Training experts in psychology capable of meeting the needs of today’s society
The Graduate School of Psychology offers research and educational programs in a manner that strikes a right balance between basic research and clinical application of research findings. In doing so, the Graduate School aims to provide students with both advanced knowledge and practical skills in experimental psychology that places importance on an empirical understanding of human behavior, as well as high research competency.
The Graduate School of Psychology is promoting innovative educational programs to nurture in students the ability to play a leadership role in developing and implementing research plans and putting research findings into practice, beyond the boundaries of the industrial, academic and government sectors. The international presence of Doshisha University also allows for active interactions with foreign researchers.
Students in the Psychology Course are required to participate in practical training under the research internship program and report the results of the training in the class of Psychological System Theory . In this class, students are taught the basic knowledge for participating in the internship program and working in harmony with people from other organizations. After the internship program, students are given post-training guidance based on their reports in the class. This course also offers advanced lectures on specialty areas of psychology where students learn up-to-date professional expertise.
Clinical Psychology CourseThe “Class 1 Graduate School” status granted by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists. A curriculum for "Certified Public Psychologists" has been implemented in 2018.
Students in this course are required to participate in training held at the Center for Clinical Psychology and by external organizations and attend case conferences to develop practical clinical skills. In addition to such practical training, the course offers various lecture subjects, allowing students to learn a broad range of topics about clinical psychology and acquire professional expertise along with practical skills.