He has graduated in Psychology and is specializing in clinical psychology at the New Bulgarian University. He is a consultant in cognitive-behavioural therapy. He has been trained in: the model of Therapeutic Community for Addicts in CEIS Italy and Phoenix Haga, Norway; telephone and Internet consultations in Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands; MMPI-2 and IPDE diagnostics. He speaks Russian.
He has been working in Solidarnost rehabilitation program since 2006 and for several years has been a team leader.
He has also worked as a consultant on the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline. Currently, he is a psychologist and director of the Rehabilitation Program.
She is a PhD in Clinical psychology (Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“). For one year she has worked as a consultant in a service for Internet consultation on issues related to sexual and reproductive health. She has two-year experience in working with young people on projects for reducing violence and aggression in schools, and five-year experience in working with children with special needs. Svetlana has been trained in Transactional Analysis – a complete course. She has been trained in work with addicts in Spain and Bulgaria and worked as a consultant on the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline. She speaks English.
Currently, Svetlana is a member of the clinical team and its coordinator in Solidarnost Rehabilitation Program.
Clinical Psychologist, National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline Consultant
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in clinical psychology and social work with children (Sofia University) and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology – psychoanalytical perspective (New Bulgarian University).
She has been a trainee in the Perspectives day center for rehabilitation of addicts for one year.
She was a senior operator in Phoenix therapeutic community. She speaks English.
Currently, she is a clinical psychologist in Solidarnost Rehabilitation Program and a consultant on the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline.
Leader of Creativity workshop
He is a post-graduate in art and psycho-social practices in New Bulgarian University. Since 2005 he has been participating in various art ateliers in psycho-drama, theatre forum and other creative practices. He is in charge of group work with adolescents in projects. He has been trained in the model of therapeutic communities for addicts in Ireland and Belgium.
He speaks Russian and English. Since 2007, he has been working in Fracarita Bulgaria as a leader of workshop Creativity.
Christina holds a Master’s degree in Clinical psychology, psychoanalytical perspective from NBU (New Bulgarian University). She has an additional qualification in “Basic therapeutic skills in psychodynamic therapy” from “Dinamika” center. She has experience as a trainee in a psychiatric clinic.
She has worked in the sphere of rehabilitation of people addicted to alcohol and drugs by the Therapeutic community model since 2011 – in TC Feniks, and since 2014 to the present in Fracarita Bulgaria. She received her training in the TC model in Ley Community, Oxford, UK. She speaks English. Until May 2019, she was a clinical psychologist in the low-threshold center „House Posoka“ and currently, she works in Solidarnost Rehabilitation Program.
Work with Addictions Assistant
Delyan Savov is a clinical social worker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Sofia University and a master’s degree in social work from Road Island College (USA). He has worked with children with behavioral and psychiatric problems and their families in residential programs, community service programs and an alternative school for children with emotional and behavioral challenges in Road Island, Massachussets. Working at „The Man on Focus“ Foundation in Varna, Delyan has gained experience in working with the elderly and underprivileged populations. He has a certificate in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
In 2010 and 2011, he attended a 29 credits certificate program in alcohol and substance abuse counselling at Middlesex Community College (USA). In 2016, Delyan completed an internship at “Solidarnost” Program of Fracarita Bulgaria and became a volunteer for the Program. From July 2017 to May 2019, he worked at “Posoka House” and currently, he works in Solidarnost Program.
Social Work Assistant, Coordinator of National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline
She is a social work assistant and has been working as an assistant in Solidarnost rehabilitation program since August 2007. Since April 2008, she has also been working as a consultant on the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline.
She has been trained in telephone and Internet consultancy in Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands, and in the model of therapeutic community of addicts in Spain. She speaks English. She is a coordinator of the team of the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline.
Psychologist, Family counselor, National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline Consultant
Marina is a Bachelor in psychology (VTU “St. Cyril and St. Methodius”) and a Master in Work and Organizational Psychology (SU “St. Climent Ohridski”). From 2010 to 2011, she was a volunteer at the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline, and in June 2013, she started working as a consultant on the Helpline. Since June 2018, Marina has also been working as a family counselor in Solidarnost Program.
She has been trained in Motivational Interviewing and finished a special training for the work with telephone, chat, and e-mail. Marina has been trained in Transactional Analysis – base level. She is trained as a family consultant at the Institute of Family Therapy – Bulgaria. She speaks English.
Psychologist, National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline Consultant
Dilyana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (SU “St. Climent Ohridski”). In November and December 2013, she was a trainee in Solidarnost rehabilitation program and, since March 2014, she has been working as a consultant at the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline. Since 2017, she has also been working as a psychologist in Solidarnost Program.
She received a special training in telephone and internet consulting and a base level training in Motivational Interviewing. She speaks English fluently.
Psychologist, National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline Consultant
Gergana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Child and adolescent Psychology – Diagnostics and Counselling from Sofia University “Saint Kliment Ohridski”. She’s worked for two years as a Kindergarten teacher. She has experience in social work with groups in risk, and as a Consultant on National Helpline for Children. Aside from the National Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Helpline, which she joins in August 2018, she’s also currently working at a Crisis Centre for Children – Victims of Abuse.
Gergana speaks English fluently and to a lesser degree – German. She has attended trainings and workshops for Telephone Counselling, for work with victims of sexual abuse and people suffering eating disorders, as well as Application of Guidelines for secure family environment.
SKEPDAH comes to its end – download our curricula
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SKEPDAH Project meets to talk about Dissemination of this projects outputs
The final meeting of this project took place in Larnaca, Cyprus on June 18th and 19th 2018.
Easter in „Solidarnost“, 2019
The clients of „Solidarnost“ Program dyed Easter eggs on Maundy Thursday – 25 April 2019.
From banal, ugly, sick and degrading, the story about my addiction to drugs has become a story about joy and satisfaction from being myself and living my life. Of course…