Ekaterina Mikhailova

Ekaterina Mikhailova is a co-founder and a leading counselor of the two affiliated training institutes: The Personnel Training Center “Klass” and Institute of Group and Family Psychotherapy and Psychology (IGISPP); since 1995 she has been teaching and training professionals both in the fields of therapeutic groupwork and interactive education.

Business Psychology (II)

Life Pressures, Uncertainty, Stress and How We Survive Them

Purpose of this Course

This course examines the individual coping strategies and personal styles in dealing with the pressures, limitations and other challenges one faces in professional life. Considerable attention will be paid to the unspoken, shadowed and unconscious processes of corporate functioning. Numerous examples of cognitive, emotional and behavioral outcomes of different coping strategies will be analyzed in terms of general theory, meanwhile the students will know more about their own skills and beliefs connected with the major concepts of stress, developmental crises and coping. Of particular interest will be the ideas and practical tools for better understanding the counterproductive coping patterns as well as what can work to increase one’s resiliency.

Course Materials

Notes, handouts, articles, and cases from the course package.


Grading of the course will be based on assignments, examinations and class participation.

During the course the students will have to submit 1 case report “The Unspoken Norms” and an essay on minimal behavioral cues (using mass media material). They will also have to make a group role-play presentation followed by analysis and interpretation.

Class participation10%
Report 140%
Group presentation30%
Report 220%

Course Topics

  1. When Work Takes Over: Why, What For and Other Impolite Questions
  2. Developmental Crises: Dealing With One’s Own Personal Development Needs
  3. Anxiety that Makes the World Go Round
  4. The Rational Thinking vs. Magic: Eternal Need for Simple answers
  5. Coping Strategies that Create Problems Instead of Solutions
  6. Developing New Coping Strategies: On Learning from Experience

You can download description of the course here.

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