Counseling psychology and psychotherapy skills’ studies: current status in Western and Russian Psychology



The article presents a brief review of studies concerning the current status of the psychotherapeutic and counseling skills in the West (mainly in the USA) and in Russia. Papers written by the fellows of the leading US labs in this field and by other scientists are reviewed in this article alongside with investigations of several Russian psychological institutions. We also introduce some theoretical and methodological papers of Russian scholars

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Keywords: psychotherapy, counseling psychology, psychotherapeutic skills, psychotherapy studies, psychotherapy training

Journal rubric: Labour Psychology and Engineering Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Kryuchkov K.S. Counseling psychology and psychotherapy skills’ studies: current status in Western and Russian Psychology [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 47–53. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2015040206. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Kiril S. Kryuchkov, Post Graduate Student of the Personality Psychology Division, Psychology Department, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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