Helping Family and Friends Cope with the Stress of COVID-19 with Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama

August 11, 2020

Webinar on helping family members and friends cope with the stress of COVID-19 with psychologist Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama. The 2nd of 2 webinars focusing on mental health in the Japanese American community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on August 11, 2020.

About Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama: Kayoko Yokoyama, Ph.D. is licensed psychologist in private practice serving a wide spectrum of individuals including women, immigrants, and people of color through a strength and evidence-based approach with consideration of sociopolitical dynamics, systemic oppression, and collective trauma.

She is a former Professor of Clinical Psychology at JFK University and after 16 years in that role, she now serves as Adjunct Faculty at JFK University (Pleasant Hill, CA) and The Wright Institute (Berkeley, CA). She enjoys mentoring and teaching her students and her areas of interest include feminist therapy, social justice training, and women’s issues including body image and mothering. She has also served for five years as the Director of SunVision Workshops, a cultural and educational program for elder care professionals from Japan to learn about the psychosocial care of older adults in the U.S.

She is a Fellow of the Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association. She completed her Predoctoral training at University of California, Davis and her Postdoctoral training at the University of San Francisco. She received her Masters degree in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University.

She was born in Tokyo, Japan and brings her bicultural, international, and feminist perspectives to her teaching, mentoring, clinical work, and advocacy.