Family psychology and family therapy in Japan.

  title={Family psychology and family therapy in Japan.},
  author={K Kameguchi and S Murphy-Shigematsu},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={56 1},
The development of family psychology and family therapy in Japan has occurred mostly since the 1980s. This development was originally activated by the major social issue in contemporary Japan of school refusal, in which more than 127,000 children either overtly refuse to or claim that they cannot go to school. From a family perspective, this problem is analyzed as it relates to the confusion that children experience from unbalanced and unclear boundaries in family relations or "membranes." An… CONTINUE READING