Title Assistant Professor
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Degree Doctor of Education
Division Psychology
Research Field Clinical Psychology
Undergraduate Program School of Human Sciences, College of Psychology
Graduate School Program (Main) Psychology (Master's Program, Doctoral Program)
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

Emotion regulation in children and adolescents
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Mentalization-based treatment

Publications/Major Achievements
  • Kitahara, Y. (2019). Development of the Japanese version of the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale for Children (J-LEAS-C). Japanese Journal of Research on Emotions, 27, 31-41. doi: 10.4092/jsre.27.1_31
  • Kitahara, Y., Mearns. J., & Shimoyama, H. (2020). Emotion regulation and middle school adjustment in Japanese girls: Mediation by perceived social support. Japanese Psychological Research, 62, 138-150. doi: 10.1111/jpr.12280
  • Kitahara, Y. (2022). A brief psychoeducational program for understanding the function of emotions: Exploration with a case study at a middle school. Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo, 61, 651-665.
  • Kitahara, Y. (2022). Development of assessment tools for mentalizing ability: Current situation and perspectives in Japan. In K. Nishimura (Eds.), Mentalizing in clinical practice with children and parents: A first step. (pp. 191-197). Iwasaki Academic Publisher.
Scientific Membership

The Japanese Psychological Association
Japan Society for Research on Emotions
The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology
The Japanese Study Group on Mentalization

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