Department of PsychologyUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa

Department of Psychology Faculty Profile

Brad Nakamura

Brad Nakamura

Associate Professor

Education

Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Research

Dr. Nakamura's research investigates dissemination and implementation concerns as they relate to diffusing evidence-based practices into community-based settings; youth assessment and diagnostic issues; and anxiety disorders among children and adolescents. Students interested in these topics, the scientist-practitioner training model, and working with children and adolescents are encouraged to apply to work with Dr. Nakamura in the clinical studies program. Concentration Area: Clinical Studies.

Publications

Effects of workshop trainings on evidence-based practice knowledge and attitudes among youth community mental health providers (2011)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Lim, A., Nakamura, B. J., Higa-McMillan, Shimabukuro, S., & Slavin, L.

Large-scale implementation of evidence-based treatments for children ten years later: Hawaii’s evidence based services initiative in children’s mental health. (2011)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Nakamura, B. J., Chorpita, B. F., Hirsch, M., Daleiden, E., Slavin, L., Amundson, M. J., Rocco, S., Mueller, C., Osiecki, S., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Stern, K., & Vorsino, W. M.

Knowledge of and attitudes towards evidence-based practices in community child mental health practitioners (2011)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Nakamura, B. J., Higa-McMillan, C., Okamura, K. & Shimabukuro, S.

What Better Place than Here, What Better Time than Now? ABCT’s Burgeoning Role in the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (2009) : the Behavior Therapist, 30, 89-96.
  Co-Authors: Becker, K., Nakamura, B. J., Young, J., & Chorpita, B. F.

Dynamic structure in diagnostic structured interviewing: A comparative test of accuracy and efficiency (2008) : Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 30, 52-60.
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  Co-Authors: Chorpita, B. F., & Nakamura, B. J.

Service Profile of Youths with Schizophrenia-Spectrum Diagnoses (2008) : Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 427-436.
  Co-Authors: Schiffman, J., Chorpita, B.F., Daleiden, E.L., Maeda, J., & Nakamura, B.

Validity of treatment target progress ratings as indicators of youth improvement. (2007) : Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16 (5), 729-741.
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  Co-Authors: Nakamura, B. J., Daleiden, E. L., & Mueller, C. W.

A modularized cognitive-behavioral intervention for water phobia in an adolescent with childhood-onset schizophrenia. (2006) : Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 28, 29-42.
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  Co-Authors: Nakamura, B. J., Schiffman, J., Lam, C. W., Becker, K. D., & Chorpita, B. F.

Parental assessment of childhood social phobia: Psychometric properties of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children–Parent Report (2006) : Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 35, 590-597.
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  Co-Authors: Higa, C. K., Fernandez, S. N., Nakamura, B. J., Chorpita, B. F., Daleiden, E. L.

Symptoms of schizotypy precede cannabis use (2005) : Symptoms of schizotypy precede cannabis use. Psychiatry Research, 134, 37-42.
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  Co-Authors: Schiffman, J. E., Nakamura, B. J., Earleywine, M., & LaBrie, J.

A Brief report on modular cognitive behavior therapy. (2004) : Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 4 (2), 39-41.
  Co-Authors: Nakamura, B. J., & Chorpita, B.F.

Awards & Honors

Nominee for Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)

Summer Research Institute in Child Intervention and Prevention Services Fellow (2012)

Outstanding Teacher in Psychology Award (2011)

Research Projects

Clinical Therapy and Assessment, Department of Health (2009 - ) : To provide psychological treatment and assessment of children struggling with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. This project trains graduate student clinicians and offers children and families needed psychological services.

Clinical Therapy and Assessment, Department of Health (2008 - ) : To provide psychological treatment and assessment of children struggling with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. This project trains graduate student clinicians and offers children and families needed psychological services.

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