Psychological Service in Higher Education System: Problems and Urgent Tasks



The article is aimed at analyzing the current state and problems of the formation of the psychological service in the higher education system. The goals of the psychological service and current tasks associated with the requirements of the time are highlighted, the need for the transformation of the tasks and areas of the psychological service in the higher education system is noted. The main problems that hinder the effective development of the psychological service are described. The necessity of transforming previously existing ideas about the organization of psychological support in higher educational institutions is noted. This need is justified by the challenges of the time and, in turn, requires an integrated approach to combining theory, practice, the tasks of training and personality formation in conditions of social instability and the growth of crisis interventions. As new requirements for the psychological service are highlighted, firstly: the need to organize psychological counseling and psychotherapy; secondly: the organization of work aimed at developing students' skills in maintaining their own mental health; thirdly: the implementation of the dispatching function of the psychological service of the university. This is necessary to diagnose student troubles and refer them to the necessary specialists.

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Keywords: psychological service in higher education system, students, psychological support, psychological difficulties

Journal rubric: Development of Regional Psychological Support Practices in Education and Social Sphere

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Andronnikova O.O. Psychological Service in Higher Education System: Problems and Urgent Tasks [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2020. Vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 85–94. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2020170110. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Olga O. Andronnikova, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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