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ДепартаментКогнитивна наука и психология

гл. ас. д-р Надя Колчева

гл. ас. д-р Надя Колчева



Департамент: Когнитивна наука и психология

Телефон: nkoltcheva@nbu.bg

E-mail: nkoltcheva@nbu.bg

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Професионална автобиография:

Основни изследователски интереси в областа на: психология на развитието, развитие в ранна и предучилищна възраст, психодиагностика, адаптация и стандартизация на психологически инструменти, стимулиране на развитието в ранна и предучилищна възраст, развитие на социални и емоционални умения.

Education:

Since 2008 Registered Psychologist
Identification Number BG-RP 0331
Bulgarian Psychological Society
European Federation of Psychologists' Associations
2006 - 2008 Master Degree, Human Resource Management and Development
School of Management, New Bulgarian University
Master Thesis: Development and Training of Human Recourses in Higher Education Institutions (University Teachers). European Practices Comparative Analysis
2002 - 2006 Ph.D., General Psychology (Experimental Psychology), 05.06.01
Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Faculty of Philosophy, Department “General, Experimental and Developmental Psychology”
Doctoral Thesis: Psychological Assessment of Children with and without Deficits in Development (Adaptation and Standardization of a Test Battery for Early Child Development - DAYC (Developmental Assessment of Young Children)
2000 - 2001 Master Degrees in Psychology - Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social and Ogranizational Psychology,
Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Faculty of Philosophy, Department “General, Experimental and Developmental Psychology”
Master Thesis: Impact of Childrearing Strategies on Child Aggressive Behaviour
1996 – 2000 Bachelor Degree in Psychology,
Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Faculty of Philosophy, Department “General, Experimental and Developmental Psychology”
Arabic, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”
1994 - 1995 Law, University “Al - Fatah”, Tripoli
1993 – 1994 Arabic, University “Al - Fatah”, Tripoli
1992 – 1993 The College of the US Aggression Martyrs, Tripoli, High School

Specializations:

2019 Visiting Lecturer, ISMAI, Porto, Portugal
2007 Visit Researcher, (invitation from LATEU)
University of Southampton, LATEU, Southampton, UK
2007 UNESCO Research Fellowship for Bulgaria, 2007,
RISBO, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Research Fellowship, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Department of Developmental Psychology

Additional Qualifications. Courses:

2016 WISC-IV Training Course, OS Bulgaria
2016 How to Write and Publish Your Scholarly Paper, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 MMPI-2 Training Course, prof. Marco Giannini
2012 Statistical Methods in Psychology – Ideology and Interpretation, EuroPLAT Course
2012 Active Methods in Psychology: group dynamic identity, discourse analysis, EuroPLAT Course
2011 Applied Behavioral Analysis: White Swallow among methods for working with autistic children in Bulgaria, lecturer Veneta Dimitrova (certified behavioural analyst), organizers “Step for the Invisible Children of Bulgaria” and the National Palace of Culture
2011 Regional training of university teachers in the project “Schools without discrimination” training seminar, Module for university teachers, Commission for Defense of Discrimination, Sofia
2011 Emotional Intelligence, Student Union, NBU
2010 Course: Family, Art-Therapeutic Psycho-Social Interventions And Prevention (Project „Psycho-social Prevention and Consolidation of Mental Health of Children in Risk”)
2009 Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy in Psychosis, dr. Antonio Pinto
2009 Mindfulness – Meditation Technique in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, dr. Fabricio Didonna
2008 „Forum Theatre” – Method for Social Inclusion, Poduri, Latvia
2007 - 2008 Increasing The Capacity Of Educational Advisors For Individual Work With Children In The School Environment
Module I - Case Assessment And Work Plan
Module II - Psychosocial Support for Children Victims of Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence
Module III - Psychosocial Support for Children Victims of Sexual Abuse
Module IV - Teamwork And Multidisciplinary Team
2007 Media and Active Citizenship, Shannon, Ireland
2006 How to Work on Projects and to Teach Adults, Bonn, Germany
2005 Roots - Nature as a Method of Working with Young Kalkalpen, Austria
2005
Natural Resources - Nature as a Method of Working with Young Haygenberg, Austria
2005 Training for Youth Organizations from Southeastern and Central Europe, Bonn, Germany
2003 Training Module “Introduction to Systems Approach and Work with Families”
2003 Training for Conducting a Training Course “Social Psychology and Psychology of Communication”
2002 Specialized Course for Doctoral Candidates (Academic English, Research Methodology, Computer Technologies)
2001 Interactive Group for Personal Experience
2000 Course “Human Rights and Diversity in Bulgaria”
2000 Course for Applying Wechsler Children Intelligence Test (HAWIK-R 1983), Bulgarian Standardization
1999 - 2001 Training For Trainers
Trainer of a Personal-Dynamic Training

Professional Experience:

2009 till now Senior Assistant
Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology
New Bulgarian University
Research and lecturing
Main courses: Developmental Psychodiagnostics, Psychodiagnostics: Children, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Social Development, Educational Psychology, Working with Children with Special Educational Needs, etc.
2018 till now Educator
Human Contact
Trainings for educators, teachers, experts working with children and youth
2018 till now Educator
Cripto Energy
Trainings for educators, teachers, experts working with children and youth
2017 till now Participating Member
Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
University of Connecticut, USA
2017 till now Trainer of specialists (preschool teachers, psychologists, mainstream teachers, etc.) from the educational system in Bulgaria
All the training programs are approved by the Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria.
Trainings in different types of developmental disorders and how to work with children with developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, etc.), aggression and bullying in school, diagnostic of children, prevention strategies in school, children’s social and emotional skills, etc.
2016 till now Expert, clinical research
MedAvante-ProPhase, Inc., USA
2015-2016 Key Researcher
“Study of Bulgarian and Swedish adolescents”, in cooperation with Center for Primary Health Care Research (CPF), University of Lund, Sweden
2015 Key Expert, Trainer
“Organizing and conducting specialized training to enhance the skills and professionalism of the 300 employees of the Employment Agency on “Working with difficult clients and customers with specific needs” project BG051PO002 / 14 / 2.2-16 “Competent and effective state administration” Operational program “Administrative capacity”, co-funding by the European Union through the European Social Fund
2013 Key Expert
Conducting a national screening of children aged 3 to 3.6, training of experts, data analysis - project BG051RO001-4.1.07 “Inclusive education”, Operational Program “Human Resources Development 2007-2013”, “Screening test selection, training of speech therapists and psychologists conducting the screening test and analysis of the results”
2013 - 2014 Key Expert
Development of a national screening test for children aged 3 to 3.6, UNICEF project
The screening test is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria as a mandatory tool for all children at age of 3 in the preschool education system.
2007 - 2014 Early Childhood Development Expert
UNICEF Bulgaria and IINCH-Bulgarian Academy of Science
Development of “National Standards for Early Childhood Development and Learning (0-3 years)”
The “National Standards for Early Childhood Development and Learning (0-3 years)” are recognized by the Ministry of Health as a national framework for all children between 0-3 years of age in Bulgaria. It can be used by early childhood specialists, psychologists, pediatricians, paraprofessionals, parents, etc.
2012 – till now Expert
Roma children assessment of development
Child center, Foundation Health and Social Development
2012 Expert
Development of and conducting a training course for elementary and high school teachers “Hyperactive and aggressive behavior in school-aged children”, “The child with SEN - personality respected by adults and peers”, Operational Program “Human Resources Development 2007-2013”, financed by the European EU Social Fund, Pernik
2010 till now Lecturer
Industrial Chamber, Vratsa and Vocational Training Centre at New Bulgarian University Courses - Pedagogical Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Evaluation with Tests in School, Work with Children with Special Educational Needs in School
2011 Trainer
Bultest Standard Ltd.
Training course for school teachers “Successful psychological and pedagogical techniques in primary school”
2009 - 2013 Director of Bachelor Program „Psychology“
Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology
New Bulgarian University
2009 Researcher
Assessment Center
New Bulgarian University
- Development of a system for appraisal of university teachers
- Quality of education
- Quality of teaching
- Development of and conducting a training “Basic teaching skills”
2008 - 2009 Specialist
Department “Quality Assurance”
New Bulgarian University
- Development of a system for appraisal of academics
- Quality of education
- Quality of teaching
2008 External Evaluator
Department “Structure Funds and International Educational Programmes”
Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria
Grant scheme for direct provision of financial assistance, Operational Program “Human Resources Development”: Development of a System for Assessing the Quality of Secondary Education and a Rating System for Higher Education in Bulgaria
2007 - 2008 Consultant
Assessment Center
New Bulgarian University
- Quality assurance in Education
- Development of Attestation and Evaluation Systems for the university teachers
- Training for Basic Teaching Skills (Dr Maarten Van de Ven, RISBO, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
2007 Researcher
RISBO Institute
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Research Topic: International Research on University Teacher’s Training in Europe
2006 - 2009 Expert
General Directorate “Execution of Sentences”
Development of tests for selection and evaluation of officers and sergeants
2006 - 2007 School Psychologist, Consultant
134 Mainstream School “Dimcho Debelianov”, Sofia
- Psychological Consulting
- Training of high school students
- Conducting surveys with students
- Assessment of school readiness of children for first grade
2005 – 2008
Projects expert and coordinator
Sofia University, Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education
2005 - 2013 Assistant professor
Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education, Department of Special Education
Courses:
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Psychodiagnostic and Assessment
- Psychology of Abnormal Development
2005 - 2006 Member of Advisory Board of Education
Sofia Municipality
2006 Human Resources Specialists
Human Resource Department, R-Team Company
2003 – 2013 Assistant Professor
Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Faculty of Philosophy, Department “General, Experimental and Developmental Psychology”.
Courses:
- Psychological Measurement
- Experimental Psychology
- Psychodiagnostic of Children and Youths Development
- General, experimental and educational psychology
2001 - 2005 Consultant in Human Resource Department - Trainer, Training Groups (Psychodynamic Training, Communicative Skills, Motivation, etc.)
2003 - 2005 Psychologist
National Palace of Children
Consulting children, youth and parents
2002 - 2005 Psychologist, Partner
“ALFA TM” Counseling company
2002 - 2003 Clinical Psychologist
6th School for Children with Special Needs, Sofia
Consulting children, youth and parents
1999 – 2004 Psychologist
Child Resource Center, Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education,
Sofia University
Consulting children, youth and parents, Working with children with different types of deficits
2001 - 2005 Consultant in Human Resource Department - Trainer, Training Groups (Psychodynamic Training, Communicative Skills, Motivation, etc.)
2000 – 2008 Trainings:
- Training for trainers, 2008, Varna
- Training - Communication Skills, Work Motivation, Job Analysis of Work Situation, etc., 2001 - 2005, Sofia
- Training in Social Skills for High School Students, National School of Science and Mathematics, 2003, Sofia
- Training for Teachers and School Counsellors in Skills and Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior and Violence in Schools, supported by the Syndicate of Bulgarian Teachers, 2000, Bankia
2000 – 2001 High School Teacher - Psychology, Logic, Ethics, Law
114 MSS “Leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival”
2000 – 2001 School psychologist and Trainer (under supervision)
National Mathematics High School “Acad. Lyubomir Tchakalov”
1999 – 2004 Psychologist
Child Resource Center, Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education, Sofia University
Working with children with special needs and their parents, psychodiagnostic and therapeutic individual and group work
1999 – 2001 Psychologist (under supervision)
Child Resource Center, Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education, Sofia University
1998 – 2000 Psychologist (under supervision)
Clinic of Child Psychiatry “St. Nicholas”
University Hospital “Alexandrovska”

Selected Publications:

1. Koltcheva, N., (2000) Communication Development in Autistic Children, Special Education, Vol. 5, № 3
2. Koltcheva, N., (2000). Karen Horney – A Woman’s View on Psychoanalysis, Philosophical Forum, vol. 9, 2001, 59-65
3. Koltcheva, N., (2001). The Impact of Childrearing Strategies on Aggressive and Victim Behavior in Children, Special Pedagogy, Vol. 3
4. Koltcheva, N., (2002). The Impact of Childrearing Strategies on Aggressive and Victim Behaviour in Children (An Experimental Study), Special Pedagogy, Vol. 3
5. Koltcheva, N., (2004). Instruments for Screening, Evaluation and Assessment for Children with Mental Development Deficits, Special Pedagogy, Vol. 3
6. Koltcheva, N., (2004), Psychodiagnostic of Children with Special Educational Needs, Conference Proceedings, Popovo, Bulgaria
7. Koltcheva, N., (2004), Evaluation and Assessment of Children with Deficits in Mental Development, Annual Book of Sofia University, Faculty of Philosophy, Book Psychology, Vol. 97
8. Koltcheva, N., (2004). Approaches and Methods of Assessment in Early Childhood, (A Paper), National Conference in Child Neurology, Psychiatry and Developmental Psychology, 28-30.10.2004, Plovdiv
9. Koltcheva, N., (2005), Care for Children and Adolescents with Deficits in Psychological Development in Poland, Special Pedagogy, Vol. 1
10. Koltcheva, N., (2005), Theoretical Models and Modern Explanations for Deficits in Child Development, Annual Book of Sofia University, Faculty of Philosophy, Book Psychology, Vol. 98
11. Koltcheva, N., (2005), Good and Promising Practices for Assessment of Children with Deficits in Child Development, A Collection of Papers, Free Varna University
12. Koltcheva, N., (2005), Test Battery for Assessment of Early Child Development. Validity Procedure, Psychological Studies
13. Koltcheva, N., M.Encheva, F.Koleva, (2006), Problems of Doctoral Students in Bulgaria and Opportunities Given them from Association of Doctoral Students in Bulgaria, Science
14. Koltcheva, N., R.Milusheva (2006), Research on Item Relevancy of Original Version of DAYC to Bulgarian Sample, Special Pedagogy, Vol. 1
15. Koltcheva, N., (2006). Parents and Teachers as Sources of Information for Children’s Psychological Development, Psychology
16. Koltcheva, N., (2006), Psychological Assessment of Children with and without Deficits in Development, Abstract of PhD Thesis
17. Koltcheva, N., M.Encheva, F.Koleva, (2007) Networking as a Tool for Integration of Young Bulgarian Scientific Community in Europe, Science, Vol. 1
18. Koltcheva, N., (2007), Deficits in Early Child Development, Special Pedagogy, Vol. 1
19. Koltcheva, N., I.Igoff, (2007), Are our children today skilful in conflict resolution?, Special Pedagogy, Vol. 1
20. Koltcheva, N., M.Encheva, (2007), Eurodoc 2007 – European Acknowledgement for Association of Doctoral Students in Bulgaria, INFOWorld, Vol.1
21. Koltcheva, N., (2007), Education of University Teachers in Europe: Comparative Research, Bulgarian Magazine of Psychology, Vol.3
22. Van de Ven, M., N.Koltcheva, C.Borg, (2008) Policy and requirements for Initial Entry Training, NETTLE
23. Koltcheva, N., (2008), Early Prevention through Screening and Early Diagnostic of Young Children, Proceedings Second European Congress of Early Prevention in Children Verbal Communication Disorders
24. Koltcheva, N., (2008), Adaptation of a Test Battery for Assessment of Early Child Development (Developmental Assessment of Young Children – DAYC), A Collection of Papers, V-th National Congress of Psychology, Sofy-P, Sofia
25. 27. Encheva, M., N.Kolcheva, F.Koleva, The System for Qualification of PhD Candidates in Bulgaria. Challenges and Perspectives, The Euroscientist, 2008, vol. 5, 13-15.
26. Koltcheva, N., (2008), Periodization of Child Development, Special Pedagogy, Vol. 3
27. Greenberg, M., N.Koltcheva, P.Atanasov, (2009) Electronic System for Description University Teachers’ Activities in New Bulgarian University, Quality of Higher Education in Bulgaria – Problems and Perspectives
28. Koltcheva, N., (2009) Training and Supervision & Results of Scientific Work, part 3 of “The situation of doctoral candidates within Europe”, Еvaluation report on the Eurodoc. The europe-wide survey, (Draft)
29. Koltcheva, N., (2010), Standardization of a Test Battery for Assessment of Early Child Development. Scalogram Analysis for the Scales of Bulgarian Sample, Annual Book of Sofia University, Faculty of Philosophy, Book Psychology, Vol. 99
30. Koltcheva, N., (2010) Social Development in Early Childhood, Preschool Education, Vol. 5
31. Koltcheva, N., (2010) Preparation for Adaptation and Standardization for Bulgaria of a Test Battery of Early Child Assessment, Preschool Education, Vol.
32. Djonev, S., N.Koltcheva, B.Slavchov, Career Behavior Factors of Bulgarian Students and Graduates in Psychology, Paper, 12th European Congress of Psychology, 04-08 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
33. Koltcheva, N., (2011), Situation of PhD Candidates in Europe, in Bologna Process: Results of the Decade, ed. V.I.Baidenko, 2-nd edition, Moscow, Institute of Quality in Higher Education
34. Koltcheva, N., (2011), Chapter D: Training and Supervision, in G.Ates, K.Hollander, N.Koltcheva, S.Krstic, F.Parada Eurodoc Survey I: The first Eurodoc Survey on Doctoral Candidates in Twelve European Countries. Descriptive Report
35. Koltcheva, N., (2011), Chapter F: Academic Work, in G.Ates, K.Hollander, N.Koltcheva, S.Krstic, F.Parada Eurodoc Survey I: The first Eurodoc Survey on Doctoral Candidates in Twelve European Countries. Descriptive Report
36. Koltcheva, N., (2011), Childrearing Strategies and Personal Characteristics of Students in Middle Childhood, Special Pedagogy, Vol.3
37. Djonev, S., N.Koltcheva, B.Slavchov, (2011), Career, Realization and Quality of Education of Psychology Personnel, Bulgarian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 3-4, VI-th National Congress of Psychology, Sofy-P, Sofia
38. Koltcheva, N., M.Koralov, (2011), Study of Adolescents Personal Characteristics according to Eysenck Model (in 2006, 2009 and 2010), Bulgarian Journal of Psychology, A Collection of Papers, VI-th National Congress of Psychology, Sofy-P, Sofia, vol. 3-4
39. Koltcheva, N., (2012), Parental Styles, Self-Esteem, Victim And Aggressive Behavior, And Sociometric Status Of Students In The Class, Special Education, Vol. 4
40. Koltcheva, N., S.Borisova, (2013), Bulgarian Adaptation Of The Questionnaire On Parental Acceptance-Rejection/Control, Version For Adults (Adult PARQ/C), Bulgarian Journal of Psychology
41. Koltcheva, N., (2013) Personal Characteristics of Psychology Students in Bulgaria and Their Evaluation of Their University Education, Bulgarian Journal of Psychology
42. Koltcheva, N., D.Kurshumova, (2014), Parental Acceptance-Rejection of Bulgarian And Roma Preschool Children, Bulgarian Magazine of Psychology
43. Kolcheva, N., P.Pandurova, (2014), Intergenerational Transmission of Parental Acceptance And Rejection, Bulgarian Magazine of Psychology
44. Atanasova-Trifonova, M., Peneva, L. Andonova, E., Mutafchieva, M. & Kolcheva, N. (2014). Screening test for three-year-olds: Manual. Sofia Bulvest 2000
45. Atanasova-Trifonova, M., Peneva, L. Stoyanova, U., Yancheva, I., Iadkova, L., Mutafchieva, M. & Kolcheva, N. (2014). Standards for development and learning in early childhood: from birth to three years. Sofia Bulvest 2000
46. Kolcheva, N., (2015), Self-esteem And Anxiety In Children With Developmental Dyslexia, Conference Proceedings “Communication and emotional and behavioural disorders”
47. Kolcheva, N., (2015), Anxiety, Parental Acceptance-Rejection And Parenting Style Of Primary School Children, Conference Proceedings “Communication and emotional and behavioural disorders”
48. Kolcheva, N., (2016), Aggressive and Victim Behavior in Children with Developmental Dyslexia, Scholar Electronic Repository, NBU
49. Kolcheva, N., (2016), Bulgarian Adaptation of a Questionnaire for Assessing Parental Acceptance-Rejection in Preschool Children, National Conference „Early Childhood Development: Science and Practice“, September 2016, Sofia (in press)
50. Kolcheva, N., S.Staikova, (2016), Good Practices in Early and Preschool Children Psychological Assessment, National Conference „Early Childhood Development: Science and Practice“, September 2016, Sofia (in press)
51. Kolcheva, N., L.Djalev, (2017), Bulgarian Standardization of Early Childhood Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (ECPARQ), Bulgarian Journal of Psychology
52. Kolcheva, N., (2017), Experiencing Parental Rejection in Childhood and Risk of Depression in Adulthood, International Scientific Conference “Challenges And Perspectives In Contemporary Psychology”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2-4 June, 2017
53. Kolcheva, N., L.Djalev, (2017), Parental Acceptance-Rejection Through the Eyes of Children and Their Parents, International Scientific Conference “Challenges And Perspectives In Contemporary Psychology”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2-4 June, 2017
54. Kolcheva, N., L.Djalev, (2017), Bulgarian Version of Adult Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire / Control (PARQ/C Adult). Scale Structure and Reliability, Bulgarian Journal of Psychology, VІІІ National Congress of Psychology
55. Kolcheva, N., L.Djalev, (2017), Scale structure and reliability of Child Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (PARQ/C Child). Bulgarian Version, Bulgarian Journal of Psychology, VІІІ National Congress of Psychology
56. Kolcheva, N., (2018), Relationship between Perceived Parental Attitude and Psychological Adjustment in Bulgarians in Early Adulthood, Bulgarian Journal of Psychology
57. Kolcheva, N., (2018), Psychological Adjustment and Perceived Parental Acceptance-Rejection in Bulgarians in Middle Adulthood, Bulgarian Journal of Psychology
58. Koltcheva, N., Djalev, L. (2019). Bulgarian adaptation of Early childhood acceptance-rejection questionnaire (ECPARQ): A pilot study of the scale structure. Psychological Research, 22(1), 80-101. ISSN: 1311-4700 (Print), ISSN: 2367-9174 (Online).
59. Antonson, C., F.Thorsen, R.Berg, K.Palmer, M.Mutafchieva, N.Koltcheva, J.Sundquist, K.Sundquist, (2019). Self-Esteem in Adolescents: A Two-Wave Time-Lag Study across the Iron Curtain, Psychiatry, (under review)
60. Koltcheva, N., G.Petrova, S.Staykova, (2020). Eat Your Vegetables! The Importance of Nutrition in Childhood Development, in FINE! - Food and Nutrition In ECEC (in press)
61. Staykova, S., N.Koltcheva, G.Petrova, (2020). Eating and Feeding Difficulties in Young Children, in FINE! - Food and Nutrition In ECEC (in press)

Editorial Work:

Co-Editor of Special Abilities And Talents - Patterns Of Cognitive Processes In People With Disabilities, ISBN 978-954-535-728-2, публикувано в http://ebox.nbu.bg/sa/, Lifelong Learning Programme, 2011 - ERA - IP - 3

Grants:

2007 Research Grant
UNESCO Fellowships Programme in support of Priority Programme Areas (2006-2007)
Request No. 417-2 (BULGARIA)
2002 Scholarship for participation in Summer School for doctoral students, (15.09. – 29.09.2002), Albena, Open Society Foundation
2000 – 2001 Scholarship for individual project – “Styles of Parenting in Case of Autistic and Mentally Retarded Children”, Open Society Foundation
1999 – 2000 Scholarship for an individual project – “The impact of Childrearing Strategies on Bullying and Aggressive Behavior in Children”, Open Society Foundation
1996 – 2001 Scholarships for Excellence, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

Memberships:

2020
2018 - till now
President-Elect of International Society of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
Member of Alliance for Early Childhood Development, Bulgaria
2012 – till now Member of International Society of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
2015 – till now Member of the expert committee of the Ministry of Education and Science for assessment of CEEPUS networks, assessor
2011 – 2013 Member of Eurodoc Survey Workgroup, EURODOC
2010-2012 Chairwoman of Eurodoc Survey Workgroup, EURODOC
2009 - 2010 Vice President, EURODOC
Member of Eurodoc Survey Workgroup, EURODOC
2007 - 2013 EURODOC, Member, Representative for Bulgaria
Since 2005 Bulgarian Psychological Society, Member
2005 - 2007 Bulgarian Psychological Society
Coordinator of Department of School Psychology
2005 - 2006 Member of Community Centre for Prevention, Sofia City Municipality
2005 - 2008 EAEA (European Association for Education of Adults)
Contact Person for Federation of Organizations for Spread of Knowledge
Since 2003 Bulgarian Association of Applied Psychology,
Coordinator of Department for Children and Youth with Special Needs
Since 2002 Association of Doctoral Students in Bulgaria, Member
2000 – 2005 Association of Young Psychologists in Bulgaria “4-th of April”, Chairwoman
1998 - 2007 Association of Young Psychologists in Bulgaria “4-th of April”, Member
2002 - 2005 Member of the editorial board of “Psychological Newspaper”

Projects:

Since 2000 Expert and coordinator in international projects, European programs Socrates-Grundtvig, Socrates-Erasmus, Youth, Leonardo da Vinci, Phar, European Networks, national projects (Open Society Foundation), etc.
Some of the projects:
• 2020 – 2023 - COMMUNITIES FOR SCIENCES (C4S) Towards promoting an inclusive approach in Science Education, Horizon, Call H2020-SwafS-2019-2-two-stage
• 2020 – 2023 - Студентски практики – фаза 2 – 2020 – 2023, Проект BG05M2OP001-2.013-0001 на МОН „Студентски практики – фаза 2“, финансиран по Оперативна програма „Наука и образование за интелигентен растеж 2014 – 2020 г.“ чрез Европейския социален фонд на Европейския съюз
• 2019 – 2021 - “Social and Emotional Skills Development in Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe”, EU-SELF, 2019-1-BG01-KA201-062593
• 2019 – 2022 - Gamified Career Guidance: Promoting Meaningful and Participative Career Construction and Vocational Development through a Gamified Digital Platform, G-Guidance, 2019-1-PT01-KA201-060839
• 2019 – 2021 - READ – Ready to read (2019-1-HU01-KA201-061099)
• 2019-2020 - “Study of Bulgarian and Swedish adolescents”, in cooperation with Center for Primary Health Care Research, University of Lund, Sweden, a coordinator
• 2018 – 2020 - FINE! Food and Nutrition In ECEC (2018-1-HU01-KA201-047760), Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships for school education - Exchange of Good Practices
• 2016 - 2018 - BG05M20P001-2.002-0001 "Student’s Internship - Phase 1" (2016-2018), Funded by Operational Program „Human Resources Development”, co-funded by the European Social Fund, expert
• 2015 - 2017 – „Know-how centre for alternative childcare: counselling, research, advocacy and training to ensure the safety of children in the process of deinstitutionalization“ funded by OAK Foundation, leader of a team
• 2014-2016 - “Study of Bulgarian and Swedish adolescents”, in cooperation with Center for Primary Health Care Research, University of Lund, Sweden, a researcher
• 2015 - “Organizing and conducting specialized training to enhance the skills and professionalism of the 300 employees of the Employment Agency on “Working with difficult clients and customers with specific needs” project BG051PO002 / 14 / 2.2-16 “Competent and effective state administration” Operational program “Administrative capacity”, co-funding by the European Union through the European Social Fund, Key Expert, Trainer
• 2013-2014 - Project „Student practices“, BG 051PO001-3.3.07-0002. Funded by Operational Program „Human Resources Development”, co-funded by the European Social Fund, expert
• 2013-2016 - Suspending the Process of Marginalization of the Roma in the City of Kyustendil, Bulgaria through creating a Model for Suspending Roma Exclusion through Community Development, The VELUX Foundations, Know-how centre for alternative care for children, New Bulgarian University, 2013-2016
• 2013–2014 - BG051RO001-4.1.07 “Inclusive education” under the Operational Program “Human Resources Development 2007-2013” with subject: “Selecting a screening test, training of speech therapists and psychologists conducting the screening test and analysis of the results”
• 2007 - 2014 - "National standards for early childhood development and learning (from birth to three years)," UNICEF Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria, expert
• 2013 - Development of a national screening test for children aged 3 to 3.6 on, UNICEF, 2013
• 2012-2015 - “Trauma, Trust and Memory”, International research project, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the program „Academic Reconstruction of Southeast Europe“
• 2009-2012 - EuroPLAT – European Psychology Learning and Teaching, European Commission Lifelong Learning Program, Erasmus Academic Network
• 2012 - Project “The child with SEN - personality respected by adults and peers”, Operational Program “Human Resources Development” 2007-2013, co-financed by the European Social Fund of the EU, Pernik, Bulgaria
• 2008 - Method „Forum Theatre“ Podur, Latvia, Youth Program
• 2008 - Study visit, Kokkola, Finland, Youth Program
• 2007 - 2011 – “The status of PhD students and young scientists in Europe. A Research Project”, an internal project of Eurodoc
• 2007 - Research Projects UNESCO Fellowships Program in support of Priority Program Areas (2006-2007) Request No. 417-2 (BULGARIA)
• 2007 - 2009 - Development of a network of vocational training centres and training of young people with disabilities and resource teachers for integrated pupils with special educational needs, Phare
• 2007 – “All is Love“ Youth and Love, Klaipeda, Lithuania, Youth Program
• 2007 - Media and Active Citizenship, Shannon, Ireland Youth Program
• 2007 - Activities to build partnerships, Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YOUTH program
• 2006 - Credit-points „Europe“: European standards for credit points systems in vocational education and training, Leonardo
• 2006 - Education in the third degree, Graz, Austria, Youth Program
• 2006 – „The Feminine“, Passau, Germany, Youth Program
• 2006 – „Experience in Integration“, Guimaraes, Portugal, Youth Program
• 2006 – „How to Work on Projects and to Train Adults“, Bonn, Germany, Youth Program
• 2006 – „Journey of Hope“, Bilecik, Turkey, Youth Program
• 2006 – “Park of Peace and Freedom“, Youth for Peace, Kas, Turkey Youth Program
• 2005 - 2008 - NETTLE - Network of European Tertiary Level Educators, Erasmus Networks
• 2005 - 2007 - Pro-SAL - "Professional Administrative Support for Adult's Learning", Grundtvig 1
• 2005 - 2008 - ELTAE - European Lingua Trainer in Adult Education
• 2005 – „Natural Wealth“ - Nature as a method of working with young people Haygenberg, Austria, Youth Program
• 2005 – „Roots - nature as a method of working with young people“, Kalkalpen, Austria, Youth Program
• 2005 - Europe and the Balkans, September Bonn, Germany Youth Program
• 2004 - 2006 - I AM 2003 - Inclusive Adult Education Model, Grundtvig 1
• 2004 – „Children and young people with disabilities“, Polish Association for Persons with Disabilities, Krakow, Poland, Youth Program
• 2004 – “The education system in France“, Marseille, France, Youth Program
• 2004 – „Sport and training for people with disabilities”, Limassol, Cyprus Youth Program
• 2000 - 2001 – „The styles of education of parents of children with autism and mental retardation“, Individual Project, funded by Open Society Foundation
• 1999 - 2000 – “Impact of parental styles of education on the aggressive behaviour of children“, Individual Project, funded by Open Society Foundation
• etc.