About

Dr. Yokoyama enjoys mentoring and teaching the first year Integrated Professional Seminar I course, as well as Asian American Psychology. Her academic areas of interest include feminist therapy, multicultural and social justice training, and body image. She is committed to her service on APA Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) Section 5 (Psychology of Asian Pacific American women). Dr. Yokoyama has also served as the Director of the SunLife Workshops, a program for elder care professionals from Japan to learn about the psychosocial care of older adults in the U.S. She has specialized training in diversity and eating disorders from her university counseling center experience in New York and California. She maintains a small private practice.

Programs

  • PsyD - Clinical Psychology

Courses

Integrated Professional Seminar I (IPS-I)

Asian American Psychology

Selected Publications

Hsu, H. H. & Yokoyama, K. (2017). Gender dynamics in psychotherapy. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of
Psychology and Gender. Los Angeles: Sage.

Hsu, H. H. & Yokoyama, K. (2012). Sociocultural perspectives of agoraphobia. In P.K. Lundberg-Love, K. L. Nadal, &
M.A. Pauldi (Eds.), Women and Mental Disorders (pp. 1-20). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Yokoyama, K., Magraw, S., Miller, J., & Hecht, L. (2011). Cultural genograms. In M. Pope (Ed.), Experiential
activities for teaching multicultural counseling classes and infusing cultural diversity into core classes (pp. 269-270). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Yokoyama, K., Magraw, S., Miller, J., & Hecht, L. (2011). Interrupting oppression: Finding ways to speak out against
overt oppression and everyday microaggressions. In M. Pope (Ed.), Experiential activities for teaching multicultural counseling classes and infusing cultural diversity into core classes (pp. 197-198). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Magraw, S., Miller, J., Yokoyama, K., & Hecht, L. (2011). “I am from” poem. In M. Pope (Ed.), Experiential
activities for teaching multicultural counseling classes and infusing cultural diversity into core classes (pp. 254-255). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Miller, J., Magraw, S., Yokoyama, K., & Hecht, L. (2011). Exploring racial identity development. In M. Pope (Ed.),
Experiential activities for teaching multicultural counseling classes and infusing cultural diversity into core classes (pp. 137-138). ). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Yokoyama, K. (2010, Summer). Cultural stories. The Diversity Factor: Newsletter of Division 17, Society of Counseling
Psychology, Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity.

Yokoyama, K. (2007). The double binds of our bodies: Multiculturally-Informed feminist therapy considerations
for body image and eating disorders among Asian American women. In D. M. Kawahara & O.M. Espin (Eds.), Feminist reflections on growth and transformation: Asian American women in therapy (pp. 177-192). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. (Also published in Women and Therapy, listed below)

Yokoyama, K. (2007). The double binds of our bodies: Multiculturally-Informed feminist therapy considerations
for body image and eating disorders among Asian American women. Women and Therapy, 30 (3/4), 177-192.

Turner, J., Edwards, L.M., Eicken, I., Yokoyama, K., Castro, J., Tran, A., & Haggins, K. (2005). Intern self-care: An
exploratory study into strategy use and effectiveness. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36 (6), 674-680.

Yokoyama, K. & Lee, D. (2005). Managing the model minority myth and other misconceptions: The struggles and
strengths of Asian American gifted girls. In S. Robinson Kurpius & B. Kerr (Eds.), Handbook for counseling talented at risk girls. Mesa, AZ: Nueva Science Press.

Yokoyama, K. (2000). Ethically and multiculturally competent services for counseling Native American college students.
Arizona Counseling Journal, 22, 40-48.

Credentials & Accolades

2017 Leadership Summit, Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL)

2004 Fellow, Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)/ Psychology Summer Institute

2001-2002 Fellow, Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) – American Psychological Association

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Training Fellowship

2001-2002 Graduate Academic Scholarship, Arizona State University

1995-1996 Teachers College Minority Scholarship, Columbia University