Department of Clinical PsychologyGraduate School

Overview

The Department of Clinical Psychology is a Category 1 Certified Graduate School, where graduate students have the opportunity to take the Clinical Psychologist Certification Examination. Our educational programs cultivate not only research techniques and practical clinical skills but also fundamental psychological knowledge, such as cognitive, learning, and developmental psychology. Specifically, we provide lecture courses on clinical psychology research techniques, theory of psychotherapy, and practical applied clinical psychology.

By teaching creative ideas in clinical psychology, we nurture researchers who can investigate human behaviors, cognition, and emotions from a variety of perspectives. We also train clinical psychologists who can flexibly adapt to societal needs with a broad perspective.

At the Department of Clinical Psychology, students study a wide range of theories, such as community psychology, psychoanalysis, psychology of health, psychiatry, and humanistic psychology. They also learn many approaches: community approach, psychoanalytical psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. We likewise offer research conferences for case studies through which students can have the opportunity to learn diverse theories and therapy techniques.

In addition to offering lectures that expand students’ knowledge about clinical psychology, the department prioritizes practical study. Students are provided opportunities to engage in internships at hospitals or development centers and volunteer programs, such as Mental Friends. Students can gain practical experience in their intended research fields through these programs.

Curriculum

Required Subjects Advanced Studies in Clinical Psychology 1・2 2 units each
Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy 1 : Theory & Practice of Psychological Support 2 units
Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy 2 2 units
Advanced Seminar in Personality Assessment 1: Psychological Assessment 2 units
Advanced Seminar in Personality Assessment 2 2 units
Basic Clinical Training 1・2 1 unit each
Practicum in Psychology 2 : Clinical Training 1 1 unit
Clinical Training 2 1 unit
Supervisory Seminar for Master’s Thesis 1・2 2 units each
Master’s Thesis
Elective Subjects Advanced Studies in Clinical Research 2 units
Advanced Studies in Statistical Methods for Psychology 1・2 2 units each
Advanced Studies in Developmental Psychology : Socal Wellfare Area 2 units
Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Personality 2 units
Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Learning 2 units
Advanced Studies in Cognitive Psychology 2 units
Advanced Studies in Social Psychology 2 units
Advanced Studies in Organizational Psychology 2 units
Advanced Studies in Social Pathology : Forensics & Criminology Area 2 units
Advanced Studies in Psychiatry : Medical & Health Area 2 units
Advanced Studies in Psychosomatic Medicine : Medical & Health Area 2 units
Studies in Psychology of Persons with Disabilities : Socal Wellfare Area 2 units
Studies in Community Psychology for Family, Group, & Community 2 units
Advanced Studies in Counseling 1 2 units
Advanced Studies in Counseling 2 2 units
Advanced Studies in Counseling 3 : Theory & Practice of Psychological Support 2 units
Advanced Studies in Counseling 4 2 units
Advanced Studies in Counseling 5 in Educational Area 2 units
Support Theory & Applications in Industry & Work Area 2 units
Theory & Practice for Mental Health Education 2 units
Practicum in Psychology 1 1 unit
Practicum in Psychology 3 1 unit
Practicum in Psychology 4 1 unit
Required Units
total 30 units or more