ISPA 2018 Conference Tokyo

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Keynote Speakers

The three keynote presentations will be held at Kainoki Hall; however, you will also be able to attend the presentations at the Multipurpose Room in Bldg. 6 via video conference systems on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th 2018. Please check the final programmes and venues with the programme book which will be published on this website at the beginning of July 2018.

Toshinori Ishikuma, Ph.D.

Professor at Tokyo Seitoku University, Tokyo, Japan

“School Psychology in Japan: Psycho-educational Services by a Team of Teachers, School Counselor, and Parents ”

  • Thursday, July 26th, 2018
  • 11:00-12:00, Kainoki Hall

Dr. Ishikuma, the president of Japanese School Psychology Association (JSPA) and Japanese Organization of Certifying and Managing School Psychologists (JOSP), has started his research with Dr. Alan Kaufman on intelligent testing, and developed Japanese versions of WISC-IV and KABC-II. He is also strongly influenced by U.S. SDSU psychologists, including Drs. Carol Robinson-Zanartu, Valerie Cook, Colette Ingraham, who have multi-cultural and ecological insights. Dr. Ishikuma has energetically worked, with Japanese teachers and psychologists, to establish “School Psychology in Japan”, where teachers are main helpers to students and team support is the key. He is one of leaders in the movement for the “Nationally Certified Psychologist Law” in Japan, which was promulgated in 2015.

Bonnie K. Nastasi, Ph.D.

Professor at Tulane University, Louisiana, USA

“Promoting Children’s Resilience for a Global Society”

  • Friday, July 27th, 2018
  • 11:00-12:00, Kainoki Hall and Multipurpose Room

Bonnie Kaul Nastasi, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and co-director of trauma specialization in School Psychology at Tulane University. Dr. Nastasi uses mixed methods research designs to develop and evaluate culturally appropriate assessment and intervention approaches for promoting mental health and reducing health risks, within the US and internationally. She directed a multi-country study of psychological well-being of children and adolescents with research partners in 12 countries from 2008-2013. She is active in promotion of child rights and social justice within the profession of school psychology. Dr. Nastasi is President of the International School Psychology Association.

William Pfohl, Psy.D.

Professor Emeritus at Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, USA

“Supporting Resilience: Helping Others after Traumatic Events”

  • Saturday, July 28th, 2018
  • 11:00-12:00, Kainoki Hall and Multipurpose Room

Dr. William Pfohl has trained school psychologists for over 36 years. He specializes in responding to crisis events involving schools and communities including shootings, natural disasters, and unexpected deaths. He has been involved with training over 1,000 school psychologists in crisis response in schools both in the USA and internationally. His research interests are prevention, crisis response in schools, and ethical uses of technology in psychological practice.