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Market Analysis - Clinical Psychologists 2017

                          2nd Global Clinical Psychologists Annual Meeting 2017

                                              Osaka, Japan October 16-17, 2017

Market Value on Clinical Psychology research globally:

In just 12 years, the Clinical Psychology movement has generated 64,000 research studies and an international professional association. Marketers and market researchers frequently turn to the field of psychology for both inspiration and conceptual models. The numbers of "neurologists" and "psychiatrists" have been steadily increasing over the last 30 years, psychiatrists more so than neurologists. 893 certified psychiatrists were registered by the end of 2002 which corresponds to roughly one psychiatrist per 9.000 inhabitants. Untreated mental illness can mean reduced employment, family breakdown, homelessness and suicide. About 27% of the adult population had experienced at least one of a series of mental disorders which includes problems arising from substance use, psychosis, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Mental illness affects people of all ages, with a significant impact on many young people.

Market Growth of Clinical Psychology research in the last and upcoming ten years

Clinical psychology has flourished in the last 5 years. The success of Clinical psychology has a flip side. The research has advanced alongside the mushrooming of a hungry popular market for guidance on what "happiness" really is and the tools—called "happiness interventions" in the lingo—that help people achieve it.

Market Value of Clinical Psychology in Japan

Psychology in Japan developed gradually since the mid-nineteenth century and the opening of the country after its long feudal period. Foreign cooperation played an important role in this development: Holland, Germany, but especially the U.S are the main countries that hosted Japanese students and researchers for further training. Primarily experimental in its origins, psychology became after the Second World War mainly educational in Japan. Since the early 1990s a new trend is rapidly developing: clinical psychology and counselling in particular. About psychoanalysis, it was a pretty fickle development during the twentieth century and stay currently quite marginal despite a trial for new start today in particular by the recent reforms around the training of psychoanalysts who was one of the problematic areas of the discipline in Japan. Today, clinical psychology is therefore in its beginnings and it will be interesting to see its future development and perhaps the birth of new approaches related to Japanese culture and more widely Asian thought.

Since the early 90s, a strong demand for training in clinical psychology and counselling emerged in the universities and the number of faculty in clinical psychology in Japan is still growing.

Clinical psychology and counselling arrived late in Japan. Appeared in the 50s through American psychologists practicing in Japan, counselling was first developed in academic and university environments but didn't find an easy democratization as it happened in the United States. Different reason that could explain the slow development of clinical psychology and counselling in Japan are proposed Watanabe-Muraoka (2007). According to her, there was a lack of involvement of professionals to develop the discipline and a lack of theories adapted to Japanese society. At university, there was only few courses in clinical psychology and only a limited number of psychologists who could teach based on sufficient clinical experience coupled with a good knowledge of Japanese culture.

Finally, it is the mid-90s that clinical psychology has gradually imposed when the country was experiencing a social and economic crisis. Japan then “experienced the loss of old certainties” (Watanabe-Muraoka, 2007) and began to seek new directions for business life, family life and social life in general: traditional values were losing ground to individual values, the certainty gave way to doubt, careers within large organizations were moving toward more personal careers, grouped decisions were countered by individual decisions, management based on seniority and lifetime employment got replaced by a variety of different types of contracts... All these “dramatic social changes” asked then individuals to identify very quickly their skills and make the right decisions to manage their careers effectively and find their personal resources to withstand stress and the idea of an “unpredictable future” (Watanabe-Muraoka, 2007).

Meanwhile, at the same time, several laws made personal decisions more decisive in the workplace, also promoted the development of clinical psychology and counselling. In 1999, the amendment to the Employment Security Law authorizes the division of labour between the public and the private sector, thus creating a strong demand for professional counselling and career assessments. Also, parity laws as amendments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Law of 1997 allowed women to rethink their value systems and better choose their investment between their family life and professional career. In addition, the school guidance became increasingly active at all levels of education, from elementary school to university. Finally, clinical psychology also continued to develop in a period where unemployment grew, syndrome of young adults not wanting to work became more and more present, suicide increased and the mental suffering spread through the population...

Clinical Psychologists Employment growth:

Overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 12 per cent from 2012 to 2022

Growth in clinical psychology revenue:

Clinical Psychology  revenue has  gradually increased from 392.2$ in 2008 to 420.4$ in 2012