Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies Faculty of Human-Environment Studies Kyushu University

Department of Clinical Psychology and Community Studies

Graduation Policy

Supervisory Training and Research Course in Clinical Psychology

Students who have completed the Master’s degree are able to work in clinical practice because they have already acquired a research element of clinical psychology by writing a dissertation etc., and have already fulfilled all requirements to take an exam to be a clinical psychologist. At the same time, students who wish to become educational researchers are required to have enough practical and research skills of clinical psychology to continue to study on the Ph.D. program.   Students who have completed the Ph.D. program have gone on to positions of educational researcher or advanced specialty practice instructor at a training graduate school for “clinical psychologists”, educational and research institutions, and medical and welfare facilities.

Community Studies Course

In the Master’s program, we provide students the opportunity to master methodology in the fields of sociology, cultural anthropology, and comparative religions. Consequently, we cultivate practitioners who are able to conduct observations and analyses based on field research, and students who wish to continue more advanced research at Ph.D. level. In the Ph.D. program, we encourage students to develop skills learnt during the Master’s program, and cultivate researchers and practitioners who are able to conduct creative research in the fields of sociology, cultural anthropology, and comparative religions.

Educational Programs

Supervisory Training and Research Course in Clinical Psychology

The Supervisory Training and Research Course in Clinical Psychology aims to determine various psychological problems caused by modern society, by providing psychological aid to people suffering in society. We strive to produce education leaders of clinical psychology who have research and teaching abilities to solve problems relating to the mind.

Community Studies Course

The Community Studies Course provides opportunities to learn methodologies of theoretical sociology, metro-sociology, welfare sociology, community sociology, cultural anthropology, comparative religious studies, and it also aims to develop researchers and practitioners who aspire to further develop this field.

Curriculum policies

Supervisory Training and Research Course in Clinical Psychology

The Master’s program aims to cultivate educational leaders of clinical psychology, who can perform practical clinical psychology as well. Therefore, we offer a special research program (which forms the Master’s thesis), research methods of clinical psychology, alongside a practical curriculum that fulfills the requirements to take an examination held by the Foundation of Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists for the license of clinical psychologist Beside clinical practice as a clinical psychologist, the Ph.D. program attempts to cultivate educational researchers of clinical psychology. Therefore, we offer a curriculum which focuses on teaching theory of clinical psychology and also instructing how to complete the Ph.D. dissertation.

Community Studies Course

The Master’s program is designed to learn methodologies of sociology, cultural anthropology, and comparative religious studies, and it offers prerequisite subjects to conduct observation and analysis based on the field. We also offer a subject that has been approved a certificate of “professional social researchers” recognized by Japan Association for Social Research.

The Ph.D. program expands the contents acquired in the Masters and offers supervising the Ph.D. dissertation as well as research subjects in the respective fields of sociology, cultural anthropology, comparative religious studies in order to form a creative dissertation.

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