Boris Shapiro

PhD (Psychology)
Chair of Practical Psychology Department
Counseling Faculty

Courses taught

  • The Essentials of Counselling Theory and Practice
  • Ethical Problems in Helping Professions
  • Individual and Family Counselling Practice and Counselling Supervision
  • Marriage and the Family
Academic Degree: PhD (Psychology)


Diploma in Teaching Biology


The Moscow State Educational University

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Educational Psychology)


Moscow State University

Certificate in Systemic Family Psychotherapy (400 hours)



The American-Russian Institute for Professional Development for Practising Psychologists and Social Workers, Moscow

MSc Social Work Course (including Social Work Education)


1995 (5 months)

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Selected Relevant Publications

  • From Date to Marriage. Мoscow: “Znanije”, 1990
  • Psychological Counselling as a Method of Student Support. Moscow: “Prometei”, 1991
  • Systemic Approach in Psychosocial Work with Families. In: Systemic Approach in Social Work (ed. – V. Kolkov). Мoscow: ISW, 1997, pp. 104-108 
  • Domestic Violence (ed. – Alekseeva L.). Moscow, NII Semji, 2000
  • Teacher as a Counsellor… In: Mir Psychologii, 2001 № 2б pp. 233-243.
  • Counselling in Organisations /  Models and Methods of HRM (ed. – Morgounov E.). Moscow, Intel-Sintez. 2001, pp. 363-387
  • Parental Attitude towards Disabled Children (in co-auth.). Moscow, Contact-1, 2009.
  • Psychology in Social Work: Psychosocial Practices (in co-auth.). Moscow: Academia, 2012 (6th edition). 
  • Psychology in Social Work (in co-auth.). Knorus, 2018. 

Membership of professional bodies

  • Russian Academy of Educational and Social Sciences
  • European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-TIC)
  • Society of Family Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Russia)
  • Editorial Board of the Social Technologies and Research (SOTIS) journal, Moscow