The Division on Filipino Americans (DoFA) of the Asian American Psychological Association is a community of students and professionals committed to understanding the social, cultural, emotional, political, and personal factors affecting various aspects of Filipino American psychology and creating a space to improve Filipino American mental and behavioral health. DoFA’s mission is to become a source of authoritative information regarding the psychological experiences of Filipino Americans, by fostering the creation of psychological products (e.g., theory, research, services, clinical interventions, assessments, etc.) that are sensitive to and appropriate with the Filipino American experience. DoFA also aims to (1) unite and recruit Filipino American psychologists and mental health practitioners; (2) provide resources and support for the Filipino American community in psychology; and (3) advocate for research, competent practice, and culturally informed policies in working with the Filipino American community.

 

AAPA DoFA Executive Committee (2012-2014)

Co-Chairs: Christine Catipon, Psy.D. & Krista Chronister, Ph.D.
Financial Chair: Michelle Madore, Ph.D.
Student Representative: Lainie Posecion
Mentorship Coordinator: Christine Catipon, Psy.D.
Communications Coordinator: Claire Reclosado-Baclay, M.A.
Membership Coordinator: Heidi Tuason, MPH

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