Makiko KuritaDirector Japanese Chapter | Trainer
After graduating from university, Makiko worked as an English language teacher and then at the British Consulate General (Consular Department, Commercial Department). Makiko became interested in psychology and entered graduate school (clinical psychology major). She gained clinical experience in individual and group therapy for school children, developmental assessments in infant health checkups, and mother-child counselling. She also researched the dynamics of families with drug dependence problems such as alcohol. After graduating, Makiko worked as a counsellor at the Osaka Prefectural Mental Health Comprehensive Center, implementing and analysing counselling and psychological tests. She also worked as a counsellor at a public educational counselling centre, and a school counsellor at public elementary, junior high, and high schools; Makiko is also active as a lecturer in mental health seminars at government offices and a psychology lecturer at vocational schools and culture schools.
Makiko’s first encounter with MiCBT was in 2015 when she participated in a two-day introductory workshop on MiCBT in Osaka, facilitated by Ms Mikako Naito, who had travelled from Australia. In 2020, Makiko completed the applied course with Dr Cayoun and has since attended many MiCBT masterclasses and courses. Makiko is also part of the translation team for “Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Well-Being and Personal Growth” into Japanese, which will be published soon.