Waves of Change: Modern Perspectives in Asian American Psychology

#37 – Stopping Asian Hate with Rachel Matsuoka: Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare?

Hate crimes against Asian American increased over 150% in the past year, but it is only a fraction of the racism and discrimination esperienced by the Asian communities.

Stopping Asian Hate with Rachel Matsuoka: Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare? 

For more resources on stopping AAPI hate crimes, please visit https://stopaapihate.org/

Hate crimes against Asian American increased over 150% in the past year, but it is only a fraction of the racism and discrimination esperienced by the Asian communities. Joining us today is guest speaker Rachel Matsuoka, who is an activist and television actress. You may have seen her in the popular show, 13 Reasons Why. Rachel is kind enough to share with us her encounters with microaggressions and race violence, and the impact it has on her. Rachel has curated a reading list for the #StopAsianHate movement with the aim to educate, foster empathy, and be a resource for allies and Asian-Americans who are starved of their stories in literature, media, and classrooms. https://www.booksinc.net/stop-asian-hate. She is also on Instagram and Twitter at @RachelMatsuoka.

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#36 – The Power of Depression

Why do some people think depression is a choice? How can therapists support a client living with persistent depression? How does depression serve us?

#35 – Commercialized Mindfulness

Building mindfulness has been one of the buzzwords in modern therapy and in the world of self-help. Are there times when mindfulness is not helpful? Are there hidden downsides to mindfulness?

#34 – Forgiveness or Accountability?

Aren't we supposed to forgive and forget? In today’s episode, we tackle the psychology of forgiveness and how it applies to the current world.

#33 – Asian Nazis?! - Asians Supporting White Supremacy

Are there Asian extremists?

#32 – Wave of Traumatic News: A Space to Process Jan 6

In the wake of a traumatic news event, how do we go about our day? Do we pretend that nothing has happened? Do we spend the day worrying? Join us this week as we explore different ways we can deal with what happened in the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

#31 – Are my parents proud of me? With guest speaker, Kirsten Wong

How come my parents never told me they are proud of me? What do I need to do to gain their approval? Am I not good enough? Will I ever be good enough in their eyes? This week, we have guest speaker Kirsten Wong MFT joining us to share her live experiences on this very important topic.

#30 – Political Battles over the Dinner Table

Have you had any heated political arguments with family members during family gatherings? How has that impacted you? Are there ways to resolve these conflicts, or are you forever stuck with having frustrated family dinners?

#29 – “I Tore Up My Honors Certificate In front of My Mom”

Julie Xu, shared a touching story where she tore up her honors certificate in front of her mother. In this episode, we examine the rage that many APIs may have towards their parents, and how we may make peace with that. Is it even possible to have a living relationship with one’s parents after years of subtle put down and rejections from tiger parents?