The SNS Counseling Handbook (Yasushi Sugihara and Tomoki Miyata, eds., Seishin-shobo), featuring a chapter by Dr. Chihiro Hatanaka, has been published
This handbook is the first to discuss counseling services provided via social networking services (SNS), specifically the messaging app LINE, in Japan.
While psychological problems such as bullying, suicide and abuse have become more serious, recent changes in communication tools have reduced the number of people who use counseling services, such as telephone counseling. In response to this, counseling via SNS began to arise around 2017.
This book collects clinical attitudes, techniques, and knowledge that counselors should know regarding this new field of SNS counseling. Dr. Hatanaka wrote a chapter entitled “Modern youth psyche and youth culture” in which she discusses the psychological and cultural characteristics of the young generation who often utilize SNS counseling services.