Ontopsycihological approach in training social workers to work with teenagers. Gabriella Palumbo, professor, University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy, 2006), St. Petersburg State University

At the heart of this work there is a problem of young people from the so-called "at risk" group, a solution of which we have tried to find by using both the latest research and drawing on the existential-humanistic principles set out in the 40-60's by such authors as Adler, Fromm, Rogers, Frankl, the principles which were redeveloped in Italy in the 70-80s in ontopsychological direction (Meneghetti). In this paper, we have tried to explore the psychological factors behind the high-risk behavior of young people.

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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.