Co-experiencing psychotherapy as the theoretical basis of adolescent communicative competence development technique



The article deals with the approach to the creation of a computer program for the development of adolescents’ communicative competence — the so-called «virtual interlocutor», which is the Other in terms of the dialogism of M.M. Bakhtin, and the intermediator, which mediates the introduction of a teenager to what may be called the ideal form of communicative culture in terms of cultural-historical psychology. The content of the toolkit is composed of communicative tasks and feedback, which is generated based on the principles of the co-experiencing psychotherapy developed by F.E. Vasilyuk. It’s concluded that the approach is relevant and promising considering the increasing role of Internet resources in the life of modern adolescents. The developed resource will contribute to the solution of problems related to the development of communication, the leading activity in adolescence, the success of which is caused primarily by the level of communicative competence development.

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Keywords: adolescent, co-experiencing psychotherapy, dialogue, virtual interlocutor

Journal rubric: Essay

Article type: essay


For citation: Maslova A.A. Co-experiencing psychotherapy as the theoretical basis of adolescent communicative competence development technique. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2017. Vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 147–155. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2017250409. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Anna A. Maslova, educator-psychologist, school “Kladez”, post-graduate student of educational psychology faculty, the chair of age-related psychology; Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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