History

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.

Officers
Section President: Ivy K. Ho (2017-18)

Past President: Khanh T. Dinh (2016-17)

Past Past President: Catherine Hsieh (2015-16)

Secretary: Yuki Okubo (2015-16)

Treasurer: Sherry Wang (2016-17)

Newsletter Editor: Bonny Chang (2015-16)

Student Representatives: Tiffany Chang (2015-16) and Jessica Liu (2016-17)

Membership Committee Co-Chairs: Kayoko Yokoyama (2016-18) and Stephanie Phan (2016-18)

Awards Committee Co-chairs: Phi Loan Le (2016-18) and Leilani Crane (2016-18)

Coordinator Committee Co-Chairs: Shihwe Wang (2016-18) and Jan Estrellado (2016-18)

Program Co-Chairs: Grace Kim (2016-17) and Chu Kim-Prieto (2016-17)

Research Collaborations Coordinator: Ivy K. Ho

Student Task Force: Mentors: Diane Hayashino and Ivy K. Ho (Mentors) and Tiffany Chang and Jessica Liu (Ch-Chairs)

Early and Mid-career Task Force Co-Chairs: Grace Kim and Susana Ming Lowe
Newsletter
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.
Membership Benefits
Membership period is January-December. After Aug. 1, memberships are applied to the following calendar year. You may apply for membership in Section V: Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women.

For more information about Section V, join our Facebook group and visit our website.
Purpose and Vision

Section V: Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women develops and advances feminist understanding of the psychology of Asian Pacific American women.

The purposes of Division 35’s Section 5, Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women are to:

  • Promote the general objectives of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychology of Women.
  • Develop feminist approaches to Asian Pacific American Women.
  • Develop and advance feminist understanding of the psychology of Asian Pacific American Women.
Presentations
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.
Section Award
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.