Make the most out of your time at Convention by checking out this year’s program [Download pdf of AAPA_2015 Convention Program]. In addition to noting this year’s outstanding talks and research presentations, learn more about the numerous opportunities to network and connect with fellow AAPA members (Early Bird Reception and Breakfast, Lunchtime Discussions, etc). See you in Toronto!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Good news! The 2014 Impact Factors have been released, and AAPA’s flagship journal, Asian American Journal of Psychology, received a score of 1.686 for 2014. This figure is up from 1.405 for 2013. Furthermore, AAJP ranked #1 among Ethnic Studies journals – evidence of AAJP’s success in disseminating our thriving membership’s scholarly contributions and interdisciplinary reach!
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.
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).
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!
AAPA Dissertation Research Grant Chair
Dear AAPA Members,
Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2015 AAPA Election. We welcome the newly elected AAPA leadership team members:
Board of Directors: Glenn I. Masuda and Ulash Thakore-Dunlap (Term: 09/15-08/17)
Congratulations, and we look forward to a wonderful year ahead with your leadership!
Pei-Wen Winnie Ma