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Tarashoeva Galabina

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:
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.



FEPTO Conference

17th FEPTO Conference:
From External Violence to Internal Shadow: When Psychodrama Helps To
Confront Reality

5th to 7th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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Annual Meeting

29th FEPTO AM:
Spontaneity and Creativity in the Transforming World
30 years of FEPTO and beyond

7th to 11th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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