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Hiroshi M. Sasaki, Ph.D.
Voice Mail: (562) 999-1555
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works in: Long Beach, Los Alamitos


EDUCATION:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
PhD, Counseling Psychology, APA Accredited Program, 05/08
Dual cognate specialties in Multicultural Counseling and Geropsychology

Dissertation title: "An Intervention for Stereotype Automaticity in Therapist-Trainees: A Pilot Study in Implicit Multicultural Social Cognition"

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MSEd, Counseling Psychology, APA Accredited Program, 05/05

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
BA, English, 06/90

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE as a licensed psychologist:

FAMILY SERVICE OF LONG BEACH. Contract Psychologist & Clinical Supervisor. Providing evidence-based individual, couples (Emotionally Focused Therapy), group (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and family therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. 05/11-Present

ASSOCIATED THERAPISTS, Los Alamitos & Long Beach. Professional Associate: Providing evidence-based individual, couples (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and family therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, in English and Japanese. 03/11-Present

SUPERVISED CLINICAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE:
FAMILY SERVICE OF LONG BEACH. Post-Doctoral Registered Psychologist: In a community counseling center setting, provided client-centered intakes; outpatient psychotherapy with individuals, couples (Emotionally Focused Therapy), families, and groups (Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training) with audio- and video-supervision. Also provided school-based group and individual child and adolescent counseling. Offered didactics and training's to MFT, MSW, and Psychology trainees in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for graduate student writer's block, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills training, mindful interventions for children, and Scott D. Miller's "supershrink" outcomes and session rating scales. 06/09-08/10

KEDREN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, Adult Outpatient Unit,
Los Angeles. Pro Bono Program Consultant: Provided staff training's, didactics, and program-centered case consultation regarding the adult outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy program for self-harming adult out-patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. 02/08-05/08

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES - University of Southern California
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Child and Family Outpatient Mental Health Clinic; Division of Adolescent Medicine specialty rotation. APA Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern: Conducted child/adolescent, parent/collateral, and family therapy; crisis intervention; and intake evaluations with an ethnically diverse, low-income population: clinical training included family systems, behavioral, and play therapy interventions for children, as well as interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapy with adolescents. Conducted comprehensive psycho diagnostic assessments for children aged 5-13 with a variety of referral questions: administrated standardized measures, performed school observations, collaborated with school personnel, synthesized data into formal reports, provided assessment feedback to parents and providers, and attended IEP meetings as needed. Completed Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disability (LEND) training program. 07/06-01/08

KEDREN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, Adult Outpatient Unit,
Los Angeles. Psychology Extern: Through initial consultation with the Harbor-UCLA Adult Outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program, coordinated the creation of a (still ongoing) DBT program for self-harming adult out-patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Provided staff training's, performed assessment screenings, and co-facilitated the DBT Skills Group. 06/05-05/06

TINGSTAD OLDER ADULT COUNSELING CENTER, University of Southern
California. Psychology Extern: Co-facilitated the Caregiver Support Group in collaboration with the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, performed assessments and provided individual psychotherapy for older adults, with audio-taped supervision. 05/04-05/05

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Rossier School of Education.
Practicum Supervisor: Provided group supervision to two groups of first-year pre-practicum Masters students, with audio tape supervision. 10/04-12/04

STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER, University of Southern California.
Extern co-facilitator: Living Zen and Wellness Group--provided yoga instruction to complement mindfulness meditation training, Fall and Spring semesters. Solutions and Strategies: Substance Abuse Support Group--offered solutions-focused alcohol and substance abuse harm reduction, Spring semester. 09/04-05/05

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Asian Pacific American Student
Services, PEER (Positive Experiences, Enriching Relationships) Mentoring Program.
Supervisor: Provided weekly group supervision to peer mentors; offered training's in Asian Pacific American (APA) health and mental health, APA identity development, and reflective listening and counseling micro-skills. 10/03-04/05

STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER, University of Southern California
Practicum trainee: Provided brief psychodynamic individual psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students, with audio- and videotaped supervision.
Rebekah Smart, PhD, and Shing-Shiong Chang, PhD, licensed psychologists, clinical supervisors. 08/03-05/04

KEDREN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, Adult Outpatient Unit,
Los Angeles. Practicum trainee: Performed assessments of personality, cognitive functioning, and malingering. 09/03-12/03

FAMILY SERVICE OF LONG BEACH, Long Beach, California.
Practicum trainee: Provided individual, couples, conjoint family, and play therapy, with audiotaped supervision. Lead Counselor, I-CAN (Intervention, Counseling, Academic tutoring/mentoring, and Neighborhood support) project for gang diversion (in collaboration with Dept. of Probation, Richstone Family Center, and the Buffum-Downtown YMCA of Long Beach), October 2002-June 2003: coordinated continuity of care and provided individual and group therapy with (primarily second-generation Cambodian-American) teens on probation; facilitated Khmer Parents Group (with interpreter). 05/02-08/03

KEDREN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, Adult Outpatient Unit,
Los Angeles. Practicum student (EDCO 640): Provided individual therapy with videotaped supervision. 01/02-05/02

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Rossier School of Education, Masters Program. Adjunct Associate Professor. Marriage Family Therapy courses: EDUC 515, Theories of Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Spring semesters 2008-11; EDUC 507, Professional Identity, Law and Ethics for Counselors, Summer sessions 2008-11; EDUC 583, Counseling Through the Life-Span, Fall semester 2008, 2009, & 2010 (2 sections); EDUC 635, Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, Summer 2009 & Spring 2010. Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling) courses: EDUC 500, The Counseling Process, Fall 2010. 01/08-Present

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Rossier School of Education.
Teaching Assistant to Ruth Chung, PhD: EDCO 324: Asian American Psychology, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, and Fall 2005. EDCO 102: Human Diversity: People, Power, and Politics, Spring 2004 and Spring 2005. Graded papers and exams, facilitated discussion sections, and provided lectures on plagiarism and effective research citation; Asian values; LGBT issues for Asian Americans; the Model Minority myth, implicit stereotyping and internalized racism; hapa or bi/multiracial issues; and implicit racism, sexism, and heterosexism. 09/03-12/05

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITING PROGRAM
Writing Center Consultant: Offered one-on-one tutoring and computer lab consultation ('91-'92). Assistant Lecturer ('91-'92), Adjunct Lecturer ('94-'97): Organized and taught ten semester-length sections of a required year-long undergraduate course in composition, including classes for non-native speakers. 9/91-5/97

INSTITUTE OF READING DEVELOPMENT, Long Beach, California. Instructor: Taught 50 classes (675 total class hours) to all levels of reading, from first graders to adults: introductory classes for small children; speed reading, comprehension, and study skills for fifth grade and beyond. 3/93-7/94

PUBLICATIONS:
Abreu, J. M., and Sasaki, H. M. (2004). Physical and mental health concerns of Latinos. In D. R. Atkinson (Ed.), Counseling American Minorities (6th ed., pp. 300-316). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Multicultural psychology; implicit social cognition; interventions for stereotype automaticity; mindfulness-based interventions; therapist training/supervision; minority mental health and acculturation; interventions for at-risk youth; therapy outcomes, efficacy, and expertise.

SELECTED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Sasaki, H. M. Mindfulness practice for leadership and self-management. Invited training presentations, USC Marshall Graduate School of Business, December 2008; November 2010.

Sasaki, H. M. Honing your classroom management style. Invited training presentation to Long Beach City College English Department faculty, 2 hours, February 2010.

Sasaki, H. M. Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Invited training presentation, 3 CEU hours, Kedren Community Mental Health Clinic and Acute Psychiatric Hospital, March 2008.

Sasaki, H. M. A primer on Asian American psychology. Invited presentation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Adolescent Medicine Grand Rounds, October 2006.

Chung, R. H., Yang, J., Choo, B., Kim, H., Bae, S., Wei, S.-T., and Sasaki, H. M. Parenting style and intergenerational conflict in Asian and Asian American families. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association, August 2005.

Sasaki, H. M. Interventions for stereotype automaticity: Multicultural counseling competency versus implicit attitudes. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association, August 2002.

Sasaki, H. M. and Mayfield, M. Curbing juvenile recidivism: Group treatment protocols for a neglected population. Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association, May 2001.

OTHER RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
KERN CROSSROADS FACILITY MENTAL HEALTH UNIT, Kern County
Department of Probation, Bakersfield, California. Volunteer Mental Health Counselor and Group Facilitator: Designed, coordinated, and co-facilitated a (still-ongoing) relapse management and furlough success program for recidivist juvenile offenders in custodial treatment. 06/00-01/01

COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA, Hollywood, California. Group Facilitator, Covenant House Addiction and Abuse Management Project (full-time): Provided curriculum development and facilitation for all day groups, including goals, process, substance abuse education, harm reduction, recreation, life skills, and recovery; supervised Twelve Step outings and hosted in-house Crystal Methamphetamine Anonymous (CMA) meetings; developed and coordinated token economy system; created and maintained digital client record-keeping system. 5/98-8/99

COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA, Hollywood, California
Day Resident Advisor, Crisis Shelter (full time): Performed all levels of front-line direct care and resident supervision, including intake, counseling, crisis intervention, group development and facilitation, and back-up case management. 8/97-5/98

SELECTED RECENT CLINICAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE:
Reconsidering trauma: Treatment advances, relational issues and mindfulness in Integrated Trauma Therapy. John Briere, PhD, Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior, Agoura Hills, CA, February 2010, 12 CE hours.

Applying attachment theory to working therapeutically with children and adolescents. Janet Woznica, PhD, Reiss-Davis Child Study Center, February 2010, 6 CE hours.

Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with Sue Johnson & Scott Woolley, San Diego, CA, January 2010, 30 CE hours. Emotionally Focused Therapy Summit, San Diego, California, January 2010, 13 CE hours.

Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, Anaheim, CA, December 2009, 38 CE hours; highlights include workshops with Marsha Linehan, Dan Siegel, Scott D. Miller, and Violet Oaklander.

HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and AWARDS:
High Honors Distinction designation for pre-doctoral qualifying examinations, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, February 2005
National Charity League Scholarship, Fall 2003 and Spring 2004
Wang Endowed Scholarship Fund, Spring 2003
Intern of the Year Award, Family Service of Long Beach, February 2003

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Psychological Association
Asian American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
California Association of Marriage Family Therapists
California Psychological Association
International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy


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