About Me

A little something about me.

Valery Belyanin

Valery Belyanin is a Toronto based registered psychotherapist, registered with OACCPP (the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists).

EDUCATION
• Ph.D. (Psychology), Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
• Bachelor Honours (Psychology), Kaluga State University, Kaluga, Russia.
• Full Doctorate (Psycholinguistics), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
• Philosophy and Social Psychology. Faculty of ongoing education for professors of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
• Ph.D. (Psycholinguistics), Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, Russia.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Family issues (cheating, possibility of a divorce)
Social phobia, shyness
Empowerment

METHODS
Psychology of Personality Neuro-linguistic programming
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Transactional Analysis

RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Immigrants’ psychological adjustment
• Psycholinguistic predictors of personality traits in speech
• Forensic Psychology, distance profiling

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
• Eligible for registration in the College of Psychologists of Ontario and for supervised practice in the following areas of competence: Counselling Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Clinical Psychology (Ontario, Canada). Registration was put on hold.
• Member, the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists OACCPP, # 2957-G, applying for certified membership.
• Member of Ontario Psychological Association (# 4408)
• Member, Moscow Psychotherapists Academy (Russia)
• Member, Russian Psychological Society (Russia)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books (in Russian)
Online Dating: Psychological advice for safe dating.- Moscow, 2011. 145 pp. (in print).
Dialogues on homo loquens and homo scribens. – St. Petersburg, 2011. – 230 pp. (in coath,. in print).
Psycholinguistics: A Manual for post-graduate students in linguistics and psychology. – Moscow, Flinta, Nauka, 2008. (4,000 copies)
Psychological Literary Criticism. – Moscow: 2006. 320 p (2,000 copies).
Foundations of Psycholinguistic Diagnostics: Models of the World in Fiction. – Moscow, Trivola, 2000: 234 pp. (2,000 copies).
Introduction to Psychiatric Literary Criticism. // Specimina Philologae Slavicae. Verlag Otto Sagner. – Germany, Munich, 1996: 296 pp.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
More than 50 articles in scholarly press and more than 200 articles in mass media.
More than 80 speeches delivered at conferences (Canada, USA, Russia, Taiwan, Cuba, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Slovakia, Spain).
I supervised 4 PhD students in psycholinguistics, 1 in psychology (Russia), 1 in methodology of teaching (France), 8 M.A. in psycholinguistics (Taiwan) and more than 40 B.A. in psycholinguistics at the dept of Psychology of MSLU.
I received 15 grants for research projects, writing books, and attending conferences.

LANGUAGES
English (fluent, diploma of interpreter from English into Russian, CLBT 8/8/8/8)
Russian (mother tongue)
Ukrainian, Bulgarian (reading), Swahili (nimesahau).

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