Rendered Invisible: Mental Health Needs of Asian American Students

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize the under-identification of Asian American students with mental health concerns.
  2. analyze barriers and facilitators that impact the underutilization of mental health services by Asian American students.
  3. explain the risk and protective factors for Asian American students’ mental health.
  4. identify the role of school psychologists in partnering with families of Asian American students to provide targeted supports.


This comprehensive systematic review aims to make visible the mental health needs among Asian American students. Initial searches were conducted to identify the prevalence and treatment of mental health problems as well as identify barriers and facilitators for accessing appropriate services. This review will supply researchers and practitioners with current and comprehensive knowledge for identifying and supporting Asian American students, whose mental health needs may go undetected because of their “model minority” status.



Jae Hyung Ahn, Lehigh University
Yael Gross, Lehigh University
Hi Jae Jung, MA, Lehigh University
George J. DuPaul, Lehigh University


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