Prolonged Exposure Therapy

STAIR/NST

WHO Psychological First Aid

Parent Child Interaction Therapy

ADDITIONAL TRAININGS & PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

The followings are the evidence-based psychological interventions I am trained 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 child, 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. 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), 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.  
 

Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Sayaka Kawase, Ph.D. LCSW

2780 Skypark Drive #205

Torrance, CA 90505

(310) 980-0505

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