Info on Relationships

Close Relationships and Marriage Intimacy (Some selected material)

Ishizuka, Y., “LifeTrackTherapy,” Psychiatric J Univ. Ottawa, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1988.

Ishizuka, Y., Self-Actualization (Book in Japanese), Kodansha: Tokyo, 1982.

Ishizuka, Nathalie, forthcoming book is a fable on Marriage using Dr. Yukio Ishizuka’s theory (the Three States of Mind we are in when we decide)

For Self Rating of Intimacy with important partner: see Ottawa Journal (PDF) Downloadable

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Causes of Anxiety and Depression in Marriage,” Psychiatric Ann. 9:6, June 1979.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Conjoint Therapy for Marital Problems, Psychiatric Ann. 9:6, June 1979.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Intimacy and Stress: Effective Therapeutic Intervention,” Psychiatric Ann. 1981, 11(7), 259-265.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Divorce: Can and Should It Be Prevented?” Family Therapy, Vol. IX, Number 1, 1982, 69-90.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Daily Subjective Rating of Adjustment by Patients,” Proceedings of the 10th World Congress (1983) of Social Psychiatry, Intergroup, 1984.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Three Dimensions of Intimacy,” Proceedings of the World Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, 1984.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Overcoming Defense Against Closeness,” Proceedings of the World Congress of Psychiatry, Greece, 1989.

Ishizuka, Y., “Couple Therapy as the Standard Mode of Intervention,” Proceedings of the World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, 1996.

Ishizuka, Yukio “Breakthrough Intimacy – Treating Personality” (PDF 23p) :(Downloadable from in PDF or ordered in CD)

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Do You Have Someone You Can Count On?,” Gennai, April 1992.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Method for Following Progress of Intimacy in Therapy Proposed,”

Psychiatric News, 1984. Feature on Life-Track presented at the World Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna 1984.

Shiroyama, S., “Fear of Closeness as the Key Concept to Understanding the U.S-Japan Relationship and Marital Problems of the Japanese,” Shukkan-Gendai, 1990.

“Fear of Closeness” Amherst College, Amherst, MA February 21, 1992 (2 hours)

“Excellence and Wellbeing – How to Achieve and Grow Both” Annual Meeting of IFMSA-Japan (International Federation of Medical Student Association-Japan)

“Happiness and Success – How To Achieve and Grow Both” Nippon Club of New York, 2007

Fear of Closeness: A Feature One Hour Interview by Helen Larson (Local Cable TV)

Japanese Divorce: Increasing Divorce among Middle Aged Couples (Fuki-Television: Japanese National Network, New York – Japan): 1993


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