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EDUCATION

 

2014-2016                             Distance Learning Course at CARe Europe “CARE Europe Train-the – 

                                                  Trainer Program Care Model”

 

2009 Ph.D.

Subject area: Theory and History of Psychology

Armenian State Pedagogical University



2007 – 2009                              Ph.D. Program

Department of Psychology

Yerevan State University, Armenia  

 

1990-1995 Certified Psychologist 

Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology

Yerevan State University, Armenia 



WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2001-present                                Individual Practice as Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist (humanistic                   

                                                     and positive psychotherapy framework) : 

  • psychotherapy of neurotic disorders,
  • anxiety disorders, depression,
  • problems with self-esteem,
  • work with people in difficult life situations,
  • psychosomatic disorders,
  • couples consultation and family psychotherapy
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation for people with mental health disorder




 

2019-present                                                  YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY,  

Department of Psychology

 

  • Professor

                         

2016– 2019                               The ARMENIAN ASSOCIATION OF NEONATAL MEDICINE 

               

  • Psychologist

 

2016– 2019                                « SPITAK » CARE HOUSE

  • Consultant

 

2015– present                                  ANALITICAL CENTER FOR SUICIDE 

                                                         PREVENTION   “ANTISUICIDE” 

  • Head of the Center 

                                  

 

2014 – present                     CENTER FOR PSYCHO-SOCIAL RECOVERY

  • Psychologist, Psychotherapist 
  • Trainer 
  • Author and instructor of the training program “Psychological resources of Health”
  • Head of  the long term training program “Recovery College”



2012 – present                          “AMBRA” MENTAL WELL BEING CENTER NGO

  • President

                    

2010 – 2012                                “AYG” CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

  • Psychologist , Psychotherapist
  • Instructor of Group Therapy Training

 

2006 – 2014                 MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

  • Head of Community Services Development Program 
  • Psychologist



2011- 2019                                   ARMENIAN STATE PEDAGOGICAL

                                                      UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER KHACHATUR ABOVYAN

  • Professor

 

2006   YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Assistant Professor

          Course of “Basics of Psychiatry. Community Services” 

                      

 

2001 – 2006       MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

  • Psychologist in Day Center For People With Long 

          Term Mental Health Problems

 

1996 – 2004     “GRIGOR ZOHRAP” UNIVERSITY

  • Professor of History of Psychology 

 

1998                                                 “ANANIA SHIRAKATSY ARMENIAN NATIONAL 

                                                              LYCEUM” EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX 

  • Psychologist

 

1995 – 1996       “MKHITAR SEBASTATSI” EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX

  • Psychologist, 
  • Sociologist

 

PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMMS

 

2016 Has participated in a project under the collaboration of the UNICEF, Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) and the University of Minnesota (US). The project aimed at review of current curricula on inclusive pedagogy and improvement of coursework and learning materials for future teachers. The project is set to build the capacity of ASPU to mainstream inclusive pedagogy in current teaching to support not only teachers specializing in special education but also teachers in other subject areas.

2016 Has worked as psychologist at Margaryan Medical Centre in frames of “Improving Quality of Neonatal Care Services in Armenia|” program implemented by the Armenian Association of Neonatal Medicine. 

2015 Has participated in Committees on psychosocial evaluation of residents and workers of Spitak Care House-Armenia’s first community-based mental health institution. The Care House has become a model for reform of outdated, closed psychiatric institutions.

2015 Developed training modules for mental health professionals working in Spitak Care House

2014 Has participated in working group on development of a mental health community-based pilot model for 16 residents in Spitak city and currently provides continued psychological and medical support to the residents of the Spitak Care House, first community-based house in Armenia.

2014   Has participated in assessment group. Individual needs of persons receiving care in facilities of mental healthcare and social services were assessed by the working group and national needs assessment tool in line with a CANSAS adapted tool was developed in order to provide relevant services (A. Soghoyan, CANSAS adapted methodology, 2014). The tool was used for assessment of needs of people in psychiatric institutions. The local specialists throughout of Armenia were trained how to use the assessment tool.

 2014  Has participated in working group on assessment the field to disclose the gaps, namely to evaluate the community needs and provide evidences for policy adjustments, to define a community-based model for the country, design and evaluate the pilot to be further supported by the government.

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS & 

TRAININGS

 

June 2018                   Quality Rights Training: mental health, human rights, recovery and service                                                                    improvement, organized by WHO in Vilnius, Lithuania



 April 2016                       The Vth International Scientific Conference

                                         «The current issues in theoretical and Applied psychology, Yerevan, Armenia



October 2014                      Challenges of modernity: philosophical and psychological issues         

                                             International Conference, ESY, Yerevan, Armenia

 

November 2013                   International Conference: Deinstitutionalization Opportunities on 

Social Inclusion of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in EaP Countries”,        Chisinau, Moldova

November 2013                  International Mental Health Conference: “Enhancing Implementation Of 

                                             Mental Health Reforms in Armenia”, Yerevan, Armenia

 

Oktober 2013                      The 4th International Scientific Conference on “Current Issues in    

                                             “Theoretical and Applied Psychology”, Yerevan, Armenia

 

Ougust  2013                       Regional Psychiatric Meeting “Mental Health And Mental Illness: 

                                             Focusing on Europe” 

                                             Organizer:  Armenian Psychiatric Association, Yerevan, Armenia

 

Oktober 2011                     International Scientific Conference: “The Current Issues In Theoretical 

                                            and Applied Psychology”, Yerevan, Armenia

 

Oktober 2009                     The 3th International Scientific Conference, 

                                            Organizer: Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

 

June 2007                   Regulation of Psychologist’s Work Round Table

                                             Organizer: “Ego” young psychologists’ NGO, Yerevan, Armenia   

 

June 2007                   Building Coalitions and Networks for Success

                                Organizer: Social Progress Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia 

 

May 2007                   Workshop on Disability Issues devoted to discussion of Strategy of 

                                             social protection of disabled people for 2006-2015 of Armenia 

                                          Organizer: Academy for Educational Development, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

June 2006   Round Table on Implementation of the Law on Psychiatric Care 

                                  Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia

 

January 2006               Training on “Improving PR Skills of Your Organization” 

                            Organizer: IREX, Yerevan, Armenia

 

June 2005               Round Table on Employment Issues of People With Disabilities 

                          Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, “Khnamk” NGO, Yerevan, Armenia

 

May 2005               Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

                          Organizer: Association of Child Psychiatrists, Yerevan, Armenia

 

2003 – 2004 Series of seminars on psychiatry and psychotherapy

            Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia

 

March 2004 Hot Line on AIDS Information

            Organizer: Republican Center for AIDS Prevention, Yerevan, Armenia 

 

December 2003 Seminar on Collaboration with Media and Society 

                        Organizer: Versatile Informational Institute, Gyumri, Armenia

 

September 2003 “Modern Aspects of Rehabilitation In Medicine” International Conference

                        Organizer: Academy of Medico-Technical Sciences of RF, 

                                     Yerevan State Medical   University, Yerevan, Armenia  

 

June 2003             “Pro Mental Health Collaboration” Open Forum

                        Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, the Hamlet Trust (UK), Yerevan, Armenia

 

May 2003             “Social Partnership in Mental Health” International Conference 

                        Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia

 

August 2002             “Psychologists And Social Workers Licensing System” 

                        Organizer: “Urartu” University, Yerevan, Armenia 

 

July 2002             “Mental Health Law” Round Table

                        Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, World Learning, Yerevan, Armenia

 

March &

September 2002 Seminars for social workers working in social rehabilitation projects

                          Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, the Hamlet Trust (UK), UNICEF, 

                                       Yerevan, Armenia

 

December 2001 “Future of Mental Health in Armenia” Open Space Event

                          Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, InterMinds (UK), Yerevan, Armenia

 

October 2001             “Mental Health and Christianity” Conference

                        Organizer:  “Psychea” Mental Health Center, “Stress” Center, Yerevan

 

September 2001 Community Rehabilitation Training

                                      Organizer:  Academy of Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic

 

June 2001             Work Within a Time-Limited Framework

                        Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, Inter Minds (UK), Yerevan, Armenia

 

May 2001             Loss: Why People Have Depression?

                        Organizer: Mental Health Foundation, Inter Minds (UK), Yerevan, Armenia

 

PUBLICATOINS

 

Monoghraphy                                   «Theoretical and practical aspects of Psychosocial 

                                                              rehabilitation” Yerevan,   Lusabats, 2013

                                                         

Methodical Manual՝                          «Organization aspects of psychosocial rehabilitation» 

                                                                 Yerevan, Lusabats, 2013




MEMBERSHEEPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS                         

 

Country (Armenia) Representative in CARe Network 

Member of Armenian Psychiatric Association