Masahiro Minami, Ph.D.

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Dr. Masahiro Minami is an associate professor (counselling psychology program) in the Faculty of Education at the Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is a certified Morita psychotherapist registered with the Japanese Society for Morita Therapy (JSMT) in Japan and also serves as the Secretary General for the International Committee for Morita Therapy. Dr. Minami received his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia, Canada. He also serves as the Senior Research Partner for the Rwanda National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, and the Research Consultant for the Prison Fellowship Rwanda. He is the current director of the SFU Mental Health Services Research Lab, SFU Globe in Peace Project and the Prison Fellowship Rwanda-Morita Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Research in Kigali, Rwanda.

Areas of his research interests include:

  1. Post-war/conflict psychosocial reconciliation and community development
  2. Mental health services research/Implementation science/Evidence-based practice
  3. Clinical systems engineering, program development, implementation and evaluation
  4. Japanese Morita therapy & Zen
  5. Family therapy, mediation, reunification, and development processes and outcome
  6. Multicultural counseling process/competency
  7. Integrative case formulation/conceptualization approaches

Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education Website

SFU Globe in Peace Project Website