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Sayaka Machizawa

Sayaka Machizawa

Associate Director, Community Partnership
  • Associate Director, Community Partnerships

    Associate Adjunct Faculty

    Faculty Lead, Internationalization Task Force

    Chicago Campus Fulbright Program Advisor

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
Community Partnership
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654
325 N Wells St
Office Location
Room 316
Office Phone
312-410-8953
On-campus Ext.
8953
Email
smachizawa@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Sayaka Machizawa was born and grew up in a suburb of Tokyo. She came to the United States after graduating from high school in Japan, and studied psychology at Cornell College in Iowa, graduating with a summa cum laude and a membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. She then moved to Chicago and received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Sayaka works as an Associate Director of the Community Partnerships Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), where she coordinates and oversees various community engaged scholarship activities.  She develops mutual partnerships with community organizations to address community needs and social problems. She leverages her research skills to implement community-based participatory research projects, aiming to provide the community with the tools and information necessary to enact change.  She is currently involved in a pilot study with JASC, UIC, and Northwestern University (funded by Northwestern University, Clinical and Translational Research Sciences Institute) that explores ways to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) knowledge and screening with educational materials among Japanese American parents and adult offspring.  In 2009, she helped the TCSPP secure funding from Learn and Serve America Higher Education Grant at the amount of $581,000 to develop and expand community engaged scholarship between TCSPP and community partner agencies.  She recently received $13,800 from Japan Foundation to implement study abroad courses in Japan.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, she works at clinics in the Chicagoland where she specializes in neuropsychological and fitness-for-duty evaluation, as well as psychotherapy.  She works primary with adults with cognitive and/or mental disabilities.

Sayaka also works for the Japan Intercultural Consulting where she serves as a translator/interpreter as well as a facilitator for seminars on a range of topics including stress management, cross-cultural adaptation, effective management and leadership styles based on personality types, and corporate wellness.

She is actively involved in leadership roles in APA Divisions, Committees, and Task Forces. She currently serves as Secretary of APA Division 52 International Psychology and Membership Officer for APA Division 17 Counseling Psychology International Section.   Furthermore, as Chair of APA Division 35 Society for Psychology of Women, Task Force on Enhancing International Perspectives on Psychology of Women., she is organizing an international women’s leadership summit at 2015 APA Convention in Toronto.

She considers herself as a transnational feminist psychologist and has collaborated with international feminist psychologists on multiple publication projects.  She co-authored a chapter titled, Toward Humanization of Birthing, in J. Chrisler (Ed), Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern (2013). This book examined the status of reproductive rights for women in global contexts, covering a wide range of issues such as women's rights to determine their own sexuality and choose their own partners, rape, sex trafficking, fertility treatments and other assisted reproductive technologies, contraception and abortion, maternal and infant mortality, postpartum support, and breastfeeding.  Recently, she co-authored a book chapter titled, Transnational Psychological Practice with Women: Perspectives from East Asia and Japan, in C. Enns (Ed),  Psychological Practice With Women: Guidelines, Diversity, Empowerment (2014).  

Education
  • BA, Psychology, Cornell College (1997-2001)
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2001-2005)
Licensure(s)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, IL
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • Secretary, APA DIvision 52 International Psychology (2014-present)
  • Board of Director, The Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) (2013-present)
  • Chair, International Committee for Women (ICfW), Standing Comittee of APA Division 52 International Psychology (2012-2013)
  • Chair, International Mentoring Organization Comittee, Standing Comittee of APA Division 17 Counseling Psychology (2012-2013

Selected Publications

  • Machizawa, S. & Hayashi, K (2012). Birthing across cultures.  Toward Humanization of Childbirth, pp. 231-250. Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern. Chrisler J.C. (Ed). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

  • Lau, D., Machizawa, S. (2012). Informal and formal support among community-dwelling Japanese American elders living alone in Chicagoland: An in-depth qualitative study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 27(2), 149-161. doi10.1007/s10823-012-9166-1

  • Machizawa, S. & Kopp, R.  (2011). メンタルヘルス対策の実態(Mental health prevention at the workplace: Global perspectives).  スタッフアドバイザー, 261, 84-133.

  • Machizawa, S & Lau, D. (2010). Psychological needs of Japanese Americans: Implications for culturally competent interventions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 25(2), 183-197.

  • Machizawa, S. (2007). Childhood trauma and parental bonding among Japanese female patients with borderline personality disorder. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 265-273.

  • Machizawa, S., Lau, D., & Fujiu, J. (2007). Aging Alone in the City and Aging in the Suburbs: A Qualitative Needs Assessment of Isolated Nikkei Elders in Chicago. Chicago IL: Japanese American Service Committee.

Selected Presentations

  • Machizawa, S.  Internationalize Psychology Education through Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Service Learning. 122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC, August 2014.

  • Saito, A., Aoki, K., Machizawa, S., Kobayashi, M., Hirano, N., Nomura, T., & Yatsuda, M.  Mental Health Support for Japanese Youth Overseas: Cross-Cultural Comparisons in the United States and Hong Kong. 122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC, August 2014.

  • Aoki, K., Koshi., M, Machizawa, S., Hirano, N., Yatsuda, M., Asahi, K., & Saito, A. Protective Factors of Depression in Japanese Youth in Japan and the United States.  122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC, August 2014.

  • Machizawa, S. Power of Community Engagement: Benefits of Service-Learning on Psychology Graduate Students. 122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington DC, August 2014.

  • Machizawa, S., Kim, E., Nakamura, M., & Hogge, I.  Culture-bound Syndromes: Hikikomori in Japan and Hwa-Byung in Korea.  International Counseling Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2014.

  • Machizawa, S., Khaledpour, S., & Hogg, T. Roundtable Discussion: How Can We Support International Students in Psychology Programs?  International Counseling Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2014.

  • Khaledpour, S., Hogg, T., Machizawa, S. Supporting International Students in Psychology Programs: What Educators, Training Supervisors, and Domestic Students Can Do? 2013 Illinois Psychological Association 8th Annual Convention.

  • Blum, D., Samson, K., Machizawa, S.  Fighting Stigma! Creating Mental Health Awareness through Performance Art. 2013 Illinois Psychological Association 8th Annual Convention.

  • Riley, J., Wang., J., Machizawa, S., Health Needs Assessment among Latino Children in Chicago: Combating Childhood Obesity.  2013 Illinois Psychological Association 8th Annual Convention.

  • Wang, J., Riley, J., & Machizawa, S.  Action-Based Research to Combat Childhood Obesity among Latino Children in Chicago. Poster presentation at the 121st American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI, July 2013.

  • Machizawa, S. The Evolving Women's Role in Contemporary Japan and Korea.  Symposium presentation at the 121st American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI, July 2013.

  • Machizawa, S. & Epstein, P. Neuropsychological and Medical Perspectives of Humor.  Annual Cultural Impact Conference, Chicago IL, February 8, 2012.

  • Machizawa, S., Aoki, K, Yoshikawa, M. Supporting the Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Culturally Sensitive Interventions. Symposium presentation at the 119th American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL, August 2012.

  • Machizawa, S. & Guarrine, M. How Can We Balance Student and Community Needs? Perspectives from the Community and Higher Education.  Symposium presentation at 2012 WASC Academic Resource Conference, Costa Mesa, CA. April 2012.

  • Machizawa, S. Fostering Student Leadership in the Local and Global Communities. Poster presentation at 2012 WASC Academic Resource Conference, Costa Mesa, CA. April 2012.

  • Machizawa, S. Resiliency and Creativity among Children in post-Earthquake Japan. Cultural Impact Conference, Chicago IL, January 2012. 

  • Lau, D., Machizawa, S., Carmeron, K., Henker, R., Demonte, W., Mizuno, E., Muramatsu, N., and Tanimura, M. Colorectal Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, Screening, and Communication among Japanese American Families: An exploratory, Community-based Participatory Research in Chicagoland. Paper presentation at American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Washington DC, October 2011.

  • Machizawa, S. What is Control? Oral Contraceptive Practices in Japan. Symposium presentation at the 119th American Psychological Association, Washington DC, August 2011.

  • Machizawa, S. Birthing across Cultures: Toward Humanization of Childbirth. Symposium presentation at the 119th American Psychological Association, Washington DC, August 2011.

  • Machizawa S, & Lau DT. Psychological needs of Japanese American elders in Chicago: Implications for culturally competent interventions. The American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2010.