About Us

International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ) is an interdisciplinary network of individuals and organizations providing mental health care, therapy and related services to the people of the various nationalities living in Japan.Together, we strive for a high standard of professional performance.

Founded in 1997, IMHPJ’s goals are to improve the quality, quantity, and accessibility of mental health services available to the international communities in Japan by:

  • facilitating peer support and networking among members;
  • providing opportunities for continuing education for members;
  • maintaining an up-to-date database of professional therapists providing services in Japan;
  • encouraging a high standard of ethical and professional performance for mental health professionals; and
  • providing a forum for discussing and making coordinated joint efforts related to important issues or events.

MEET THE BOARD

mickleborough.sugiyama.jillian

JILLIAN MICKLEBOROUGH-SUGIYAMA

President
Clinical Member
tajan.nicolas

NICOLAS TAJAN

Vice President
Clinical Member
jastram.joan

JOAN JASTRAM

Board Secretary
Clinical Member
Chie Sawa

CHIE SAWA

Board Treasurer
Clinical Member
mora.ralph

RALPH MORA

Ethics
Clinical Member
zimbleman.colin

COLIN ZIMBLEMAN

Training
Clinical Member
agrimson.carol

CAROL AGRIMSON

Membership Secretary
Associate Clinical Member
happle.luke

LUKE HAPPLE

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER
Affiliate Member