The Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, which is equipped with a Clinical Psychological Center, is specified as a class 1 institution, providing qualifications to take clinical psychotherapist examinations. The School fosters professional psychotherapists with practical curricula.
The Graduate School of Clinical Psychology was established in 2001 to cultivate excellent professional clinical psychotherapists. The school, which is provided with a clinical psychology center boasting substantial facilities, features a curriculum focusing on practical clinical psychology training. The school is specified by the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists as a class 1 institution, providing qualifications for taking clinical psychotherapist examinations and of the nine full-time teachers, seven are clinical psychotherapists. As many as four practical training classes are held at the same time, each of which features two or more teachers in charge, while detailed practical counseling and psychotherapy training are given in the Clinical Psychological Center. Another feature of the School is the coordination with psychiatric medicine.
Two psychiatrists are on hand at all times as full-time professors, from whom you can learn specific research methods, diagnostic methods, and treatment methods.
Becoming a professional psychotherapist involves not only following given curricula but also developing an attitude of “thinking psychotherapeutic” by examining yourself at all times in terms of your behavior, mindset, dreams, and interpersonal relations. The Graduate School of Clinical Psychology provides you with a physical and psychological environment in which one can devote himself or herself to psychological therapy, cultivating students’ expertise and supporting those aiming to become clinical psychology specialists.