Mayumi Nakamura, Psy.D. Chicago Campus
"I believe in collaborative relationships between
faculty and students." Mayumi Nakamura
Mayumi Nakamura, Psy.D.
Associate Director of M.A. Training
Coming to the US from a culturally homogeneous country, I have experienced some very challenging situations. First, I had to adjust to different educational systems and expectations, customs, language, food, religion, environment, and culture. Second, I had to deal with becoming a part of a minority population. Finally, I had to face prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. However, these experiences allowed me the sensitivity to understand that diversity issues cannot be ignored. When I discovered that the Adler School’s mission was very similar to my personal mission, I decided to join Adler to empower those who have been underserved and underrepresented. Outside of the School, I am actively involved with the Asian and International community. As a core faculty member, I seek to carry out our mission by providing research consulting for the Japanese American Service Committee and the Asian American Institute.
In teaching, I strongly believe in collaborative relationships between faculty and students. Creating an optimal environment for each student is crucial to his or her motivation, critical thinking, and self-reflection. Understanding each student’s readiness and unique background also helps me provide them with the individualized tools they need—beyond the textbook—to fully develop.
Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4219) if you have questions or would like more information about me.
- Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
- M.A., Organizational Psychology, Columbia University
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist
- American Psychological Association (Div 38 and 52)
- Asian American Psychological Association, Division of Women, Midwest Chapter
- Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training Sites
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- Illinois Psychological Association
- Midwest Pain Society
- Psi Chi National Honors Society for Psychology
- Society for Psychotherapy Research
- Nakamura, M., & Moore, N. (2009). Systematic challenges facing international students while studying in the United States [Abstract]. Abstract available through ICERI 2009 Proceeding CD. ISBN: 978-84-613-2955-7.
- Moore, N., & Nakamura , M. (2009). Cross-cultural and immersion programming in graduate education for civic engagement [Abstract]. Abstract available through ICERI 2009 Proceeding CD. ISBN: 978-84-613-2955-7.
- Does Religious Attendance Predict Recovery for African Americans?, International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism, September 2010
- Suicide in South Korea with Specific Focus of GLB Individuals, Asian American Psychological Association, August 2010
- Suicide of Asian Americans: Pressure to Succeed, Institute on Social Exclusion at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, June 2010
- Systematic Challenges Facing International Students While Studying in the United States, International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, November 2009
- Cross-Cultural and Immersion Programming in Graduate Education for Civic Engagement, International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, November 2009
- APA Student Travel Award, American Psychological Association, 2006
- Illinois School of Professional Psychology Scholar Fellowship, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2006
- Superior Commitment Award for Student of Color, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2005
- Ethnic Racial Diversity Award, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2004