Preparing for the AAPA 2018 Convention at San Francisco!

The 2018 Annual Convention for AAPA was held at San Francisco, CA on August 8, 2018. For more information and schedule for the day, please check out the events page here. You can also check out our 2018 brochure here: 2018 DoP Brochure

Division on Practice highlights at the convention

The Division on Practice (DoP) had a number of events for the 2018 AAPA Convention! These are great opportunities to learn more about the division, what activities and projects we have been working on over the past year, and to provide suggestions and feedback on the future direction of the division. Several of our membership joined us!

1. DoP Social on Tuesday, August 7th at 7pm (Location: Press Club) – This is a great opportunity to meet and get to know the DoP members over food and drinks! This event is open to all, but RSVP is strongly encouraged.
2. DoP Lunch Meeting on Wednesday, August 8th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Room 2 – This meeting is scheduled during the lunch hour of the AAPA Convention. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the division and what projects we have been working on over the past year. We also hope to use this opportunity to hear from DoP members on what you envision for the division moving forward!
3. DoP Business Meeting on Thursday, August 9th at 12pm (Location: Amber India) – This is a business lunch meeting for outgoing and incoming Executive Committee members to discuss division business. All DoP members are welcome to attend and participate in the meeting, but RSVP is required.

If you are interested in attending the DoP Social or Business Meeting, please email us at to RSVP by Wednesday, August 1 so that we can make reservations for the appropriate space for these events. We hope to see you there!

Presentations by some of our membership

Come check out the presentations by some of our membership at the convention this year! The names of DoP members have been bolded for your convenience.

Interactive Session

  • Breakout #1 (9:40 AM to 10:55 AM) – Room 3
    Conducting and Understanding Research with Multiracial Populations
    Annabelle Lin Atkin, MS, Arizona State University
    Abigail Gabriel, Arizona State University
    Keiko McCullough, Indiana University, Bloomington
    Alicia del Prado Boquiren, PhD, Wright Institute (DoP member)
  • Breakout #1 (9:40 AM to 10:55 AM) – Room 1
    Generating Future Leaders within AAPA: An Exploration of The Graduate Leadership Institute
    Maximilian Tokarsky,
    Thomas Le,
    Swap Mushiana (DoP member),
    Minnah Farook,
    Yunkyoung Garrison,
    Joanna Maung (DoP member),
    Van Phan
  • Breakout #2 (11:05 AM to 12:20 PM) – Room 3
    Perceptions as the Perpetual Other: Struggles and Triumphs in Navigating Multi-racial, Multi-cultural, or Immigrant Identities in America
    Helen Hei Man Ma (DoP member)
    Andrea Nga Teng Lao
    Julie Karen Look
  • Breakout #3 (1:40 PM to 2:55 PM) – Room 3
    Bridging the Gap Between Lip Service and Access to Care: Mental Health Disparities Among Filipino Veterans
    Lainie Posecion, PhD
    Michelle Madore, PhD
    Andrew Paves, PhD
    Richelle Concepcion, PsyD, MPH (DoP member)

Difficult Dialogues

  • Breakout #3 (1:40 PM to 2:55 PM) – Room 4
    At Least I’m Not Black: Dismantling the Model Minority Myth and Addressing Internalized Anti-Blackness Among Asian and African Americans
    Tim Kim
    Helen Hei Man Ma (DoP member)
    Jeffrey Suiter


3:05 PM to 4:00 PM; Location: TBD

  • Counseling Considerations: Asian Immigrant Families and Intergenerational Conflict
    Lisa Choi, MA, Pepperdine University (DoP member)
    Melissa Duncan, MA, Pepperdine University
    Sheriece Hooks, MA, Pepperdine University
    Anita Saavedra, MA, Pepperdine University
    Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, Duke University
  • Language Uses and Identity Narratives of Bilingual Korean American Men: A Comparative Case Study
    Wonyoung L. Cho, Claremont Graduate University & San Diego State University (DoP member)
  • Together Again: Examining the Attachment Experiences of Chinese American Transnational Left-Behind (TLBC) Children
    Meiyang Kadaba, PhD (DoP member)
    Alicia del Prado Boquiren, PhD, Wright Institute (DoP member)
  • The Influence of Coping on Psychological Adjustment among Chinese American Breast Cancer Survivors
    Tuyet Mai Hoang
    Shengmei Xu (DoP member)
    Qian Liu