About me 私について

Hello! I am Dr. Miho Katsumata. I am an English/Japanese speaking psychologist, living in Bangkok, Thailand. I am currently working as School Counselor in an international school in Thailand. I am a licensed psychologist, a certified school psychologist, a certified Sandplay Therapist (ISST) and have a PhD in Counseling Psychology. My PhD dissertation title is ‘Jungian-oriented Group Activity Therapy Promotes Self-concept, Resilience, Self-compassion, and Compassion for Others among Thai Adolescents’.  My approach to counseling and psychotherapy is Jungian psychology (Carl Jung’s psychodynamic approach) and expressive arts/play method. Through the combination of these two frameworks, I help children, adolescents and adults in their psychological process of self-healing and personal growth.

As I have been working in Japanese / Thai / international schools / colleges as a teacher, counselor and school psychologist for over 20 years and having received extensive training in Sandplay Therapy, my speciality is working with children and adolescents with developmental, emotional, behavioral and social issues through conducting educational assessment, parenting support and working with Sandplay Therapy.

My approach can be also eclectic in order to meet the different expressive styles of clients and their preference of counseling approach. I have had various extended types of counseling trainings and I include a wide-range of other counseling skills including Cognitive Therapy, Solution-focused Approach, Person-centered Approach, Gestalt Approach, Mindful Therapy and Group Therapy as needed. The cases I have worked include child developmental / psychological issues, grief and loss, trauma, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship, and self-discovery.

Professional Affiliations

  • Japan Association of School Psychologists
  • The International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST)
  • The Japanese Association of Sandplay Therapy
  • The Japanese Association for Research on Children of Divorced Families and Stepfamilies
  • The World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals (WASTP)

はじめまして。タイ王国バンコク都在住の公認心理師・学校心理士・国際箱庭療法士(ISST)・カウンセリング心理学博士の勝又美保と申します。現在はタイ王国内のインターナショナルスクールでスクールカウンセラーとして勤めています。私の専門領域は子供の臨床心理とユング派箱庭療法であり、心理療法の方法論はカール・ユングの心理学理論と創造的アート / 遊戯療法の理論に基づくものです。カウンセリング心理学の博士論文のタイトルは「ユング派のグループ・アクティビティー・セラピーがタイ人青年者の自己概念、レジリンス、自己への思いやり、他人への思いやりを促進する」です。


ユング派の心理療法や創造的アート / 遊戯療法以外にも、認知療法、解決志向アプローチ、来談者中心療法、ゲシュタルトアプローチ、マインドフルアプローチ、ボーエン家族システム論など様々なカウンセリング心理学のトレーニングを受けてきたため、大人を含めた多様なケースを包括的(折衷的)なアプローチを用い、対応することも可能です。子供の臨床以外にこれまで対応してきた相談内容は、自己発見、対人関係、精神的ストレス、喪失体験、トラウマ(心理的外傷)、摂食障害、うつ病、不安障害等です。

所属学会:日本学校心理士会、日本箱庭療法学会、日本離婚・再婚家族と子ども研究学会、The International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST)、The World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals (WASTP)

Dr. Miho Katsumata