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Michael Omizo

Professor

Office

808-791-5252
momizo@argosy.edu

Education

  • B.A., Elementary Education, Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1971
  • M.A., Education/Curriculum and Instruction, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1973
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, University of Southern California, 1978

Biography

Michael Omizo completed his doctorate in 1978 and has been licensed as a psychologist in several states including Hawai'i. He has taught at the University of Houston - Central Campus, University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM). He retired from UHM and joined the faculty at Hawai'i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Hawai'i as a Professor in 2008 and became the chairperson in 2009. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters and made over 200 presentations at local , national and international conferences. He has been awarded research, service and teaching awards, the latest being Hawaii Psychological Teacher of Psychology Award in 2010 and Argosy University, Hawai'i Teacher of the Year Award, 2010-2011. Michael was also named as one of the 50 top contributing psychologist of the century by the American Psychological Association.

Expertise

  • Research Methods/Statistics
  • Diversity
  • Intervention Practicum
  • Theories of Therapy Group Psychotherapy

Selected Publications

  • *Kim, B.S.K., & Omizo, M.M.. (2005). Asian and European cultural values, collective self-esteem, cognitive flexibility, general self-efficacy, and acculturative stress among Asian American college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 412-419.
  • *Omizo, M.M., Omizo, S.A., Gruenewald, J., Baxa, G.V., & Kitaoka, S.K. (2005). Counseling alcoholics: A phenomenological study. The Journal for the Professional Counselor. 20(1), 6-20.
  • *Omizo, M.M., Omizo, S.A., Baxa, G.V., & Miyose, R. (2006). Counseling bullies and victims. Journal of School Violence, 5(3), 89-105.
  • *Kim, B.S.K., & Omizo, M.M. (2006). Behavioral acculturation and enculturation and psychological functioning among Asian American college students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(2), 24.
  • *Omizo, M.M., Kim, B.S.K., & Abel, N.R. (2008). Asian and European American cultural values, bicultural competence, and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help among Asian American adolescents. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 36(1), 15-28.
  • *Omizo, M. M., Omizo, S. A., & Hanawahine, G. (2001). Counseling terminally ill adults. Journal for the Professional Counselor, 16(1), 51 66. *Kim, B., & Omizo, M. M. (2003). Asian cultural values, willingness to see a counselor, and counselor characteristics. The Counseling Psychologist, 31(3), 243 261. Omizo, M. M. (2003). Future trends and issues in counseling psychology. Multicultural counseling, globalization, and empirically supported treatments. Proceedings of The International Conference between the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Bukkyo University (Current issues in Japanese and American Education, 2, 3-9, 71-80.
  • *Valenti, M., Omizo, M.M., & Mehl-Madrona, L. (in press). Personality variance and obese body mass index. New School Psychology Bulletin.
  • *Kim, B.S.K., & Omizo, M.M. (in press). Asian American adolescents' behavioral enculturation and psychological functioning. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.
  • *Refereed Journals

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA - Division of Clinical Psychology
  • APA - Division of Counseling Psychology
  • APA - Division of Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics
  • Hawaii Psychological Association

Presentations

  • *Omizo, M.M., Kim, B.S.K., & Abel, N.R. (2005). Counseling Asian American adolescents: What do we need to consider. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Asian Asian Pacific Educations, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Omizo, M.M., Abel, N.R., & Kim, B.S.K. (2005). Counseling sexual minority adolescents. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Hawaii Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • *Kim, B.S.K., Omizo, M.M., & Abel, N.R. (2005). Behavioral acculturation and enculturation and psychological functioning. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Hawaii Counseling Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • *Omizo, M.M., & Kim, B.S.K. (2005). Behavioral acculturation, enculturation and psychological functioning among Asian American college students. Paper presented at the annual National Association for Asian Pacific American Education, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Omizo, M.M. (2005). Enhancing resiliency through guidance activities based on Hawaiian values. Paper presented at the American School Counseling Association conference, Orlando, FL.

Selected Lectures

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