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Convention News: Schedule now available, Clinicians & Researchers coming together

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Convention News Highlights:

  • Register by July 21st! Prices go up for on-site registration.
  • Want to plan your Convention day? Download the schedule.
  • Researchers & clinicians are invited to join together at a special lunchtime networking session, titled “Writing Case Studies: Highlighting Practice-Based Evidence and Evidence-Based Practice.” The event, co-sponsored by the Asian American Journal of Psychology and the AAPA Practice Task Force, will discuss the journal’s new guidelines for case study submissions. For more information:
    • Are you a clinically-oriented researcher seeking to increase your publication record and collaborate with research-oriented clinicians?
    • Are you a clinician with interesting case material to share but limited time and resources to publish?

Case studies provide practical examples of culturally-informed approaches to service delivery that can be evaluated alongside the research literature to inform treatment decisions. In a growing field such as Asian American psychology, case studies also may be especially helpful for exploring understudied phenomena and generating hypotheses that may be explored in future research. We encourage participants to come prepared to discuss ideas for case studies and present areas of expertise that they could contribute to the shaping of others’ case studies. Students are welcome!

In this lunchtime interactive session, we will:
1. Present the guidelines and requirements for submission of case studies to the AAJP Case Study Section.

2. Develop ideas for case studies highlighting innovative approaches to service delivery involving Asian Americans.

3. Provide opportunities to network and meet potential collaborators that can help bridge gaps in research and clinical practice.

TO REGISTER: Email the AAJP Case Study Section Editor, Doris F. Chang, at and provide the following information:

1. Name and job title
2. Area of expertise
3. What kinds of case studies would you be interested in working on? (Examples: case studies involving kids and families; treatment of depression; spiritually-focused interventions; applications of mindfulness)
4. What kind of concrete assistance would be helpful? (Examples: information about the latest research on X to help ground my literature review; access to library databases or statistical help; consultation on a case formulation; help with taking my case notes and turning them into a paper; someone to edit my work)
5. What kind of assistance can you provide?
6. Do you have an idea for a case study that you wish to workshop or discuss during the session? (Y/N)

Call for 2015 AAPA Poster Judges

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As the 2015 AAPA Convention in Toronto draws closer, stay informed about important announcements and opportunities that we will be sharing on the AAPA listserve (current, paid members are subscribed to the Google Group),, and social media (Facebook, Twitter). See message below about the call for AAPA poster judges. Don’t forget about Early Registration, which ends June 30th!

Dear AAPA members,

The 2015 AAPA Conference Poster Committee would like to invite practicing psychologists and faculty members to volunteer for an hour on August 5th to judge poster presentations. Given the number of confirmed poster presentations this year, we are in need in several judges with various backgrounds (in research and practice) and diverse areas of expertise.

If you are interested and willing to volunteer, we ask that you please contact the AAPA poster committee on or before June 23rd at You will be asked to be judging posters throughout the convention, especially during the poster session at 3:30-4:30pm.

Thank you very much for considering this service to our community!


P. Priscilla Lui, M.A. & Kimberly J. Langrehr, Ph.D.
Poster Committee Co-Chairs
AAPA Planning Committee 2014-2015

2015 AAPA Convention registration now open!

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Hello, All,

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s Asian American Psychological Association Convention in Toronto, ON is now open! The AAPA Convention will take place on August 5, 2015 (the day before APA) on the Victoria University (in the University of Toronto) campus. There are two registration portals, one for members and one for non-members. The registration portals include important information about this year’s convention, banquet, travel awards, etc. Register now to take advantage of the early bird rates:

Early Bird Registration (ends June 30th, 2014):
Professional member/non-member: $115/140
Student member/non-member: $50/60

Regular Online Registration (ends July 21st, 2014):
Professional member/non-member: $140/165
Student member/non-member: $60/$75

Onsite Registration:
Professional member/non-member: $150/175
Student member/non-member: $70/85

For questions and concerns about the Convention, please contact the Convention co-chairs:
Monique Shah Kulkarni –
Nori Lim –

For questions and concerns about registration, please contact the registration co-chairs:
Joe Nee and Ankita Krishnan –

We hope to see you there!

AAPA Convention Team