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Prolonged Exposure Therapy



Parent Child Interaction Therapy


The followings are the evidence-based psychological interventions I specialize in;

I.  Prolonged Exposure (PE): Certified PE therapist and trainer 
PE is one of the most effective PTSD treatment interventions available in the field.  PE has been studied and conducted all over the world for years and it has the largest scientific data, supporting its effectiveness.  VA actively uses PE as a treatment option for veterans. 

II. Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation/Narrative Story-Telling (STAIR/NST): Certified therapist
STAIR/NST was developed to treat Complex PTSD, for individuals who survived chronic childhood trauma.  STAIR focuses on individuals' skills to regulate emotions and to improve relationships with others, in addition to trauma processing.

III. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)    
PCIT is the behavioral intervention both for parent and c
hild, improving bonding between parent and child.  Parents learn effective ways to interact and discipline their children so that their disruptive behaviors are diminished.  PCIT is effective for child abuse prevention.

IV. Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (Ex/RP) & Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT): Certified Ex/RP therapist    

Ex/RP is an evidenced based intervention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which is also the best treatment option for OCD.  OCD is one of these conditions that do not respond well to standard "talk" therapy.  Ex/RP understands complexity of OCD and systematically breaks down rigid dynamics between obsession and compulsion.  Habit Reversal Therapy is also available for Excoriation Disorder (skin picking) and Trichotillomania (hair pulling). 


V. WHO Psychological First Aid (PFA): Trainer of PFA trainers  PFA contains useful information and instructions of what to do right after a crisis happens. PFA is internationally acknowledged and utilized when assisting people in combat areas, disaster areas and after mass shootings.       

I have been working as a member of the dissemination projects of these interventions in Japan.  I was extremely fortunate to directly work with the original developers of these interventions, including Dr. Edna Foa (PE & Ex/RP), Dr. Marylene Cloitre (STAIR/NST) and Dr. Sheila Eyberg (PCIT).  I learned so much from these amazing mentors as well as other professional colleagues all over the world.  Through these processes, I developed deeper understanding of PTSD and its psychological structure.  It gives me clear view on what, when, and how to address trauma most effectively.  

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