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9th World Congress for Psychotherapy 2020
9th World Congress
for Psychotherapy
"Children, Society and Future – the Planet of Psychotherapy"
June 26-29, 2020
Moscow, Russia

Russian scientific committee

Victor MAKAROV (Russia) – President of the Congress

Professor Victor Makarov, MD, doctor of medical sciences is the President of the All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League and the National Self-Regulating Organization «Union of Psychotherapists and Psychologists», President elect of the Asian Federation of Psychotherapy, Vice-President of the World Council for Psychotherapy and Head of the Department of Psychotherapy and Sexology of the Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education.


Andronnikova Olga Olegovna is a candidate of psychological sciences, dean of the faculty of psychology, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University under Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Novosibirsk branch of the All-Russian public organization «Federation of Educational Psychologists of Russia», Full member of the Professional Psychotherapeutic League (PPL).

Vera ARSENEVA (Russia)

Arseneva Vera Vladimirovna is a medical (clinical) psychologist, works at the department and clinic of neurosurgery in Military Medical Academy S.M.Kirov, head of section «Student Psychotherapeutic Club RPA/SPBGU», head of modality «Person-centered (reconstructive) psychotherapy» of Professional Psychotherapeutic League, coach and supervisor of person-centered (reconstructive) psychotherapists society. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Anzhela AVAGIMYAN (Russia)

Lomonosov Moscow State University Psychology Department (Honors Graduate). FSAEI HE I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Associate Professor. No.1 N.A. Alekseyev Psychiatric Clinic, Moscow Health Department, Medical Psychologist. Certified consulting psychologist (certified by All Russian Professional Psychotherapeutical League (APPL).

Mikhail BURNYASHEV (Russia)

Ph.D., Corresponding Member International Academy of Psychological Sciences. One of the founders and director of the Institute of Consulting and System Solutions (ICSS, Moscow); A practicing clinical psychologist, system therapist, organizational consultant, has been consulting since 1991. A pioneer of system-phenomenological psychotherapy (counseling) and a leading specialist in systemic constellations in Russia and the near abroad.

Maxim GONCHAROV (Russia)

Dr. Maxim Goncharov, MD, PhD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist in private practice, international master trainer of International Academy on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (IAPP), member of the board of directors of the World Association of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WAPP). He is a leader of Positive Psychotherapy.

Igor DOBRIAKOV (Russia)

Igor Dobriakov ia an Associate Professor, Candidate of Medical Sciences (PhD), Clinical Psychologist (EuroPsy), Psychiatrist of the highest qualification category, Senior Researcher of the Scientific and Organizational Department of the Federal State Budgetary Institution (FSBU) V.M. Bekhterev National Research Medical Center for Psychiatry and Neurology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department of Perinatal Psychology at the Institute of Practical Psychology “IMATON”.

Larisa DOKUCHAYEVA (Russia)

Larisa N. Dokuchayeva — PhD, Professor of the Non-Governmental Educational Institution «Academy of Rodologia», author of Rodologia — a science considering the kin development laws as a bio-social system, President of the League of Rodologia Professionals, President of the Regional Foundation «Family — XXI Century», full member of the PPL, Expert in Family аnd Social Law at the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Russia, Ekaterinburg.

Polina EFREMOVA (Russia)

Polina Efremova — psychologist, master-trainer in positive psychotherapy, director of Moscow Center of Positive Psychotherapy, holder of the European certificate for psychotherapy, general manager of positive psychotherapy approach in PPL. Moscow, Russia.

Irina FEDOTOVA (Russia)

Irina Fedotova is a general Manager for the modality “Counselling in Applied Genealogy” intheProfessional Psychotherapeutic League of Russia, Head of the Moscow Department in the Academy of Applied Genealogy and International School of theLineage Culture of a Family, Co-chairperson of the Council for theLineage Culture in International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations “Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia”.

Tatiana KARAVAEVA (Russia)
Alexander KATKOV (Russia)

Professor Alexander L. Katkov, MD, is the rector of the International Institute for Social Psychotherapy (Saint-Petersburg).

In 1998, he was awarded an MD in both Psychiatry and Social Hygiene and Public Health. Since 2003, Professor Katkov has been acting as an official consultant and UNODC expert on drug issues (epidemiology, prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation) in Central Asia.

Nikolay KLEPIKOV (Russia)

Nikolay Klepikov (Russia) — Candidate of biological sciences, Head of the Committee of the Balint Movement of OPPL, leader-supervisor of the Balint groups of OPPL, lecturer of OPPL of the international level, lecturer of the Moscow institute of psychoanalysis, President of the Russian Balint Society. Training analyst and supervisor of ECPP, training therapist and senior lecturer of the International society for symboldrama.

Veniamin KOLPACHNNIKOV (Russia)

Candidate of psychological sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor of the Center for fundamental and consultative personology of the National Research University «Higher School of Economics», President of the Russian society of person-centered approach, member of the Russian Psychological Society, associate member of the Center for the Studies of the Person(La Jolla, California, USA), client-centered psychotherapist, supervisor and coach. Russia, Moscow.

Elena KORABLINA (Russia)

Elena P. Korablina — Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Psychology of Professional Activities, A.I. Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg.

Svetlana KOSTROMINA (Russia)
Dmitri KOVPAK (Russia)
Viktor KUZOVKIN (Russia)

Candidate of psychological sciences (PhD), Associate Professor, Professor of the Psychological Counseling Division, Psychology Department, Moscow Region State University; the head of the non-commercial partnership «Scientific-Practical Centre «TRIAD»; full member and co-chairman of the modality «Client-Centered Therapy» of the Professional Psychotherapists’ League.

Nina LAVROVA (Russia)

Nina Lavrova is a chairman of the Supervisory board of the SRO «National Association for the development of psychotherapeutic and psychological science and practice «Union of psychotherapists and psychologists», director of the Center for systemic counseling and training «Synergia» (St. Petersburg, Russia), head of the Committee for mediation of PPL, head of modality Systemic family psychotherapy: Eastern version of PPL.

Nikolay LINDE (Russia)

Nikolay Linde is a consulting psychologist, psychology lecturer. Author of Emotion-Image therapy, leader of Emotion-Image therapy section at Professional Psychotherapeutic League of Russia, President of Center for Emotion-Image. Specialization: emotion dysfunctions and emotional dependency, psychosomatics, work with life scenarios, inner child, grief, psychological trauma, phobia, panick attacks, etc. Acts as consultant and psychotherapist, executes personal therapy and supervision for active consulting psychologists.

Albina LOKTIONOVA (Russia)

Loktionova Albina V., M.D., Director, founder of the Institute of Integrative Childs Psychotherapy& Practical Psychology «Genesis» (Moscow).

Child, developmental, couples psychotherapist (gestalt and existential psychotherapy, systemic family work), the therapist of European registry, of the registry for child's therapists Vienna and Austria, the training therapist, supervisor.

Igor LYAKH (Russia)

Igor Lyakh is a psychotherapist, counselor. He specializes in working with married couples and families,neuroses, emotional disorders, adjustment disorders, dependence disorders,acute crises, emergencies. Igor Lyakh counsels and provides psychotherapeutic help to the clients and patients from the Russian Federation and from abroad. He provides supervision and personal therapy to psychotherapists, psychologists and counselors.

Galina MAKAROVA (Russia)

PhD., transactional analyst, supervisor, teacher and author. ECP holder, chairperson of the  «Eastern Version of Transactional Analysis» modality of Professional Psychotherapeutic League of Russia. Honorary Professor at the International Transactional Analysis Academy.

Ekaterina MAKAROVA (Russia)

Ekaterina Makarova is a head of the central council committee of the All-Russian professional psychotherapeutic league for training therapy, certified training therapist — advisor by PPL, accredited supervisor of PPL, lecturer of PPL of international level, chairman of the international section of the All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League, chairman of the youth section of the World Council for Psychotherapy.

Nikolay NEZNANOV (Russia)
Tatyana NIKIFOROVA (Russia)

Child and family psychologist, art therapist, fairy tale therapist, Full member, official teacher and personal therapist of PPL. Russia, Bratsk.

Mikhail RESHETNIKOV (Russia)

Prof. Mikhail Reshetnikov, MD, PhD, Meritorious Scientist of Russia. East European Psychoanalytical Institute, Rector (St. Petersburg, Russia). All-Russian Council for Psychotherapy and Consalting (Moscow, Russia), Member of the Board. European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, (Vienna, Austria) Past-President.

Ilona ROMANOVA (Russia)

Ilona Romanova is psychologist, psychotherapist, supervisor. She specializes in psychodrama, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy. She provides consultative and psychotherapeutic help on adaptation issues, advises families, leads therapeutic and training groups in the Russian Federation, near and far abroad. She European certificate of psychotherapist.


Inga Viktorovna Rumyantseva — psychologist, psychotherapist, vice-president of All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League, Head of Regional branch of PPL Russia in Saint-Petersburg and North-Western Federal District of Russia. She is the official representative of the Supervision Committee of PPL in Saint-Petersburg.


Olga Prykhodchenko is a full member and a Board member of All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League, manager at the international level of the PPL Russia, Executive Secretary of the General Board of the PPL Russia, Head of the Disciplinary Comission of the SRO «Union of psychotherapists and psychologists». Russia, Novosibirsk.

Alla SEMENOVA (Russia)

Alla Ivanovna Semenova is a pediatrician, psychotherapist, immunologist and homeopath. She has a medical degree, graduated in 1964 from the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute named N.I. Pirogov and commenced practice as a paediatrician. She has worked in the following fields: paediatrics, immunology and allergies, psycho-therapy, homeopathy, non-traditional and restorative medicine.

Lidia SURINA (Russia)

Lidia Surina is a PhD, analytical psychologist, psychotherapist, Jungian analyst, astropsychologist, coach. She specializes in working with life crises, individuation (spiritual and personal growth), neuroses, emotional disorder, symbiotic and narcotic dependence disorders. The professional preferences of Lidia Surina are analytical and transpersonal psychology, psychogenetics, Gestalt therapy, psychosynthesis.

Liudmila SERBINA (Russia)

Liudmila Serbina — Ph.D, Dipl.PW, IAPOP member, psychotherapist of the European Association for Psychotherapy, the leader of the Process-Oriented Psychology and Psychotherapy in the Professional Psychotherapeutic League (Russia), Teacher of the Institute Integrative Psychology and Psychotherapy (Russia, Moscow).

Vladimir SLABINSKY (Russia)

Vladimir Y. Slabinsky — Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Scientific-Clinical and Educational Center «Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology» of the Institute for High Medical Technology affiliated with St. Petersburg State University, Director of ANCO FVE «St. Petersburg School of Psychotherapy and Psychology of Attitude», President of the International Association “Positive Dynamic Psychotherapy”. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Andrey STRELCHENKO (Russia)

Andrey Strelchenko is a psychotherapist, doctor of medical Sciences, psychotherapist of the European register of psychotherapists, Full member of the all-Russian professional psychotherapeutic League, member of the Board of the Association of specialists in rehabilitation medicine and the National Academy of active longevity.

Yuri SHEVCHENKO (Russia)

Shevchenko Yuri Stepanovich is a doctor of medical sciences, Professor, head of the Department of child psychiatry and psychotherapy of the Russian Medical Academy of continuous postgraduate education, Chief of child and adolescent psychiatry Rams educational-scientific medical center “of the property management Department of the President of the Russian Federation”.


Irina Shestakova-Arkhangelskaya is a holder of the European Certificate for Psychotherapy, Board Member of the All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League, Official representative of the General Board in the Central Federal District of Russian Federation, accredited trainer and supervisor at the international level, author of the projects «Psychotherapy of co-Congruity» and «Ambassador of Mental Health».

Anna VASILYEVA (Russia)
Semyon YESSELSON (Russia)

Semyon Borisovich Yesselson is an existential therapist, board member of the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE), head of Existential therapy modality at the National Umbrella Organization of Russia (OPPL), president of the interregional non-governmental organization “National Association of Existential Counselors and Therapists”, board chairman of the International Institute for Existential Counseling (MIEK).

Alexander ZHUKOV (Russia)

Born in 1960. Psychologist of the highest qualification category, works at the municipal centre «Rodnik» for psychological and educational assistance to young people.

Senior lecturer at the Novosibirsk State Teacher Training University. Holder of European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP), certified supervisor of PPL (Professional League for Psychotherapy, Russia), official instructor and trainer of PPL (international class).