Cognitive therapy / cognitive behavior therapy is psychotherapy of which therapeutic effects have been demonstrated for depression, anxiety disorder, etc. It can be administered to individuals or groups and families. The scope of the application has been extended widely, such that skills of cognitive therapy / cognitive behavior therapy are used not only in medical field but also in community and vocational mental health and areas related to law and education.
The National Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research was established in response to this trend in April 2011 in the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, for the following purposes:
(1) Provision of cognitive therapy/ cognitive behavior therapy, support to and cooperation with activities using it in various fields;
(2) Clinical research on cognitive therapy/ cognitive behavior therapy; and
(3) Training professionals of various fields to be capable of cognitive therapy/ cognitive behavior therapy.
We believe that the Center plays an extremely important role in mental health, which has become a national issue. Our staff members strive to fulfill the role in cooperation with you. We appreciate your cooperation and support.
Masaru Horikoshi Ph.D. Director, National Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Research