This Center is an interdisciplinary facility bringing together the fields of developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and child and adolescent psychiatry, and was established in April 2001 to address problems affecting the minds of children today. The Center - comprised of the departments of Clinical Support of the Mother-Child Relationship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and School Counseling - is a unique facility in Japan. A Clinic for Psychological Development is operated within the Center, answering regional needs for psychological consultation, while serving as the setting for clinical training for students from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development majoring in clinical psychology. Alongside training and research involving graduate students, the Center's teaching staff also provide child and adolescent psychiatric service through the Dept. of Psychiatry for Parents and Children, and takes part in clinical studies in collaboration with the Obstetrics Department at Nagoya University Hospital.
Also noteworthy, the Department of School Counseling is in charge of providing student counseling through the Student Counseling Center, in a novel approach drawing nationwide attention.