Welcome to APsyA
The Asian Psychological Association (APsyA), was formed in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, August 15, 2005.
APsyA was declared an organisation at the first convention of the Asian Council of Psychologists on the initiative of Professor Sarlito Sarwono working in consultation with colleagues from International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and universities in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Prior to the adoption of its Constitution and appointment of an official Board of Directors, APsyA initially operated with an interim President, Professor Sarwono and a founding Board.
The founding Board included Professor Sarwono as President, Jas Laile as President-Elect, with Board members including Sherri McCarthy (USA), Naty Dayan (Philippines), Monty Satiadarma (Indonesia) and Tian Po Oei and Kate Moore (Australia).
The first conference of the APsyA was held in Bali, Indonesia, in August, 2006.
The mission of APsyA is to promote the science and practice of psychology and to facilitate interaction and communication among Asian psychologists and other psychologists interested in Asian psychology.
Since its foundation, APsyA has held a bi-annual conference, the second of which was held in Kuala Lumpur in 2008, hosted by Associate Professor Jas Laile from the University of Malaya.
The third APsyA conference will be held in Darwin Australia 2010 at Charles Darwin University.
The APsyA Board meets immediately prior to each conference.