50Oksana Lavrova

Speciality: JUNGIAN ANALYST, COACH, lecturer on psychological disciplines, Ph. D.

Methodological base

Depth psychology, developmental psychology and classical Jungian analysis/analytical therapy, psychoanalytical therapy, existential psychology and psychotherapy, analytical and existential philosophy.

Narration about the professional credo

Most people I worked with suffered not because they failed to accomplish something, а от того, что accomplished something but NOT WHAT THEY INTENDED TO.

According to the conventional formula of standard happiness, you may say that you have achieved it if you succeeded in your professional career, you are happy in your private life, you have plenty of money and good health, you consider yourself to be a prominent figure rising above the crowd of lame ducks that lack something of the above-mentioned and your prominence is confirmed by people around you. If you fail on some of these points, you are sure to experience a deficiency situation and try to turn minimum into maximum.

ЮнгBut it is none too unquestionable that, having attained the maximum according to this formula, you’ll feel at last that you are quite happy. As life shows, to attain something ordinary in reasonable amount presents no special problem, but what to do next? Internalizing social stereotypes is one of the most common forms of adaptation to the “environment”.

Most people manage this task by the age of 25 – 32. At the first stages of our development stereotypes promote our adaptation and help us to integrate into society as effecters but at our mature age the same stereotypes serve as traps hindering our growth. The formula always lacks something.

Life of every man contains some ontological unit having a “black” and a “white” side firmly wedded to each other, so the unit is one and the other at the same time. In the perspective of eternity, none of us is completely happy, successful and lucky or completely unhappy, unsuccessful and unlucky, just as none is completely healthy or unhealthy, rich or poor, kind or ill-natured.

Everyone makes a choice for oneself either to take responsibility for his life and obligations to one’s kin or not to take it. Some experience the ancestral story instead of their own, the former being kneaded with culture complexes always playing some role in the life of any person but never filling it to capacity.

It is when I answer for all my choices to the Transcendental, to the others and to myself that individuation begins.

Membership in professional organizations

A member of the Russian Psychological Society (RPS) since 2001
A teaching analyst of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ECPP) since 2008
An individual member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) since 2010
A member of the Russian Society of Analytical Psychology (RSAP) since 2010


Higher education in biology (Samara University)
Higher education in psychology (Russian State Social University, Moscow)
Post-graduate studies (Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) (Doctor of psychology)

АндрогинEducation in Jungian analysis

A course in Jungian group psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1991
A course in the foundations of the theory of analytical psychology at the East European Institute of Psychoanalysis, St. Petersburg, 2005
The IAAP courses of training certified Jungian analysts, St. Petersburg, 2001-2010
The IAAP and SAP supervising courses, St. Petersburg, 2012


Assistant professor of the East European Institute of Psychoanalysis, St. Petersburg, since 2001

Clinical work

Consulting psychologist since 1993
Jungian analyst practicing and teaching since 2001
Supervisor since 2010

Applied analysis

A consultant in organization development and corporate management since 1996, a coach since 2006 (training of top managers, personal coaching of managers)
Among the clients are the following: a number of companies serving the Sheremetjevo airport, “Coffee House” chain (St. Petersburg), advertising division of TV channel “NTV-St. Petersburg”, “Fitness Palace” club, “NORDWEG” company, medical clinics “Medwed’”, “Aura” and “Plastek”, companies “Interleasing” and “Energopromleasing”, furniture shopping chains “Angelina” and “FINCA-Samara”, Samara Institute of business education, Samara municipality, “Vera” fitness clubs chain, “ECSPO-VOLGA” exhibition hall.

Teaching activities

Educationalist of the refresher course “Fundamentals of analytical therapy” at the East European Institute of Psychoanalysis (St. Petersburg), lecturer on the following disciplines:
Lecturer on general psychological disciplines “Methodological foundations of psychology” and “Gender psychology” at the East European Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Management of scientific work

Curator of the course “Fundamentals of analytical therapy” at the east European Institute of Psychoanalysis (602 academic periods)
Facilitator of developing groups studying Jungian analysis in the city of Samara
Member of the committee for organizing international conferences (the Russian Society of Analytical Psychology, St. Petersburg) since 2007

Author of the projects:

Website on depth psychology (since 2007)
Hostess at depth marathon trainings since 1995 (archives of the website
Manager and hostess in monthly discussion group “Jungian interpretation of symbols” at the East European Institute of Psychoanalysis (since 2008)
Author and producer of the documentary film “Speaking with Jung. The Russian project”, 2012.


1. Глубинная топологическая психотерапия: идеи о трансформации. Введение в философскую психологию.– (Topological Depth Psychotherapy: Ideas Concerning Transformation. An Introduction to Philosophical Psychology.) СПб.: Изд-во «ДНК», серия «Новые идеи в психологии», 2001, 424 с.
2. К вопросу о функциональном значении и топографии низкочастотных составляющих спектров ЭЭГ (On Functional Value and Topography of Low-frequency Components of Electrical Encephalography Spectra) // Cб. под ред. Е.Д.Хомской и В.А.Москвиной «Нейропсихология и психофизиология индивидуальных различий» (Neuropsychology and psychophysiology of individual differences). Оренбург – Москва: Изд-во Оренбургского гос. мед. Ун-та, 2000, с. 48-60.
3. Любовь в эпоху постмодерна. Ad hoc коучинг о людях «До востребования» (Love in Postmodern Epoch. Ad hoc Coaching about “poste restante” People). М.: Изд-во «ДиС», 2010, 447 с.

1. Изменение спектральных характеристик ЭЭГ при восприятии текстов и музыки: к вопросу о межполушарной асимметрии мозга (Influence of Texts and Music Perception on Electrical Encephalography Spectra and the Problem of the Asymmetry of Cerebral Hemispheres) // «Психологич. журнал». T. 17, № 3, М., 1996, с. 108-118.
2. Фантомы духа (Phantoms of Spirit)// «Вестник СамГУ», № 3 (5), 1997, с. 141-151.
3. О связи речевых экстра- и паралингвизмов с функциональной асимметрией мозга и внешним дыханием (Relationship between Extra- and Paralinguisms in Speech, Functional Asymmetry of the Brain and External Breathing)// Cб. научных трудов «Регуляция автономных функций», Самара, 1998, с.155-166.
4. Фантомы в психотерапевтической практике (Phantoms in Psychotherapeutic Practice)// Cб. «Личность. Образование. Культура», Самара: ин-т «Открытое об-во», 1998, с. 252 – 258.
5. «Отраженная телесность» как особая ментальная форма тела: психотерапевтический подход (“Reflected Corporeity” as a Specific Mental Form of the Body: A Psychotherapeutic Approach) // «Вестник МГУ», серия 14, № 3, 1999, с. 76-84.
6. Красавица и Герой (The Beauty and the Hero)// Сб. «На пути к практической психологии», Самара, 1999, с.106-124.
7. О функциональном значении гипотетического квантующего механизма в дельта-диапазоне частот ЭЭГ (On Functional Significance of Hypothetic Quantum Mechanism in the Delta Interval of Electrical Encephalography Frequencies)// Сб. «На пути к практической психологии», Самара: Изд-во СамГУ, 1999, с. 54-67.
8. Подлинность как критерий психического здоровья личности (Authenticity as a Criterion of Psychological Health)// «Валеология», 1999, № 2, с.19-27.
9. Пол и мозг: спектральный анализ ЭЭГ при восприятии смысла текстов (Gender and Brain: Perception of the Meaning of Texts as Investigated by Spectral Analysis of Electrical Encephalography )// «Вестник СамГУ», 1999, № 2, с.46-56.
10. К вопросу о «таинстве» психотерапевтического взаимодействия: нарратив как единица анализа (On the “Sacrament” of Psychotherapeutic Interaction: Narration as a Unit of Analysis)// «Пасхи», Екатеринбург, 2000, №1, с.41-54.
11. Онтологическое усилие, депрессия и небытие (Ontological Effort, Depression and Non-being)// «Вестник психоанализа», СПб: изд-во ВЕИП, 2003, № 2, с.61-84.
12. Осознаваемые и неосознаваемые компоненты телесности (Conscious and Unconscious Components of Corporeity // Cб. «Знак, архетип и символ», СПб: изд-во ВЕИП, 2004, с.359-389.
13. К вопросу о методологии интегративной психотерапии (On the Methodology of Integrative Psychotherapy)// «Прикладная психология и психоанализ», № 1-2, 2005, с. 3-16.
14. Зависимость-независимость как архетипическая пара (Dependency-Independency as an Archetypal Pair)// «Вестник психоанализа», № 1, СПб: Изд-во ВЕИП, 2008, с. 314-333.
15. Первичный замысел в начале анализа и Dialogical Self (Original Conception at the Start of Analysis and Dialogical Self )// «Вестник психоанализа» , №1, 2009, с. 131 -140.
16. Юнгианское толкование истерии: случай Анны O. (Jungian Interpretation of Hysteria: A Case of Anna O. ) // Cб. «Сепарация и индивидуация. Личность и семья», СПб: Изд-во ВЕИП, 2010, с. 138 -182.
17. Бессознательное организации (The Unconscious of Organizations) // «Менеджмент в России и за рубежом», № 2, 2010, с. 131 – 141.
18. Онтология психического (Ontology of the Psyche) // «Вопросы психологии», № 3, 2010, с. 3 – 11.
19. Топология смысла: онтологические структуры в категориях психологии (Topology of the Meaning: Ontological Structures in Psychological Categories)// «Юнгианский анализ», №1/ 2011, с. 177 – 191.
20. За пределами классики: от «ведической» до «квантовой» психологии (Beyond the Classical Realm: From Vedic to Quantum Psychology)// Cб. «Инновационные методы психотерапии в сохранении человеческого капитала», СПб, 2011, с. 42-52.
21. Особенности национальной толерантности или культурные комплексы русского бессознательного (Peculiarities of National Tolerance, or Culture Complexes of Russian Unconscious)// «Вестник психоанализа» №1, 2011, с. 60-69. 22. Постмодерн и 20 лет апокалипсиса (Postmodernism and 20 Years of the Apocalypse)// «Вестник психоанализа» №1, 2011, с. 207-213.

БосхManuals for teaching students
1. Физиологические основы психической деятельности человека – методические указания (Physiological Fundamentals of Psychological Processes). Самара: СамГМУ, 1994. 135 с.
2. Руководство для практических занятий по психофизиологии – учебное пособие (рекомендовано УМО РФ по «Психологии») (A Manual for Practicals in Psychophysiology). Самара: СамГМУ, 1999, 163 с.
3. Программа гос. экз. по общ. психологии – методическая разработка (A Program of State Examination in General Psychology). Самара: СамГУ 1999, 27 с.
4. Психологическое консультирование – программы дисц. специализации для студ. психол. спец. (Curricula of the Course in Psychological Consulting for Students of Psychology). Самара: СамГУ, 1999, 94 с.
5. Социальная психология – программы дисц. специализации для студ. психол. спец. (Curricula of the Course in Social Psychology for Students of Psychology). Самара: СамГУ, 1999, 96 с.
6. Интегративная деятельность организма – учебное пособие (A Study Guide in Integrative Activity in the Human Body). Самара: СамГМУ, 2000, 45 с.
7. Практика психологического консультирования – учебное пособие (A Study Guide in the Practice of Psychological Consulting). Самара: СамГУ, 2001, 220 с.
8. Психика и тело – учебное пособие для лиц с ограниченными возможностями (The Psyche and the Body. A Study Guide for People with Special Needs). Самара: СМИ «РЕАВиЗ», 2001, 115 с.
9. Психология общения – учебное пособие для ст. медицинских сп. (Psychology of Communication. A Study Guide for Medical Students). Самара: СМИ «РЕАВиЗ», 2002, 78 с.
10. Практикум по психофизиологии (Workshop Guide in Psychophysiology). Учебное пособие под ред. Пятина В.Ф. и Лавровой О.В., изд. 2-е, Самара: СамГУ, 2007, 181 с.

Information in Encyclopedias, Bibliographical and Directory Publications
1. Психоанализ. Новейшая энциклопедия (Psychoanalysis. New Encyclopedia)// Pед. В.И. Овчаренко, А.А. Грицанов — Мн.: Книжный Дом, 2009, с. 376.
2. Hubner’s WHO IS WHO в России (Hubner’s “Who Is Who in Russia”) // 4-е изд-е, Изд-во «Who is Who Verlag fur Personenenzyklopadien AG», 2010, с. 1319.

Titles and awards

Laureate of the Festival to the memory of Valery Grushin, 1987
An assistant professor since 1996
Author of a patent for invention No. 2245676, 21.05.2003
Laureate of the National Psychological Contest GOLDEN PSYCHE in the nomination “The best project of 2001 in scientific psychology” for the monograph Topological Depth Psychotherapy: Ideas Concerning Transformation (an elaboration of the theme of woman’s path of individuation, time-tested for 15 years) and in nomination “The best project of 2010 in psychological practice” for the monograph Love in Postmodern Epoch. Ad hoc Coaching about “poste restante” People (an elaboration of the theme of psychological model of coaching, time-tested for 11 years).