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IPS 4: Vygotsky, counselling & psychotherapy

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1:30 PM, Thursday 31 Aug 2017 (1 hour)
3.3 Interventionist methodologies: bridging theory and practice3.9 Other topics related to Theme 3

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | 1 hour
3.3 Interventionist methodologies: bridging theory and practice

Vygotsky’s primary methodological message (and challenge) to the contemporary psychology was that its keystone must be the “philosophy of practice” (“psychotechnics”). Cultural-activity psychology has been sufficiently realized in education, medicine, etc., but not in what seems to be the only particularly psychological practice — counseling and psychotherapy. The founder of counseling psychology was Carl Rogers. In 1986 he paid a visit to Vygotsky’s dear home — Psychological Institute ...

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | 1 hour
3.9 Other topics related to Theme 3

Person-Centered Approach (PCA) and Client-Centered psychotherapy (CCT) are analyzed from standpoint of cultural-activity theory of Lev Vygotsky. It is shown that PCA may be understood as a cultural way of being in the world. PCA applies to main features of culture and may be seen as a developing subculture in complex human culture. CCT is analyzed as a cultural psychotechnical system from positions of psychotechnical approach as a modern development of cultural-activity theory. It is shown th...

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