Yuko Hanakawa, PhD
Yuko Hanakawa, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. She was “raised” by AEDP from the very beginning of her career. While a doctoral student at Adelphi University, she met Dr. Diana Fosha who was a faculty member. Dr. Hanakawa has been captivated by the unfolding process of healing and growth that AEDP powerfully facilitates ever since.
Dr. Hanakawa has been particularly interested in the body-mind connection, memory reconsolidation, and the role of positive emotions in the process of transformation. Her paper, “Receiving Loving Gratitude: How a Therapist’s Mindful Embrace of a Patient’s Gratitude Facilitates Transformance,” was published in the AEDP Transformance Journal, in 2011. In addition to being trained by Dr. Fosha, she was in small group supervision with Dr. Jenna Osiason, and individual supervision with Dr. SueAnne Piliero.
Dr. Hanakawa feels passionate about cultivating ethnic/racial diversity in the AEDP community and serves as a co-chair of the Diversity Committee. She is also a member of the International Community Development committee, and has been creating AEDP communities among Japanese therapists in NYC and Japan. Along with Dr. Shigeru Iwakabe, she oversaw the Japanese translation of “The Transforming Power of Affect” by Dr. Fosha (2017); she also contributed a chapter to this book which focused on a clinical case conducted in Japanese.
Dr. Hanakawa was a faculty member at St. Luke’s Hospital where she directed the externship program, and taught and supervised staff and trainees. She maintains a private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, offering in-person and on-line therapy and supervision. Additionally, she is certified in Neurofeedback and Hypnotherapy. Dr. Hanakawa has presented locally and internationally and has supervised experiential groups in the AEDP Immersion and Essential Skills.