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Department of Applied Psychology and Pedagogy

 

The department was established in May 2006 on the initiative of Mykhailo Kozyar, the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, lieutenant-general of civil defence, honored worker of Education of Ukraine.
Today the department operates within the structure of the Institute of Psychology and Social Protection of LSU LS. Olena Kryvopyshyna, doctor of Sciences in Psychology and associate professor, was appointed as the head of the department in September 2012.
Research and teaching staff of the department provides teaching, organizational, informational and educational work among cadets and students of the university.
The department prepares students in such specialty as “Practical Psychology”, educational levels: Bachelor, Specialist and Master. Future psychologists study basic set of psychological disciplines (General Psychology, History of Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Fundamentals of Psychological Counseling, Fundamentals of Psychocorrection, etc.), and also special courses on how a psychologist should work in emergency situations (Extreme Professional Activities in Emergencies, Extreme Psychology, Professional Competence for Activities in Emergencies, Post-traumatic Rehabilitation Psychology).

History of the department: 

 

The department was established in May 2006 on the initiative of Mykhailo Kozyar, the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, lieutenant-general of civil defence, honored worker of Education of Ukraine, who was its head until September 2012.

Today the department operates within the structure of the Institute of Psychology and Social Protection of LSU LS. Olena Kryvopyshyna, doctor of Sciences in Psychology and associate professor, was appointed as the head of the department in September 2012.

Research and teaching staff of the department provides teaching, organizational, informational and educational work among cadets and students of the university.

The department provides training for the qualification levels of Bachelor and Master of Science in such field as 0301 “Social and Political Sciences” in the direction of 6.010103, 8.03010301 “Practical Psychology”.

The department also provides professional training for psychologists for different sectors of production and non-production sphere. Specialist of “Applied Psychology” can be appointed as a psychologist to work in psycological services and centers, in factories, in educational institutions and health care institutions, in social sector, that provides diagnostic, preventive and psychological correction work.

Psychological direction of training specialists of State Emergency Service of Ukraine is aimed at improving worker’s mental health of rescue service and mastering the skills of self-control in stressful situations.

Future psychologists study  basic set of psychological disciplines (General Psychology, Pistory of psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Fundamentals of Psychological Counseling, Fundamentals of Psychocorrection, etc.), and also special courses on how a psychologist should work  in emergency situations     (Extreme Professional Activities in Emergencies, Extreme Psychology, Professional Competence for Activities in Emergencies, Post-traumatic Rehabilitation Psychology).

Complex practical trainings on the basis of psychological training center of the university, office relaxation, and computer classes for studying of psychodiagnostic methods help to improve the effectiveness of professional training.


 

Department staff: 

Academic staff consists of 15 members: 1 Doctor of Sciences in Psychology and 1 Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, 2 PhDs in Pedagogical Sciences, 4 PhDs in Psychology and 7 lecturers.

Research and teaching staff: 

 

                       Head of Department
Roksolyana SIRKO

Colonel of Civil Defense Service, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Serko Roksolana Ivanovna is engaged in the development of problems of extreme and crisis psychology; professional selection and psychological support of service activities; is the author of more than 50 scientific articles on the subject.

 

Professor of Department
Mykhailo Kozyar

Research activities of Mikhailo Kozyar, a rector, a lieutenant general of Civil Protection Service, doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, honored worker of Education of Ukraine, are related to researches and development of methods of training to work in extreme conditions; he has published more than 100 publications related to this subject; he has supervised two doctoral and three candidate’s theses.
 

Professor of the department

Olena KRYVOPYSHENA
Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor Kryvopyshyna Olena Anatoliivna. From 2002 to 2012 she was a scientific correspondent of the laboratory of creativity of the Institute of Psychology. G. Kostyuk of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, since 2012 - a member of the European Academy, since November 25, 2017 - a full member of the Academy of Higher Education of Ukraine. He deals with the problems of psychology of creative activity of the individual, the department is a Branch of the Research Laboratory of Creativity of the Institute of Psychology. G. Kostyuk of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine. Scientific and methodological achievements of more than 70 scientific works, of which - more than 50 individual articles in professional journals, 1 monograph.
 

Associate Professor
 Ivan BAKLYTSKYI

Associate Professor, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Ivan Baklytskyy is a specialist in the field of occupational psychology, author of 2 monographs and more than 50 scientific publications.

 Professor of the Department
Larysa RUDENKO

The professor of the department, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Rudenko Larisa Anatolyevna investigates psychological-pedagogical, cultural, aesthetic aspects of professional training of future specialists; psychological features of communicative culture, professional communication and their role in the formation of professional personality culture. Under her leadership, 3 theses for the degree of Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences and 1 - Candidate of Psychological Sciences are defended. He is the author of more than 135 scientific publications, including: 1 monograph, 3 educational manuals, a special course on the basics of communicative culture of specialists, and others..

Associate Professor
Andrii Tsyupryk

Andrii Tsyupryk, an associate professor, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, develops pedagogical aspects of SES professional development to work in extreme conditions; he is the head of practical training of psychology students.

Associate Professor
Svitlana VDOVYCH

Senior Researcher, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences Svitlana Mikhailivna Vdovich, researches historical-pedagogical, moral and aesthetic aspects of professional training of future specialists; problems of formation of professional qualities, professional adaptation, professional communication and language training, aesthetic development of future specialists. Under her leadership, 3 theses for the degree of Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences are defended. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications, including: 7 sections in collective monographs, 1 textbook (in co-authorship), 1 textbook (in co-authorship), 5 articles in foreign editions, 33 articles in professional scientific publications.

Lecturer of the Department

Ksenia BEREZYAK

Certified teacher-trainer within the framework of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine “Promoting peer-to-peer education work among young people of Ukraine on healthy lifestyles”. She has completed the international project of group psychotherapy "Truskavets 2000-2004" in the direction of "Group psychoanalysis" (USP). He is a co-organizer of the psychological project "Film Analysis" for cadets and students. Trainer in the TRE (Tension, Stress and Trauma Releasing Exercises) approach. Member of USP and Lviv Society of Symbol Drama.

Senior Lecturer of the Department

Oksana STELMACH

Civil Defense Service Мajor, Candidate of Psychological Sciences Stelmakh Oksana Vyacheslavovna, examines the psychological factors and mechanisms of forming the professional self-concept of future rescuers; professional motivation of cadets. Graduated first degree in Gestalt Therapist training; organizes a group "Psychotherapy workshop" and evenings among students-psychologists.

 Senior Lecturer of the Department

Olena Klymenko

Candidate of Psychological Sciences Klimenko Olena completed her postgraduate studies in 2015 at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Practical psychologist in the field of art therapy and catatomaginative psychotherapy (symbol drama). Sphere of scientific interests: ecological consciousness, consumer behavior, personality formation in the era of postmodernism, the role of women in shaping society. He is the co-founder of the Film Analysis project.

 

Lecturer

Roman YAREMKO

The senior lieutenant of the civil protection service, the teacher of the department Yaremko Roman Yaroslavovich is actively engaged in educational work among cadets and students, researches the topic of forming a healthy lifestyle of the individual.

Lecturer

Olena VAVRYNIV  

Lecturer of the Department of Practical Psychology and Pedagogy Olena Vavryniv researches the problem of forming the professional competence of future employees of the SES of Ukraine, actively engages in educational work and evenings among students-psychologists.

Lecturer

Yulia BALEBRUKH

 
 

 

 

 

Courses are taught at the department: 

General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Extreme Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Work and its Security
Psychology of Management
Pedagogy
Conflict Resolution
Pedagogy and Psychology of High School
Communicative Training
Psychology of Personality
Comparative Psychology
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology of Nervous System
Methodological and Theoretical Problems of Psychology
Age Physiology and Valueology
Experimental Psychology
History of Psychology
Psychological Services in Education
School Psychology
Psychodiagnostics
Differential Psychology
Essentials of Psychocorrection
Foundations of Defectology
Essentials of Clinical Psychology
Essentials of Pathopsychology
Methods of Teaching Psychology
Modern Theories of Depth Psychology
Sport Psychology
Foundations of Counseling
Art Therapy
Workshop on Psychoorrection
Career Guidance and Professional Selection
Sensitivity Training
Psychological Training in Extreme Conditions
Practicum in Psychology
Psychiatry
Family Psychology
Legal Psychology
Fundamentals of Sexology and Sexual Pathology
Psychological Evaluation
Psychology of Deviant Behavior
Professional Suitability to Work in Emergency Situations and Professional
Deformation
Psychology of Post-traumatic Rehabilitation
Psychology of a Crisis
Military Psychology
Psychology of Creativity
Psychology of Mass Behaviour
Psychology of Career
Psychological Fundamentals of Dialogic Interaction
Theory and Practice of Psychological Help
Helth Psychology
Psychology of Media and Advertising
Impact Psychology
Teaching methodology in Higher Education

Scientific-methodical work of the department: 

The main direction of educational and methodical work is to ensure teaching professional disciplines of the specialty 6.030103, 7.03010301 “Applied Psychology”. To improve the quality of education, teachers of the department create  training and information, scientific and methodical literature, and several textbooks and instructional recommendations were published, including: “Professional Training for Working  in Extreme Conditions” ( by M. Kozyar); “Essencials of Accurate Shooting” by M. Kozyar, B. Vinogradskiy, A. Kovalchuk); “Civil Protection. Fire  and Rescue work: Illustrated Dictionary” (authors: M. Kozyar, A. Shadrin, I. Kochan); “Research and Teaching dictionary” (authors : M. Kozyar, I. Kozlovska); “Military Psychology and Pedagogy” (authors: M. Kozyar, M. Variy, M. Koval); “Design and Creation of Information Educational Environment of the Institution” (by  M. Kozyar, T. Tkachenko, L. Shevchenko); “Psychology of Literary Creativity in Youth: a Monograph” (by O. Kryvopyshyna); “General Psychology” (by O. Baklytska); “Psychology of Work” (by I. Baklytskyy); “Personality Development in Ontogeny. Developmental Psychology: a Collection of Selected Texts of Lectures for the Course” (by O. Baklytska); “Sport Psychology: Educational Materials” (by O. Baklytska, I. Baklytskyy) and others.

Research and teaching staff of the department R.Sirko, V. Slobodianyk, O. Kutsyi on the basis of the head department of SES of Ukraine in Rivne region conducted a training course for psychologists of SES, education, health care, social protection spheres, Red Cross, volunteer organizations and public organizations of Lviv region.

During the training the main attention was paid to psychological support of ATO participants and psychological support of internally displaced persons with symptoms of maladjustment, increased aggression or anxiety. Training participants mastered the technique and strategy of systemic family therapy, “nonviolent communication” and methods of relieving psychological stress, post-traumatic stress using innovative psychotherapeutic approaches.

Interuniversity scientific and methodological seminar was initiated and four meetings were held: in February 2015 a joint meeting with the Department of Psychology of National University “Lviv Polytechnic” on “The Image of a Modern Hero”; in May 2015 – a joint meeting with the Department of Applied Psychology of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs on “The Activities of the Individual in Special Conditions”; in September 2015 – a joint meeting with the Department of Psychology of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs on “Psychological Aspects of Personnel Working in Extreme Conditions”; October 2015 – a joint meeting with Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy on “Psychological Technologies of Overcoming Post-traumatic Stress Disorders by ATO participants”.

As part of career guidance, scientific and pedagogical staff of the department held introductory training seminars for psychologists of educational institutions. Hence in May, 2015 a seminar “Providing Emergency Psychological Assistance” with the headmasters of Zaliznychnyi District schools was held.

Department of Applied Psychology and Pedagogy initiated a club “Film Analyses” in order to deepen theoretical knowledge of behavior in emergency situations, where students and cadets do psychological analysis of films. In addition “Psychotherapy Workshop” is organised and “TRE-tension and trauma realizing exercises” technique is demonstated by the Department.





    

Material-technical base: 

The Department was allocated space in the school building of Faculty of Humanities and there are space lecture halls which are properly equipped to use projection and multimedia equipments. The students, cadets and teachers can use computer labs, modern library complex with two halls of digital library with Internet connection, software center and computer technology, athletic facilities, summer educational and sports center etc. 




Areas of research: 

The department conducts research work on the theme “Psychological and Pedagogical Aspects of Rescuers’ Professional Training to Work in Extreme Conditions” and a number of scientific researches in the following areas:

• psychology of creativity;

• mental health of personality and ways of  its correction;

• establishment of a professional psychologist;

• promoting healthy personality lifestyle;

• pedagogical aspects of personality development;

• addictive behavior and its prevention;

• psychological and psychophysiological selection

Olena Kryvopyshyna, Head of Department, Doctor of Sciences in Psychology, Associate Professor, is a regular participant of scientific seminars and conferences of the University and beyond, where current problems of psychological support in emergencies are reported and discussed.


Science students and cadets: 

During the training cadets and students are actively involved in research work under the supervision of qualified faculty members of the department. A scientific circle of cadets and students  successfully operates at the department, these students always take part  and are characterized by high results on a variety of contests, competitions and conferences both at our university and other educational institutions and abroad.
Psychology students and cadets together with supervisors, lecturers of the department have become active participants and co-organizers of the international scientific and practical conference of cadets and students: “Problems and Prospects of Ensuring Life Security Development” (March 2013).
The department conducts extensive research work, particularly practical and methodical seminar “Theory and Practice of Psychological Assistance to an Individual in Special Circumstances” (presenter: Master of Applied Psychology, James Hill, USA, Washington) started to work on 19 November 2013. The organizers and participants of the master-class were teachers and students of the department of Applied Psychology and Pedagogy of Lviv State University of Life Safety and the department of Psychology, Pedagogy and Social Administration of National University “Lviv Polytechnic”.
 



Cultural events, entertainment: 

In order to attract  attention to the national cultural heritage, explore the life, traditions and customs of the people of Ukraine, teachers of the department – curators of groups conduct educational activities, visit theaters, museums, exhibition halls, concerts, etc. 


Scientific research work: 

Scientific researches are conducted by students and post-graduate students   under the guidance of the academic staff. In particular, 5 PhDs defended their works under the direction of  Doctor of  Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Mykhailo Kozyar (Yuriy Kozlowskiy, Doctor of Sciences in Pedagogy, 13.00.01 – Theory and History of Pedagogy, “Theoretical and Methodological Bases for Research Activities Design of a Higher Educational Institution”, 2013, Andriy Lytvyn, Doctor of Sciences in Pedagogy, 13.00.04 – Theory and Methods of Professional Education, “Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Educational Process Informatisation in Vocational Technical Institutions of Building Type”, 2012; Sergiy Kruk, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, 13.00.07 – Theory and Methods of Education “Tolerance Development in the units of Emergencies”, 2011; Oleg Zarichanskyi, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, 13.00.04 – Theory and Methods of Professional Education, “The formation of multi-level psycho-pedagogical training of personnel of departments of Emergency”,  2009; Oleg Gorokhivskiy, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, 13.00.04 – Theory and Methods of Professional Education, “Development of Students’ Cognitive Activity in the Pocess of Studying Special Subjects in Higher Educational Institutions of the Ministry of Emergency Situations”, 2006), three other candidates are finishing writing their research papers.   Research and teaching staff of the department have been actively involved in developing and implementing programs of psychological support of Training Call-Center of Operative Rescue Service 112.

     In addition, a system of psychological and vocational testing has been developed and implemented by academic staff of the department and workers of Medical Service of the University, which is used during training sessions in Psychological and Training Centre.

Since 2009, a new practice for school and pre-school age children preparation for secure action in emergency situations was introduced, that’s why introductory classes are held in Psychological and Training Centre of LSU LS.

Research and teaching staff take active part in scientific, educational and methodological work of the Univercity.They organize and hold conferences, roundtable discussions, produce educational and methodological materials, develop methodological recommendations for teaching lessons.

Applied Psychology students and cadets took part in the competition of cadents’ and students’ research works related to “psychology of work in extreme conditions”. A student I. Kulchytska with her work “Psychological Readiness of Applied Psychologist in the Emergency Zone” (scientific adviser R.Sirko) took the second place; a cadet M. Nechyporuk with his work “Psychological Readiness of Future Rescuers to Actions in Emergency Zone” (scientific adviser O. A. Kutsyi) took the third place.

VII All-Ukrainian conference “Personality in Extreme Conditions” (May, 20, 2015) was held and 19 Doctors and over 100 PhDs took part in it. Electronic version of research works was published. Conference participants discussed relevant isssues concerning overcoming crisis and extreme situations by a personality. In the course of the conference a workshop “Work with ATO participants” was held by Zoriana Koshulynska, a psychologist of Lviv Regional Clinical Psychiatric Hospital.

II roundtable discussion on the occasion of Psychologist’s day “Remarkable Personalities in Psychology: history, modernity and prospects” (June, 2015) was held, relevant issues of modern psychological science were discussed. The number of participants who took part in the discussion is 80; among them are 3 professors, 25 PhDs, teachers and students of higher educational establishments. The materials of Roundtable discussion were published online.


Information for entrants: 

Students and cadets who have chosen the profession of Applied Psychology take internships in civil activities (as a practical psychologist in educational institutions, specialized psychotherapy clinics) and also in professional activities (as a practical psychologist at camp meetings in educational and training facilities in the village Tsuniv, Gorodok district, Lviv region, in a fire training department where are put on duty).

Job prospects:

• practical psychologist in police force ( State Emergency Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine, Department of Border Guard Service of Ukraine, State Customs Service etc);

• practical psychologist in psychological services of education (practical psychologist in kindergartens, special kindergartens, orphanages, secondary schools, vocational-technical education and higher educational institutions);

• lecturer of Psychology (in educational institutions of all levels of accreditation);

• recruitment manager (businesses, private and public enterprises);

• manager of advertising (television, radio, and other areas of production and non-production workers)

• counseling Psychologist (private psychotherapeutic centers, hospitals of all types of ownership, coaching centers);

• valeopsychologist etc.

Boys who are 3rd or 4th year students (in the form of a self-supporting training) have an opportunity (optional) to undergo training at the military department and gain military rank – lieutenant of reserve.


 

Contact information:

Our address: 35, Kleparivska St., Lviv

Our telephones:

теl. (032) 233-32-40 – man on duty in University

теl./fax (032) 233-00-88 – office

Our e-mail:

ldubzh.lviv@dsns.gov.ua

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