Sex Therapy in the Japanese Context

I will be presenting a clinical workshop for health professionals on September 6, 2015 at 32nd Annual Meeting of Japan Association of Family Therapy on Sex Therapy – An Integrative Approach in the Japanese Context, held at Japan Women’s University. More information available at conference website of The 32nd. Annual Meeting in TOKYO, Japan Association of Family Therapy Sex Therapy –

Book recommendation: Online Counseling, 2nd ed.: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals Hardcover – 2010 (Eds.) Ron Kraus, George Stricker & Cedric Speyer

This is a great read for everyone, who is interested in online counselling and therapy. Online counseling 2nd edition provides highly practical and applicable tools in different online settings, offering a comprehensive and useful resource of information for online therapists and mental health providers.

The 13th Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology Conference, Brisbane, Australia 22-25 October 2014.

I am pleased to announce the active participation at the 13th Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology Conference, Brisbane, Australia on 22-25 October 2014. For more details please check the link to the 13th AOFS Conference 2014. I will be presenting on the following co-authored papers: 1. Sexual satisfaction and dissatisfaction in the Japanese – Western marriages and committed relationships in the

Book review – The New Paradox for Japanese Women: Greater Choice, Greater Inequality by Toshiaki Tachibanaki (橘木 俊詔)

Recently I have come across a very interesting analysis of modern Japanese women and their dilemmas related to the society, family and gender roles presented in a book published in 2010: The New Paradox for Japanese Women: Greater Choice, Greater Inequality, authored by Toshiaki Tachibanaki (橘木 俊詔). The Japanese edition was published in 2008 as 女女格差 (Jojo kakusa). I highly recommend reading the

The anatomy of dependence by Takeo Doi – Japanese Psychology and Japanese Mind

The Anatomy of Dependence (甘えの構造 Amae no kōzō) is one of the most important contributions to the science of Japanese mind and how Japanese define the social interactions. The book written by Japanese psychoanalyst Takeo Doi,  describes his insight into the concept of Amae (甘え), which he describes as a uniquely Japanese word both on linguistic and behavioral level, penetrating every aspect

An insightful and breathtaking documentary about suicides in Japan: Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan

This is one of the most insightful and breathtaking documentaries about suicides in Japan, I have ever seen so far, presenting an amazing array of views, why Japan is characterized by one of the highest suicide rates in the world. “Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan” or  is an over 5o-minute documentary directed by Rene

Japan’s Cultural Codes

This time I want to mention a book The Japan’s Cultural Code Words by Boyé Lafayette De Mente, which enormously helps to understand the Japanese character and cultural communication codes,  and is recommended to anyone, who wants to get a deeper insight into the Japanese way of Life. And it reads like a page-turner!