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Dr. Patcharapim Takizawa (M.D.)

Dr. Patcharapim Takizawa (M.D.)

Psychiatrist— Dr. Takizawa is a bilingual, Thai / English psychiatrist licensed in Thailand

Dr. Takizawa is a bilingual, Thai / English psychiatrist licensed in Thailand.

Her therapeutic orientations are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy for addiction.

Ms. Takizawa has experience as an instructor supervising psychiatric residents as well as teaching medical students. Working with these diverse populations, she has been able to provide therapy for a range of issues related to mental problems such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, psychotic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobic disorders, bipolar disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Her research interests are in the field of the impact of stigma on mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and psychotic disorders.

She is certified as a medical doctor by The Medical Council of Thailand and is board-certified as a psychiatrist by The Royal College of Psychiatrists of Thailand. Ms. Takizawa is also a certified trainer of the Beck Supervision Program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, USA. She is currently a Ph.D. student of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. In the past, Ms. Takizawa worked for the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Thailand, as a psychiatrist and clinical instructor in both the general and international programs. Her main duties were taking care of patients with mental illness and substance-related disorders.

Besides studying in the university, she has also been working part-time as a school counselor at the Tsukuba International School for 2 years, providing individual and family counseling for children and their families.

Key Concepts: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy, addiction, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, psychotic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobic disorders, bipolar disorders, substance abuse disorders, stigma on mental illnesses.

o Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that has a solution-oriented approach and aims to help process patient struggles from both a cognitive and behavioral perspective. The goal of CBT is to address negative thoughts (cognitive) or behaviors (behavioral) that are causing distress and focus on encouraging practical steps toward solving the problem at hand while tackling the anxiety that it may be causing. The basis of CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and feelings are what influence behaviors.

o Motivational Enhancement Therapy: a type of therapy that encourages motivation in the individual to commit to behavioral changes that may improve physical or mental health. It is often used with clients who are hesitant to make such changes, and involves the process of increasing motivation to make changes as well as committing to them. In Motivational Enhancement Therapy, clients may be asked to report data on behaviors and practices that could be used to develop motivation for lifestyle changes that foster good health.





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