The Asian American Experience: Model Minority Stereotype and the Illusion of Inclusion

Online Live CE 

Saturday October 1, 2022
10 - Noon


Kris Yi, PsyD., PhD.

This presentation focuses on psychoanalytic exploration of the Asian American experience.  

It is often assumed that Asian Americans are successful in America:

There are two parts to this presentation.

In the first part, we will look at how the illusion of inclusion from this Model Minority stereotype obscures othering of Asian Americans. 

As an example of othering, the phenomenon of Asian fetish, the fetishization of Asian women and feminization of Asian men will be explored. 

The second part of the presentation will address traumas related to Asian cultural practices such as filial piety and emphasis on education. Clinical examples and implications are discussed.  

 Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

1.    Identify at least three racialized stereotypes towards Asian Americans.

2.    Describe how the Model Minority stereotype obscures othering of Asian Americans.

3.    Identify at least one trauma related to Asian cultural practices.

About the presenter: Kris Yi, PsyD., PhD.:

Kris Yi, PsyD., PhD. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Pasadena, California. 

A graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis of Los Angeles, she is currently a member of the teaching and supervising faculty there as well as the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Tustin, California. 

She has served in a number of leadership roles within the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (SPSS) of the American Psychological Association.  Currently she serves as a co-chairperson for its International Relations Committee.

Dr Yi has presented widely on culture, race in psychoanalysis and published work in peer-reviewed journals such as the Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Dialogues.    

This is a live online CE Event.  Presentations will be held virtually via Zoom

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For a total of 2.0 LIVE CE Credits Each for Psychologists, LCSWs, and LMFTs.

Licensed SGVPA members                 $60      Licensed SGVPA non-members         $75

Unlicensed Post-grad members          $25      Unlicensed Post-grad members          $35 

Student members                                $15      Student non-members                         $25

Affiliate members                                 $20      Affiliate non-members                          $30

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 2 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.