Authenticity and unconscious: comparison of existential analysis and ontopsycihological school approaches. Enrico Buonanno, journalist (Italy, 2007) St. Petersburg State University

This study focused primarily on the authenticity, which is examined in the light of the role, which the unconscious is endowed with in the concept and research of authenticity. A careful analysis of the different concepts of authenticity in philosophy and psychology, as well as the problems associated with this concept has led us to the conclusion that the greatest discrepancy is observed with respect to the prospects of the unconscious, that is fundamental, especially for psychology. The unconscious is a kind of "indicator" that we want to use to refer to poorly-defined contours of authenticity, which is still a largely unexplored topic.

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.