The Person-Centered Approach in Japan: Blending a western approach with Japanese culture
ISBN 978 1 906254 40 7 (2015)
Edited by Makiko Mikuni, The Person-Centered Approach in Japan discusses the history and development of the person-centred approach within Japanese counselling culture over the last 65 years. This transcultural counselling study introduces us to a range of settings including working with children and students, aspects of focusing theory and practice, qualitative research and facilitator training for encounter groups.
This book provides a snapshot and fascinating cross-cultural insight into the history and current practice of the person-centered approach in a culture clearly very different from the one in which it was conceived. Is this a story of American psychological imperialism or the flowering of a meeting of cultures? The reader can decide for themselves.
Hideaki Fukumori, MA; Akira Ikemi, PhD; Yasuyuki Kira, PhD; Makiko Mikuni, PhD; Tomonori Motoyama, MA; Koji Nagano, MEd; Yukishige Nakata, PhD; Kazuhiko Nojima, PhD; Masayoshi Sakanaka, PhD; Yasuhiro Suetake, PhD; Ryuichi Tamura, MA.