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Emilia Sotirova – Psychologist / Psychotherapist – Biography

"Nothing has changed, only I have changed; therefore, everything has changed." Marcel Proust

QUALIFICATION:

FAMILY THERAPY

  • Qualification level family therapist – Graduated from the Institute of Family Therapy – Bulgaria (IFT-Bulgaria) – with examiner Sarah Barat – systemic psychotherapist and trained in the qualification and supervision courses in systemic psychotherapy at the Tavistock clinic and I am the manager of a team of receptions, adoptions and kinship care team. Trainers and Supervisors: Zlatka Mihova – Doctor of Psychology, Certificate of Training in Family Therapy from Lund University, Sweden, Practicing Family Therapist, Teacher and Supervisor. And Maria Arnaudova – Master of Family and Marriage Therapy, practicing family therapist, certified supervisor. Systemic and structural family therapy – family consultant level at the INSTITUTE OF PSYCHODRAMA, INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY “Bernhard Achterberg”, with trainer and supervisor – Georgi Antonov – Founder and co-chairman of the Institute of Psychodrama, Individual and Group Psychotherapy “Bernhard Achterberg”, member of the Federation of European psychodrama training organizations. Former President of the Bulgarian Psychotherapy Association.

PSYCHODRAMA

  • Qualification level psychodrama therapist – under supervision at the INSTITUTE OF PSYCHODRAMA, INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY “Bernhard Achterberg”, with trainer and supervisor – Georgi Antonov – Founder and co-chairman of the Institute of Psychodrama, Individual and Group Psychotherapy “Bernhard Achterberg”, member of the Federation of European psychodrama training organizations. Former President of the Bulgarian Psychotherapy Association.

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

  • Cognitive- Behavioural Psychotherapy – affiliated with the Bulgarian Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy, along with Prof. Pavlina Petkova, Head of the Credential Committee of BACPP.

GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPY

  • Knowledge also in the school of Gestalt Psychotherapy – “Philosophy and Practice”, ” Gestalt with art techniques and dreams”. Thematic seminars with the Institute of Psychodrama, Individual and Group Psychotherapy “Bernard Ahtenberg”

LECTURER AND TEACHER

A lecturer and teacher in a School of Psychology of Psychological Center S.O.V.A.

TRAINER

Family Therapy Trainer at the Bernhard Achterberg Institute

Academic resume:

  • Master`s degree ” Psychological Consultation” – accredited program by NEAA. Work experience and internship at the 1st Psychiatric clinic “St. Marina”- at the psychiatric liaison unit. Her dissertation topic is Prevention of the suicide risk.
  • Bachelor’s degree “Psychology” – program accredited by the NEAA with a rating of 10, the highest possible. (* by a personal decision she combines 2 academic years and, manages to finish her education a year earlier).
    Her dissertation topic is Research on the cognitive deficits in adults with Alzheimer and their influence on the general personality functioning. She is awarded a First Class Honours degree and certificate.

Additional training:

  • Practical training at the Main department “Crime punishment Execution” – Certificate.
  • Practical training at the “International Association of those injured by accidents”. – Certificate.