Common and professional psychological help: conceptual framework and issues

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the analysis of some phenomena of professional and non- professional (“common”) help. Approaches to the study of assistance forms and strategies that are linked with empathy, consolation and support are viewed. The approach to description, analysis and classification of such forms is introduced. The results of the pilot study of consolation strategies using “Consolation situations” projective test are presented.

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Keywords: psychological help, empathy, comforting, emotional support

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2016240102

For citation: Sheryagina E.V. Common and professional psychological help: conceptual framework and issues. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 8–23. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240102. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Elena V. Sheryagina, Аssociate Рrofessor at the Сhair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4840-8297, e-mail: sheryagina@gmail.com

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