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Graduate School of Professional Clinical Psychology

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  Kansai University's Graduate School of Professional Clinical Psychology is a graduate school dedicated to the training of highly advanced professional clinical psychologists.

  Students completing a required course of studies in the Graduate School of Professional Clinical Psychology will be conferred with an academic degree, Master of Professional Clinical Psychology, and become eligible for the official qualifying examination for clinical psychologists organized by the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologist.

  The objective of the Graduate School of Professional Clinical Psychology is the training of clinical psychologists as highly reliable professionals who can, armed with specialized knowledge, deal with complex and serious psychological problems in contemporary society. The School also supports the acquisition of advanced skills required of psychologists working in various domains such as education, medical care, welfare and industry, thus enabling future practitioners who are fully capable of applying their abilities in the clinical field.

  In the Graduate School of Professional Clinical Psychology, students can obtain not only specialized knowledge and skills in clinical psychology, but also skills in various other areas required for future professional activities such as for school counselors, medical team members, care providers for crime or disaster victims, occupational mental health supervisors, career guidance counselors. Graduate students will be trained to be highly qualified practitioners capable of putting their expertise to full use in respective areas. The School also supports students' preparation for the official qualifying examination organized by the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologist and other related qualifying examinations.

  The Graduate School of Professional Clinical Psychology provides a balanced curriculum comprised of theoretical studies and practical training for the acquisition of practical skills based on scientific theories.

  Specifically, seminars, lectures and technical and clinical exercises are systematically arranged in the curriculum.

  The curriculum is designed in such a way as to enable students to acquire practical skills, such as those related to psychological assessment and counseling, through a combination of technical seminars and practical exercises. To prepare students for clinical practical, practicum are organically structured from the first year so that students can undergo clinical training and exercises in their second year according to their desired career orientation.

  The curriculum also familiarizes students with advanced professional ethics, laws and regulations in related domains and basic knowledge in medicine, enabling them to acquire the latest skills and to be responsive to changes of the times, so that they will be confident as highly knowledgeable professional clinical psychologists.

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