Developmental counselling: caseastudy analysis



This article describes what national psychology could give to such field of practice as psychological counselling and possibilities of treatment administration so that client would be able to cope with problems on his own. It discusses how combination of two national practices (study of creative thinking and concept of zone of proximal development) could become a theoretical basis that explains hypothetic mechanism of subject's development under psychological help in terms of reflecA tiveAactive approach. The article also reports procedure of psychotechnical experiment in the study of creative problem solving and shows an example of this kind ofpsychological treatment.

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Keywords: creative problem, creative thinking, zone of proximal development, reflectiveAactive approach, psychotechnics

Journal rubric: Case study

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Assman E.V. Developmental counselling: caseastudy analysis. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2013. Vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 88–109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


Alekseev N.G. Proektirovanie usloviy razvitiya refleksivnogo myshleniya // Diss.: doktora psikhol. nauk v forme doklada. М., 2002.

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Evgeniya V. Assman, MGPPU, Moscow, Russia



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