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BULGARIAN INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RELATIONS

Director: Assoc. Prof. Zlatka Mihova, Ph.D.
NBU, building 2, room 114, tel: +359 2 8110594
 
The Center develops the relational paradigm of social welfare provision in Bulgaria and applies it to the need for development of social services, counseling and psychotherapy which take into account and understand the emotional life of the individual and the communicational patterns within the family.
 
The national policies for child welfare (i.e. for deinstitutionalisation of children from state orphanages) and for the social integration of people with severe mental disorders are the main  areas of application of BIHR’s knowledge.
 
BIHR focused its research and training activity on the field of mental health and social welfare in the form of family counselling and individual psychodynamic counselling through participation in the establishment of new social welfare and mental health services within Bulgaria.  Thus BIHR has developed and maintains its ╠aster and its ┬achelor program in Social Work (with individuals and with families).

In relation to the need of training through supervision of clinical practice, as one the main teaching method of the institute a Students’ psycho-social centre (for psychological counselling of families and individuals) is being developed.

Staff:

Antoaneta Mateeva, PhD, director of the Student Psycho-social Centre mateeva.antoaneta@gmail.com

Associate professor Haralan Alexandrov, PhD
hari.alexandrov@gmail.com

Rumen Petrov, MD, PhD, lecturer
rumengpetrov@yahoo.com

Svetlozar Vasilev, MD, PhD, lecturer
svetlozar.vassilev@gmail.com

Maya Mladenova, MD, lecturer
maya.mladenova@gmail.com

Professor Toma Tomov, MD, PhD, hon. professor of NBU
tntomov@gmail.com

Associate professor Zlatka Mihova, PhD, director of BIHR
zmihova@doctor.bg

Galina Markova, PhD, guest lecturer
galina.a.markova@gmail.com