Faculty Member

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Varvara V. Sidorova

PhD, REAT, associate professor at the Department of Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, head of the postgraduate program of Expressive Arts Therapy at MSUPE, director of Arts Therapy Center "ArtDOm", founder and first president of Expressive Arts Therapy Association (Russia).
+7916 976 72 73 

E-mail: varvarasi@mail.ru www.artstherapy.ru

 

Varvara V. Sidorova completed her, Ph. D. in Psychology in 2005 with her thesis “Cross-cultural research of the image of consciousness (on the materials of Russian and Japanese cultures)” at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Counseling.  Now she is working on her second PhD thesis at European Graduate School.

Prior to this, Varvara completed an MA in psychology in 1991-1998 at the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, as well as additional programs, including two levels of Integrative arts-therapy practice at the Derby University (UK), Art Therapy at the Moscow Institute of Psychotherapy, Process-work Therapy at the Moscow Institute of Process-work Therapy, and Family Systems therapy at the Institute of Family System Therapy (Moscow), etc.

Beginning 2005, Varvara is the Head of a two-year Continuing Education Program “Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy” at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, within the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Counseling. Since 2017, this program has a cooperation agreement with EGS. Since 2018 Varvara is  the visiting professor of EGS. Since 2020 she is author and teacher of the International post-graduate educational program online, organized by   Russian Association of Expressive arts therapy “Expressive arts therapy: theory and practice”

Since 2012, Varvara is an organizer of an annual International Expressive Arts Therapy Festival in Moscow. In 2016, through her initiative, the Russian Association of Expressive Arts Therapy was established and she was elected the first president of REAA.

She is the Director of the Arts Therapy Center "ArtDom" in Moscow and has a private practice with more than 20 years of experience.

Varvara is a member of the Russian Professional Creative Union of Artists and Graphic Designers (since 1995) and a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) (since 2007). She is an artist and has had personal exhibitions.