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  • Akiko Kikuchi

Chief of Education Development Unit
Akiko Kikuchi
Ph.D. (Health Sciences), clinical psychologist, psychiatric social worker

One hears a voice but nobody is around. An impossible thing is happening but nobody believes you. Sometimes such things are explained as “auditory hallucinations” or “delusions,” but are they really? Neither everything you hear is an auditory hallucination, nor are all of your own explanations delusions, even if you have a diagnosed psychosis. I am interested in how to understand and address “real (strange? scary? unnatural?) experiences” in my research and clinical practice.

Profile

Graduated from School of Integrated Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo. Doctoral Program in Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; part-time lecturer of Meiji Gakuin University; flexible researcher of the Department of Drug Dependence Research, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry; assistant professor of the University of Tokyo Health Service Center; Invited Honorary Lecturer of Clinical Psychology, the University of Manchester, etc., before the chief of Specialized Medical Care and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry. Chief of the Education Development Unit, National Center of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research, NCNP concomitantly since April 2012.

Interests and Themes

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for Psychosis

 

Psychotherapy (cognitive behavior therapy, General Offending Behavior Programs, EMDR) for persons in the scope of forensic correction

 

Risk assessment and risk formulation of violence

 

Selected Publications(Related to cognitive behavior therapy)

 

Paper/Reviews

Akiko Kikuchi: Practical course of cognitive behavior therapy 4 schizophrenia. Sogo Rehabilitation Vol.42 (12):1167–1174, 2014.

Akiko Kikuchi: Introduction of CBT for Psychosis in Inpatient Settings. Feature article: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) – Current Practice in Japan and Future Prospect –, Psychiatria et Neurologia Japonica 115(4), 385–389, 2013.

Akiko Kikuchi: Use of modified externalization in CBT for psychosis. Japanese Journal of Brief Psychotherapy 20(2), 70–81, 2012.

Akiko Kikuchi: Cognitive behavior therapy for hallucination and delusion. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 13(6), 44–51, 2010.

Akiko Kikuchi, Sayaka Iwasaki and Yukiko Mino: Intervention to Stop Violence as Problem Solving “thought skill enhancement program. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 14(1), 28–36, 2010.

Akiko Kikuchi: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis: Evidence, cognitive model and therapy. Journal of Mental Health 22(55). 79–88, 2010.

Akiko Kikuchi: Case formulation: a collaborative approach to case conceptualization. Japanese Journal of Brief Psychotherapy 18(2): 89–101, 2009. (the paper was awarded with a research encouragement award of the Japanese Association of Brief Psychotherapy)

Books

Akiko Kikuchi (co-author) Chapter 6 Risk Management. Launch and Growth of ACT 2, Junichiro Ito and Fumie Hisanaga (supervision), NPO Community Mental Health & Welfare Bonding Organization, pp93–109, 2014.

Akiko Kikuchi (translation supervision), Kazu Amimoto and Nobuo Oshima (representative translator), Donaghy M et al. (author): Cognitive–Behavioural Interventions in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. Igaku-Shoin, 2014.

Akiko Kikuchi (co-author) Brief psychotherapy-like CBT or CBT-like brief psychotherapy. Hideo Tsugawa and Hiroshi Ono (editor) Contact between Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, p90–118, Nippon Hyoron sha, 2014.

Akiko Kikuchi and Minako Sato (translation): Think You’re Crazy? Think Again – A Resource Book for Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis. Anthony P. Morrison, Julia C. Renton, Paul French and Richard P. Bentall (authors). Seiwa Shoten Publishers, 2012.

Akiko Kikuchi (translation supervision), Chihiro Asanami, Sayaka Iwasaki, Akiko Kikuchi, Takeshi Furumura, and Tetsuhiro Yamamoto (translation), Sara Berne et al. (author) A Casebook of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Command Hallucination. Seiwa Shoten Publishers, 2010.

Akiko Kikuchi (translation supervision), Akiko Kikuchi, Sakie Shimotsu, Takashi Izutsu, Chihiro Asanami, Fumi Imamura, Sayaka Iwasaki, and Kiyoka Kobayashi (translation), Interventions for Schizophrenia. Emma Williams (author) Seiwa Shoten Publishers, 2008.

Akiko Kikuchi (co-author) Cognitive behavior therapy schizophrenia. Saburo Matsubara (responsible editor) Psychiatry Lumière for Psychiatric Specialists 4: Rehabilitation and social rehabilitation of mentally handicapped persons, Nakayama Shoten, 2008.

Masaya Ichii, Akiko Kikuchi, Miya Higa, Hideo Enoki, and Hisashi Yoshikawa (translation), Phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of PTSD. Yoshihiko Tanno and Yuji Sakano (editor) Measures for PTSD, obsessive–compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and delusion. Kanekoshobo, 2008.


National Center of Neurology and PsychiatryNational Center of Neurology and Psychiatry National Center Hospital National Institute of Neuroscience

National Institute of Mental Health Translational Medical Center Medical Genome Center Integrative Brain Imaging Center


National Center of Neurology and PsychiatryNational Center of Neurology and Psychiatry National Center Hospital National Institute of Neuroscience National Institute of Mental Health

Translational Medical Center Medical Genome Center Integrative Brain Imaging Center

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