Kento Yasuhara Death – Following a brief battle with sickness, on January 11th, Kento Yasuhara, an associate professor of psychology, passed away. It is with very sorrowful hearts that we share this news . In 2013, Dr. Yasuhara took a position at the university as an assistant professor in the Psychology program. Since his arrival at the university, he has garnered a great deal of respect from both students and colleagues, particularly due to the fact that he has led the University Curriculum Committee. Everyone who knew him loved him as a friend, colleague, and mentor in addition to his accomplishments as a clinical and forensic psychologist.
Dr. Kento Yasuhara ‘s student
He was tremendously brilliant as a teacher. Most significantly, he was a cherished colleague. Many of Dr. Yasuhara’s students stated that he was an instructor who not only pushed them intellectually but also had their best interests at heart. A student once wrote, “He said right in the beginning of the course, you will have to work for your grade. Although challenging, it is not in any way insurmountable. And he sincerely hopes that you will be successful. If given the opportunity, I would gladly enroll in another class taught by Dr. Yasuhara.
His research was published in a number of prominent academic journals, such as the Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice and Criminal Justice and Behavior, and was frequently cited by his peers in the industry. As an academic, he was regarded as the foremost expert on the intersection of mental health and the criminal justice system. We would like to express our sympathies to Dr. Yasuhara’s wife, Clarice, as well as the rest of his family, on behalf of Chancellor Kaplan and the whole University community. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time.
Those who are interested in sending the family messages of support can do so through the Caring Bridge site that has been set up for the family. The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Office offers students the opportunity to receive counseling after the loss of a loved one. Those in need of assistance can reach someone by dialing 203-932-7333. After regular business hours and on weekends, there is a clinician available for patients who need their assistance. To access the offered support, members of the faculty and staff can go here.
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