About Dr. Morita

About Dr. Morita

Dr. Aki Morita                                            (Photo Credit James Kimo Garrett)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

July 2012 – to present (Hospice Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii)

As a professional Psychologist, Dr. Morita is part of an interdisciplinary team which addresses the psychosocial needs of clients and their families both pre-mortem and post-mortem. She provides psychological as well as emotional support through individual counseling, family guidance and group therapy. Dr. Morita also engages extensively in community outreach by guest lecturing on topics related to grief and its impacts as well as assist in staff training and support of various community agencies.

Dr. Morita was born and raised in Japan but acquired my advanced degrees at Columbia University and Long Island University in New York. Her skills as a native Japanese language speaker allow Dr. Morita to reach out to Japanese-speaking senior groups and organizations in Hawaii and abroad.

EDUCATION

Doctorate in Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Long Island University, Brookville, NY
May 2007

Masters of Education in Psychological Counseling
Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
May 2001

Masters of Education in Language Education
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
May 1998

DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association (APA – United States)

Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC – United States)

Bereavement Network of Hawaii (BNOH – United States)

 

Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine (JSPM – Japan)

Japan Hospice Palliative Care Foundation (JHPH – Japan)