International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre




Prof Irina Roshchina
Department of Neuro- and Pathopsychology
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE)
Email: ifroshchina@mail.ru
Website: mgppu.ru

Prof Anna Shvedovskaya
Associate Professor
Age Psychology Department named after L.F. Obukhova
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE)
Email: anna.shvedovskaya@mgppu.ru
Website: mgppu.ru

Prof Anton Khromov
Head of Department of Nero- and Pathopsychology of Development
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE)
Email: hromovai@mgppu.ru

Marina Kalantarova
Department of Nero- and Pathopsychology of Development
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE)
Email: kalantarovamv@mgppu.ru

CST Provision

A similar clinical and psychological approach to CST in Russia is the 'Clinic of Memory'. Access to CST programmes in Russia in the future will be determined by the project 'Preventing Cognitive Deficits in the Elderly', which has been established by the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, in partnership with Tverskoy branch of the Moscow State Budget Institution “Arbat Territorial Center for Social Services. Clients who attend this centre range from 55 - 90 years and approximately 60 people are enrolled every year.

The manual has been translated and culturally adapted for Russian participants.

CST Research Projects

The project 'Preventing Cognitive Deficits in the Elderly' was established in late 2019 at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE). The aim of this project is to adapt CST for people with dementia in Russia. The overall aim of the project is to develop and use different cognitive and emotional therapy with people with mild forms of dementia. The project objectives are to:

  1. Translate the 'Making a Difference' Manual into Russian
  2. Evaluate the effects of CST on a Russian sample of older adults who reside in nursing homes or who attend social or treatment centres in Moscow.
  3. Train psychologists to deliver CST.
  4. Explore the acceptability of CST for Russian older adults.


  • Roschina I.F., Kalantarova M.V., Shvedovskaya A.A., Hromov A.I. Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Elderly: Programs "Memory Clinic" and "Cognitive Stimulation Therapy"// Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 44–70. doi:10.17759/cpse.2022110302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.) URL: https://psyjournals.ru/en/psyclin/2022/n3/Roshchina_Kalantarova_et_al.shtml
  • Roshchina I.F., Deryuganova O.A., Kalantarova M.V. et al. Prevention of cognitive deficits at a later age: initial adaptation of the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) program in Russia. In A.B. Kholmogorova, O.D. Pugovkina, N.V. Zvereva et al. (eds.), Proceedings of International scientific and practical conference “Zeigarnik readings. Diagnostics and psychological assistance in modern clinical psychology: the problem of scientific and ethical foundations”, Moscow: MSUPE, 2020, pp. 808–810. (In Russ.). URL: https:psyjournals.ru/files/117513/zeigarnikovskie_chteniya_2020.pdf.
  • Shvedovskaya A.A., Kalantarova M.V., Khromov A.I. et al. The program "Сognitive stimulating therapy" for cognitive deficits in the elderly: Adaptation in Russia. Collection of proceedings of the Third All-Russian scientific and practical conference with international participation “Diagnostics in medical (clinical) psychology: traditions and perspectives (to the 110th anniversary of S.Ya. Rubinshtein)” / N.V. Zvereva, I.F. Roshchina (eds.). Moscow: MSUPE, 2021, pp. 299–301. URL: https:psyjournals.ru/files/124859/medpsydiag2021.pdf 
  • Roshchina I. F., Kalantarova M.V., Shvedovskaya A.A., Khromov A.I. Principles of non-directed learning in the Cognitive Stimulating Therapy (CST) program for the prevention of cognitive deficits in later age. Collection of abstracts of the All-Russian Congress with international participation of the All-Russian Congress with international participation "Psychoneurology: Century XIX – Century XXI", dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the "National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Neurology named after V.M. Bekhterev” of the Ministry of Health of Russia and the 165th anniversary of the Birth of V.M. Bekhterev / N.G. Neznanova (ed.). St. Petersburg: NMIT named after V.M. Bekhterev, 2022, pp. 71-72.
  • Kalantarova M.V., Roshchina I.F., Shvedovskaya A.A., Khromov A.I. Psychotherapeutic aspect of rehabilitation of patients with mild cognitive decline syndrome. International Scientific and Practical Conference “Psychiatry and Addictology in the XXI Century: New Tasks and Ways of Solution”, September, 22-23, 2022. Proceedings. Moscow: LLC "Tsvetografika", 2022, p. 46-47 URL:https://psychiatr.ru/download/5928
  • Kalantarova M.V, Shvedovskaya A.A., Khromov A.I. Group methods of work in neuropsychological rehabilitation and neurocognitive prevention in Russia. Conference "Ananiev Readings 2022. 60 years of social psychology at St. Petersburg State University: from the origins to new achievements and innovations", October, 18-21, 2022. Proceedings. St. Petersburg, 2022 (In press).