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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

By Announcements, Convention

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

By Announcements, Call for Proposals, Convention No Comments

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.

2019 Annual Convention: Call for Proposals

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MAKING WAVES AND BREAKING THROUGH THE BAMBOO CEILING: Reclaiming and Redefining Our Asian and Asian American Identities

This year’s theme building upon previous years’ themes of research, practice, and advocacy efforts with an increased focus on social justice advocacy and concrete actions to propel Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) mental health forward.

Often, culturally or via family norms, AANHPI are sent messages to keep our heads down, to conform, and to uphold the status quo. Dominant societal norms reinforce the bamboo ceiling by, restricting AANHPI achievements, and perpetuating the model minority stereotype that AANHPI individuals are studious, meek, and successful. These stereotypes are then used to keep us “visibly invisible” and minimize our experiences and needs. These dominant messages are also a divide and conquer strategy that encourages us to marginalize our own, thereby keeping the dominant power structures in place, maintaining the status quo, and preventing us from having our voices heard. Therefore, with this theme, we embrace and highlight our duty, joy, and responsibility to present our authentic selves and showcase our work in order to inspire change and promote equity.

“Making waves and breaking through the bamboo ceiling” is a call to spotlight our intersecting identities and values that enrich and strengthen our communities.  We seek to transcend outdated social norms while retaining our true selves and honoring our elders, mentors, ancestors, and allies. We gather to share the wisdom, creativity, and expertise of our own intersectional AANHPI communities from across the globe.

There is not only one definition of what it means to be Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander. It is time for us as a community to create and define these terms and use advocacy to link with our communities beyond academia and clinical practice settings. Let us focus on ways to see and uplift each other and ourselves as enough. Let’s break down the barriers that have muted and divided us, and share strategies and wisdom as we move boldly forward together.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Proposals are due May 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

IMPORTANT – READ:

**Proposals that address the convention theme will be prioritized**

**Given our timeline, we are NOT able to extend the submission deadline this year**


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

1. To submit an abstract, you must first create an account by registering on this page: (https://aapaconvention.dryfta.com/en/userlogin/register/login)

2. After registering, Dryfta (portal company) will email you a temporary password, which you will use to sign in to the system for the first time. You will be prompted to change your password.

3. After you are logged in, click on “Abstract Submissions” at the top of the page and follow the template to complete and submit your abstract proposal


2019 AAPA CONVENTION WEBSITE:

https://aapaconvention.dryfta.com/en/

AAPA 2018 Annual Convention: Call for Proposals

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(NEW THIS YEAR: The 2018 AAPA Convention has its own website! Please see details below for link and proposal submission instructions.)

ASIAN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION

August 8, 2018

San Francisco, California

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS * DIFFICULT DIALOGUES *  SYMPOSIA * POSTERS

 

Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST

IMPORTANT – READ:

**Proposals that address the convention theme will be prioritized**

**Given our tight timeline, we are NOT able to extend the submission deadline this year**

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To submit an abstract, you must first create an account by registering on this page: (https://aapa2018.dryfta.com/en/attendees-authors-registration)
  2. After registering, Dryfta (portal company) will email you a temporary password, which you will use to sign in to the system for the first time. You will be prompted to change your password.
  3. After you are logged in, click on “Abstract Submissions” at the top of the page and follow the template to complete and submit your abstract proposal.

2018 AAPA CONVENTION WEBSITE:

https://aapa2018.dryfta.com/en/

 

THEME:

THROWING ROCKS, BUILDING BRIDGES:

Centering and Uplifting our Intersecting Voices

This year’s theme continues to build on previous convention themes with the goal of encouraging necessary and difficult conversations that can strengthen research, practice, and advocacy efforts in Asian American mental health. Our theme for this year focuses on individual and community empowerment that centers around (re)claiming space, uplifting our voices, and acknowledging all the intersecting identities that make us unique. Intersectionality is defined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw as “how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression, domination, or discrimination.” Our hope is that this theme will be a call to action to honor those that inspire us to keep fighting for our values and beliefs while acknowledging the efforts of AAPA’s current and past members.

 

“Throwing rocks, building bridges” is a tribute to the past, present, and future of AAPA. We stand upon the shoulders of our elders – the ones who have provided the rocks necessary for the current generation to throw. As rock throwers and agitators, the current generation pushes the boundaries necessary to successfully propel AAPA into the future, with the recognition that we are in the same fight. Our elders laid the foundation from where we build the bridges to our common goals. By encouraging members to acknowledge our past and present, we aim to move towards breaking down walls and building bridges between AAPI and other groups, our multiple identities, and subgroups within AAPA in celebration for the future of our organization.

 

We are seeking proposals that draw attention to the experiences of those with multiple intersecting identities,  underrepresented Asian American groups (e.g., South Asians, Southeast Asians, Filipinos, religious minorities, LGBTQIA+, international folks), as well as those that bridge past AAPI research or clinical applications with present or future directions. 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. 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, and Sociology) with whom we collaborate and whose work informs Asian American mental health.

 

Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following topics within AAPI mental health:

  • Intersections of social identities such as race, gender, and sexual orientation (examining complexities of our different identities, focus on the different experiences)
  • Research/outreach with underrepresented AAPI groups (Southeast Asian, Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ, etc.)
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary work examining the diversity of the AAPI community
  • Exploration and examination of existing research, conceptual, and/or therapeutic models with AAPI groups and adaptations/supplements to such models (e.g., cultural adaptations to cognitive behavioral therapy models, using both minority stress and intersectionality frameworks in research and/or clinical work)
  • Research, outreach and other topics involving the LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Social reform, public policy, and political action (involvement of AAPIs in current national and international political movements)
  • Social justice and equity
  • Immigration, immigration reform, needs and challenges of immigrant communities (examination of different adaptation experiences, process of acculturation, code switching, etc.)
  • Identity development across different racial/ethnic minority groups (while incorporating intersectionality such as racial and ethnic identity development at different ages/across the lifespan, intersections of race/ethnicity and gender identity development, etc.)
  • Experiences of  intersectional microaggression and other forms discrimination (e.g., gendered racism, sexualized racism, generational differences across experiences of discrimination, international perspectives on discrimination and microaggressions)  
  • Inter/within group conflicts; intergroup coalitions
  • Mental health and health disparities (research, outreach, programs that focus on access to care)
  • Increasing visibility in the education system and clinical and counseling settings
  • Multicultural, and polycultural perspectives
  • Increasing visibility of AAPIs with multiple heritages

 

Who May Submit

Individuals (AAPA members and non-members) at all levels of training (professional, graduate level, and undergraduate level), including non-psychologists interested in mental health issues affecting AAPIs are encouraged to submit proposals. We particularly encourage submissions from those interested in AAPI mental health who have not previously participated in AAPA conventions. Because strengthening the diversity of our colleagues in other organizations is of particular importance for psychologists of color, we strongly encourage submissions from members of other organizations, including but not limited to, the Association of Black Psychologists, Society of Indian Psychologists, and the National Latina/o Psychological Association.

 

While there is no limit to the total number of submitted proposals per person, individuals can only be the first author of one proposal submission. In the event that multiple first author submissions are received from an individual, the committee will review only the first proposal received. Exempted from this rule are presenters who are invited speakers.

 

  • Deadline for all submissions is April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST
  • All presenters are required to officially register for the convention

 

Types of Submissions

  • Interactive Sessions: In a typical 90-minute session, a facilitator introduces the topic and sets up a context

for subsequent discussions and interactions among participants. For questions about submitting an

interactive session proposal, please contact Sessions Co-Chair Yun Garrison at aapasessionscommittee@gmail.com .

  • Difficult Dialogues: In this 90-minute session, a facilitator engages participants in a meaningful

dialogue about issues that are difficult to discuss in everyday conversations. Proposal submissions must delineate how facilitators will establish and manage a safe space that promotes respectful expression of opposing views, and provides an environment in which differing perspectives are defended, heard, and considered by participants who hold conflicting cultural values and ideas.  For questions about submitting a difficult dialogue session proposal, please contact Sessions Co-Chair Yun Garrison at aapasessionscommittee@gmail.com .

  • Symposia: In a typical 90-minute symposium, three or four presentations are given around a common

theme. An expert discussant may provide feedback. The symposium proposal submission must include

one program summary that integrates the multiple presentations within the session. It must also

clearly indicate the titles and contents of each presentation within the symposium. A chair for the

symposium must be named on the application portal. No individual paper proposals for symposium

presentations are accepted. For questions, please contact Yun Garrison at aapasessionscommittee@gmail.com .

  • Posters: Posters are displayed to disseminate information on various conceptual and/or empirical reports.

During the designated 90-minute poster session, participants are invited to interact with poster presenters. Single research papers should be submitted as posters. For questions, please contact Poster Session Co-Chairs are Iris Miao at irismiao831@gmail.com and Dieu Truong at dmtruong@central.uh.edu.

 

Guidelines for Proposals

  • All online proposals will need to include:
  • Contact information for each presenter
  • Abstract (500 to 700 words) with no author names
  • Program Summary (50 to 100 words) with no author names
  • 3-4 Learning Objectives (not required for poster submissions)
  • Proposals will be sent for anonymous reviews. As such, the Abstract and Program Summary should not include identifying information of the author(s) and/or presenter(s).
  • Submitters will be notified by email upon receipt of their proposal.
  • For submissions that may be eligible to award Continuing Education units (CEs), individual authors will be contacted to provide additional information.
  • Submission outcomes will be sent via email by May 5th, 2018.

 

Proposal Rating Criteria

Proposals will be rated based on the following criteria:

  • Relationship to convention theme
  • Relevance/timeliness of topic
  • Membership appeal
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Scientific/empirical soundness (for research symposia and posters)
  • Adequacy of strategy for involving audience (for interactive sessions and difficult dialogues)
  • Contribution to the field

 

Additional Information

Presenters should bring their own laptops (those with Mac laptops should bring the appropriate adaptor to connect to the LCD projector). LCD projectors for PowerPoint presentations will be provided. Requests for additional AV equipment will be addressed after the final selection of presenters has been decided.

 

Visit the 2018 AAPA Convention website at https://aapa2018.dryfta.com/en/ for more information.. For all other questions regarding the 2018 AAPA Convention, please email one of this year’s co-chairs, Nic Rider at nicole.rider@gmail.com or Justine Fan at justine.angela17@gmail.com.