October 2019

Our next Professional Development meeting will be held:

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 6 – 7.30pm.

NYU Silver School of Social Work

1 Washington Square, Rm. 112

Topic: Understanding the Impact of Trauma from a Neurological and Biological Perspective and Treatment Implications

Learning Objectives:

  • Formulates a holistic examination of the impact of trauma and related symptoms;
  • Highlights two key neurobiological systems: the sympathetic and parasympathetic functions in the context of trauma;
  • Illustrates the phenomenon of “memory loss” in survivors who experienced sexual trauma in a case study

Presenter: Xiao/Camilla Yu, MS, NCC

Xiao Yu earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University and is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She focuses on working with survivors of sexual violence, with expertise on intergenerational trauma. Xiao believes in the healing power of our innate creativity as human, and integrates into counseling artistic expressions and holistic methods, including Art as Therapy, Breath Work, Authentic Movement, Drama Therapy techniques, etc. She has presented at the national conference of AMHCA in 2014 and 2015, and served as a faculty for 2017 Expressive Therapists Summit.

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November 2019

Hip Hop Therapy (additional details TBD)


December 2019

TheThe Executive Committee of the Coalition will be holding an annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. We will be accepting nomination of individuals who can serve on the Executive Committee for a minimum of 2 years, as well as hold election of officers. All positions are on a volunteer basis. Responsibilities will include providing support and consultation regarding the administration, policies and activities of the Coalition. If you or anyone you know would like to be considered, please email


Our Mission

The New York Coalition for Asian Mental Health (NYCAAMH) strives to improve the quality of mental health care services in Asian American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our mission is to address the unmet mental health care needs and service disparities of the Asian American population through advocacy, community service, professional development and collaboration with government and local service providers.





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