Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Areas of specialisation: Individual Psychological Counselling

Scope of research

  • Client–therapist relationship
  • Co-therapy as a technology for teaching psychological counselling at a higher education institution
  • The projection phenomenon in psychological counselling
  • Personality of the consulting psychologist
  • Personality of the client
  • Factors and mechanisms the counselling process efficiency
  • The appearance as a reflection of the inner world of personality
  • Projective techniques in personal counselling


  • Evolution of Ideas in Personality Psychology
  • Methodological and Theoretical Problems of Psychology of Personality
  • Existential Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Counselling: History, Methodology, Approaches
  • Psychology of Identity Processes
  • Psychology of Comprehension
  • Psychology of Experience
  • Psychodiagnostics of Personality Problems
  • Qualitative Methods in Personality Psychology
  • Contemporary Models of Personal Counselling
  • Fundamentals of Existential Counselling
  • Psychological Mechanisms of Changes in Personal Counselling
  • Clients with Different Character Patterns in Personal Counselling
  • Basic Competences for Psychological Counsellor
  • Balint Group
  • Methodical Supervision


The graduates can work as researchers and practicing professionals in the field of studying the psychological problems of the present-day individual and personal counselling for the sake of providing psychological support and preventing psychological problems.

The graduates can work as consulting psychologists at organisations where psychological assistance is required: centres for psychological, educational, medical and social support, crisis centres, helplines, schools, universities, business entities; conduct private consulting practice. In addition, the graduates can work as coaches (personal development trainers) and researchers (in the field of personality psychology and inner world phenomenology).

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