Psychological counseling is an applied branch of modern psychology, one of the types of psychological assistance to the patient in finding a solution to a problematic situation. The master's program is aimed at the students' acquisition of the academic, applied and practical fields of psychology, obtaining knowledge about the features of the course of mental processes and states, their manifestation in human behavior, and in interpersonal and social interactions.
The program is aimed at familiarization with the principles of a practical psychologist's job, with the ethical code, the procedure for the initial consultation and psychodiagnostics; at the formation of the ability to determine the goals and objectives of a psychologist's practical activities, as well as the ability to determine the true request of the client; at the acquisition of experience in the application of basic psychodiagnostic methods in the practical work of a psychologist; at the formation of the ability to analyze one's activities as those of a psychologist-practitioner, their effectiveness and compliance with the ethical code of a psychologist.
Disciplines: Fundamentals of Psychoconsulting, Fundamentals of Psychotherapy, Topical Problems of Theory and Practice of Modern Psychology, Cognitive Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Intercultural Communication Training, Gestalt Therapy Basics, Introduction to NLP , Psychoanalysis, Theory and practice of Сonflict, Psychodrama, Art therapy, Crisis Сounseling, Individual Сounseling, Telephone Сounseling, Family Сounseling, Body-Oriented Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, Training on Conduct in Stressful Situations, Psychological Support in the Fight Against Terrorism.
Students undergo practical training on the basis of the RUDN office of psychological support.
The scope of the activities of a psychologist-consultant can include psycho-preventive and psychodiagnostic work, individual and group psychological consultations depending on the field of work: family counseling, counseling in the field of child-parent relations, marital relations, organization of personal growth, psychological counseling in the workplace, conducting supervision, work with addictions, etc. Specialized psychological departments of enterprises, educational institutions, personnel services, social development services, various professional psychological counseling services can be the workplace of a psychologist.