Psychotherapy in Dealing with Crises in the COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Nelia Bihun National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Nina Tverezovska National University of Life and Environmental Scienсes of Ukraine
  • Oksana Vdovichenko The State Institution "South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky"
  • Nataliia Barinova V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Alexandr Kocharian V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Mariia Kazanzhy The State Institution "South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky"



Crisis situations, psychotrauma, psychotherapeutic directions, psychological approaches, psychological resources, psychosomatic disorders, depression, neurotic states


In the article, a theoretical analysis of the study of crisis states and the methodological foundations of crisis psychotherapy, taking into account foreign and domestic experience, is carried out. Based on the results of empirical studies, modern foreign and domestic researchers have established that crisis conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic are accompanied by suicidal reactions, depression, neurotic conditions with post-traumatic stress disorders, exacerbation of psychosomatic diseases, psychopathological disorders.Psychological approaches in psychotherapy together with crisis psycho-psychotherapeutic interventions for working with acute crisis states and crisis psychotherapy of clients in the post-quarantine period are considered.The concepts of a crisis state, the features of the influence of "covid" psychotrauma on the mental and psychological health of a person, and the provision of psychological assistance in crisis situations during the COVID-19 pandemic are described in detail. It is noted that in working with crisis conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, modern foreign and Ukrainian specialists prefer cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.At the theoretical and methodological level, it has been proved that psychotherapy of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is close to crisis psychotherapy and is aimed at reintegration of mental activity disturbed by the "conductive" psychotrauma and restoration of psychological adaptation to a certain extent.The psychotherapeutic model of psychological crisis intervention in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic is based on a biopsychosocial approach and requires a comprehensive and integrated use of crisis psychotherapy methods with the integration of neuropsychotic methods and Internet technologies into the entire therapy process.


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How to Cite

Bihun, N., Tverezovska, N., Vdovichenko, O., Barinova, N., Kocharian, A., & Kazanzhy, M. (2022). Psychotherapy in Dealing with Crises in the COVID-19 Pandemic. BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, 13(2), 259-272.

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