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Center for Clinical Psychology

Introduction of the Center for Clinical Psychology

The Center for Clinical Psychology (hereinafter referred to as the Center), which belongs to the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, offers psychological consultation and support to the local community, and also serves as an educational and research center for clinical psychology.
   Our staff teams, led by a qualified clinical psychologist, will listen to you and help in relieving stress and psychological problems including anguish, anxiety, difficulty coping with everyday social situations [[we have used this rather than “maladjustment” as potential clients may not understand the term or be worried by it. Do you agree?]] and school refusal, as well as difficulties related to interpersonal relationships (including that with family members), childcare, child development, personality and life in general.
   As a part of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, the Center collaborates with the University Hospital to tackle psychological problems accompanying various diseases and disorders. The Center also serves as an educational institution and offers a postgraduate program in Clinical Psychology*. The Center conducts research in and development of psychotherapies and counseling techniques, and offers training in these techniques. It also organizes workshops and offers consultation for experts in other fields.

* Major in Clinical Psychology, Postgraduate Program, Graduate School of Medical Sciences is a Class I Graduate School for the training of clinical psychologists, approved by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists.             

Consultation is provided for the following types of problems
We provide consultation in a broad range of problem areas.   
• School refusal, bullying and psychological scars
• Difficulty coping with everyday social situations [[used instead of maladjustment]] and personality-related issues
• Interpersonal relationships
• Child development and childcare-related issues
• Developmental delay or disorder and related medical treatment and education
• Education-related issues
• Depression and anxiety (psychological support)
• Rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation
• Issues related to nursing and domiciliary care for the elderly
• Psychological problems accompanying various diseases
• Psychological problems accompanying nursing and domiciliary care for the elderly and handicapped[[or “disabled” which is often interpreted to imply acquired disorders too]]