Associate Professor
Co-director, UBC Globe in Peace Project (Morita-Rwanda Project)
Office:
Scarfe Library Block 292

Education:

University of Victoria, Ph.D.

Biography:

Secretary General for the International Committee for Morita Therapy (ICMT)
http://moritatherapy.org/

Executive Member, Board of Directors – Japanese Society for Morita Therapy (JSMT)
http://www.jps-morita.jp/

Member of the Council for the Mental Health Okamoto Memorial Foundation

Co-director of the UBC Globe in Peace Project (a.k.a. Morita-Rwanda Project)
http://globeinpeace.org/

Scholarly Interests:

Multicultural/cross-cultural counselling, multicultural counselling competency, social justice and Anti-discrimination Response Training (A.R.T.), Morita therapy and Asian psychotherapies, self-validation issues in cross-cultural and personal transition, social anxiety treatment, Sociocultural Competency Training (SCT), spiritual issues in counselling, help-seeking attitudes, use of metaphors in counselling and supervision, peace and reconciliation

 

 

 

Awards:

Shoma Morita Award, by Japanese Society for Morita Therapy , 2007
Invitation Fellowship for Research, by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science , 2003
David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education , 1998
China Scholar Award, by Government of British Columbia , 1995
Asia Pacific Scholar Award, by Government of British Columbia , 1993

Selected Publications:

Theme 1: Multicultural, Cross-cultural, and Indigenous Counselling

Theme 2: Anti-discrimination and Social Justice

Theme 3: Morita Therapy

 

 

Theme 1: Multicultural, Cross-cultural, and Indigenous Counselling

Goodwill, A. O., & Ishiyama, F. I. (in press). Finding the door: Critical incidents facilitating gang exit among indigenous men. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Wong, L. C. J., Wong, P. T. P., & Ishiyama, F. I. (2013). What helps and what hinders in cross-cultural clinical supervision: A critical incident study. The Counseling Psychologist, 41(1) 66-85.

Ishiyama, F. I. (2012). Chapter 13. Globalization and multicultural counseling: Multicultural understanding and helping. In H. Shimoyama, S. Morita, & M. Enomoto (Eds.), Tokyo: Kongo Shuppan. Student counseling essential guidebook: Supporting students in collaboration with the university. [book chapter, in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (2011). Themes of adjustment and co-existence in multicultural society: The role and social responsibilities of educators and mental health professionals. Tokiwa University International Bulletin, 2010 Summer Symposium, 44-52. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I., & Westwood, M. J. (2011). The sociocultural competencies training program: The facilitator’s guide. Vancouver: Aurora Pacific. [manual]

Lai, Y., & Ishiyama, F. I. (2004). Involvement of immigrant Chinese Canadian mothers of children with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 71, 97-108.

McCormick, R., & Ishiyama, F. I. (2000) (Eds.). Counselling First Nations People in Canada. Canadian Journal of Counselling (Special Issue), 34 (1).

Mak, A. S., Westwood, M. J., Ishiyama, F. I., & Barker, M. (2000). The sociocultural competencies for success among international students: The Excell Program. Journal of International Education, 9, 33-38.

Westwood, M. J., Mak, A., Barker, M., & Ishiyama, F. I. (2000). Group procedures and applications for developing sociocultural competencies among immigrants. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 22, 317-330.

Wong, L. C. J., Ishiyama, F. I., & Wong, P. T. P. (1999). Exploring the world of meaning of ESL students. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Pinnel, D. K. Forgeays, S. A. Hayes, and all associates of Western Washington University’s Center for Cross-cultural Research (Eds.), Merging past, present, and future in cross-cultural psychology: Selected proceedings of the 14th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology. (pp. 473-485). Lisse, Netherlands: Swets and Zeitlinger. [book chapter]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1996). Culturality of psychotherapy: A discussion on introducing Morita therapy into the North American therapeutic cultural context. Culture and Mind: Japanese Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry Research, 1, 37-49. [in Japanese]

Westwood, M. J., Mak, A., Barker, M., & Ishiyama, F.I. (1996). The Excell program: Developing sociocultural competencies for success: Trainer’s manual. Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. [69-page manual]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1995). Use of validationgram in counselling: Exploring sources of self-validation and impact of personal transition. Canadian Journal of counselling, 29(3), 134-135.

Ishiyama, F.I. (1995). Culturally dislocated clients: Self-validation and cultural conflict issues and counselling implications. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 29(2), 262-263

Ishiyama, F. I., & Arvay, M. (2003) (Eds.). Multicultural counseling: Culturally diverse perspectives on helping and intervention methods, Canadian Journal of Counselling (Special Issue), 37 (3). 171-236.

Mak, A. S., Westwood, M. J., Ishiyama, F. I., & Barker, M. (1999). Optimizing conditions for learning sociocultural competencies for success. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 23, 77-90.

Barker, M., Ishiyama, F.I., Westwood, M. J., & Mak, A. (1997). The Excell program: Developing sociocultural competencies for success: Trainer’s manual. Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. [105-pages manual]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1995). Use of validationgram in counselling: Exploring sources of self-validation and impact of personal transition. Canadian Journal of counselling, 29 (3), 134-135.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1995). Culturally dislocated clients: Self-validation and cultural conflict issues and counselling implications. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 29 (2), 262-263.

Ishiyama, F. I., & Kitayama, A. (1994). Career-centered self-validation and overwork among the Japanese: Psychosocial issues and counseling implications. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 17, 167-182.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1994). Language dysfluency exercise: Understanding migrants’ experience of communicative frustration and social invalidation. Simulation and Gaming, 25, 113-120.

Mak, A. S., Westwood, M. J., & Ishiyama, F. I. (1994). Developing role-based social competencies for career search and development in Hong Kong Immigrants. Journal of Career Development, 20, 171-183.

Gibson, J. T., Baker, C. E., Showalter, S. M., Al-Sarraf, Q., Atakan, S. A., Borgen, W. A., Guimaraes, I. R. F., Giusti-Ortiz, A. L., Ishiyama, F. I., Robertson, M., Shafrir, B., de Weerdt, P., Velazco, G. A., Westwood, M. J., Dikaiou, M., Gabay T., Kashyup L., Lee Ilona, Felce di Paula, M. E., Shen F., & Tlyzina, N. F. (1993). Gender and culture: Reported problems, coping strategies and selected helpers of male and female adolescents from 17 countries. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 15, 137-149.

Ishiyama, F. I., & Westwood, M. J. (1992). Enhancing client-validating communication: Helping discouraged clients in cross-cultural adjustment. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 20, 50-63.

Westwood, M. J., & Ishiyama, F. I. (1992). Special challenges for career counseling with immigrant clients. Journal of Employment Counseling, 28, 130-143.

Gibson, J. T., Westwood, M. J., Ishiyama, F. I., Borgen, W. A., Showalter, S. M., Al-Sarraf, Q., Atakan, S. A., Guimares, I. R. F., Guist-Ortiz, A. L., Robertson, M., Shafrir, B., de Weerdt, P., Velazco, G. A., Baker, C.E., Dikaiou, M., Kashyup, L., Lee, I., Felce di Paula, M.E., Ngunangwa, H., & Talyzina, N.F. (1991). Youth and culture: A seventeen nation study of perceived problems and coping strategies. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 14, 203-216.

Westwood, M. J., & Ishiyama, F. I. (1990). Communication process as a critical intervention for client change in cross-cultural counseling. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 18, 163-171.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1989a). Understanding foreign adolescents’ difficulties in cross-cultural adjustment: A self-validation model. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 5 (1), 41-56.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1987). On self-validation. Heartwood: A Journal of Experience, Expression, and Odyssey, 5 (4), 7 & 16-18.

 

Theme 2: Anti-discrimination and Social Justice

Ishiyama, F. I., Chandra Herbert, R., & Sasaki, A. (2013). CitizenU anti-discrimination and anti-bullying training for Vancouver youth: Facilitators’ manual. Vancouver: City of Vancouver. [manual]

Ishiyama, F. I. (2011). The anti-discrimination Response Training (A.R.T.) Program: The facilitator’s guide for teaching active witnessing skills. Vancouver: Aurora Pacific. [manual]

Brown, A., & Ishiyama, F. I. (2009). Break the silence: The power of active witnessing – Primary curriculum document. Vancouver: Vancouver School Board. [53-page monograph]

Ishiyama, F. I. (2006). Anti-discrimination Response Training Leader’s Manual (117 pages). Framingham, MA: Microtraining. ISBN 978-0-917276-46-0. [manual on CD-ROM]

Ishiyama, F.I. (2005). Anti-discrimination Response Training Program. Framingham, MA: Microtraining. ISBN 978-0-917276-45-3. [DVD training video. approx. 40-min. long]

Ishiyama, F. I. (2002 spring). The anti-racism response training program: an active witnessing training method for prejudice reduction, human resource enhancement, and organizational and community development. Canadian Association for Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education Newsletter, 22-24.

Van Ommeren, M. H., & Ishiyama, F. I. (1998). Development and preliminary validation of the Stereotypic Beliefs Inventory. Psychological Reports, 83, 395-402.

 

Theme 3: Morita Therapy

Ishiyama, F. I. (2013). Internationalization of Morita therapy: Recent efforts and improvements and future tasks. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 24, 1-9. [in Japanese]

Richards, D. A., Mullan, E. G., Ishiyama, F. I., & Nakamura, K. (2011). Developing an outcome framework for measuring the impact of Morita therapy: A report from a consensus development process. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 22 (2), 165-173.

Ishiyama, F. I. (2010, English Translator). Guidelines for practicing outpatient Morita therapy: English Edition. Translation of Guidelines for outpatient Morita therapy (in Japanese). (Authors: Nakamura, K., Kitanishi, K., Maruyama, S., Ishiyama, F. I., Ito, K., Tatematsu, K., Kuroki, H., Kubota, M., Hashimoto, K., & Ichikawa, K.). Tokyo: Japanese Society for Morita Therapy. ISSN 1881-2651. [32-page monograph]

Takano, Y., & Ishiyama, F. I. (2009). A proposed model of incorporating Morita therapy into a therapeutic and correctional program for offenders of domestic violence in British Columbia. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 20(1), 81-82. [in Japanese]

Nakamura, K., Kitanishi, K., Maruyama, S., Ishiyama, F. I., Ito, K., Tatematsu, K., Kuroki, H., Kubota, M., Hashimoto, K., & Ichikawa, K. (2009). Guidelines for outpatient Morita therapy. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 20(1), 91-103. [in Japanese]

Nakamura, K., Kitanishi, K., Maruyama, S., Ishiyama, F. I., Ito, K., Tatematsu, K., Kuroki, H., Kubota, M., Hashimoto, K., & Ichikawa, K. (2009b). On the development of guidelines for outpatient Morita therapy. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 20(1), 89-90.

Ishiyama, F. I., & Minami, M. (2009). Application and features of a Morita therapy approach in clinical counselling: Deepening of authenticity and therapeutic turning points in a Canadian case. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 20(2), 1-9. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (2008). Integrative outpatient Morita therapy with an emphasis on the interview process. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 19, 9-18. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (2005). Areas of application and expansion of Morita therapy and future challenges: Toward the development of an integrative counseling model based on Morita therapy. Journal of Morita Therapy, 16, 51-56. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I, & Azuma, N. (2004). Introduction to active counselling: A new interviewing method incorporating Morita therapy. Tokyo: Seishin Shobo. [book in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (2003). A bending willow tree: A Japanese (Morita therapy) model of human nature and client change. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 37, 216-231.

Ishiyama, F. I. (2000). Practicing Morita therapy in multicultural society: Challenges and innovations. Japanese Journal of Morita Therapy, 11(1), 1-8.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1999). A memoir of the late Dr. Akihisa Kondo. Seikatsu No Hakken, 43 (1), 16-20. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1996). Culturality of psychotherapy: A discussion on introducing Morita therapy into the North American therapeutic cultural context. Culture and Mind: Japanese Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry Research, 1, 37-49. [in Japanese]

Alden, L., & Ishiyama, F. I. (1997). Shyness and social phobia: Japanese and Western views. Canadian Clinical psychologist, 7(3), 4-7.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1995). A comparative study of therapeutic effects of anxiety-accepting (Morita) and anxiety-controlling (cognitive-behavioural) approaches to social anxiety treatment. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 9 (sup), 24-26. (In Chinese).

Ishiyama, F. I. (1994a). Cross-cultural issues in introducing Morita therapy to the West. Journal of Morita Therapy, 5, 57-60.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1990b). Japanese perspective on client inaction and procrastination: Morita therapy. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 13, 119-128.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1990c). Practice of a brief Morita intervention: An interview model with a session illustration. International Bulletin of Morita Therapy, 3, 35-60.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1990d). A Japanese perspective on client inaction: Removing attitudinal blocks through Morita therapy. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88, 566-570.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1990e). Meaningful life therapy: Use of Morita therapy principles in treating cancer and intractable diseases. International Bulletin of Morita Therapy, 3, 77-84.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1990). Morita therapy practice and research in North America. Seikatsu No Hakken, 34, 34-41. [in Japanese]

Goldner, E., Ishiyama, F. I., Nakamura, K., & Kitayama, A. (1994). Shinkeishitsu personality characteristics in women with eating disorders. Journal of Morita Therapy, 5, 167-169.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1993a). Themes of insight and attitudinal change facilitated by Morita-based group counseling: A study of Moritist guidance with socially anxious students in Canada. Japanese Journal of Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 939-949. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1993b). Current practice of Morita therapy in the West: A case of the Outpatient Psychiatry Counselling Clinic at the University of British Columbia. Journal of Morita Therapy, 4, 68-69. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1989). Severe test anxiety treated by Morita therapy. In D.K. Reynolds, Flowing bridges, quiet waters: Japanese psychotherapies, Morita and Naikan (pp.49-52). Albany: State University of New York Press. [book chapter]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1988). Morita therapy: A treatment of dogmatic self-containment in anxious and nervous clients. In E. M. Stern (Ed.), The Psychotherapy Patient (pp. 243-262). New York: Haworth Press. [book chapter]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1991a). A Japanese (Morita therapy) reframing technique for social anxiety treatment: An exploratory study. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 5, 55-70.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1991b). Limitations and problems of directive outpatient Morita therapy: Necessity for modifications and process-related sensitivities. International Bulletin of Morita Therapy, 4, 17-36.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1991c). A comparison of clinical Morita therapy and the Hakkenkai’s Morita theory learning movement. Journal of Morita Therapy, 2, 184-186. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1990). Helpful therapist responses and impact themes: A study of client experiences of Morita therapy sessions. Journal of Morita Therapy, 1, 144-158.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1989a). Morita therapy for the action stage of counselling: A Japanese method of encouraging client action. Matrix: The Counselling Psychology Newsletter, 2, 3-4 & 6.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1988a). Morita therapy: A treatment of dogmatic self-containment in anxious and nervous clients. The Psychotherapy Patient, 4, 243-262.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1988b). Current status of Morita therapy research: An overview of research methods, instruments, and results. International Bulletin of Morita Therapy, 1, 58-83.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1987a). Development and statistical analyses of eight scales for Morita therapy efficacy research. Bulletin of the Institute of Morita Psychotherapy, 9, 67-81.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1987b). Use of Morita therapy in shyness counseling in the west: Promoting clients’ self-acceptance and action taking. Journal of Counseling and Development, 65 (10), 547-551.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1987c). Measurement of cognitive change and therapeutic effects of Morita therapy: A case study of treating social anxiety in a single session in Canada. Japanese Journal of Psychotherapy, 13, 151-161. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1986a). Positive reinterpretation of fear of death: A Japanese (Morita) psychotherapy approach to anxiety treatment. Psychotherapy, 23. 556-562.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1986b). Morita therapy: Its basic features and cognitive intervention for anxiety treatment. Psychotherapy, 23, 375-381.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1986c). Brief Morita therapy on social anxiety: A single-case study of therapeutic changes. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 20, 56-65.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1983). A case of severe test anxiety treated in Morita therapy: Acceptance of anxiety and not fighting it. Canadian Counsellor, 17, 172-174.

 

Other Themes: Counselling Process, Case Conceptualization, and Anxiety

Ishiyama, F. I. (2010). Learning from clients: Recommendation of session end processing (SEP) method and the Post-session Questionnaire (PSQ). Japanese Journal of Psychotherapy, 36(2), 97-102. [in Japanese]

Israelashvili, M., & Ishiyama, F. I. (2008). Positive and negative emotions related to seeking help from a school counselor. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 1, 5-13.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1999). Development and validation of a Situational Social Avoidance Scale. Psychological Reports, 85, 114-120.

Ishiyama, F.I. (1994). Chapter 5: Sexual abuse counseling. In A. Kitayama (Ed.). Kodomo-no seiteki-gyakutai: Rikai-to taio [Understanding and treating child sexual abuse] (pp. 70-102). Tokyo: Taishukan. [book chapter, in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I., & Munson, P. A. (1993). Development and validation of a self-critical cognition scale. Psychological Reports, 72, 147-154.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1989). An initial examination of student preferences between visual and non-visual modes of case processing. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 23, 382-387.

Ishiyama, F. I., Munson, P.A., & Chabassol, D.J. (1989). Birth order and fear of success among mid adolescents. Psychological Reports, 65, 1-2.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1988). A model of visual case processing using metaphors and drawings. Counselor Education and Supervision, 28, 153-161.

Kondo, T., Ishiyama, F. I., & Mori, T. (1987a). Discussion on case analysis and the involvement continuum method: 1. Aim and features of case analysis. Ken [Health], 16 (4), 42-45. [in Japanese]

Kondo, T., Ishiyama, F. I., & Mori, T. (1987b). Discussion on case analysis and the involvement continuum method: 2. Counseling and case analysis. Ken [Health], 16 (5), 44-47. [in Japanese]

Kondo, T., Ishiyama, F. I., & Mori, T. (1987c). Discussion on case analysis and the involvement continuum method: 3. Focus on the process of involvement. Ken [Health], 16 (6), 58-61. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1985a). Universality of social anxiety: Is social anxiety a special characteristic of the Japanese people? Seikatsu No Hakken, 29 (8), 40-43. [in Japanese]

Ishiyama, F. I. (1985b). “Origins” of shyness: A preliminary survey on shyness-inducing critical experiences in childhood. B.C. Counsellor, 7 (1), 26-34.

Ishiyama, F. I., & Chabassol, D. J. (1985). Adolescents’ fear of social consequences of academic success as functions of age and sex. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 14, 37-46.

Ishiyama, F. I. (1984). Shyness: Anxious social sensitivity and self-isolating tendency. Adolescence, 19, 903-911.

Ishiyama, F. I., & Chabassol, D. J. (1984). Fear of social consequence scale: Measurement of fear of social consequences of academic success. Psychological Reports, 54, 499-504.

Chabassol, D. J., & Ishiyama, F. I. (1983). Correlations among three measures of fear of success. Psychological Reports, 52, 55-58.

Theoretical Orientation:

Multicultural-existential

Research Projects:

(most recent projects – under revision)

 

 

Courses Taught:

CNPS 578A
CNPS 578B
CNPS 584
CNPS 588
CNPS 594
CNPS 598
CNPS 678