Biography

Naoko is a Lecturer in Dementia and Complexity in Later Life at the University of East Anglia. Naoko qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. After completing her PhD in Psychology at Doshisha University, she used the postdoctoral funding to move to the National University of Ireland Galway to continue her research work. Naoko joined the Department of Clinical Psychology within the Norwich Medical School in July 2014 before taking up a lecturer position in the School of Health Sciences.
Her research programme focuses on the development of psychosocial interventions for dementia carers and older people. She has a particular interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Career History

2016 - Present: Lecturer in Dementia and Complexity in Later Life: University of East Anglia

2014 - 2016: Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Clinical Psychology: University of East Anglia

2013 - 2014: Post-Doctoral Fellowship: National University of Ireland, Galway (Funding: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Academic Background

2013: Ph.D. in Psychology, Doshisha University, Japan

2010: M.A. in Human Science (Clinical Psychology), Waseda University, Japan (1st class)

2008: B.A. in Human Science, Waseda University, Japan

All Publications

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Laidlaw, K., Kishita, N., Shenkin, S. D., Power, M. J.

(2017)

Development of a Short Form of the Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire (AAQ),

in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Kishita, N., Laidlaw, K.

(2017)

Cognitive behaviour therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: Is CBT equally efficacious in adults of working age and older adults?,

in Clinical Psychology Review

52

pp. 124–136

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(Article)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Takei, Y., Stewart, I.

(2016)

A meta-analysis of third wave mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapies for older people,

in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Hameed, Y., Fox, C., Laidlaw, K., Hilton, A., Maidment, I., Kishita, N.

(2016)

Mental Illness in the Elderly,

in Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Elsevier

ISBN 9780702061851

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Kishita, N., Laidlaw, K., Wuthrich, V. M., Egan, S. J., Chellingsworth, M.

(2016)

Evidence-based developments of CBT for late life anxiety,

in Innovations and Future Directions in The Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.

Australian Academic Press

ISBN 9781922117700

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Hussey, I., Ní Mhaoileoin, D., Barnes-Holmes, D., Ohtsuki, T., Kishita, N., Hughes, S., Murphy, C.

(2016)

The IRAP is nonrelative but not acontextual: changes to the contrast category influence men’s dehumanization of women,

in The Psychological Record

66

(2)

pp. 291-299

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Monestès, J., Karekla, M., Jacobs, N., Michaelides, M., Hooper, N., Kleen, M., Ruiz, F., Miselli, G., Presti, G., Luciano, C., Villatte, M., Bond, F., Kishita, N., Hayes, S.

(2016)

Experiential avoidance as a common psychological process in European cultures,

in European Journal of Psychological Assessment

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Laidlaw, K., Kishita, N.

(2015)

Age-Appropriate Augmented Cognitive Behavior Therapy to enhance treatment outcome for late-life depression and anxiety disorder,

in GeroPsych

28

(2)

pp. 57–66

Full Text

(Special issue)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Fisher, P., Laidlaw, K.

(2015)

What are the attitudes of different age groups towards contributing and benefitting from the wider society and how are these experienced by individuals in those age groups? Looking forward to 2025 and 2040, how might these evolve?,

Government Office for Science

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Muto, T., Ohtsuki, T., Barnes-Holmes, D.

(2014)

Measuring the effect of cognitive defusion using the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure: An experimental analysis with a highly socially anxious sample.,

in Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

3

(1)

pp. 8-15

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(Article)

(Published)


Sakai, M., Muto, T., Masuda, A., Kishita, N.

(2014)

The effects of Creative Hopelessness on the avoidant behaviors of undergraduate students with high social avoidance tendency: Focused on subjective evaluations of “Change Agenda”.,

in Japanese Journal of Research on Emotion

21

(2)

pp. 58-64

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Ohtsuki, T., Stewart, I.

(2013)

The Training and Assessment of Relational Precursors and Abilities (TARPA): A follow-up study with typically developing children,

in Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

2

(1-2)

pp. 15-21

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(Article)

(Published)


Ohtsuki, T., Kishita, N., Kubo, A., Muto, T.

(2013)

The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) as a methodology for testing natural verbal relations and psychological flexibility.,

in Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy

39

pp. 99-110

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Ohtsuki, T., Muto, T.

(2012)

Experimental analysis of the nature of cognitive defusion: Effect of contextual control over the transformation of stimulus function established by topographical features of equivalence class members.,

in Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy

38

pp. 105-116

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Ohtsuki, T., Sakai, M., Muto, T.

(2012)

Experimental analysis of cognitive defusion II: Generalized contextual control over the transformation of stimulus function established by topographical features of equivalence class members.,

in Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy

38

pp. 225-236

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(Published)


Kishita, N., Ohtsuki, T., Sakai, M., Muto, T.

(2012)

Behavioral assessment methodology for cognitive defusion: Testing the utility of the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (2010).,

in Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy

38

pp. 237-246

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Morimoto, H., Kishita, N., Shimada, H.

(2012)

The relation between the Goodness-of-Fit hypothesis and reasons for selecting coping strategy.,

in Japanese Journal of Behavior Medicine

18

pp. 3-11

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(Article)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Shimada, H.

(2011)

Effects of Acceptance-based coping on task performance and subjective stress.,

in Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

42

(1)

pp. 6-12

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kishita, N., Ohtsuki, T., Igarashi, Y., Kubo, A., Takahashi, M., Shimada, H., Muto, T.

(2011)

A behavioral account of human language and cognition from the point of view of Relational Frame Theory: A review of research on the transformation of stimulus functions.,

in Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy

37

pp. 65-75

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Morimoto, H., Kishita, N., Shimada, H.

(2011)

Development of the reason for selection of coping scale,

in Japanese Journal of Stress Science

26

pp. 33-39

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(Article)

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Key Research Interests

  • Dementia, family carers, older people
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapies with special interests in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapies for dementia carers
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapies for older people
  • The application of Applied Behaviour Analysis for behaviour management