Noriko Takahashi, M.A.

Associate professor Professor, Fukushima child mental-health center, Fukushima  University

Certified Clinical Psychologist



Fax: +81-24-503-3414

Kanayagawa 1, Fyukushima City, Fukushima, 960-1296, Japan



Educational Background:

MA in Human-Environment studies

Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University, 2002.

BA in Humanites

Department of Law, Economics and Humanities, Kagoshima University, 1999.


Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Fukushima child mental-health center, Fukushima University, 2016 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Disaster Psychiatry, Fukushima Medical University, 2014 to 2016
  • Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Koshien University, 2011 to 2014
  • Lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology, Kyoto Bunkyo University, 2007 to 2011
  • Counselor, Student Support Office, Kyoto Bunkyo University, 2005 to 2007


Other Academic and Professional Activities:

  • Board member, The Japanese Association for Humanistic Psychology, 2009 to present



  • Takahashi, N., Doi, A. and Kaneko, S.  2012  Facilitation Study Group, Grant for Self-Organized Programs, Japanese Association for Humanistic Psychology.
  • Sakanaka, M., Takahashi N. and Nakaji, N.  2011  Facilitation Study Group, Grant for Self-Organized Programs, Japanese Association for Humanistic Psychology.


Publications: Academic paper

  1. Noriko Takahashi, Shuji Iijima and Michihiko Bando 2018 A Review of Community and the outlook of Community Social Approach, Journal of Modern Education Review 8(6), pp.452-457.
  2. Takahashi, N.  2012 Collaboration for the Setting-up of Group Work Activities at a University, Bulletin of Koshien University, 39, 29-34. (in Japanese)
  3.  Nishihara, M. and Takahashi, N.  2012  Relationship between Trends of Friendship of Female Undergraduate Students and Text Messaging, Bulletin of Koshien University, 39, 51-58. (in Japanese)
  4. Sudo, H., Ohtani, S. and Takahashi, N.  2010  The Significance of Psychological Field Practices and Assessments for the Students of the Department of Clinical Psychology, Research Report of the Department of Clinical Psychology, (2), 121-131. (in Japanese)
  5.  Takahashi, N.  2010 Groups as “Means”, Journal of Kyoto Bunkyo University Human Studies Institute, 10. (in Japanese)
  6.  Ohtani, S. and Takahashi, N.  2010 Expressions of “Prayers” in Osore-zan Mountain: From the Viewpoint of the Sand Play Therapy, Study on Clinical Psychology: Kyoto Bunkyo University Counseling Center Journal, 11, 85-91. (in Japanese)
  7.  Sakanaka, M. and Takahashi, N.  2009  Revision of the “Encounter Group Session Questionnaire”, Fukuoka University of Education Journal, 58, 107-112. (in Japanese)
  8. Takahashi, N. and Nozaki, T.  2009  Roles and Problems of the Facilitators for Parents in the Parent-Children Groups for Children with Mild Developmental Disorder, Kyoto Bunkyo University Counseling Center Journal, 10, 79-83 (in Japanese)
  9. Takahashi, N.  2009 Trends in the Studies on Ideal Self in Clinical Psychology, Journal of Kyoto Bunkyo University Human Studies Institute, 9, 79-85. (in Japanese)
  10. Takahashi, N.  2008 Review on the Recent Trends in the Studies on Student Counseling. Student Counseling, 28 (3), 238-245. (in Japanese)
  11. Takahashi, N.  2005  “Clinging to the Ideal Self” and Changes of the Client in the Therapy Sessions: A Study on the Male Client with Depression, Kyushu University Clinical Psychology Study Journal, 24, 57-61. (in Japanese)
  12. Takahashi, N. (2006) Structured Encounter Groups in the Telephone Counseling Training, Kyoto Bunkyo U
  13. Takahashi, N.  2003 Characteristic of Withdrawal Client’s Self-idealization Evaluation and the Change in Counseling, Kyushu University Psychology Study Journal, 4, 127-133. (in Japanese)
  14. Nojima, K., Yoshioka, K., Takahashi, N. and Mitani, K.  2002  Structured Encounter Group Facilitator Training Trials based on the “Multiple Co-Facilitators System”, Kyushu University Psychology Study Journal, 3, 21-28. (in Japanese)
  15.  Fukuda, R., Mitani, K. and Takahashi, N.  2001 Report and Review on the “Field Practice at a Nursery School” for the Candidates of Clinical Psychologists: Their Personality Growth, Communication Skills for Making Relationship and Identity as Clinical Psychologists. Kyushu University Clinical Psychology Study Journal, 20, 103-112. (in Japanese)
  16.  Takahashi, N.  2014  Current Status and Problems of School Health in Fukushima, Journal of the Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 12(1), 28-33. (in Japanese) 

Presentations at International Conferences:

  1. Takahashi, N.  2018/7/10 The person-centered community approach in the aftermath of the nuclear pland incident,13th PCE World Comference 2018,Vienna,Austria. 2018/7
  2. Kiyotaka Yausui, Katsuko Suenaga, Aya Goto, Michio Murakami, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Noriko Takahashi, Sanae Midorikawa, Akira Ohtsuru 2017 Comparison of Radiation Anxiety between Parents and Children, Nagasaki University / Fukushima Medical University JOINT GRADUATE SCHOOL DIVISION OF DISASTER AND RADIATION MEDICAL SCIENCES, Poster
  3. Takahashi, N.  2017/5 Suicide Prevention Education for Returnees to the Areas Where Evacuation Orders due to the Nuclear Power Station Accident were Lifted , European Society for Trauma & Dissociation Poster
  4. Noriko Takahashi, Shizuka Nakamura, Sato Noriyuki and Kawashima Keiko 2017/4 How the Child Mental Health Problems at Schools Emerged after 4 to 5 Years from the Great East Japan Earthquake Accompanied by the Nuclear Power Station Accident,Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia,Bangkok Paper
  5. Takahashi, N. 2016 Elements Need to be Included in Training Programs for Supporters for Suicide Prevention in the Affected Areas, World Association for Person-Centered & Experiential 12th Conference, July 20-24,2016, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA Paper
  6. Takahashi, N.  2016 Facilitator Training for the Family Groups for Those who have Schizophrenia, Depression or Withdrawn People as their Family Members, ICP2016,Yokohama, Japan
  7. Yuya Kashiwazaki, Masaharu Maeda, Noriko Takahashi et al 2016/6 Psychosocial Support by Telephone given to Evacuees in Fukushima Three Years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey, ICP2016,Yokohama,Japan Poster
  8. Mayumi Harigane, Noriko Takahashi, Masaharu Maeda, Hirooki Yabe, Seiji Yasumura, and Tetsuya Ohira 2016/6 The Relationship between bereavement and psychological distress following the Nuclear Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey,IPC2016, Yokohama,Japan Poster
  9. Takahashi, N.  2010 The Relationship between “Experience to be Supported” and “Experience to Seek for Support” of University Transfer Students, the 9th International Conference for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, Rome, Italy. (Poster presentation)
  10. Takahashi, N.  2008 Functions of the Psycho-Retreat, the 8th International Conference for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy, ?  (Poster presentation)
  11. Takahashi, N.  2004 The study of the relationship between reflection and introspection based on the quality of ideal self-International, ?  Congress of Psychology. (Poster presentation)



Publications: Books

  1. Yoshioka, K. and Takahashi, N. (Eds.) (2010) Exploration on Friendship of Undergraduate Students: Tips for Making Friends. Kyoto: Nakanishiya (in Japanese).
  2. Takahashi, N. and Yoshioka, K. (Eds.) (2011) Introduction to Clinical Psychology Fields: Scenes and Experiences Half-step Forward from Beginners. Kyoto: Nakanishiya. (in Japanese)
  3. Takahashi, N., Nojima, K. (Eds.) (2012) Training Psychologists to be Group Facilitators: Systems to Learn Facilitation and the Process to Making the Best Use of Facilitation. Osaka: Sogensha. (in Japanese)
  4. Takahashi, N. (2012) “Group Facilitation” and “Qualitative Study”, The Japanese Association for Humanistic Psychology (Ed.) Handbook on Humanistic Psychology, Osaka: Sogensha. (in Japanese)
  5. Takahashi, N. (2012) Thinking Through Moving: Making up of the “Field” with the Participants, Nojima, K., Yoshioka, K and Motoyama, T. (Eds.) Frontiers of the Clinical Psychology: Growth through Various Practices of Young Clinical Psychologists, Osaka: Sogensha. (in Japanese)