Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Nakamura, Shin-Ichi

  • Gita SeshadriEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_730


Shin-Ichi Nakamura, M.D.


Shin-Ichi Nakamura is well known for his contributions to the field of family therapy for studying aspects of cultural diversity and cross-cultural research. He is a well-known mental health professional in Japan. More specifically, he has explored family therapy techniques within Asian populations including those from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and Mainland China. Dr. Nakamura has also been one of the main leaders who has brought forth and supported initiatives and organizations to influence the education and training of mental health professionals in Asian regions as well as studies the group dynamics within and across Asian cultures.


Shin-Ichi Nakamura is a psychiatrist who obtained his medical degree from Juntendo University, School of Medicine in 1975. He also received his Doctor of Medical Science in 1983 and became certified by the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology the same year. He became a member of the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alliant International UniversitySacramentoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sean Davis
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  1. 1.California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International UniversitySacramentoUSA