Past Presentation

The following is the list of our past conference presentations. Please send an e-mail at taku@oakland.edu for further information about our articles and presentations.

Conference Presentations: Symposium

Taku, K. (2016, November). Core belief disruption and posttraumatic growth following the Great East Japan earthquake. Symposium paper presented in R. G. Tedeschi (Chair), Core belief disruptions contributing to posttraumatic growth in Japan, Australia, and Puerto Rico, at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Dallas, TX.

Taku, K. (2016, July). A brief psycho-educational intervention program on posttraumatic growth. Symposium paper presented in Y. Tominaga (Chair), Posttraumatic growth resulting from 3.11 in school settings, at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Yokohama, Japan.

Taku, K. (2016, July). PTG and resilience in Hong Kong, Turkey, Japan, and the US: Toward culturally-sensitive research. Symposium organized and paper presented for the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Yokohama, Japan.

Taku, K. (2016, May). From the perspectives of posttraumatic growth. Symposium paper presented in H. Hirotsune & M. Ito (Co-chair), Psychotherapy for trauma: Exploration of common factors for recovery across disciplines and practices, at the 15th Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS), Sendai, Japan.

Taku, K., Eckleberry-Hunt, J., & Kirkpatrick, H. (2015, August). Burnout and psychological growth affects wellness in physicians. Symposium paper presented in R. G. Tedeschi (Chair), Health care professionals and patients facing trauma: Optimizing satisfaction and growth, at the 123rd annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 56 (trauma psychology), Toronto, Canada.

Taku, K. (2014, May). Associations between posttraumatic growth and burnout. Symposium paper is presented in K. Taku and D. Nishi’s (Co-chair), Research on posttraumatic growth, future directions, and implications for clinical work, at the 13th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS), Fukushima, Japan.

Taku, K. (2012,  August). Cross-cultural differences in the perceived favorability of posttraumatic growth experiences. Symposium paper presented in R. G. Tedeschi (Chair), Similarities and differences in posttraumatic growth across cultures, at the 120th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Orlando, FL.

Taku, K. (2009, March). Possible explanations for positive and negative experiences resulting from trauma. Symposium paper presented in N. Asukai and K. Taku’s (Co-chair), Research on posttraumatic growth: Clinical implications and future directions, at the 8th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS), Tokyo, Japan.

Taku, K. (2008, November). Posttraumatic growth among Japanese middle school students. Symposium paper presented in R. P. Kilmer’s (Chair), Examining posttraumatic growth in children and youth: Cross-cultural findings, at the 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Chicago, IL.

Taku, K. (2006, November). The Japanese version of the posttraumatic growth inventory. Symposium paper presented in L. G. Calhoun’s (Chair), The assessment of posttraumatic growth in different cultural contexts, at the 22nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Hollywood, CA.

Conference Presentations: Oral and Poster Presentations

Hirooka, K., Fukahori, H., Taku, K., Togari, T., & Ogawa, A. (2017, June). Is good death correlated with posttraumatic growth among bereaved family members of cancer patients dying at home? Abstract presented at the 22nd Congress of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.

Harrison, L., Moonier, M., Seyburn, S., & Taku, K. (2017, April). Are narcissism and posttraumatic growth correlated in college students? Poster session presented at the 89th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Osowski, G., Vens, K., Dominick, W., & Taku, K. (2017, April). Is religious value associated with resilience in a sample of Christian adolescents? Poster session presented at the 89th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Seyburn, S., Osowski, G., Duronio, J., & Taku, K. (2017, April). Social support and resilience: Predictors of self-esteem in adolescents. Poster session presented at the 89th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Iimura, S., & Taku, K. (2016, November). Posttraumatic growth as a result of the transition to high school: Relationships with the changes in resiliency and personality traits. Oral session presented at the 24th annual conference of the Japan Society of Youth and Adolescent Psychology, Shiga, Japan.

Dominick, W. S., & Taku, K. (2016, November). Individual images of personal growth and posttraumatic growth in American youth. Poster session presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Dallas, TX.

McDiarmid, L., Britton, M., & Taku, K. (2016, November). When does time heal? Perceived stressfulness as a moderator of time and posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Dallas, TX.

Nakamura, T., Tsuchiya, H., & Taku, K. (2016, November). Developing a scale measuring PTG specific to sports injury: Preliminary study for question item selection. Poster session presented at the 43rd Japanese Society of Sport Psychology, Sapporo, Japan.

Eckleberry-Hunt, J., Kirkpatrick, H., Taku, K., Hunt, R., & Vasappa, R. (2016, September). Physician wellness and happiness in the workplace. Paper presented at the 2016 International Conference on Physical Health (ICPH), Boston, MA.

Dominick, W, S., & Taku, K. (2016, August). Gender and age differences in the perception of personal growth. Poster session presented at the 124th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 32 – Humanistic Psychology Division, Denver.

McDiarmid, L., & Taku, K. (2016, August). Personally important and family valued posttraumatic growth in adolescents. Poster session presented at the 124th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 1 – General Psychology Division, Denver.

Walenski, A., Seyburn, S., McDiarmid, L., & Taku, K. (2016, August). The influence of experiencing multiple life stressors following the 3.11 earthquake on posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 124th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 56 – Trauma Psychology Division, Denver.

Iimura, S., & Taku, K. (2016, July). Assessing the current sense of personal growth among Japanese middle school children. Poster session [rapid communication] presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Yokohama, Japan.

Kamijo, N., Taku, K., & Yukawa, S. (2016, July). Gender differences in the role of intrusive and deliberate ruminations on posttraumatic growth after 3.11. Poster session presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Yokohama, Japan.

Matsui, T., & Taku, K. (2016, July). Association between posttraumatic growth and personality among cancer patients in Japan. Poster session presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP). Yokohama, Japan.

Izawa, S., Hirooka, K., Fukahori, H., Taku, K., & Ogawa, A. (2016, June). Posttraumatic growth among bereaved cancer family members at home palliative care: Content analysis of open-ended responses. Oral presentation made at the 21st Congress of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Dominick, W., Genaw, J., Seyburn, S., & Taku, K. (2016, May). Strength versus compassion: Cultural disparities in personal growth. Poster session presented at the 88th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Seyburn, S., Taku, K., Dominick, W., & McDiarmid, L. (2016, May). Social support as a predictor of posttraumatic growth in adolescents. Poster session presented at the 88th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Walenski, A., & Taku, K. (2016, May). The influence of experiencing multiple stressful events on posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 88th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Taku, K. (2016, February). Psycho-Educational Program about PTG: Living, Dying, and Growing. Educational lecture presented at the 17th annual conference of the Japan Association for Life and Death Education, Tokyo, Japan.

Walenski, A., Taku, K., & LaLonde, L. (2015, August). Cross-cultural differences in the relationships between hope and posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 123rd annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 32 – Humanistic Psychology Division, Washington, DC.

LaLonde, L., Taku, K., & Walenski, A. (2015, August). Personally important posttraumatic growth as a predictor of self-esteem in adolescents. Poster session presented at the 123rd annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 1 – General Psychology Division, Washington, DC.

Anderson, D., Prioleau, P., Andoh, S., Naruse, Y., Sekine, H., Taku, K., Yanagisawa, R., & Katz, C. (2015, May). Post-traumatic stress responses and growth among medical students in Fukushima, Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. Poster session presented at the 168th annual meeting of American Psychiatric Association (APA), Toronto.

Prioleau, P., Anderson, D., Taku, K., Katz, C., & Yanagisawa, R. (2015, May). 3/11 & 9/11: A multi-faceted investigation of a survivor exchange program. Poster session presented at the 168th annual meeting of American Psychiatric Association (APA), Toronto.

Taku, K., McGuire, K., & Elam, S. G. (2014, August). Effects of priming the shared traumatic experiences on posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 122nd annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 1 – General Psychology Division, Washington, DC.

Taku, K., Tedeschi, R. G., Cann, A., & Calhoun, L. G. (2014, August). Core beliefs, rumination, and posttraumatic growth resulting from the earthquake in Japan. Poster session presented at the 122nd annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 56 – Trauma Division, Washington, DC.

Tedeschi, R. G., Taku, K., Cann, A., & Calhoun, L. G. (2014, August). Spiritual and existential posttraumatic growth in Japan and in the United States. Poster session presented at the 122nd annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 67 – Religion Division, Washington, DC.

Britton, M., McGuire, K., LaLonde, L., & Taku, K. (2014, February). The combined role of gender and religiosity on the self-esteem of American adolescents. Poster session presented at the 120th Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meetings, Rochester, MI.

Elam, S., McGuire, K., & Taku, K. (2014, February). Cross-cultural comparisons of the awareness of posttraumatic growth on positive psychological change among American and Japanese adolescents. Poster session presented at the 120th Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meetings, Rochester, MI.

Taku, K., Elam, S. G., & Sawa, M. S. (2013, November). Influence of resilience and posttraumatic growth on burnout in healthcare physicians. Poster session presented at the 29th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Philadelphia, PA.

Taku, K. (2013, May). Within-individual variability as an index of posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 85th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Taku, K., Thomas, I., Elam, S. G., & McGuire, K. L.(2013, May). Linguistic variances associated with psychological growth: Effect of collectivistic and individualistic climates. Poster session presented at the 85th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Taku, K., Pierson, V. J., & Sawa, M. S. (2012, August). Subjective definitions of growth and religions correlate with posttraumatic growth. Poster presented at the 120th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) , 56 – Trauma Psychology Division, Orlando, FL.

Eckleberry-Hunt, J., Kirkpatrick, H., Taku, K., Hunt, R., Vasappa, R., & Essian, J. (2012, April). What makes a physician well: Development of the Physician Wellness Inventory. Paper presented at the 45th Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) annual spring conference, Seattle, WA.

Taku, K., Pierson, V. J., Callan, S. P., & Butler, T. C. (2011, August). Gender and cross-cultural differences in personal strength: Roles of optimism and self-defined growth. Paper presented at the 119th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 1 – Society for General Psychology Division, Washington, DC.

Taku, K., Rogers, L., Yanos, B. R., & Callan, S. P. (2011, August). Social encouragement for growth correlates with posttraumatic growth among bereaved college students. Paper presented at the 119th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 56 – Trauma Psychology Division, Washington, DC.

Taku, K., Rogers, L., Butler, T. C., Yanos, B. R., & Callan, S. P. (2011, March). Exploring posttraumatic growth: Do additional domains exist? Paper presented at the 117th Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meetings, Saginaw, MI.

Taku, K., Yanos, B. R., Pierson, V. J. (2011, March). Posttraumatic growth varying in event type: A cross-cultural study. Paper presented at the 117th Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meetings, Saginaw, MI.

Phillips, M., & Taku, K. (2010, August). Domains of posttraumatic growth correlates with changes in alcohol use. Poster session presented at the 118th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 56 – Trauma Psychology Division, San Diego, CA.

Taku, K., Callan, S. P., & Phillips, M. (2010, August). Faith, age, and stress associates with spirituality of posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 118th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 36 – Religion Division, San Diego, CA.

Lewitzke, K., LaFramboise, A., & Taku, K. (2010, March). Cross-cultural examination in posttraumatic growth: Comparison of parental divorce verses loss of immediate family member. Paper presented at the 116th Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meetings, Grand Rapids, MI.

Wrobel, N. C., & Taku, K. (2010, March). Predicting structural equation modeling use through article characteristics. Paper presented at the 116th Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meetings, Grand Rapids, MI.

Taku, K., Kilmer, R. P., & Phillips, M. S. (2009, November). Assessing concordance between student and teacher ratings of posttraumatic growth in Japanese youth. Poster session presented at the 25th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Atlanta. GA.

Taku, K., & Phillips, M. S. (2009, November). Frequencies of posttraumatic growth experiences among Japanese university students. Poster session presented at the 25th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Atlanta, GA.

Taku, K., Kilmer, R. P., & Trevorrow, B. N. (2009, August). Association between event-related rumination and posttraumatic growth in Japanese youth. Poster session presented at the 117th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 56 – Trauma Psychology Division, Toronto, Canada.

Kelly, J. M., Clark, C. R., Gambino, M. L., Maguire, K. L., Taku, K., & Stewart, R. B. (2009, May). Effects of savoring and psychological well-being on satisfaction with life. Poster session presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.

Taku, K., Andreski, S. R., & Kilmer, R. P. (2009, March). Perceived competence correlates with posttraumatic growth in Japanese adolescents. Poster session presented at the 115th Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meetings, Detroit, MI.

Taku, K. (2009, March). Meaning making in posttraumatic growth process. Poster session presented at the 8th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS), Tokyo, Japan.

Taku, K., Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Tedeschi, R. G. (2008, November). Testing the factorial equivalencies of the rumination items across a U.S. and Japanese samples. Poster session presented at the 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Chicago, IL.

Taku, K., Vishnevsky, T., Cann, A., Kilmer, R. P., Tedeschi, R. G., & Calhoun, L. G. (2008, August). Perceived responsibility correlates with posttraumatic growth in Japanese youth. Poster session presented at the 116th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 52 – International Psychology Division, Boston, MA.

Vishnevsky, T., Lindstrom, C. M., Cann, A., Tedeschi, R. G., Calhoun, L. G., & Taku, K. (2008, August). Core beliefs inventory: Effects of trauma on assumptive world beliefs. Poster session presented at the 116th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 56 – Trauma Psychology Division, Boston, MA.

Taku, K., Calhoun, L. G., Kilmer, R. P., & Tedeschi, R. G. (2008, March). Posttraumatic growth and non-traumatic growth in Japanese youth. Paper session presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Charlotte, NC.

Taku, K., Kilmer, R. P., Tedeschi, R. G., & Calhoun, L. G. (2007, November). Using school programming to help Japanese youth recognize posttraumatic growth. Poster session presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Baltimore, MD.

Taku, K., Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., & Lindstrom, C. (2007, November). Willingness to disclose, posttraumatic growth, and rumination in Japanese students. Poster session presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Baltimore, MD.

Taku K., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., Kilmer, R. P., Gil-Rivas, V., & Cann, A. (2006, November). Recipients’ responsiveness correlates with posttraumatic growth in Japanese university students. Poster session presented at the 22nd Annual of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Meeting (ISTSS), Hollywood, LA.

Taku K., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., Cann, A., Kilmer, R. P., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2006, August). Posttraumatic growth and cognitive processing in Japanese university students. Poster session presented at the 114th Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), 52-International Psychology Division, New Orleans, LA.

Taku K., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., & Cann, A. (2006, May). Self-disclosure of stressful experiences correlates with growth in Japanese university students. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY.

Taku, K. (2004). Examining a feeling of self-growth resulting from stress among high school students: The relationships with the degree of solving the stress. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Health Psychology, 420-421, Tokyo, Japan.

Taku, K. (2003). The effect of stress experiences on the feeling of self-growth in junior high school students: An analysis of open-ended questions about making positive and negative meanings of stress experiences. Poster session presented at the 45th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, 238, Osaka, Japan.

Taku, K. (2002). The influences of stress experiences on the ego developmental process: A case study of a female high school student who produced the narrative about positive meanings of her stress experiences. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Health Psychology, 146-147, Tokyo, Japan.

Taku, K. (1999). The influences of stress coping strategies on a sense of fulfillment and helplessness. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Health Psychology, 162-163, Okayama, Japan.

Taku, K. (1998). Time stability of perceived stress coping strategy. Poster session presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of Japanese Psychological Association, 409, Tokyo, Japan.

Hamaguchi, Y., Kasai, T., Taku, K., & Mochizauki, H. (1998). Consciousness of bullying among elementary school and junior high school students II: Relationships between the permissible degree of bullying and coping in a bullying situation. Poster session presented at the 40th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, 103, Japan.

Mito, S., Mochizuki, H., Taku, K., & Nakazawa, J. (1998). Consciousness of bullying among elementary school and junior high school students I: Factor structure of the permissible degree of bullying. Poster session presented at the 40th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, 102, Japan.

Taku, K., & Hamaguchi, Y. (1997). The relationships between stress coping and perception toward reorganization of classes. Poster session presented at the 61st Annual Conference of Japanese Psychological Association, 362, Japan.

Taku, K. (1996). Manifestation of the psychological problems among Japanese middle school and high school students: The relationships between impulsive behaviors and irritability. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, 229, Tsukuba, Japan.

Saito, S., Sato, M., Yoshida, K., Yanagihara, R., Shinto, T., Nogami, N., Matsuda, N., Yamaguchi, M., Sumitomo, I., Masui, R., & Taku, K. (1996). Study 1 on the psychological effects ofthe Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, 525, Tsukuba, Japan.

Sato, M., Saito, S., Yoshida, K., Yanagihara, R., Shinto, T., Nogami, N., Matsuda, N., Yamaguchi, M., Sumitomo, I., Masui, R., & Taku, K. (1996). Study 2 on the psychological effects ofthe Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, 526, Tsukuba, Japan.

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