The mission of the Division on Southeast Asian Americans (DoSEAA) of the Asian American Psychological Association is to foster a community of students and professionals committed to promoting the empowerment, visibility, and well-being of Southeast Asian Americans (SEAAs) through greater understanding of the social, cultural, emotional, political, and personal factors that impact the psychology and experiences of SEAAs. As a division, we aim to:
- increase representation and retention of SEAAs AAPA and within the mental health field, including the psychological discipline,
- create and nurture a close-knit community of psychology/mental-health oriented students and professionals who are committed to serve the routinely neglected Southeast Asian American communities,
- intentionally and strategically work to challenge the systems of oppression to promote community healing and thriving.