Hanako Murase portrait

Hanako Murase

Assistant Professor

Raintree Hall 135

Curriculum Vitae


Postdoctoral Fellowship Colorado State University Health Network (Drug, Alcohol, and You Program)
Predoctoral Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine (Division of Substance Abuse)
Ph.D. Psychology (Clinical Psychology) University of South Dakota
M.A. Psychology (Clinical Psychology) University of South Dakota
M.A. Art Therapy George Washington University
B.A. Psychology and Art Therapy Emmanuel College

Teaching Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Indiana University Northwest (2015 - present)
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Nursing, International University of Health & Welfare, Fukuoka, Japan (2009)

Professional Training/Credentials:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorder
Motivational Interviewing
Acu Detox Specialist (Auricular Acupuncture)
Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC)


Gaher, R. M., Hahn, A., Simons, J. S., & Murase, H. (Under Review). Emotion regulation difficulties and peer drinking uniquely predict alcohol-related problems via motives.

Gaher, R. M., Hahn, A. M., Shishido, H., Simons, J. S., & Gaster, S. (2015). Associations between Sensitivity to Punishment, Sensitivity to Reward, and Gambling. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 180-184. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.014

Gaher, R. M., Arens, A. M., & Shishido, H. (2013). Alexithymia as a Mediator Between Childhood Maltreatment and Impulsivity. Stress and Health. doi: 10.1002/smi.2552

Shishido, H., Gaher, R. M., & Simons, J. S. (2013). I don’t know how I feel, therefore I act: Alexithymia, Urgency, and Alcohol Problems. Addictive Behaviors, 38(4), 2014-2017.

Professional Memberships:
Research Society on Alcoholism (2012 - present)
Division 50: Society for Addiction Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA) (2011 - present)
American Psychological Association (2009 - present)
Art Therapy Credentials Board (Board Certified Art Therapist since 2011) (2007 - present)

Language Skills:
Fluent in Japanese and English