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Veniamin Kolpachnikov

  • Veniamin Kolpachnikov has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1993
    Associate Professor
  • 1991

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1983

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2020, 2018, 2016, 2015

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)


Employment history

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Expert in the field of psychological counselling, psychotherapy,  psychological training with a 30-year experience, author of 105 printed articles.


Date of birth: 3.11.1960.

Home address:25 Zagoryevskaya St., Apt. 184, Moscow, Russia

Phone: +7 926 530 25 41

E-mail: venyak@gmail.com



2002. Training in the Center for the Studies of the Person (La Jolla, California, USA), January-June, 2002.

1993-1994. University of Humanistic Studies (Del Mar, California, USA).

1990. Ph.D. in Lomonosov Moscow State University (thesis "Formation and Manifestation of Humane Motivation of  Personality").

1986-1989. Full-time postgraduate study in Lomonosov Moscow State University.

1978-1983 Undegraduate study in Lomonosov Moscow State University, faculty of psychology.


Main specializations and membership in the international associations:

1. Member of the Russian Psychological Society.

2. Vice-President of the Russian Community of the Person-Centred Approach.

3. International member of the Center for the Studies of the Person  (La Jolla, California, USA)

4. Member of the International group of specialists applying PCA  in organizations (“Pajaro Group”).

6. Co- organizers and member of the professional institution "Psychologists-consultants of On-line"(Russia).


Primary places of employment, position:


2011 – till now. National Research University  Higher School of Economics, Associate Professor

2010-2014  Sheppel-fgi multinational company providing advisory services and psychological assistance to the staff of multinational corporations worldwide, Counselor

2003 – 2011 Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, faculty of Psychological Counselling, Associate Professor

1991-2004 Ural State Pedagogical University, Associate ProfessorVeniamin Kolpachnikov



Timetable for today

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‘Growing a Person-Centered Society in Europe’, Symposium in Switzerland

From April 15 th  -17 th , 2016, a symposium entitled ‘Growing a Person-Centered Society in Europe’ took place in Lausanne. It was organized by the Network of European Associations for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (PCE Europe). Veniamin Kolpachnikov, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology of Personality, who participated in the symposium, shared some details about the event.