Psychotechnical system of the client-centered psychotherapy



On the basis of introduced definition and description of concept of "psychotechnical system" the Client-Centered psychotherapy(CCT) is reviewed and analyzed. Personal characteristics of a CCT specialist, goals, conceptual system and system of practice of CCT, system of interaction between client and psychotherapist is described. It is shown, that this psychotechical view is useful for understanding of process and results of ССT and potentially may be used for analysis of any psychotherapeutic approach.

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Keywords: psychotechnical system and it's elements, Client-Centered Psychotherapy, congruence, empathy, unconditional positive regard, Personality of Contact, unity of the counselor and client, specifics of the CCT

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kolpachnikov V.V. Psychotechnical system of the client-centered psychotherapy . Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2014. Vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 80–92. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Veniamin V. Kolpachnikov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of Personality Psychologists, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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