Svetlana Sotirova – Psychologist/ Psychotherapist

Basic Info: Psychologist – 24 years of experience. She works with the following methodologies:

  • Cognitive- Behavioural Psychotherapy – affiliated with the Bulgarian Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy, along with Prof. Pavlina Petkova, Head of the Credential Committee of BACPP.
  • Positive Psychotherapy – affiliated with the Positive Psychology Institute, with Dr. Arno Remers, a board member of the Positive Psychotherapy World Association, former president of the Positive Psychotherapy German Organization.
  • Psychodrama (started in 2017) – affiliated with the Institute of Psychodrama, Individual and Group Psychotherapy “Bernard Ahtenberg”, with Georgi Antonov – founder and co-head of the Institute of Psychodrama Individual and Group Psychotherapy “Bernard Ahtenberg”, member of the European Psychodrama Training Federation, chairman of the Bulgarian Psychotherapy Association.

Contact:
tel. 0888412600

Academic resume:

1986-1991г.- “University of Sofia – St. Kliment Ohridski”, Masters “Psychology”

Additional Training:

  • 2012. – Certified Trainer–by “SOCOPOL”
  • 2010. –Motivational Interviewing – first and second course with the “Bulgarian Addiction Institute”.
  • 2009г.- Crisis Intervention – by “Cli Psy”, Varna, with Georgi Antonov founder and co-head of the Institute of Psychodrama Individual and Group Psychotherapy “Bernard Ahtenberg”, member of the European Psychodrama Training Federation, chairman of the Bulgarian Psychotherapy Association.
  • 2008.- Problem-solving Psychotherapy with Center for psychological consultations and research, Sofia.
  • 1994.- NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)– Teacher from Sankt Petersburg Medical University.

Additional Courses, training, seminars etc.:

  • 2016.-Conference “Invite to meet..roads” with the Psychodrama Institute.
  • 2015. -„Crisis negotiation course”– Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), U.S. Department of justice.
  • 2014. -„ New Police leader” – „ Leadership and Motivation” and „ Workforce selection”
  • 2010. – Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with hypochondria organized by BACPP – with teachers prof. Paul Salkovskis and Paul Wheble, King’s College London.
  • 2007. – 4th International Medical Hypnosis Congress – Istanbul -Trainer in a special workshop course for policemen working with children and infants, involved in court proceedings, with the main topic: Crime investigations, committed by under-age individuals”.
  • 2006 – 5th National Positive Psychotherapy Conference with training and seminars.
  • 2006 – 7th International Training Seminar on Positive Psychotherapy – in Wiesbaden, Germany.
  • 2004 – Training – Seminar “Supervision of children and adult cases”.
  • 2003 – 4th International Training Seminar and 3th International Conference of Positive Psychotherapy – Varna.

Main working interests and specializations:

  • Individual and family consultation
  • Psycho diagnostics and professional selection
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Management in crisis and crisis intervention

Lectures and training- Topics such as:

  • Stress Resilience: Stress, Coping mechanisms, identification and understanding os stress reactions.
    Psychosomatics.
  • Burnout Syndrome. Essence and prevention.
  • Stress management techniques. Psychological support after PTSD.
  • Psychological first aid.
  • Stress and health, ways of thinking and our attitude towards stress.
  • Effective communication.
  • Non-verbal communication – a source of information for the accurate mental state of people.
  • Anger management in conflicts. Emotion control.
  • Emotional intelligence as a tool for building a successful behavioral model.
  • Psychology of lies.
  • Psychological aspects of terrorism.

Professional progress:

  • Since 2016г. -SOVA Psychological Centre, psychotherapist, psychologist.
  • Since 1993г. -02.2016г. (23 years)- ”Psychological laboratory- Varna” with the “Psychology Institute”– Ministry of Internal Affairs – Sofia. Psychologist, Supervisor.