Professor MIZUNO Masafumi, MD, PhD is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and Director of Early Psychosis Unit ‘Il Bosco’, Toho University Omori Medical Centre.
He completed his Visiting Professorship of neuropsychology at the University of Padua, Italy, in 1993–1995. After this he began clinical research on community-based services based on neurocognitive approaches and epidemiological studies at Keio University. Since 1995, he and his team have engaged in the Optimal Treatment Project by Prof. Ian Falloon, which is an international collaboration to assess the benefits of optimal treatment for major mental disorders.
He served as the President of the IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health Inc.from 2014-2016 and now serves as the President of the Japanese Society for Social Psychiatry, the Board member of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently serves also as the Editor-in-Chief of the Japanese Bulletin of Social Psychiatry.
Professor Mizuno has started his training and clinical research of Morita Therapy since 1999 supervised by Drs. Kitanishi Kenji and Nakamura Kei. From April 2020, he starts his presidency of the Japanese Society for Morita Therapy with enthusiasm for the spread of Morita’s ideas as for the principle of contemporary urban life.