Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Michiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 221E
Telephone: 410-617-2743
Email: MIwasaki@loyola.edu


  • A.A. (Home Economics), Soai College, Osaka, Japan
  • B.A. (Psychology), Maryville University
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Southern Illinois University
  • Graduate Certificate (Gerontology), Southern Illinois University
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), Ball State University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, UIniversity of Washignton School of Medicine

Scholarly Interests:

Minority mental health, geropsychology, inter-racial marriages, family caregiving, long-term care, positive psychology and community outreach/participatory research

Representative Publications:

Iwamasa, G. Y., & Iwasaki, M. (2011). A multidimensional model of successful aging: Perception of
     Japanese American older adults. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 26, 261–278. 

Iwasaki, M., McCurry, S. M., Borson, S., & Jones, A. J. (2010). The future of Long-Term Care;
     The “Own Your Future” Campaign. Journal of Aging and Policy, 20 (4), 1-15.

Iwasaki, M., Tazaeu, Y. N., Kimmel, D. C., Baker, N., & McCallum, T. J. (2009). “Gerodiversity” and
     social justice: Voices of minority elders. In J. L. Chin (Ed.), Diversity in Mind and in Action:
     Vol. 3. Social, Psychological and Political Challenges (pp. 111-143). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Iwasaki, M., & Jones, J. A. (2008). Attitudes toward Older Adults: A reexamination of two major
     scales. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, Vol. 29, 139-157.  

Iwasaki, M. (2005). Mental Health and Counseling in Japan: A path toward societal transformation.
     Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 27, 129-141.

Iwasaki, M., & Cavanaugh, A. (2003). Trauma relief: Nursing home outreach in response to 9/11.
     East Lansing, MI: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. (ERIC Document
     Reproduction Service No. CG 032388).

Course Offerings:

PY243: Adult Development
PY620: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy