Graduate School of Life Sciences

Graduate Program in Psychology(Master's Course)
Clinical Psychology Course/Psychology Course

Graduate Program in Psychology
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Demonstrate strength for the benefit of society and people.
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Features of the Graduate Program in Psychology

There are two courses. The "Clinical Psychology Course" has been designated as a Type 2 graduate school by the Japan Certification Association for Clinical Psychologists, a public interest incorporated foundation, and those who have completed the course can take the clinical psychologist qualification exam without having to have any practical experience, and those who have completed the course have passed the exam. The rate is above the national average every year.We provide intensive practical training with the cooperation of the Clinical Psychology Consultation Office of the affiliated Institute of Lifestyle Psychology, as well as external educational counseling institutions and hospitals.
In addition, those who have completed the subjects required to become a certified psychologist and graduated from undergraduate school can take this course to take the necessary subjects at graduate school to meet the qualifications for the certified psychologist examination.
The ``Psychology Course'' is a course where students can freely pursue research according to their own interests.Specifically, students choose to study from fields such as cognition/learning, development/education, society/industry, personality/clinical, etc., and deepen their own research.After graduation, students aim to utilize their expertise in psychology to work in companies or government agencies.
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Guidance on a wide range of research themes by a well-qualified teaching staff

The Department of Psychology has 10 full-time faculty members who specialize in cognitive, social, developmental, clinical, etc. fields.The team also includes five licensed clinical psychologists with field experience in educational counseling, support for people with developmental disabilities, justice and corrections, industry, and medicine.
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Clinical psychology course that corresponds to the two qualifications of "clinical psychologist" and "certified psychologist"

The clinical psychology course is a first-class graduate school designated by the Japan Certification Association for Clinical Psychologists, and upon completion, students are eligible to take the exam for ``clinical psychologist'' without having to have any practical experience.In addition, the curriculum corresponds to the national qualification of ``Certified Psychologist''.
Psychology Major 02
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Complete on-campus and off-campus training for training clinical psychologists and certified psychologists

The training of clinical psychologists and certified psychologists requires both theory and practice.While learning various techniques and theories, you will become aware of your own characteristics through personal supervision and acquire the attitude of a clinical psychologist.In addition, with the cooperation of specialized off-campus organizations such as hospitals, schools, and rehabilitation institutions, we conduct off-campus practical training from the second half of the first year. Students will basically undergo off-campus training at two institutions, one of which must be at a medical institution.
The graduate school secures off-campus training locations for all students.On-campus practical training will be conducted at the Psychology Clinical Consultation Room of the Institute of Lifestyle Psychology.
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A psychology course where students engage in specialized research based on their own awareness of issues.

You can receive detailed research guidance based on your theme.We respect graduate students' own questions and ideas, and provide professional advice to help them turn them into academic achievements.After completing their studies, they will give back to society what they have learned through their research.
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Academic Advisors and Full-time Faculty Members 

Faculty introduction (Department of Psychology original page)     Faculty introduction/research achievements (university page)
Makiko Shimatani
教授
1.Practical research on psychiatric day care groups
2. Process and effects of psychodrama
Yutaka Shimizu
教授
1. Prosocial behavior
2. Disaster prevention awareness and local disaster prevention measures
Shinobu Matsunaga
教授
1. Research on cognitive development and developmental support for autism spectrum disorders
2.Research on family support for children with developmental disabilities
Naoko Tanaka
教授
1.Crime/Delinquency Clinical: Support for Recovery
2.Career development during adolescence and adulthood
3.Clinical psychological assessment: especially TAT (Thematic Apprehension Technique)
Yoshitsugu Fujishima
教授
1.Distortions in social reasoning in social interaction situations
2. Attempts to verify and solve reproducibility problems in social psychology
Masako Matsuzawa
教授
1. Mental development in early childhood
2. Neural basis of parent-child relationship
Takanori Matsuno
教授
1. Psychological research on reasoning
2. Research on verbalization of cognitive processes
Ayano Kimura
Associate professor
1. Understanding the actual situation of sensory specificity and supporting social participation
2. Psychological health in school life
3. Gaze movements during psychological testing
4.Psychological research on facial expression recognition
Motoko Honda Howard
Associate professor
The influence of minority members on organizational change
Norio Murayama
Associate professor
Clinical psychological research on sleep
*Names and research themes are subject to change.

Courses offered (2023)

Clinical Psychology Course Open class subjects 
Clinical Psychology Special Course A Basic concepts of clinical psychology Cognitive psychology research C Cognitive psychology of reasoning
Clinical Psychology Special Course B Comparison of theories and techniques of clinical psychological interviewing Social psychology research A* Social psychology of attitude and persuasion
Clinical psychology interview special course A* Theory and methods of psychotherapy Social psychology research B Social psychology of prosocial behavior
Clinical psychology interview special course B Consideration of psycho-clinical assistance and psychotherapeutic process Social psychology research C Social psychology of interpersonal relationships
Clinical psychology assessment exercise A* Acquisition of knowledge and skills regarding psychological assessment, projection method (Rorschach test) and psychological reporting. Social psychology research D* Social psychology of industry and labor
Clinical psychology assessment exercise B Acquisition of knowledge and skills regarding projection method (TAT) psychological reporting Criminal psychology research* Understanding of the causes of crime and clinical practice in the judicial and criminal fields
Clinical psychology basic training I Acquisition of basic skills necessary as a clinical psychology expert Psychiatric research* Understanding psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mild depression
Clinical psychology basic training II Acquisition of basic skills necessary as a clinical psychology expert Psychological research on children with disabilities Understand the behavioral and psychological characteristics of developmental disorders and learn about developmental support
Clinical psychology training I* Acquiring the attitudes and techniques necessary as a clinical psychology expert psychoanalytic research Psychoanalytic theory and practice
Clinical psychology training II Acquiring the attitudes and techniques necessary as a clinical psychology expert family therapy research
Psychological statistics method
Group approach research* Group psychotherapy theories and techniques
Psychological research method Acquisition of basic knowledge and skills necessary for empirical psychological research School clinical psychology research* Learn about the basics and practice of school clinical psychology
Developmental psychology research A cognitive development Psychology practical training B* Comprehensive psychological support research
Developmental Psychology Research C Social awareness and self-development Psychology Exercise I -1
Developmental Psychology Research D language development Psychology Exercise I -2
Developmental clinical psychology research* Developmental support theory and methods Special Research in Psychology I
Psychology course Open class subjects 
Psychological statistics method
Social psychology research D Social psychology of industry and labor
Psychological research method Acquisition of basic knowledge and skills necessary for empirical psychological research criminal psychology research Understanding of the causes of crime and clinical practice in the judicial and criminal fields
Developmental psychology research A cognitive development psychiatric research Understanding psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mild depression
Developmental Psychology Research C Social awareness and self-development Psychological research on children with disabilities Understand the behavioral and psychological characteristics of developmental disorders and learn about developmental support
Developmental Psychology Research D language development group approach research Group psychotherapy theories and techniques
Developmental clinical psychology research Developmental support theory and methods School clinical psychology research Learn about the basics and practice of school clinical psychology
Cognitive psychology research C Cognitive psychology of reasoning Psychology Exercise I -1
Social psychology research A Social psychology of attitude and persuasion Psychology Exercise I -2
Social psychology research B Social psychology of prosocial behavior Special Research in Psychology I
Social psychology research C Social psychology of interpersonal relationships

Note 1) * indicates subjects required to become a certified psychologist
Note 2) Official name of *: Psychiatric research (development of theory and support related to the health and medical field) / Developmental clinical psychology research (development of theory and support related to the welfare field) / School clinical psychology research (development of theory and support related to the field of education) Development of support) / Criminal psychology research (Theory and development of support in the judicial and criminal fields) / Social psychology research A (Theory and practice of mental health education) / Social psychology research D (Theory in the industrial and labor fields) and development of support / Clinical psychological assessment exercise A (theory and practice of psychological assessment) / Special lecture on clinical psychological interviewing A (theory and practice of psychological support) / Group approach research (psychological support in family relationships, groups, and local communities) theory and practice) / Clinical psychology training I (psychological practical training A) / psychological practical training B

master's thesis theme

  • The influence of perfectionism tendencies on work-family conflict and mental health among women in child-rearing years
  • Caregivers' coping behavior towards the reluctant behavior of children in the Toddler stage -Focusing on children's views and how to perceive reluctant behavior-
  • The relationship between children's pretend play and their ability to understand emotions
  • Basic research on improving the expertise of traveling counselors - Focusing on the support process of traveling counselors
  • The influence of friendship relationships and dependence on female university students' views of psychological adjustment
  • The influence of self-monitoring and self-understanding on negative consciousness - Focusing on situations where people feel uncomfortable in interpersonal relationships -