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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

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)

Anzhela Avagimyan graduated from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Psychology, Honors Degree. (Pending) Candidate of Science in Psychology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Personality Psychology Chair; Research Supervisor — Correspondent Member of Russian Education Academy, Professor G. V. Soldatova.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Victor MAKAROV (Russia)

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.

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.

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.


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.

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».

Semyon YESSELSON (Russia)

Semyon Borisovich Yesselson is an existential therapist, board member of the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE), head of the «Existential Therapy» branch of the Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League (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).