The use of cinematic images in the practice of psychological work. Julia Pikalova, Counseling Psychology (Master's thesis, Russia, 2009) St. Petersburg State University

The purpose of this study is to explore the use of cinematic images in psychological practice. Subject of the research is cinematic images, free association, subjective perception and interpretation of movies’ images. The study has found a statistically significant relationship between personal life situation (presence of past experience in the interpretative representations) and the emotions of grief, fear and resentment. These data suggests fixation of negative emotions in certain situations, and in the perception of certain images, this situation will start along with negative emotions - grief, fear or resentment.

EVENTS of ontopsychological school

25th Summer Session of Ontopsychology

14 August 2012 / Trevi, Italy
On August, 14th, The XXV Summer Session of Ontopsychology was finished. The session has been held under the patronage of the Presidency of Italian Republic,...

The program of professional retraining in ontopsychology at the St. Petersburg State University

2011/2012 Academic Year of the program of professional retraining in ontopsychology at the St. Petersburg State University.


All programs are certificated and tested to obtain public accreditation. After graduating students are awarded by Professional Graduate Diploma in Ontopsychology in Russian and English languages.

“Ontopsychology Handbook”

Handbook provides a holistic understanding of Ontopsychology as a modern scientific field of psychology, continuing existential-humanistic tradition. Readers will learn about the history of the emergence of Ontopsychology, scientific institutions, discoveries, methods, tools, as well as its applications.