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

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NICOLAS TAJAN

President
Associate Clinical Member

JOHN GRINDROD

Vice President
Associate Clinical Member
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JOAN JASTRAM

Board Secretary
Clinical Member
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CHIE SAWA

Board Treasurer
Clinical Member
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ANDREW PARKINSON

Membership Secretary
Clinical Member
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Lil Wills

Outreach
Associate Clinical Member
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Joan Jastram

Ethics (Interim)
Clinical Member
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COLIN ZIMBLEMAN

Training
Clinical Member
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Liz Ortland

General Board Member
Associate Clinical Member
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JILLIAN MICKLEBOROUGH-SUGIYAMA

Former President
Clinical Member

Would you like to volunteer for the board?

Please contact the Board President for information