Nagoya University Psychological Support & Research Center for Human Development


Faculty Staff

SUZUKI Kenichi, Ph.D.


Dr. Suzuki is a clinical psychologist whose original field was the mental health of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients. At Hiroshima University, he completed his doctoral dissertation on the patients’ internal processing of the illness and coping with death. After serving as an assistant teacher for three years at Hiroshima University, he pursued psychoanalysis study at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York from 1999 to 2003, and received his certification thereafter.

From 2004, he worked as a student counselor at Kanazawa University until 2011, when he moved to the Center for Student Counseling in Nagoya University. His current research interest is in establishing an interpersonal psychoanalytic approach to working with university students.

Publications (selected)

  1. Suzuki K. (1995) The Psychological world of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Attitude toward the illness and death. Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36, 271—284. (in Japanese)
  2. Suzuki K. (1999) Psychological states of parents with sons who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 345—357. (in Japanese)
  3. Ichimaru T., Kuranaga K., Morita H., & Suzuki K. (2001) The effects of a child's vicious murder on his schoolmates: A longitudinal approach with the S-HTP technique. Journal of Japanese Clinical Psychology, 19, 329—341. (in Japanese)
  4. Suzuki K. (2008) Trends of University Counseling Services in the U.S. with Particular Emphasis on Those in New York State: Based on the Results of a National Survey and from the Point of View of Psychoanalysis. The Japanese Journal of Student Counseling, 29, 273—284. (in Japanese)
  5. Suzuki K. (2011) The interpersonal experience between Boku and Sacchan in the Japanese children's song Sacchan. Bulletin of Center for Student Counseling, Nagoya University, 11, 16—19. (in Japanese)
  6. Suzuki K. (2012) A review of dream analysis on student counseling. Bulletin of Center for student Counseling, Nagoya University, 12, 22—28. (in Japanese)

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