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Psychiatric social worker / Suicide Postvention / Bereavement care / A member of Suicide-loss survivors group in my Catholic church / A member of AAS (American Association of Suicidology) / Photographer
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Yoshiki Aoki
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Chiyoda-ku, Koujimachi 6-5-1 Tokyo
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Roman Catholic St.Ignatius Church
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About Me

Yoshiki Aoki 

I have been practicing MI for suicide survivor group in my Catholic Church as a non-profit psychiatric social worker who lost mother by suicide on August 28th in 2001. Bereavement care for suicide-loss survivors is deeply important to me on both a professional level, and personally, as the literature and my experience in this arena confirms we can guide the bereaved toward re-adaptive behaviors in their future.  I have also had the opportunity to present and co-present at conferences on the related topic: “Self-Disclosure of Suicide Survivors” (MINT Forum in 2017, 2018, 2019). 

In 2018, in New Orleans MINT Forum, Bill Miller suggested to me the field of postvention bereavement care and MI would be related with Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) with additional research being needed. Also through personal interaction with Bill after that, those interactions and conversation spurred me to connect with other interested colleagues and continue to research how use of MI in suicide support groups can lend to cultivating re-adaptive behaviors. Over the last year myself and colleagues Kathlynn Northrup-Snyder, Jodi Startup, and Lindsey Sheehan have developed this workshop from a paper we look to publish in effort to contribute to the field of MI and PTG.  Our team clearly sees this application of MI as one of the effective approaches for supporting the bereaved.

If you are interested in this field, please join our Facebook group which can be found at the following address :

Official homepage of our team https://mibc.carrd.co/

Motivational Interviewing for Bereavement Care   https://www.facebook.com/groups/365610187550986/

Also, I another key professional interest for me is being an active part of a group of official photographers in my church.  This work involves taking photos of weddings, landscapes, snapshots, and Masses under the special permission of Catholic Church. Photography for me is a way to communicate which can overcome language barriers. If you would like commemorative photos while here at MINT please call me at PSF counter to arrange a time. 

You can see about my bio in detail from the following link. I made presentation about meself in MINT Forum at Dublin 2017. https://1drv.ms/b/s!Ap6eHuhWRJldkDeK4N68cAgIZ4EY  And, you also read our inventory of presentation that our team provided in MINT Forum @Tallinn 2019. https://teammibc-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/admin_teammibc_onmicrosoft_com/EUarXrkwLQRLshn5tEMQzGsBNWaSdbRDiaLQeiDpR5s4Tg?e=AX85MZ

2019.11.7.  Provided an extension lecture of grief care at Sophia University, Tokyo

2019.12.22. AAS (American Association of Sucidology) member

2020.6.13., 2020.6.18.,2020.6.20., Attended AAS professional sessions.  

2020.9.15. Attended MINT Board of Directors Listening Session #1

2020.9.21. Translated a guideline of  "What to do if a Patient Dies by Suicide: Guidelines for Professionals" that QPR provided on thier homepage. The following files are permitted to upload this page by Dr. Paul G. Quinnett.

English version http://pages.iu.edu/~jmcintos/PostventionGuidelinesforProfessionals.pdf

Japananese version https://www.dropbox.com/s/u4l2q3nohn0pebd/20200921_JP_PostventionGuidelinesforProfessionals.pdf?dl=0

2020.10.3. Attended a course that AAS provided "The TAPS three-phase Postvention Model: A Roadmap Towards Post Traumatic Growth"

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Introductory Training
Area of practice: 
Mental Health
Trainer Statement
Training Interests
suicide postvention / bereavement care / meditation / pastoral care / spiritual care / catharsis / self-disclosure / trauma care
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