Fostering the international advancement of psychotherapy for the Society
and those with whom we work.


The International domain, through its International Affairs Committee, is responsible for: (a) increasing international perspectives in the activities of The Society, (b) promoting international exchanges between Society members and psychotherapists from other parts of the world, and (c) facilitating the international advancement of psychotherapy at the professional and association level. We welcome your ideas and perspectives with respect to the international advancement of the science, practice and teaching of psychotherapy. We are continually looking for new members to serve on the International Affairs Committee or to help with our initiatives and programs. We also welcome nominations of international colleagues to serve on our committee.

International Domain Representative to the Board of Directors

Frederick T. Leong, Ph.D.


Dr. Frederick Leong is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Michigan State University and Director of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research. He has authored or co-authored over 290 journal articles and book chapters and also edited or co-edited 20 books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Counseling (Sage Publications) and the APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology (APA Books). He is the Founding Editor of the Asian American Journal of Psychology and the Associate Editor of the Archives of Scientific Psychology. He also served as Associate Editor of the American Psychologist and the lead editor of the Handbook of Asian American Psychology, 2nd Edition (Sage Publications). Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 1, 2, 5, 12, 17, 29, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association, International Academy for Intercultural Research, and the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Dr. Leong's major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian Americans), cultural and personality factors related to career choice, adaptability, and work stress. He is the past president of APA’s Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), Division 12-Section VI (Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities), the Asian American Psychological Association, the Division of Counseling Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He is the recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from APA’s Division 12, APA Division 45 Distinguished Contributions to Research Award, APA Minority Fellowship Program’s Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Psychological Association, and the APA Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science.