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Nadine Nakamura

Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training
Dr. Nadine Nakamura

Nadine Nakamura, Ph.D. has served on the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration and the APA Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and as co-chair of the APA LGB Guidelines Revisions Task Force. She was awarded the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Early Career Achievement Award in 2014, the National Multicultural Conference and Summit’s Rising Star Award in 2017, and the APA Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award in 2020. She is currently a member of APA’s Minority Fellowship Program’s Training Advisory Committee and the APA representative to the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues. She is also active in the Asian American Psychological Association where she is serving as co-chair of the AAPA Leadership Fellows Program. 

Professional Interests

Her research focuses on understanding the unique needs of LGBTQ people of color, LGBTQ immigrants and asylum seekers, as well as LGBTQ international issues. 

Education and Certifications

Dr. Nakamura earned her BA in Psychology with a specialization in Asian American Studies from UCLA and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. 

Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as a co-edited book titled LGBTQ Mental Health: International Perspectives and Experiences.