Meet the AAPA DoP Executive Committee for 2021-2022!

Wonyoung L. Cho – Chair

wcho_2-18-2020Wonyoung Cho is a 1.5 generation Korean American and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Portland, Oregon. Her clinical experiences include working in a multidisciplinary treatment team at a children’s hospital outpatient psychiatry department and supervising students as an AAMFT-approved clinical supervisor at student-run community clinics. She is also an assistant professor in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy Program (MCFT) at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Wonyoung has a PhD in Education, and her research interests include culturally-relevant practices and pedagogy, multilingual mental health services, and narrative identity construction.

jhuang_2-18-2020Judy Huang – Co-chair (she/her/they/them)

Judy is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Berkeley, California (www.judyhuangtherapy.com).  Prior to serving as Chair-Elect, she served as AAPA’s Division on Practice Treasurer since 2018.

In her clinical work, Judy is committed to therapeutic work that undoes systemic harm, working with clients whose identities are underserved and marginalized, and with clients who are coming to terms with privilege.  In this historical moment where keen attention is being paid to anti-racism, Judy’s commitment is for this Division to stay consciously grounded in these principles.

Judy’s advocacy efforts at the macro level extend to her Board work for the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapists.  Judy is delighted to serve on the Division on Practice EC and belong to this wonderful AAPA community.

Susan Han – Chair-Elect

Susan Han HeadshotDr. Susan Han is a licensed clinical psychologist who works at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center, where she serves as the Associate Director for Outreach. She is passionate about serving the mental health needs of traditionally underserved populations, through prevention and advocacy work. Dr. Han’s involvement with AAPA began through the Leadership Fellows program and she is excited to serve in the Division of Practice.

 

 

 

Yu Chak Sunny Ho (he/him) – Communications Officer

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Dr. Yu Chak Sunny Ho is a psychologist at Interconnections Healing Center, Seattle, WA. He graduated from the University of Iowa’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program in August 2020. Sunny’s clinical interests include culturally responsive psychotherapy, AANHPI issues, international students and scholars issues, social justice issues, family of origin, immigration and acculturation issues. He is also a AAPA’s 2020-2022 leadership fellow and a council member of AAPA’s Education and Training Council. He also previously helped with convention planning and was an expansion officer in Division on Students 2016-2018. He was born, raised, and completed high school in Hong Kong before coming to the United States. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Max Tokarsky – Treasurer

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Max Tokarsky (he/him/his), Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist from Dayton, Ohio who works in integrated primary care settings and specializes in treating children and their families. He works for Dayton Children’s Hospital and is in the early stages of beginning his own private practice, Dr. Max Wellness Ltd. He has held various positions within AAPA such as Communications Chair of Division on Multiracial and Adopted Asian Americans and Co-Chair of the AAPA Convention. His AAPA origin story includes participation in the 2019 Graduate Leadership Institute in Las Vegas. Before pursuing psychology, Max worked as a middle school Spanish teacher and ran a nationally recognized after school program for Latino/a/x youth in his community. His USA origin story includes his mother’s immigration from Thailand to Dayton, Ohio at 17yo and his father’s Polish heritage upbringing with all four of Max’s paternal great-parents immigrating by way of Ellis Island. In his free time, Max enjoys playing dodgeball, practicing yoga, and immersing himself in social and cultural connections. Max is happy to consider AAPA his professional home and excited to serve as Finance Officer of the Division on Practice. 

Jennifer Hsia – Secretary/Historian

professional headshotJennifer Hsia, Ph.D., (she/her) is a 2nd generation Chinese-American licensed psychologist in Pasadena, California. She works as psychologist in her private practice, Psychological Health and Wellness, Inc., and as a part-time lecturer at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). In her practice, she focuses on medical and/or health anxiety, chronic health conditions (including chronic pain), and issues related to racial/ethnic identity and/or cultural adjustment, with particular interests in working with Asian and Asian-American individuals. She is passionate about serving individuals from underserved and underprivileged communities and conducts therapy in Mandarin. She was Co-chair of 2019 and 2020 AAPA Conventions. She received the Predoctoral MHSAS Fellowship through the APA Minority Fellowship program as a graduate student. She is excited to continue contributing to AAPA as Secretary/History with Division on Practice! 

Calvin Lee – Student Representative

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Calvin Lee is a first year Counseling Psychology doctoral student at the University of Denver. He recently graduated with his master’s in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program from Boston University School of Medicine. Calvin is a second generation Asian American, his mother and father immigrating from Taiwan and Hong Kong respectively. Calvin’s research interests are around ethnic minority stigma and access to mental healthcare, especially for AAPI. His clinical interests include working with racial and ethnic minorities, first, second, and third generation immigrants, acculturation, and men’s issues.

Shiyu Zhang (she/her) — Membership Officer

Shiyu Zhang is a clinical psychology predoctoral intern at Integrated Health Psychology Training Program in Berekely, CA.  Her clinical practice is informed by CBT and attachment theories.  She is passionate about mental health stigma reduction in the AAPI community.  Prior to her involvement with AAPA, she served as the co-chair for the Chinese Health Initiative (smchealth.org/chi), at which she developed a high school psychology career pipeline.  Shiyu is a recipient of the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship.

Thank you for our outgoing chair, Meiyang Kadaba, and outgoing treasurer, Christina Lam, for your hard work and services!