Senior Lecturer Chihiro Hatanaka and Assistant Professor Masataka Nakayama Gave Lectures at the 11th Science Café “Fre-demic”
Senior Lecturer Chihiro Hatanaka and Program-Specific Assistant Professor Masataka Nakayama gave lectures entitled “Mental Health Care in the Age of SNS: LINE Counseling within Companies” at the 11th “Fre-demic Café” held at the Kyoto Research Park on July 16th, 2021. The Fre-demic Café is a science café for the general public with lectures by researchers.
In the first half of the lecture, Senior Lecturer Hatanaka spoke about the background and significance of SNS counseling via the LINE app, and introduced the “LINE Counseling Room” which was launched by KRC. In the latter half of the lecture, Assistant Professor Nakayama discussed the significance of counseling services in companies based on the results of a survey analysis. In addition, he introduced the results of joint research with Osaka Prefecture on LINE counselling conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lively discussion with the audience was held and a wide range of topics were discussed, including the significance and potential of LINE counseling in companies and analysis technology. Questionnaires collected after the discussion showed that the audience were highly satisfied with this event.