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Psychological testing

We are delighted to announce that, beginning in May, Tokyo Mental Health will be able to provide psychological testing for our English and Spanish speaking clients. So what are Psychological Tests? And, what are they for? A psychological test is an instrument used to measure a specific psychological aspect or characteristic of a client. This […]

CBT and Cognitive Distortions, Part 2

As the first step in working with cognitive distortions is increasing awareness of the biased patterns of thinking, the second goes into “cognitive restructuring”. Here, the therapist will guide the individual to beginning to develop alternatives to the distorted thoughts, and thus, “replace” the harmful thoughts. Such alternatives will be facts or reminders that are […]

CBT and Cognitive Distortions, Part 1

One of the most popular and widely researched forms of therapy available today is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). While CBT focuses on both the cognitive and behavioral dimensions of an individual’s functioning, one of the main focuses of this mode of therapy is identifying ways in which one’s thinking patterns are biased or distorted. In […]

New Psychotherapist Starts at Tokyo Mental Health

I’m excited to announce that with the new year, I’ll be joined by an American psychotherapist, Mandie Maurer, who is coming to Tokyo from the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Mandie was trained in the University of Michigan Ambulatory Psychiatry Department and has conducted individual and group psychotherapy with individuals dealing with a range […]

New Research Questionnaires

Can you help with our research aimed at validating two new scales to measure mood and anxiety symptoms? The goal is to involve as broad an age range (from 18 upwards) as possible, equal representation of males and females, and people from different cultural and educational backgrounds. The title of the study is: Pilot observational […]

Therapy in Kansai area

I often get inquiries from people looking for counselling and therapy in the Kansai area. I would like to introduce 2 friends of mine who practice in Kansai, Lil Wills in Kobe and Colin Zimbleman in Kyoto. A fellow Brit, Lil is a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.) Colin is from […]

Audit and Outcomes

In UK, it is standard practice for medical providers of any sort, including psychiatry clinics, to measure and assess their performance against set standards, such as those set by NICE or by Royal College of Psychiatrists. This seems to be an unusual practice in Japan, but in UK and i believe across a lot of […]

Collaboration with Azumabashi New Tower Clinic

Tokyo Mental Health is pleased to announce that we are now collaborating with Azumabashi New Tower Psychiatry Clinic in Azumbashi, one minute walk from the metro station on Asakusa line. Dr Fujii specializes in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders. The clinic accepts Japanese Health Insurance and though not a native English speaker, Dr Fujii […]

Uk-Trained English Tokyo Psychiatrist receives Japanese Medical License

Tokyo Mental Health is pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Kissane, our English psychiatrist, has received a Japanese Medical License to practice medicine and psychiatry in Japan. Dr Kissane provides English psychiatric services at Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic hosted by American Clinic Tokyo. The Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic can provide the full range of psychiatric services in […]

Royal College of Psychiatrists website resources

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) is UK is the professional body that is responsible for the higher training of UK psychiatrists. The author has a conflict of interest here as a member. It has an active website that also contains a number of resources that might be of interest, including information about mental disorders […]