Amazon.com: Well Planted in Fertile Ground: An Introduction to Japanese Psychotherapy (9781453821442): Andrew Grimes: Books
"An Introduction to Japanese Psychotherapy" is an investigation into modern Japanese psychotherapy practice currently in Japan, the ways and approaches of psychotherapies in Japan, where psychotherapists practice in Japan and how they utilize psychotherapeutic systems to serve the needs and wishes of their clients and patients. With an emphasis on identifying the full range of systems of psychotherapy being used within Japanese society in the treatment of emotional and psychosomatic problems and also in the treatment of problems caused by crisis in life." Extract: "The current of psychotherapy in Japan has long been naturally moving towards all current psychotherapies being used in a form of integrated psychotherapy. The teachings of all the most leading and influential teachers of the predominate schools of psychotherapy at least since the end of the war in the Pacific have favoured an acceptance and respect for all other major systems of psychotherapy. The answers and comments provided by all respondents surveyed as part of this research on the use of all of the major methods of psychotherapy currently utilized to nurture the well being of clients and patients of all kinds overwhelming show that they vary and tailor their approach for each and every one of them. So very few practicing psychotherapists here insist on just one approach. Therefore it is a very personal and consensually concordant current that has resulted in integrative psychotherapy becoming popular in Japan too. The very nature of Japanese culture with its Buddhist roots still deeply influencing the ways that all people relate to one another here is integrative in nature and current modalities of Japanese psychotherapy too have been adopted, adapted and encouraged to grow and advance in a spirit of harmony and cooperation between professionals and clients and patients always with a respect of the intrinsic inter-relationship of human interaction being at the heart of things."
About the Author: Andrew Grimes was educated, trained and qualified in Japan as a Clinical Psychologist with a focus in person centered psychotherapy under the clinical supervision of Dr Noboru Hozumi and the educational supervision of Dr Akihisa Kondo. He was qualified in 1996 as a Clinical Psychologist by the Japanese Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists. In 2003 he became the first non-Japanese mental health professional to be awarded qualification as a registered Psychotherapist in Japan by the Japanese Federation for Psychotherapy. He has practiced here as a counselor, psychotherapist and group therapist in Japan for over twenty years in both Community Psychiatric Adult Daycare Rehabilitation Centres and JSCCP recognized Counseling Centers. Currently he is the Principal Director of Tokyo Counseling Services which he founded in 1999. Tokyo Counseling Services Website: http://tokyocounseling.com