honorary members

Aleksandras Alekseičikas


Aleksandr Alekseichik (1940) is psychotherapist at the Vilnius Mental Health Centre. He is known to say – it is better to be not the best, but the first. And this aphorism suits himself as well. In psychotherapy, Alekseichik quite often happened to be the first, suggesting lots of new ideas and new activities. He started therapeutic practice in 1962 and became the first ‘official’ Lithuanian psychotherapist in 1967. In 1977, Alekseichik initiated a seminar on psychotherapy in Vilnius which immediately proved so popular that it became an annual event and is still hosted up to now for the last 40 years. Because of this seminar, Vilnius used to be called a psychotherapeutic capital of the then-vast Soviet realm. Later these seminars were organized solely by Alekseichik and were called the April seminars. In 1989, he became the head of the newly opened psychotherapeutic department of the Vilnius Mental Health Hospital. The work in this department was based on the principles of the therapeutic community, a great novelty in those times. Aleksandr Alekseichik teaches at the Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology since the very start of its courses in 1995, and he was the first to be awarded the Honorary Membership of our Association. Intensive Therapeutic Life – the psychotherapeutic approach to existential therapy developed by Alekseichik – made an immense impact on spreading ideas of existential therapy in Lithuania. Aleksandr Alekseichik has authored and co-authored 5 books on psychotherapy.

prof. Simon du Plock

United Kingdom

Professor Simon du Plock is Head of the Faculty of Post-Qualification and Professional Doctorates at the Metanoia Institute, London, UK. He is responsible for a number of research degree programmes, including a PhD in Psychotherapy, a DPsych in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, a DPsych in Psychotherapy by Public Works, and a DCPsych in Counselling Psychology. Overall, the Faculty hosts approximately 260 research candidates and as many alumni, making it one of the largest concentrations of psychotherapy scholarship in the UK. He is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the BPS, and a Founding Member of the BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for Medicine and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. He lectures internationally on aspects of existential therapy, and has authored over 80 books, book chapters, and papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. Currently, he is editing a new book, Case Studies in Existential Therapy:Translating theory into practice, which will be published in London by PCCS Books in September 2018. This is a considerably expanded and updated version of a much earlier text with the same title, first published by Sage in 1997. He is also Section Editor of ‘Newly evolving forms of Existential Therapy around the world’ and has contributed a chapter, ‘Overview of geographic development’, for The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy , due to be published by Wiley Autumn 2018). He has edited Existential Analysis, the Journal of the British Society for Existential Analysis continuously since 1993. In 2006 he became the first Western therapist to be made an Honorary Member of the East European Association for Existential Therapy, in recognition of his contribution to the development of collaboration between East and West European existential psychotherapy. In 2017 he was delighted to be invited to join the Editorial Board of Psichologija, a learned journal published by Vilnius University. As an invited speaker at the IX International Congress, held in Birstonas in 2016, he shared some of his recent thinking about what he has come to term ‘Everyday Existential Therapy’. In the process, he has begun to move away from the medical/scientific approaches which have historically informed psychological health care, and has sought to return to the holistic tradition which, in particular, inspires the profession of counselling psychology and makes it distinctive. He attempted, in his talk, to illustrate how this enables us to attain a philosophical overview which draws its vitality from a wide range of disciplines which seek to address what it means to be human.

prof. Ernesto Spinelli

United Kingdom

Professor Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential therapy and, more recently, the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, (BPS), a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Counselling Psychology and in 2000 he was awarded the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. Ernesto is currently Director of ES Associates, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of psychotherapy, coaching, and supervision through specialist seminars and training programmes. His most recent book, Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd ed (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice. His previous books include: The Interpreted World: an introduction to phenomenological psychology, 2nd ed (Sage, 2005); Demystifying Therapy (PCCS, 2006); Tales of Un-knowing (PCCS, 2006); and The Mirror and The Hammer: challenging therapeutic orthodoxies (Sage, 2001).

dr. Kirk Schneider

United States of America

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr.Schneider is past president (2015-2016) of the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005-2012), president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Schneider is also on the Global Advisory Board of The Organization for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited 12 books (several of which have been translated into Chinese, German, Greek, Russian, Turkish, and Portuguese). These books include „The Paradoxical Self“, „Horror And The Holy“, „The Psychology Of Existence“ (with Rollo May), „The Handbook Of Humanistic Psychology“ (2nd ed.) (with Fraser Pierson and James Bugental), „Rediscovery Of Awe“, „Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy“, „Existential- Humanistic Therapy“ (with Orah Krug, accompanying APA video also available), „Humanity’s Dark Side: Evil, Destructive Experience, And Psychotherapy“ (with Art Bohart, Barbara Held, and Ed Mendelowitz), „Awakening To Awe“, „The Polarized Mind“, „The Essentials Of Existential- Humanistic Therapy Supervision“ (with Orah Krug), and „The Spirituality Of Awe: Challenges To The Robotic Revolution“. A forthcoming book, The Wiley World Handbook Of Existential Therapy (with Emmy Van Deurzen et al.) is in preparation. Dr. Schneider is the recipient of the Rollo May Award from Division 32 of the APA for “Outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology,” the “Cultural Innovator” award from the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada, a psychotherapy training center which bases its diploma on Dr. Schneider’s Existential- Integrative model of therapy, and an Honorary diploma/membership from the Society for Existential Analysis of the U.K. and the East European Association of Existential Therapy. Dr. Schneider is also a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute in San Francisco, which in August, 2012 launched one of the first certificate programs in Existential-Humanistic practice to be offered in the U.S.A. In April, 2010, Dr. Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the First International (East-West) Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China, and delivered a keynote address at the First World Congress of Existential Psychotherapy in London in May, 2015. For more information on Dr. Schneider’s work visit www.

dr. Viktor Kagan


Alice Holzhey-Kunz, Ph.D.


  1. Julija Abakumova – Kočiūnienė (Lietuva);   
  2. Aiga Abožina (Latvija); 
  3. Vija Aleidzane (Latvija); – Member of the Board
  4. Aleksandras Alekseičikas (Lietuva) – Honorary Member
  5. Raminta Aleliūnaitė-Kliokmanė (Lietuva); 
  6. Snežana Aleškevič (Latvija);  
  7. Vladislav Andriušin (Rusija); – Member of the Board 
  8. Sergej Babin (Rusija); – Member of the Board
  9. Daiva Balčiūnienė (Lietuva); 
  10. Gražina Banienė (Lietuva); 
  11. Iveta Baškevica (Latvija);
  12. Ivars Bauls (Latvija);
  13. Ieva Bite (Latvija);  
  14. Jekaterina Bystrova (Latvija); 
  15. Žana Blaževičienė (Lietuva);
  16. Kristine Bondere (Latvija); 
  17. Roland Bortaščenok (Latvija); – Member of the Board  
  18. Natalja Borzenko Rusija); 
  19. Natalja Breitberga (Latvija); 
  20. Rimvydas Budrys (Lietuva); 
  21. Diana Būtienė (Lietuva); – Member of the Board
  22. Jelena Chabrenkova (Estija); 
  23. Jelena Chižniak (Rusija); 
  24. Rolanda Černauskienė (Lietuva); 
  25. Anita Čodere (Latvija); 
  26. Marija Čulkova (Rusija); 
  27. Daiga Daize (Latvija);  
  28. Inga Dovidaitienė (Lietuva); 
  29. Nikol Dzina (Latvija); 
  30. Alicija Eiliakas (Lietuva); 
  31. Anatolij Finskij (Baltarusija); 
  32. Jelena Gavris (Estija);  
  33. Rinalda Germanienė (Lietuva);  
  34. Ona Gylytė (Lietuva); 
  35. Irina Gluchova (Baltarusija); – Member of the Board
  36. Svetlana Gorbašova (Rusija); 
  37. Tatjana Griškina (Latvija); 
  38. Asta Groblytė (Lietuva); 
  39. Loreta Gudienė (Lietuva); 
  40. Alice Holzhey (Šveicarija); – Honorary Member
  41. Natalija Ivanova (Latvija);  
  42. Tatjana Ivanova (Rusija);  
  43. Valerij Jadrinkin (Rusija); 
  44. Gulchan Jakipova (Kazachstanas);    
  45. Birutė Jakubkaitė (Lietuva); – Member of the Board 
  46. Daiva Jasiulaitienė (Lietuva); 
  47. Jelena Jedomskich (Estija);   
  48. Semionas Jeselsonas (Rusija); 
  49. Jekaterina Jesemčik (Latvija); 
  50. Jelena Jesipovič (Estija); 
  51. Leonas Judelevičius (Lietuva);  – Chief Financial Officer
  52. Agnė Jurgaitytė-Avižinienė (Lietuva); 
  53. Remigijus Juškėnas (Lietuva); 
  54. Viktor Kagan (Vokietija); – Honorary Member 
  55. Elena Karpenko (Lietuva);
  56. Raimonda Kasperavičienė (Lietuva); 
  57. Lina Kazlauskienė (Lietuva); 
  58. Snieguolė Kirijanovienė (Lietuva); 
  59. Jolanta Kobilinskienė (Lietuva);  
  60. Rimantas Kočiūnas (Lietuva);  – Secretary General
  61. Larisa Kolesnikova (Latvija); 
  62. Liudmila Kozlova (Rusija);
  63. Elita Kreislere (Latvija); – Member of the Board
  64. Irina Kruglova (Latvija);
  65. Aleksandras Kučinskas (Lietuva);
  66. Janina Kukauskiene (Lietuva); 
  67. Aelita Kukulskienė (Lietuva); 
  68. Denis Kultyšev (Rusija); 
  69. Serafima Kuznecova (Estija);   
  70. Jurga Lago (Lietuva); 
  71. Asta Laurinavičienė (Lietuva);
  72. Vitalija Lepeškienė (Lietuva);  
  73. Natalja Liaščenko (Rusija); 
  74. Dmitrij Licov (Latvija); 
  75. Olegas Lukjanovas (Rusija);  
  76. Jurgita Maceikienė (Lietuva); 
  77. Valentinas Maistrenko (Rusija);  
  78. Ana Makarenkova (Estija); 
  79. Tatjana Makejeva (Rusija);
  80. Laima Matutienė (Lietuva); 
  81. Ramunė Meižienė (Lietuva); 
  82. Giedrius Markevičius (Lietuva); 
  83. Renata Matvejenko (Latvija);  
  84. Margarita Moskaliova (Rusija); 
  85. Renata Neliubšienė (Lietuva);
  86. Gleb Niuchalov (Rusija);
  87. Oksana Pariugina (Rusija);
  88. Oksana Peetsalu (Estija); – Member of the Board
  89. Timas Petraitis (Lietuva); 
  90. Genovaitė Petronienė (Lietuva); 
  91. Robertas Petronis (Lietuva); – Member of the Board
  92. Galina Piliagina (Ukraina);
  93. Odeta Pilvelienė (Lietuva); 
  94. Ina Pyšinska (Latvija);  
  95. Simon du Plock (Didžioji Britanija); – Honorary Member 
  96. Irina Pogorelova (Estija); 
  97. Salli Poldvere (Estija); 
  98. Oleg Poliakov (Prancūzija);  
  99. Kristina Ona Polukordienė (Lietuva);  
  100. Dalia Puidokienė (Lietuva); 
  101. Aušra Pundzevičienė (Lietuva);   
  102. Dace Purena (Latvija);  
  103. Baiba Purvlice (Latvija); 
  104. Irina Rabša (Latvija); 
  105. Ala Radčenko (Rusija); 
  106. Ginta Ratniece (Latvija);  
  107. Lilija Reinholde (Latvija);
  108. Andžela Rybakovienė (Lietuva);  
  109. Evija Rozenlauka (Latvija); 
  110. Ineta Rubule (Latvija); 
  111. Tatjana Rudenko (Lietuva);
  112. Viesturs Rudzitis (Latvija);
  113. Inna Savon (Latvija); 
  114. Irina Serdečnaja (Rusija);
  115. Gražina Sidorovienė (Lietuva); 
  116. Tamara Sikorskaja (Rusija);  – President
  117. Marina Silina (Rusija); 
  118. Julija Silova (Latvija);
  119. Marina Sivil (Rusija);
  120. Antra Sloka (Latvija);
  121. Markas Snežko (Lietuva);
  122. Ernesto Spinelli (Didžioji Britanija); – Honorary Member
  123. Ivona Staškevičienė (Lietuva); 
  124. Vladimir Strelcov (Rusija);
  125. Vadim Šarapov (Rusija);
  126. Nadežda Šašilkina (Lietuva);
  127. Polina Šedienė (Lietuva);   
  128. Irina Škiupele (Latvija); 
  129. Kirk Šnaider (JAV); – Honorary Member  
  130. Raimonda Tomkevičienė (Lietuva);
  131. Tatjana Triachalova (Rusija); 
  132. Diana Trinkūnienė (Lietuva); 
  133. Ksenija Truchan (Latvija); 
  134. Irina Tuchkru (Estija); 
  135. Vita Vaitkienė (Lietuva);
  136. Inga Vainilaitienė (Lietuva); 
  137. Vladislava Vasičkina (Estija);
  138.  Aleksandra Vasilenko (Rusija);
  139. Olga Vasiljeva (Estija); – Member of the Board
  140. Marija Vaštakė (Lietuva); 
  141. Lina Vėželienė (Lietuva); 
  142. Alina Viese (Norvegija);  
  143. Ona Vinklerienė (Lietuva); 
  144. Anna Vinkovskienė (Lietuva); 
  145. Tatjana Votiakova (Rusija); 
  146. Julija Zaremskaja (Rusija); 
  147. Vera Zelejeva (Rusija);
  148. Olesja Zinenko (Estija);   
  149. Juris Zuitinš (Latvija); 
  150. Tatjana Zvončuk (Rusija); ulasa@yandex.r
  1. Inga Abramavičienė (Lietuva); 
  2. Jekaterina Abrosimova (Rusija); 
  3. Dmitrij Arzamascev (Rusija); 
  4. Aleksej Averjanov (Rusija); 
  5. Marija Bagdonienė (Lietuva); 
  6. Larisa Bajeva (Rusija); 
  7. Rūta Barkauskaitė (Lietuva); 
  8. Marina Bautrėnienė (Lietuva);
  9. Agnė Benikė (Lietuva);
  10. Junona Berznitski (Lietuva);
  11. Žanat Biržanova (Kazachstanas); zhanat.birž
  12. Maira Bluša (Latvija); 
  13. Ana Bobrikova (Baltarusija) –
  14. Jelena Bobriščeva (Rusija);
  15. Olga Bodrenkova (Baltarusija);
  16. Inga Bogdzevičienė (Lietuva);   
  17. Laura Boitmane (Latvija); 
  18. Helena Brener (Ukraina);
  19. Žana Brusočkina (Rusija); 
  20. Neonila Brusova (Latvija); 
  21. Artūras Bružas (Lietuva); 
  22. Asia Bubnova (Rusija); 
  23. Julija Bukanova (Rusija);  
  24. Marija Burlačenko (Rusija);  
  25. Vera Butunas (Ispanija); 
  26. Anna Chamenia (Baltarusija); 
  27. Natalija Cholina (Rusija); 
  28. Diliara Čuikina (Rusija); 
  29. Irina Dedele (Latvija);   
  30. Dmitrij Dementjev (Rusija);  
  31. Nadežda Denisova (Rusija); 
  32. Liudmila Derjabo (Latvija); 
  33. Liudmila Dijokienė (Latvija); 
  34. Oksana Dikina (Latvija); 
  35. Olga Dorina (Rusija);
  36. Svetlana Dremač (Latvija);  
  37. Jelena Drutis (Ukraina); 
  38. Irina Duk (Baltarusija);
  39. Elena Ermakova (Estija);
  40. Tatjana Fadejeva (Baltarusija); 
  41. Olena Falkovskaja (Vokietija);
  42. Aistė Garškaitė (Lietuva); 
  43. Natalja Gerasimova (Rusija);
  44. Jekaterina Golova (Rusija); 
  45. Andrej Golub (Rusija);
  46. Natalja Golubeva (Rusija);  
  47. Rima Gumerova (Rusija);
  48. Sandra Hartmane (Latvija);   
  49. Roman Isidorov (Rusija);  
  50. Olga Jelisejeva (Rusija);
  51. Natalija Ivanova (Estija); 
  52. Jelena Jarceva (Estija); 
  53. Darja Jarema (Lietuva) –
  54. Galina Jarockaja (Estija); 
  55. Honorata Jašinskienė (Lietuva);
  56. Pavel Jeremejev (Rusija); 
  57. Mark Jermak (Latvija);   
  58. Dovilė Jonušienė (Lietuva);  
  59. Augustina Joskaudienė (Lietuva); 
  60. Olga Kalašnikova (Rusija);
  61. Konstantin Karakuca (Rusija); 
  62. Liubov Karpova (Rusija);
  63. Tatjana Karpunkina (Rusija); 
  64. Valentina Karpunkina (Rusija): 
  65. Daiva Klovienė (Lietuva);
  66. Kristina Kočiaran (Rusija); 
  67. Anna Kogalovskaja (Rusija); 
  68. Andrej Kolosovcev (Rusija);
  69. Elina Kondrašova (Rusija); 
  70. Tatjana Korčagina (Lietuva); 
  71. Jelena Kornilova (Rusija); 
  72. Viktoras Korobka (Estija);   
  73. Natalja Kovalcova (Lietuva);  
  74. Vera Krievinia (Latvija); 
  75. Jelena Kruglova (Rusija); 
  76. Katarina Krumplevskaja (Latvija);  
  77. Anna Kuličenko (Rusija); 
  78. Gražina Kuniskienė (Lietuva); 
  79. Larisa Kuzminova (Latvija);
  80. Uljana Kuznecova (Rusija); 
  81. Jelena Larionova (Rusija);  
  82. Neringa Lašienė (Lietuva); 
  83. Jekaterina Levina (Rusija);  
  84. Laura Liberte (Latvija); 
  85. Asta Libikienė (Lietuva); 
  86. Irina Lyčak-Kovalionok (Rusija); 
  87. Neringa Lošakevičienė (Lietuva) – 
  88. Olesia Lukašova (Latvija);  
  89. Irina Mareckaja (Baltarusija);  
  90. Olga Marey (Rusija);   
  91. Oksana Meišele (Latvija);
  92. Ana Mikojan (Rusija);  
  93. Vesta Mintaučkienė (Lietuva);   
  94. Tatjana Mitrofanova (Rusija);  
  95. Aušra Mockuvienė (Lietuva); 
  96. Anna Molostova (Rusija); 
  97. Svetlana Nefedkina (Estija); 
  98. Margarita Nesterova (Latvija);
  99. Viktorija Nevedrova (Rusija); 
  100. Tatjana Nikitina (Lietuva); 
  101. Jurij Novosiolov (Lietuva); 
  102. Natalija Orlinkova (Rusija); 
  103. Fiodor Osipov (Rusija);
  104. Irina Pak (Rusija);
  105.  Olga Plešivceva (Rusija);
  106. Olga Parchomenko (Rusija); 
  107. Asta Paulikaitė (Lietuva); 
  108. Gabija Petronienė (Lietuva); 
  109. Danil Pisanec (Ukraina);
  110. Diana Podmostko (Prancūzija) –  
  111. Igor Popenia (Baltarusija); 
  112. Julija Popova (Rusija);
  113. Renata Preikšaitė (Lietuva);
  114. Olga Popova (Rusija); 
  115. Tatjana Popova (Rusija); 
  116. Lijana Pranskevičienė (Lietuva);
  117. Marina Ragulina (Rusija); 
  118. Anna Rakickaja (Baltarusija);
  119. Nadežda Raku (Estija);  
  120. Eva Ratfeldere (Latvija); 
  121. Julija Rautenberga (Latvija);   
  122. Anna Rautkina (Rusija); 
  123. Jelena Razumova (Rusija); 
  124. Natalija Rediskina (Estija); 
  125. Natalija Rešetina (Rusija);
  126. Oksana Romanovskaja (Baltarusija);
  127. Olga Rešetova (Kanada); 
  128. Olga Revucka-Ismatova (Latvija); 
  129. Eleonora Rymarenko (Rusija); 
  130. Jegor Rogožnikov (Rusija); 
  131. Viktorija Rubina (Estija); 
  132. Inga Safina (Latvija); 
  133. Irina Salima (Latvija);
  134. Vaida Satkauskaitė-Saldienė (Lietuva);
  135. Anna Savickaja (Baltarusija);
  136. Kristine Silčonok (Latvija); 
  137. Erikas Siudikas (Lietuva); 
  138. Jurij Skorikov (Rusija);
  139. Valerij Skripka (Lietuva);
  140. Paulius Skruibis (Lietuva);
  141. Inga Smirnova (Latvija); 
  142.  Jelena Sokolova (Rusija); 
  143. Galina Sokotuščenko (Estija); 
  144. Marina Solobutina (Rusija);
  145. Romalda Stasionienė (Lietuva); 
  146. Aleksandr Stepančenko (Rusija); 
  147. Kristina Stepanova (Rusija); 
  148. Larisa Stepanova (Rusija); 
  149. Pavel Stimer (Estija);  
  150. Viktor Stoliarov (Estija); 
  151. Ksenija Stulova (Rusija) – 
  152. Saulius Subačius (Lietuva);     
  153. Liudmila Suchockaja (Lenkija);
  154. Marina Suldina (Rusija);
  155.  Jelena Šumskaja (Baltarusija);
  156. Ilona Šargova (Latvija);   
  157. Saulė Šeškutė (Lietuva); 
  158. Olga Šubik (Rusija); 
  159. Stanislav Tarasov (Rusija); 
  160. Marika Ter-Saakova (Rusija); 
  161.  Eva Vaitelė (Lietuva);
  162. Jelena Tkač (Rusija); 
  163. Anastasija Turčaninova (Rusija); 
  164. Ramunė Urbonavičienė (Lietuva); 
  165. Milda Urbonienė (Lietuva);
  166. Richards Valands (Latvija); 
  167. Julija Vermeničiova (Kirgizija); 
  168. Tatjana Vilimė (Lietuva);
  169. Kristina Zabeliauskienė (Lietuva);
  170. Oksana Voitechovič (Lietuva);
  171. Jekaterina Volkova (Rusija); 
  172. Ilja Vorožeikin (Rusija); 
  173. Igor Vos (Estija); 
  174. Tatjana Zacharcova (Rusija);
  175. Sergej Zacharenko (Rusija); 
  176. Marina Zagornaja (Rusija);
  177. Jelena Zaporožec (Rusija);
  178. Olga Zelenkevič (Rusija);  
  179. Jurgita Žalgirytė-Skurdenienė (Lietuva); jurgita.zalgiryte@gmail.c