Certified Child Life Specialist II, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
212.241.6797 or 212.659.8600, then say “Toshiko Nonaka”
Toshiko is currently working as certified child life specialist II in the PICU and PCICU at the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai. Toshiko has been a certified child life specialist since 2004 and worked with pediatric hematology/oncology population for 6 years in Albany, NY. Toshiko has also taught and supervised undergraduate child life practicum students at University of Missouri Columbia as a graduate instructor.
Toshiko is actively involved in the conference call based peer-learning program for certified child life specialists in Japan. Her roles include planning sessions with a co-facilitator, presenting peer review articles related to child life services, and facilitating discussions.
MS: Early Childhood Development, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO.
BS: Psychology-Child Life, Child Life Specialty, Utica College, Utica, NY
BA: European Study: German, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
CCLS by the Child Life Certifying Committee since 2004
Professional Organization Memberships
Association of Child Life Professionals, professional member 2004 to present
Japanese association for certified child life specialists 2011 to present
Children’s development and play, Child-centered medical play, Cultural implication on play and support from caregivers
Nonaka, T. (2016). Psychosocial Care for children and their families: Child Life Specialists’ roles in the health care settings. Japanese Journal of Pediatrics. 69(7).
Nonaka, T. (2014). Japanese parents’ perspective about children’s medical play. Child Life Focus, 32(2), 2-7
Nonaka, T (2016, April). Child life specialists’ roles in the health care settings in North America. Keynote lecture at 6th meeting of Japanese Association of Pediatrics in North America. New York, NY
Koeneker, A., Penner, L., & Nonaka, T. (2016, April). Coffee talk: Caring for caregivers in the PICU and PCICU. Poster presentation at JMSA New York Life Science Forum. New York, NY
Koeneker, A., Penner, L., & Nonaka, T. (2015, November). Coffee talk: Caring for caregivers in the PICU and PCICU. Poster presentation at CLGNY annual conference, New York, NY.
Koeneker, A., Penner, L., & Nonaka, T. (2015, May). Coffee talk: Caring for caregivers in the PICU and PCICU. Poster presentation at Child Life Council 33rd Annual Conference on Professional Issues. Cincinnati, OH
Nonaka, T. (2014, November). Across Town, Across the County! Live Peer Learning Via Conference Call: Combining the Best of Case Studies and Journal Club. Poster Presentation at CLGNY annual conference, New York, NY
Nonaka, T. (2014, May). Across Town, Across the County! Live Peer Learning Via Conference Call: Combining the Best of Case Studies and Journal Club. Poster Presentation at Child Life Council 32nd Annual Conference on Professional Issues. New Orleans, LA
Tanigawa, K., Matsuura, K., Kuriyama, N., & Nonaka, T. (2006, September). The Roles and Collaboration of Psychosocial Care Professionals in Pediatric Health Care. Panel Discussion, participated with recorded video at 44th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Special Education, Japan
Nonaka, T. (2006, February). Child Life Practice in the United States. Presented at the Association of Therapeutic Approach Research and the Association of Education for Children with Illness and Disabilities, Japan