Guide to the Student Support Center

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About the Student Support Center

The Student Support Center provides confidential counseling services for students (and faculty and staff concerned in students) on a wide range of matters relating to study or personal problem. If you are a student from foreign countries who cannot speak Japanese, please consult to the Advising for International Students/Researchers.

The Student Support Center (of Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources) was established in 2022, by reorganization of the Counseling Office (of the General Student Support Center), which was established in 2013. The Student Support Center has staff of three full-time Psychiatrists, ten full-time Clinical psychologists, two full-time Career Consultants, two full-time school nurses, one full-time educational affairs counselor, two part-time Clinical psychologists for international students, and five assistant. Every year, about 800 students and staff come to the Student Support Center for counseling, and about 4,000 interviews are conducted.

Services and Activities

Services

  • Individual counseling on any problems of students, including academic problems, occupational problems, psychological problems, mental and physical health.
  • Consultation with faculty and staff regarding students.
  • Group counseling, encounter group, and other kinds of group work.
  • Conducting interviews by university physicians with the students who will take a leave of absence or re-enroll in the university.
  • Conducting interviews by university physicians with the students who will study abroad.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Casework.
  • Holding orientations for incoming freshmen in cooperation with faculties.
  • Holding seminars or symposiums for enlightment to students and staff.
  • Holding seminars or symposiums for university counselors.

Investigation and Research

  • Investigation of adjustment problems of drop-outs, career problems, and emotional problems relating to mental health.
  • Investigation of student personnel services in connection with higher education.

Periodical Bulletin

Coming soon.

Common Concerns

Student’s Common Concerns

For example, the center provides counseling to students who:

  • Are suffering in a relationship.
  • Would like to think about their own character.
  • Need someone to talk to about their sexual/gender identity.
  • Are worried about their relationship with their family.
  • Are not motivated to do research for some reason.
  • Are wondering whether to change their course of study.
  • Are suffering from depression or anxiety.
  • Are worried about employment or job-seeking activities.

Faculty and Staff’s Common Concerns

For example, the center provides advice to faculty and staff members who:

  • Would like to consult with a counselor as to students of concern.
  • Would like to discuss how to interact with/relate to students.

Staff Members

Director of the Student Support Center

Yasushi SUGIHARA, professor

Counselors

Yasushi SUGIHARA, professor
(Clinical psychologist at the Headquarters Counseling Office)

Junko NAKAGAWA, associate professor
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office Yoshida)

Ryuji FURIHATA, associate professor
(Psychiatrist at the Headquarters Counseling Office)

Hiroyuki FURUKAWA, junior associate professor
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office Yoshida-South and the Counseling Office Uji)

Maya YANASE, junior associate professor
(Psychiatrist at the Headquarters Counseling Office and the International Student Advising Office)

Ryuta WADA, junior associate professor
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office North and the Counseling Office Katsura)

Yukako NAKAGAMI, assistant professor
(Psychiatrist at the Headquarters Counseling Office)

Ami SHINODA, specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office Katsura)

Midori KAWAMOTO, specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office Uji)

Naho MISUGI, specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office Yoshida-South)

Naoko FUJII, specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office Yoshida)

Nozomi ESHIRO, specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office North)

Sueto KUMASHIRO, specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the Counseling Office Katsura and the Counseling Office Yoshida)

Hidemi AIDA, specially contracted staff member
(Career consultant at the Career Consultation Office)

Yuko Suzuki, specially contracted staff member
(Career consultant at the Career Consultation Office)

Miho MATSUYAMA, assistant administrative staff
(Career consultant at the Counseling Office Uji and the Counseling Office Katsura)

Kumiko TANIGUCHI, specially contracted staff member
(School nurse at the Counseling Office Yoshida)

Yoko BAN, part-time staff member
(School nurse at the Counseling Office Uji)

Toshiyuki HASEGAWA, administrative staff
(Educational affairs counselor at the Counseling Office Yoshida-South)

Kazuto HISHIDA, part-time specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the International Student Advising Office)

Mayumi NISHIOKA, part-time specialist staff member
(Clinical psychologist at the International Student Advising Office)

Asako, IMAI, part-time staff member
(Counselor at the Student Lounge ‘KI-ZU-NA’)

University Physicians

University physicians provide counseling services to:

  • Students who come to the center for consultation: evaluating their mental and physical health, and if necessary, conducting interviews with them or referring them to medical institutions (they do not prescribe medication).
  • Students who will take a leave of absence or re-enroll in the university: conducting interviews with the students, if required.
  • Students who will study abroad: conducting interviews with the students, if required.
  • Faculty and staff members who provide support to students: conducting interviews with them to give advice on student health management.

University physicians: Ryuji FURIHATA, Maya YANASE, and Yukako NAKAGAMI

Contact Us (Location and Office Hours)

Student Counseling Office

The Student Counseling Office is the common name for five counseling offices (Counseling Office Yoshida, Counseling Office Yoshida-South, Counseling Office North, Counseling Office Katsura, Counseling Office Uji).

Counseling Office Yoshida (Main Campus)

Phone : 075-753-2515
E-mail : yoshida-ssc_at_mail.assdr.kyoto-u.ac.jp (_at_→@)
Open : 9:00 to 17:00 (Monday through Friday, except public holidays.)

Counseling Office Yoshida-South (Yoshida-South Campus)

Phone : 075-753-2547
E-mail : yoshidaminami-ssc_at_mail.assdr.kyoto-u.ac.jp (_at_→@)
Open : 9:00 to 17:00 (Monday through Friday, except public holidays.)

Counseling Office North (North Campus)

Phone : 075-753-2587
E-mail : hokubu-ssc_at_mail.assdr.kyoto-u.ac.jp (_at_→@)
Open : 9:00 to 17:00 (Monday through Friday, except public holidays.)

Counseling Office Katsura (Katsura Campus)

Phone : 075-383-7317
E-mail : katsura-ssc_at_mail.assdr.kyoto-u.ac.jp (_at_→@)
Open : 9:00 to 17:00 (Monday through Friday, except public holidays.)

Counseling Office Uji (Uji Campus)

Phone : 0774-38-4554
E-mail : uji-ssc_at_mail.assdr.kyoto-u.ac.jp (_at_→@)
Open : 9:00 to 17:00 (Monday through Friday, except public holidays.)

Career Consultation Office (Main Campus)

At the Career Consultation Office, dedicated career consultants provide advice on job-seeking, career development, etc.

Phone : 075-753-2483
E-mail : shushoku_at_mail.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (_at_→@)
Open : 9:00 to 17:00 (Monday through Friday, except public holidays.)

Access

Counseling Office Yoshida (Main Campus)


Counseling Office Yoshida, Student Support Center
Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources
Kyoto University

Until July 2022 (tentative schedule)
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
(1st floor of the Education Promotion and Student Support Department Building (Former West Building of the Petrochemistry Course) on Yoshida Main Campus)



Counseling Office Yoshida, Student Support Center
Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources
Kyoto University

From July 2022 (tentative schedule)
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
(2nd floor of the Education Promotion and Student Support Department Building (Former Main Building of the Petrochemistry Course) on Yoshida Main Campus)

 

Counseling Office Yoshida-South (Yoshida-South Campus)


Counseling Office Yoshida-South, Student Support Center
Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources
Kyoto University

Yoshida-Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
(1st floor of Rakuyu Kaikan on Yoshida-South Campus)

 

Counseling Office North (North Campus)


Counseling Office North, Student Support Center
Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources
Kyoto University

Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502
(1st floor of Former Head Office of the Forest Research Station on North Campus)

 

Counseling Office Katsura (Katsura Campus)


Counseling Office Katsura, Student Support Center
Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources
Kyoto University

Kyoto daigaku-katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8530
(3rd floor of Funai Center in the B Cluster on Katsura Campus)

 

Counseling Office Uji (Uji Campus)


Counseling Office Uji, Student Support Center
Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources
Kyoto University

Gokasho, Uji-city, Kyoto 611-0011
(2nd floor of Kyoto University Co-Op Building on Uji Campus)

 

Career Consultation Office (Main Campus)


Career Consultation Office, Student Support Center
Agency of Student Support and Disability Resources
Kyoto University

Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
(1st floor of the Education Promotion and Student Support Department Building (Former Main Building of the Petrochemistry Course) on Yoshida Main Campus)