Degree/Professional Training/Clinical Practice/Scientific Research/Professional organizations

Degree: Doctorat (PhD), Psychopathology (2014)
MA, Philosophy & Psychoanalysis (2009)
MA, Child and Adolescent Psychology (2005)

Professional Training. I have trained in various psychoanalytical associations, including but not limited to years of seminars, workshops, clinical groups, reading groups, group supervision, and individual supervision. I was also trained in psychoanalytic family therapy for two years, and part of my training and clinical practice focuses on counseling infants and their mothers. Individual psychoanalysis (9 years).

Clinical Practice (9 years). My professional experience includes working in a medico-social institution for children and adolescents (1 year), the Neuropediatrics department of a Children’s hospital (1 year), an adolescent psychiatric hospital (1 year), Welfare services (2 years), and a guidance center (4 years) where I have conducted psychotherapy with children, adolescents and families. Counseling in Kyoto.

Scientific Research. As a scholar, my courses deal with intellectual history (Kansai French Institute) and psycho-social issues in Japan (Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts). I have been researching for 6 years at Kyoto University Institute for Research in Humanities, on acute social withdrawal and trauma (2011-2017). My investigations in history and anthropology of mental medicine continue as a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH-NCNP Japan). I am involved in research projects and seminars at Ritsumeikan U., Kyoto U., Paris U. (France) and McGill U. (Canada). I am a reviewer for journals such as Transcultural Psychiatry and Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. More details in Publications.

Professional organizations.

  • Japanese Society of Transcultural Psychiatry
  • International Mental Health Practitioners Japan
  • Lacan Society of Japan
  • Le Pari de Lacan Association
  • European Association of Japanese Studies
  • Japan Anthropology Workshop