Hisae Konakawa

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Hisae Konakawa | Program-Specific  | Clinical Psychology

My research focuses on the images of “dreams” and “sandboxes” in clinical psychotherapy. “Play therapy” is also one of my research themes. It is my observation that, in psychotherapy, clients begin to naturally realize one’s own issues and new possibilities through their “dreams” and “play”. I would like to continue researching the meaning of those images during therapy.

E-Mail: konakawa.hisae.8e[at]kyoto-u.ac.jp


B. S., Education, Kyoto University, 2013
M. A., Education, Kyoto University, 2015
Ph.D., Education, Kyoto University, 2018
Program-Specific Research Fellow, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, 2018-2022
Program-Specific Assistant Professor, Kyoto University Institute for the Future of Human Society, Kyoto University, 2022-current
Kyoto University Ph.D (Education)

Konakawa, H. (2020). Meaning of Dreams Appearing in the Course of Psychotherapy. Tokyo, Japan: Sogensya.

Journal Articles
Roesler, C., Konakawa,H., Tanaka, Y. (2021). Differences in dream content and structure between Japanese and Western dreams. International Journal of Dream Research, 14 (2), 195-201.
Kawai, T., Suzuki, Y., Hatanaka, C., Konakawa, H., Tanaka, Y., Uchida, A. (2020). Gender Differences in Psychological Symptoms and Psychotherapeutic Processes in Japanese Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 (23), 9113.
Konakawa,H. (2020). Characteristics of Japanese Dreams in Psychotherapy: Dreams that develop dreamers’ psychological themes based on a connection with the Japanese mentality. Psychologia, 62 (2), 163-180.
Konakawa, H. (2020). Examination of Contemporary Old-Age People’s Sense of Self and the Structure of Dreams. Archives of Sandplay Therapy, 33 (1), 3-12.
Konakawa, H. (2018). Role for Other People, Things, and Places in Dreams Appearing in the Course of Psychotherapy. Kyoto University Research Studies in Education, 64, 193-205.
Konakawa, H., Matsuoka, T., Tanaka, Y., Kawai, T., Hatanaka, C. & Umemura, K. 2018. The relationship between the style of sense of self of dreamers and the structure of dreams. Archives of Sandplay Therapy, 31(2), 3–17.
Konakawa, H.(2017)The way to approach dream in psychotherapy: Comparison between the theories about dream of schools of clinical psychology. Kyoto University Research Studies in Education, 63, 41-53.
Konakawa, H.(2016)Attempt at Comparison of Japanese and Western Dreams Using Structural Dream Analysis. Archives of Sandplay Therapy, 29 (1), 83-115.
Minamoto, A., Hatanaka, C., Umemura, K., Tazuke, K., Matsunami, M., Okabe, Y., Konakawa, H., Suzuki, Y., Kawai, T., Tanaka, Y.(2016)Features of Cases of Children Who Were not Evaluated for Autism Spectrum Disorder despite Being Diagnosed as Having ASD. Archives of Sandplay Therapy, 29 (2), 43-54.