Psychiatrist, psychodrama psychotherapist, living and working in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Certified Psychodrama Psychotherapist, from Stockholm Psychodrama Academy and from Psychodrama Institute for Europe (1993). Founder and director of Psychodrama Center “Orpheus” – a private institute for psychotherapy (since 1993). Trainer, educator and supervisor. Founding member of FEPTO. Born in 1954 in Galiche, Bulgaria
Address: 54, Atanas Uzunov Str., Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
Mob Tel: +359 888 209 929 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Language: English, Russian
Working: Chief of the Emergency Mental Health Ward in the City Mental Health Center – Sofia. Representative of the Bulgarian Medical Association in the National Council for Psychiatric Health.
Private practice: psychiatric and psychotherapeutic (individual, family, group) practice in “Orpheus”
Studies – Medical Academy, Sofia, graduated in 1979, Graduated as Psychiatrist in 1984 – Medical Academy Sofia
Psychodrama education: in 1986 I met the Psychodrama and many psychodramatists in Zagreb, at IX IAGP Congress. During the next 3 years I wrote letters to Zerka Moreno, Göran Högberg and other psychodramatists, and also to the Bulgarian Ministry of Health in order to open the door for psychodrama education in Bulgaria. I organized the first Psychodrama training group in Bulgaria. In this group, educated under the program of Stockholm Psychodrama Academy, I got my own training in psychodrama. My main trainer was Göran Högberg, but in the same time I had the chance to learn from some of the best psychodramatists: Zerka Moreno, David Kipper, Monica Zuretti, Sue Daniel, Bernhard Achterberg, Roberto de Inocencio, Marcia Karp, Rene Marineau, and many others. I reached the level of psychodrama psychotherapist in 1993.
Psychodrama training given: 18 groups for personal development, 5 first level groups, and one – second level group in Psychodrama Center Orpheus. Special seminars, trainings for different teams – crisis interventions, group dynamic and group work, team building and some others. Workshops and presentations at national and international psychiatric and psychotherapeutic congresses
Co-founder of Psychodrama Institute for Europe (PIfE) (1989) and member of PIfE Board – 1993-1997. Participated in the PIfE Conferences in 1991 – Budapest, 1993 – Sofia, 1994 -Salgotarian, 1995 – Gelnhausen. Co-organizer of PIfE Conference in Sofia – 1993.
Co-founder of Bulgarian Society of Psychodrama and Group Therapy (BSPGT) – 1990
1990 – 1992 – President of the BSPGT.
1996 – until now – member of its Committee for Training standards.
2005 – 2007 – chairperson of its Ethic Committee
Participated actively in the first Conference of BSPGT – 2007, Sofia, and in the second one, Sopfia, 2009
Co-founder of the Bulgarian Association of Psychotherapy (BAP) -1993.
1993 – 2000 – member of the Ethic Committee of BAP.
1993 – until now – member of the Committee for Training standards in BAP.
2000 – 2005 – vice – president of BAP
Participated actively in the first conference of BAP -2008, Sofia
Founding member of Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations (FEPTO) since 1994:
1996 – 1997 – member of the FEPTO Newsletter Committee
1997 – 2004 – member of the FEPTO Training Committee
1998 – Psychodrama Center “Orpheus” became an institutional member of FEPTO
2002 – Co-organizer of the 10th FEPTO Annual Meeting in Sofia
since 2008 – Member of FEPTO Research Committee
Participated in FEPTO annual meetings in 1994 – Oxford, 1995 – Leuven, 1996 – Leuven, 1998 -Diez, 2000 – Budapest, 2001 – Grasse, 2002 – Sofia, 2003 – Estoril, 2004 – Kauniainen, 2008 – Bearsden, 2009 _ Ghent.
Member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy (IAGP) since 1992
1993 – 1998 – representative of IAGP for Bulgaria.
2003 – 2006 Member of Scientific Program Committee of 16th Congress of IAGP in Brazil – 2006 and Coordinator of Poster Subcommittee.
Participated in IAGP Congresses in 1986 – Zagreb, 1989 – Amsterdam, 1992 – Montreal, 2006 – Sao Paolo, 2008 – Barcelona, 2009 – Rome.
1996 – Member of the World Council of Psychotherapy (WCP) and the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP). Participated in the 1st Congress of WCP – 1996 – Vienna.
Author of articles in scientific journals and of the chapter “Psychodrama” in the Bulgarian book “Psihoterapiia – metodi i napravleniia” (“Psychotherapy – methods and trends”), editor: Prof. Hristo Hristozov, 2002, Sofia.
A chapter “Neuroplasticidade e mudanca terapeutica” together with Petra Marinova in “PSICODRAMA E NEUROCIENCIA – CONTRIBUICOES PARA A MUDANCA TERAPEUTICA”, editor: HELOISA FLEURY, AGORA, Sao Paulo, 2008
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Main topics of interest – Psychodrama, Group Psychotherapy, Group dynamic, Individual and Family Psychotherapy, Organizational Counseling, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.