dr-june-ching-198x198June Ching is the recipient of the APA Division 42's Distinguished Psychologist Award. “Dr. Ching has a record of exemplary service to the Hawaiian Psychological Association, The American Psychological Association, The American Psychological Association Practice Organization and our Division.”

Since 1981, when she obtained her license to practice in Hawaii, June’s career includes a history rich with service to the field of psychology and advocating for psychologists on the state and national levels. June has a clinical and forensic practice and has also provided consultative services, held faculty appointments in departments of psychology and psychiatry, developed and directed an APA accredited internship and has been a chief psychologist at a medical center for women and children. She is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners. June has been active in leadership and participated in a number of governance roles in Division 42 (including President), in APA, and in APA Practice Organization, where she has been committed to the development and implementation of culturally competent leadership models in governance. As a second-generation Chinese-American woman, June’s leadership accomplishments are replete with firsts. She was one of the first State Leadership Conference Diversity Delegates to be Elected President of her SPTA; the first Asian woman to serve as the President of the Hawaii Psychological Association, and the first Asian person to serve as President of Division 42. June has been the recipient of the Hawaii Psychology Association’s Distinguished Service and its Significant Professional Achievement Awards. In 2014, APA President Nadine Kaslow, awarded June an APA Presidential Citation. In addition to her many accolades, June is “respected for her friendship and admired for her collaborative leadership style and concern for the wellbeing of everyone.”