide culturally-competent care for Muslim American youth? by Sherry C. Wang, Aysha Raja, Abha Sharma, & Sabreen Azhar, Santa Clara University

Registration open for 2021 AAPA Virtual Convention

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Registration is now open for the 2021 AAPA Virtual Convention, *Expanding
our Banyan Tree: Unity, Inclusivity, and Intersectionality in Scholarship*!
Convention information can be found at:
https://whova.com/portal/registration/aapan_202110.
 
If you have any questions about registration, please email:
convention.registration@aapaonline.org.
 
Pre-Registration fees for this year are as follows:
 
– Professional members: $45* one day | $90* three days (i.e., full
convention)
– Professional non-members: $60* one day | $120* three days
– Postdoc members: $30* one day | $60* three days
– Postdoc non-members: $40* one day | $80* three days
– Student members: $20* one day | $40* three days
– Student non-members: $25* one day | $50* three days
– Retirees: $40* one day | $80* three days
– Family & guests: $20* one day | $40* three days
 
*There will be an additional processing fee charged by “Stripe.” The
additional fee is shown in grey right next to the ticket price on the
Registration page.
 
Online registration will close on *Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
PST*. Ticket prices are subject to increase if you register late. Early and
on-time registration is greatly supportive of our convention team.
 
*To presenters of accepted poster(s) and/or session(s)*, we would like to
have your confirmation of presentation by *August 6th, 11:59 pm PST*, and
registration for the convention by September 10th, 11:59 pm PST. Failure to
do so may impact the status of your acceptance.
 
*Note: If you are a member intending to volunteer, WAIT to register.
Volunteers attend free on the days that they volunteer, and they will
receive a code for registration directly from the volunteer committee.*

AAPA 2021 National Convention Oct 1-3

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2021 ANNUAL CONVENTION (Virtual)


Expanding Our Banyan Tree: Unity, Inclusivity, and Intersectionality in Scholarship

Proposal deadline June 14th, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST

Proposal submission information at this link. Submit proposals here.

About the 2021 Convention:

In light of our theme, Expanding Our Banyan Tree: Unity, Inclusivity, and Intersectionality in Scholarship, we are seeking proposals that highlight specific
issues challenging Asian-identified communities as well as our relationship to issues
impacting other racial and ethnic minorities. We are also seeking proposals that draw
attention to underrepresented and multiple intersecting identities across such groups.
In addition, we are interested in submissions that focus on collaborative projects (both
nationally and internationally), interdisciplinary scholarship, multicultural perspective,
cross-cultural psychology, and other works that further social justice movements,
especially in light of the rise in Anti-Asian violence. We encourage submissions from
researchers, community leaders and activists, mental health providers, and educators
who work with underrepresented communities. Moreover, we welcome submissions
from professionals and scholars in allied fields (e.g., Anthropology, Asian American
Studies, Communication, Education, History, Law, Nursing, Political Science, Public
Health, Psychiatry, Social Work, Sociology, and Counselor Education) with whom we
collaborate and whose work informs Asian American mental health.
We invite you to join us on this path of self-exploration, reflection, loving, and growth as we steer AAPA toward an exciting and inclusive future.

2020 AAPA Annual Convention to be Held Virtually on October 3-4

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Watering Our Roots: Cultivating Ourselves and AAPA’s Future

Call for Proposals Now Open

“Watering our roots,” is a call for reflection and revitalization of self in recognition of our interconnectedness and what it took to get where we are today. In addition to themes of “vision” and “self-care,” “watering our roots” signifies nurturing our network and building a solid foundation for our future. It also signifies attention to the sacrifices of our parents, our ancestors, and ourselves as we work in service to others. At times, we are encouraged by our cultures and/or families not to engage in self-care and self-compassion because that suggests weakness or acting selfishly. With this theme, we honor that caring for ourselves is not mutually exclusive from engaging in our cultural practices such as sacrifices for our families and is our professional responsibility to ensure strong “roots” so that we may give more to others. As a result, we seek to deconstruct, decolonize, and redefine what it means to care for self in our current cultural landscape. Simultaneously, we will explore our visions for the future as we practice rejuvenation of our organization and membership base. The world needs our brilliance and compassion, but we also need to ensure we are supported and support each other to continue our path. For some of us it may mean giving ourselves the permission to nurture and to take time to step back and check in; “What do I need for me so that I can have enough battery life for others?”

As an organization, AAPA is in a time of transition, we are in our fifth year of alternating conventions with and independent from the American Psychological Association. As highlighted and discussed in the AAPA 2019 Convention keynote, we still have much work to do within our organization to be more inclusive and welcoming of our diverse membership. We also honor the significance of “five years” as, on average, doctoral programs take five years to complete. Similarly, including undergraduate years, Master’s program can take 6 years to complete. We can also tie 2019’s convention theme, “Making waves and breaking through the bamboo ceiling,” to a Chinese parable about bamboo trees, which take five years to sprout above ground. Meanwhile, its roots are growing strong beneath the earth’s surface. “Watering our roots: Cultivating ourselves and AAPA’s future,” is a call to action to collectively set the course for the future of our organization .

We invite you to join us on this path of self-exploration, reflection, loving, and growth as we steer AAPA toward an exciting and inclusive future.