Section V: Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women
Section V: Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women, established in 2008, develops and advances feminist understanding of the psychology of Asian Pacific American women. Section members and officers include graduate students, faculty, private practice clinicians, university counseling center psychologists, training directors, etc. and anyone who shares our values and mission.
Each year, starting in 2012, our section has given Pioneer Awards to Asian Pacific American feminists in recognition of their contributions to the community and mentorship and for being role models who exemplify the values, mission and philosophy of Section V.
The Section V official newsletter, The Asian Pacific Women’s Connection, contains articles from the section's president, president-elect, lists section events and other relevant information.
Trauma and Healing Among Asian Pacific American Women (PDF, 41KB)
Effects of racism include low self-esteem, illness, depression/anxiety and body image disturbances. Healing occurs with communication, validation, advocacy and empathy.
Executive Committee Officers
Khanh T. Dinh
Past President (2015-16)
Newsletter Editor (2015-16)
Tiffany Chang (2015-16)
Jessica Liu (2016-17)
Membership Committee Co-chairs (three years; 2016-18)
Awards Committee Co-chairs (three years; 2016-18)
Phi Loan Le
Coordinator Committee Co-chairs (three years; 2016-18)
Program Co-chairs (2016-17)
Research Collaborations Coordinator
Ivy K. Ho
Student Task Force
Mentors: Diane Hayashino and Ivy K. Ho
Co-chairs: Tiffany Chang and Jessica Liu
Early and Mid-career Task Force Co-chairs
Grace Kim and Susana Ming Lowe