The Academy for Health Counseling, a Specified Nonprofit Organization

Outline of the Academy for Health Counseling, a Specified Nonprofit Organization

Statement of Reason for Establishing the AHC
Structured Association Technique Counseling

  Behavior modification or continuation requires knowing "what the real issues are for me now" and "what course of action is best for me?" Whether you are able to develop such awareness or not, depends on the other people's understanding of your feelings and on your ability to establish and maintain relationships and places in which you can engage in self-examination, self-assertion, and self-determination without anxiety. To be able to establish and maintain such relationships and places, it is essential that you learn how to counsel individuals and groups using the structured association technique (SAT). This is so you will be able correctly to understand the other person's emotions and feelings, thereby establishing appropriate communication that accurately identifies the needs of each individual.

  At AHC, we aim to develop and spread a counseling technique based on SAT. We hope to develop AHC into an academic society for probing what constitutes SAT counseling as a scientific technique and as a research and global educational institute for designing effective training programs in SAT based counseling.

  For information on holding seminars and the like, please contact
  the Secretariat of the Academy for Health Counseling (AHC)

  We urge you to acquire the knowledge and technique of SAT counseling  & therapy and use them for building better human relationships and facilitating your daily work.

  An AHC certification system is set up as part of the qualification screening mechanism.

Principal Board Members

President Prof. Tsunetsugu Munakata, Dr H Sc, Head, Health Counseling Division, Director, Department of Human Care Sciences, School of Human Comprehensive Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Board Chairperson Prof. Makoto Hosaka, DDS, Chiba College of Health Science
Deputy-Board Chairperson Prof. Sayuri Hashimoto, PhD, School of Human Comprehensive Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Advisors Prof. Kumiko Yamazaki, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Waseda University
Prof. Toshinori Ishikuma, PhD, School Psychology,University of Tsukuba
Dr. Ryoichi Obitsu, MD, Oncology, Obitsu Sankei Hospital
Prof. Yasutaka Kokubu, PhD, Counseling Psychology, Tokyo Seitoku University
Prof. Emeritus Masaya Hisamura, MD, Psychosomatic Medicine
Prof. Yoshihide Nakai, MD, Psychosomatic Medicine, Kansai Medical University