‘Psychological Care Following Japan Earthquake’ Brown Bag March 23

| March 20, 2012

Michiko Iwasaki

Please join the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Brown Bag Series presentation, “Psychological Care After the Great East Earthquake in Japan,” by Michiko Iwasaki, PhD.

Date/Time: Friday, March 23, noon – 1 p.m.
Location: UC Sunnen Lounge

The Great East Earthquake brought significant psychological trauma to victims, as well as economical and physical hardships. Iwasaki joined a psychological outreach team at the Fukushima Medical School this summer in order to help provide mental health care to the thousands of victims of triple disasters (i.e., earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident) in Fukushima.

She will explain the reality of the disaster and mental health issues associated with the disaster and discuss cross-cultural issues regarding psychological care.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies  and the Faculty Speakers Committee.

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Profile of  Michiko Iwasaki, PhD:

Iwasaki is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, & Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University. She is a Globalization Special Task Force member of the American Psychological Association, Counseling Psychology, to develop guidelines for international disaster relief.

Iwasaki has a special connection with Webster University and St. Louis. She was a visiting scholar in the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences during the 2008-09 academic year, and she also lived in St. Louis from 1992 to 2001.

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    1. Heather Mitchell says:

      Michiko,
      I’m so saddened that I will miss this talk to Webster on 3/23/12. I’ll be presenting in Seattle, but I’m sure I will really be missing out!
      Hope all is well,
      Heather