Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology
Mitsuru Yamashina was born in Aomori Prefecture in 1961.
He graduated from Niigata University School of Medicine in 1989.
After serving as a doctor at Tokyo Metropolitan Matsuzawa Hospital, an assistant and lecturer at Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, and a professor of Bunkyo University Faculty of Human Sciences, he assumed his current position in 2010.
He holds a Ph.D. in Medicine (Juntendo University) and is a designated doctor of psychiatric healthcare and a clinical psychologist.
His specialist field is youth psychiatry and psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He aims to be an intermediary between clinical sites and psychology education, and is working on clinical research.
His written works include Integration of Psychoanalytical Development Theory 2 (co-supervisor of translation), Procedures for Psychoanalysis Diagnostic Interviews(co-authoring), and more.
From FY2016, he has been working on the research funded by the JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), Proposals for Comprehensive Support Measures, Based on the Key Pillars of Regional Intervention and an Understanding of the State of Older Hikikomori in Underpopulated Areas (project number 16K10258).