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Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, EdD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development
Palo Alto, CA

smshigematsu@fielding.edu

EdD, Harvard University, 1987

 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Human Development and Consciousness
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Structural Inequality and Diversity
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Narrative therapy and medicine
  • Cultural sensitivity and competence
  • Ethnic diversity
  • Multicultural counseling and coaching
  • Multiracial and transnational identities
  • Japanese and Asian American studies
 

Professional Memberships:

  • Fulbright Senior Research Grant
  • Harvard University, Frederick Sheldon Fellow
  • American Psychological Association
  • Minority Fellow in Psychology
  • Association of Asian American Studies
  • Society for the Arts in Healthcare
 

Honors and Awards:

  • Harvard University, Frederick Sheldon Fellow
  • American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program
  • Matsushita International Research Grant
  • Fulbright Senior Research Grant
  • Japan Foundation Grant
  • American Psychological Association, Dalmas A. Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award Nomination
 

Publications:

  • Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (2012). “Half” is Whole: Identities Crossing Borders of Race, Sex, and Nation. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press
  • Katz, R. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (2012). Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment: Insights From Cultural Diversity. Calgary, AB: Detselig
  • Transcultural Japan: At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity (Ed. with D. B. Willis) (2008). Routledge, London
  • Transcultural Japan: At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity (Ed. with D. B. Willis) (2007). Routledge, London
  • Whose Responsibility? Therapists and Clients in a Multicultural World (2006). Japanese Journal of Family Therapy, Vol 22 No 3, pp. 224-227
  • Democracy and Diversity: Principles and Concepts for Educating Citizens in a Global Age (with J. A. Banks et al.) (2005). Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Expanding the Borders of the Nation: Ethnic Diversity and Citizenship Education in Japan, (2004). In J. A. Banks (Ed.) Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, pp. 303-332). Jossey-Bass, San Francisco
  • Ethnic diversity, identity, and citizenship in Japan, Harvard Asia Quarterly, (2004) Vol. VIII(1), 51-57
  • Identity Narratives of Muslim Foreign Workers in Japan (with A. Onishi) (2003). Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 13: 224-239
  • Multicultural Encounters: Case Narratives from a Counseling Practice (2002). Teachers College Press, New York
  • Amerasian Children: An Unknown Minority Problem (2002). Shueisha, Tokyo, Japan
  • Multicultural Encounters: Case Narratives from a Counseling Practice (2002). Teachers College Press, New York
  • Family Psychology and Family Therapy in Japan (2001). American Psychologist, January, Vol. 56, No 1, 65-70
  • Cultural Psychiatry and Minority Identities: A Constructivist Narrative Approach to Therapy. (2000). Psychiatry, Vol. 63(4), 371-384
Recent articles include:
  • Going Through the Wood in Asian America. Amerasia Journal, Special issue on Illness and Disabilities in Asian America.
  • Hybrid Identities and Adolescent Girls: Being “Half” in Japan, Review of book by Laurel Kamada. (Forthcoming, 2012). Social Science Japan Journal
  • Asian American Student Stress: The Other Side of Achievement. With S., Sein, K., Wakimoto, P. & Wang, M. (Forthcoming, 2012). In Eunai Shrake and Edith Wen-Chu Chen (Eds.) Critical Issues and Debates in Asian American Studies, Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishers.
  • Balancing Worldviews and Identities in Becoming a Culturally Diverse Healer. In Katz, R. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (Eds.) (Forthcoming, 2012). Synergy, Healing and Empowerment: Insights From Cultural Diversity: Calgary, AB: Detselig
  • A Narrative Approach to Transformational Education: Cultural Training for Health Care Providers. In Katz, R. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (Eds.) (Forthcoming, 2012). Synergy, Healing and Empowerment
  • Synergy in Self-help Groups. With R. Katz. In Katz, R. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (Eds.) (Forthcoming, 2012). Synergy, Healing and Empowerment
  • The Experience of Vulnerability: A Key to the Education of Health Professionals. With R. Katz. (Forthcoming, 2012). In Katz, R. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (Eds.) Synergy, Healing and Empowerment
  • “Grandma, what do YOU want to do?” (Forthcoming, 2012). In Hough, L. (Ed.) The Challenges and Joys of Grandparenting. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books
  • Multiracial Identities. (2011). In Juergensmeyer, M. & Anheier, H. (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
  • Worlds Apart in Explanatory Models of Illness and Health. With M. Grainger-Monsen. (2011). In Colt, H. Friedman, L. & Quadrelli, S. (Eds.) The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. New York: Oxford University Press
  • The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education, Review of book edited by James A. Banks. (2011). Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, Volume 5, No 1, 67-69
  • Understanding Self, Understanding Other. (2010). BMJ (British Medical Journal), 340: c2252
  • Respect and Empathy in Teaching and Learning Cultural Medicine, (2010). Journal of General Internal Medicine, Special Issue on Health Disparities Education, Volume 25, Issue 2, 194-95
  • The Impact of Film in Teaching Medicine. (2010). Family Medicine, Volume 42 , Number 3, 169-171
  • Microaggressions by Supervisors of Color. (2010). Training and Education in Professional Psychology, Volume 4, Issue 1, 16-18
  • Teaching Cross-cultural Competence Through Narrative. (2009). Family Medicine October, Volume 41, Issue 9, 622-4
  • We are Not Our Bodies. (2009). Academic Medicine. August, Volume 84, Issue 8, 981
  • Blessed Messy Work. (2009). American Journal of Nursing. February, Volume 109, Issue 2, 88
  • Challenges of Japan’s New Diversity. (2008). With D. B. Willis. In F. Coulmas, H. Conrad, A. Schad-Seifert, G. Vogt (Eds.) The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. pp. 293—315. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
  • Narratives of Living in the Borderlands of Race and Nation in Japan. (2008). In Willis, D. B. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (Eds.) Transcultural Japan: At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity. pp. 282—304. London: Routledge
  • Transcultural Japan: Metamorphosis in the Cultural Borderlands and Beyond. (2008). With D. B. Willis. In Willis, D. B. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (Eds.). Transcultural Japan. pp. 3—44. London: Routledge
  • Ethnoscapes and the Other in 21st Century Japan. (2008). With D. B. Willis. In Willis, D. B. & Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (Eds.) Transcultural Japan. pp. 305—324. London: Routledge
  • Dilemmas of Human Relations of Korean International Students in Japan. (2006). In Lee. S., Murphy-Shigematsu, S. & Befu, H., (Eds.) Japan’s Diversity Dilemmas: Ethnicity, Citizenship and Education. pp. 213—232. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse
  • Diverse Forms of Minority National Identities in Japan. (2006). In Lee. S., Murphy-Shigematsu, S. & Befu, H., (Eds.). Japan’s Diversity Dilemmas: Ethnicity, Citizenship and Education. pp. 75—99. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse
  • Whose Responsibility? Therapists and Clients in a Multicultural World (2006). Japanese Journal of Family Therapy, Vol 22 No 3, pp. 224-227
  • Democracy and Diversity: Principles and Concepts for Educating Citizens in a Global Age (with J. A. Banks et al.) (2005). Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Expanding the Borders of the Nation: Ethnic Diversity and Citizenship Education in Japan, (2004). In J. A. Banks (Ed.) Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, pp. 303-332). Jossey-Bass, San Francisco
  • Ethnic diversity, identity, and citizenship in Japan, Harvard Asia Quarterly, (2004) Vol. VIII(1), 51-57
  • Ethnic Diversity, Citizenship, and Education in Japan. (2004). In J. A. Banks (Ed.) Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, pp. 303—332. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/ Wiley.
  • Multiethnic Identities in Japan. (2003). In M. Douglass and G. S. Roberts (Eds.), Japan and Global Migration: Foreign Workers and the Advent of a Multicultural Society, pp. 196—216. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Identity Narratives of Muslim Foreign Workers in Japan (with A. Onishi) (2003). Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 13: 224-239
  • Multicultural Counseling, (2002). In H. Shimoyama, and G. Tanno, (Eds.) Studies in Clinical Psychology, Volume 6: Society and Culture, University of Tokyo Press, pp. 309—332, (In Japanese).
  • Multiethnic Lives and Monoethnic Myths: American-Japanese Amerasians in Japan. (2002). In T. K. Williams-Leon and C. Nakashima (Eds.), The Sum of Our Parts: Multiracial Asian Americans, Temple University Press, pp. 207—216
  • Family Psychology and Family Therapy in Japan (2001). American Psychologist, January, Vol. 56, No 1, 65-70
  • Multiethnic Identities in Japan, (2000). In M. Douglass and G. S. Roberts (Eds.), Japan and Global Migration: Foreign Workers and the Advent of a Multicultural Society, London: Routledge, pp. 196—216
  • Cultural Psychiatry and Minority Identities: A Constructivist Narrative Approach to Therapy. (2000). Psychiatry, Vol. 63(4), 371-384
 

Presentations:

  • Borderless Identities, Keynote Speech, “Changing Boundaries and Mixing Peoples: Reconsidering Who is Japanese Citizenship.” Center for Japanese Studies, University Ateneo de Manila, Manila Philippines, January 21, 2012
  • Understanding Stress in Asian American Students Through Eliciting Family Narratives, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2011
  • Understanding Japanese American Interracial Families, Buddhist Churches of America Minister Assistant Program, Center for Buddhist Education, Berkeley, CA, October 22, 2011
  • The Tiger Mom Controversy and Asian Americans, Listen to the Silence Conference, Stanford University Asian American Student Association, Stanford University, May 17, 2011
  • Negotiating Mixed and Multiple Ethnic and Racial Identities, Stanford University Asian American Student Association, Stanford University, May 10, 2011
  • The New Face of Japanese America, Nikkei Retirement Group, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, San Francisco, CA, April 23, 2011
  • Amerasian Performance. Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, November 5, 2010
  • Developing Diversity Skills. Office of Student Affairs, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, September 17, 2010
  • Health and Illness Narratives in Asian Immigrants. Ethnicity and Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, May 19, 2010
  • Borderless Identities, Keynote Speech, “Changing Boundaries and Mixing Peoples: Reconsidering Who is Japanese Citizenship.” Center for Multilingual and Multicultural Research, Tokyo University of Foreign Languages, February 21, 2010
  • The Changing Meanings of Being Japanese: Citizenship and Identity in Contemporary Japan, Temple University Japan, February 25, 2010
  • Interracial Dating and Multiracial Identities, 14th Annual Listen to the Silence Conference 2010, Stanford University, January 23, 2010
  • Trials of Transnational Asian American Families, Keynote Speech, Asian American Psychological Association, Toronto, August 13, 2009
  • Cultural Barriers to the Development of a Storytelling Performance, Association of Asian American Studies, Honolulu, April 25, 2009
  • Health and Illness Narratives in Asian Immigrants. Ethnicity and Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, April 19, 2009 
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts Grant
  • Stanford School of Medicine Shenson Fund Grant
  • Fielding Faculty Research Grant
 

Professional Experience:

  • Clinical and Cultural Psychology Consultant
  • University of Tokyo, Associate Professor in International Education and Clinical Psychology, 1994-2005
  • Temple University Japan, Assistant Professor in Psychology, 1989-1994
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • President, PI Education and Health Research Group
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Consulting Professor, Program in Arts,
    Humanities and Medicine
  • University of Tokyo, School of Medicine, Visiting Professor, Program in Global Health Leadership
  • Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, Editor
  • Stanford University, Lecturer, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
 
 
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