The 2018 Special Lecture Series on Kokoro for Medical and Educational Specialists: A Learning Space for Caregiving Professionals
The 2018 special lecture series on kokoro for specialists in medicine and education was held at Kyoto University’s Inamori Center on October 6, October 20, and November 10, 2018.
The lecture series was entitled “Communication and physicality: Connecting the cutting edge of knowledge and practice”.
This is an educational event to learn about “the knowledge of kokoro” through lectures, case reports and discussion in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience, developmental science, psychiatry and clinical psychology.
This year marks the sixth year of this special lecture series. During the three days, participants attended lectures by Toshio Inui (Professor, Psychology Dept; Otemon Gakuin University, KRC, Kyoto University) in the morning and by guest lecturers in the afternoon, followed by case reports, group discussion, and Q&A sessions.
The speakers and their lecture topics were as follows:
Day 1 (10/6/18) “Communication and its Physicality 1: Neural mechanisms that support the flow of communication” by Inui “The Clinical Observation of Communication and Physicality during Pre-pubescence and Puberty” by Keiko Iwamiya (Professor, Human Sciences, Shimane University) Case reports by Toshihiro Kato (Assoc. Professor and Occupational Therapist, Medical Research; Kyoto University)
Day 2 (10/20/18) Lecture: “Communication and its Physicality 2: The role of non-verbal communication and its neural mechanisms” by Inui ’s Lecture: “Illness and Wellness of Kokoro from the Perspective of Sociality” by Toshiya Murai (Professor, Psychiatry, Kyoto University).
Case report by Kazuyuki Shimatani (Occupational Therapist, Osaka City Rehabilitation Training Center)
Day 3 (11/10/18) “Communications and Physicality 3: Basics of Verbal Communication” by Inui “The Development of Self-control and its Support” by Yusuke Moriguchi (Assoc. Professor, Kyoto University) Case report by Norito Komatsu (Occupational Therapist, Aichi Prefectural Colony Central Hospital)