Our school trains professionals to assist people with mental health conditions through scientific means. Our educational program enables students to understand the physical, psychological, and social characteristics of such patients, and solve their problems using scientific methods. The curriculum of the School is outstanding due to its emphasis on the scientific approach. The Clinical Psychology program will educate you on psychology in terms of both natural and human sciences.
The Department of Clinical Psychology provides a wide range of psychology courses as well as a variety of medical and cognitive science cour ses which help student s understand the functions of the brain underlying mental health conditions. The curriculum is unique, enabling students to interrelate the basic and clinical sciences investigating the human mind. Moreover, it focuses on the development of clinical skills, with on-site practicum required for all students.
The need for clinical psychologists is currently increasing. Upon completion of the program, the students are awarded a certificate from the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists. Students wishing to become Certified Clinical Psychologists, may enroll in our graduate program (Master's and Doctoral degrees).
To meet the demands of modern society, the department conducts research and provides education focused on the following four areas: curriculum reform, improvement of student teaching, internet-based clinical psychological aid for remote areas, and community support projects.
The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Therapy was founded in 2006 and is widely regarded as Japan's pioneering institute in this area. In 2007, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology recognized our department’s program for accreditation of speech, language, and hearing therapists as official program for improving graduate education. This further enhanced the research system of the country's leading Linguistics and Audiology Program.