Federal Network of Psychological Services of Educational Institutions of Higher Education: Concept, Priorities and Development Resources

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Abstract

The concept of the development of psychological support for higher education is revealed. Scientific arguments in favor of a federal network model for organizing qualified psychological assistance to students and teaching staff of universities are presented. The results of the population study conducted by the Russian Academy of Education with the participation of 21,943 first-year students from 22 Russian universities are reported. These results indicate a high degree of severity of emotional states of increased excitability, personal anxiety and a tendency to depressive manifestations among students. The priority areas of work on the development of the federal network of psychological services of universities are presented. The implementation of these areas is designed to systematically address the issues of accessibility of psychological assistance for students and teaching staff of each university, the high quality and completeness of the spectrum of such assistance. It is reported that with a network organization with a coordinating resource center, the psychological support of higher education will be characterized by the unity of the federal space for solving the problems of emergency professional response in providing psychological assistance to students and teaching staff.

General Information

Keywords: federal network of psychological services of universities, higher education, mental health service, educational psychological services, student counseling centers, psychological well-being, positive socialization, Russian students, individual differences, researchers and teaching staff

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2022270601

Received: 25.09.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Basyuk V.S., Malyh S.B., Tikhomirova T.N. Federal Network of Psychological Services of Educational Institutions of Higher Education: Concept, Priorities and Development Resources. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2022. Vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 4–18. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2022270601. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Viktor S. Basyuk, Doctor of Psychology, Deputy Minister of Education, Professor of the Russian Academy of Education, Head of the Department of Personal Development, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2448-0673, e-mail: bvs050@rambler.ru

S. B. Malyh, Doctor of Psychology, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, professor, Academician-Secretary of the Department of psychology and developmental physiology, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3786-7447, e-mail: malykhsb@mail.ru

Tatiana N. Tikhomirova, PhD in Psychology, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education, Scientific supervisor of the Federal resource center for psychological service for the higher education, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6748-763X, e-mail: tikho@mail.ru