How to Cope with Discrimination
Approximately 80 percent of members of ethnic minority populations have experienced racial discrimination at some point in their lives. The discrimination can also lead to depression. Meifen Wei, PhD, an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University, is researching strategies to help Asian Americans cope with discrimination and to learn the relationship between discrimination and mental health outcomes.
Dr. Wei was awarded APF’s 2009 Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grant to examine the moderation and mediation roles of strategies for coping with discrimination and the association between perceived discrimination and mental health outcomes among Asian-American adults.
The Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grant supports activities for the advancement of counseling psychology. The program was established in 1998 by the Society for Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) to sponsor a wide range of activities aimed at enhancing the science and practice of counseling psychology.