Online training "Adaptation to new conditions. Accelerated recovery and accelerated changes"

103 participants took part in the online training «Adaptation to new conditions. Accelerated recovery and accelerated change”. The event took place on July 22-23 and August 6, 2023 and was the third training within the program „Helping the Helpers“ for psychological and psychosocial aid specialists.
The first day of the event was dedicated to the lecture »Neurobiology and trauma treatment" by our trainer Natalia Pidkalyuk. After the lecture, participants moved on to practical work with trainers Natalia Pidkalyuk, Iryna Ratske-Rybak and Ruslana Rudenko. The trainers shared exercises on resource focus and self-help method TTT (Trauma Tapping Therapy). After the exercises, the participants talked about their impressions and discussed ways to apply the exercises at work.
On July 22 and August 6, the lecture «Methodology of See Far CBT. Discovering and working through trauma»from event trainers Mark Sherman and Iryna Ratzke-Rybak. The See Far CBT technique is one of the most effective in overcoming psychological trauma and is particularly used in armies, law enforcement agencies and rescue services of the USA, Israel and other countries. This is a new experience for Ukraine.
«We are glad that we were able to organize such an important training program and invite certified specialists who already use this methodology to work with civilians and the military to share with colleagues in Ukraine,» said Valeriya Rybak, director of Human Rights Vector NGO.
During the event, psychologists applied this technique to their own experience to work with their own injuries, and were convinced of its effectiveness.
More details about the trainers of the event:
Mark Sherman, head of medical psychology service North District Meuhedet, Israel.
Trauma and PTSD Expert. See Far CBT supervisor. Lecturer of Tel Aviv Jaffo Academic College Mifrasim Institute. Has worked privately for the last 15 years with soldiers, police officers, and civilians. Work and supervision in Ukraine from 2011 to the present.
Natalia Pidkalyuk, psychiatrist, Trauma Focus trainer (Institute of Neuropsychotherapy, Austria), head of IPSI NGO.
Natalya participates in educational projects on group psychoanalysis (APPU), clinical hypnosis (APPU), reconsolidation of traumatic memories (randrproject), and crisis leadership programs (Center for Humanitarian leadership).
Natalya has 20 years of professional experience, 12 of which she worked in a psychiatric hospital in various departments (acute conditions, neuroses, gerontology, she headed the department of coercive medical measures with enhanced supervision). In 2017, a center for medical and psychological rehabilitation of stress disorders was created as part of the polyclinic together with the local authorities. Since December 2021, she has been conducting private practice and is the head of an NGO: IPSI.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, IPSI has provided psychosocial support services to people affected by the war, with individual consultations and group classes. In total, supporting more than 10,000 people. This work is done both on the grounds of the Center and in the Khmelnytskyi region. It also conducts trainings for people in aid professions on the prevention of professional burnout, and organizes educational events for psychologists.
Iryna Ratzke-Rybak, psychoanalyst, group analysis trainer, family therapist, supervisor.
Iryna is the Head of the Department of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Couples and Families, a supervisor and training analyst at the Association of Psychologists and Psychotherapists of Ukraine (APPU), a delegate of the European Federation of Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists (EFPP), a full member of the Group Analytic Society International (GASI). She has more than 20 years of experience as a therapist and training analyst in individual and group therapy. An important aspect of her work is the training of specialists and supervision of other supervisors. She has international training in trauma work (Israel).
Iryna provides group psychological and psychosocial support to women and children who are forced migrants from Ukraine in Germany at EBW (Evangelical Academy).
Ruslana Rudenko, psychoanalysis-oriented psychologist working with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Ruslana has additional specialization in trauma work and Jungian Sand Play therapy. Supervisor, teaching analyst at Odesa Psychoanalytic Society (OPS). Teacher at the Odesa Psychoanalytic Institute of Postgraduate Education.
Ruslana holds lectures for parents and OPS students on attachment theory, child psychology, play psychotherapy and child psychoanalysis, as well as non-analytic methods of trauma therapy. She participates in the organization of seminars and conferences of the OPS.
Social activities: organization of social projects for overcoming trauma and preventing psychological burnout for volunteers, servicemen, IDPs and social workers; psychological support for military personnel and their family members.
The event was moderated by Valeria Rybak, director of Human Rights Vector NGO.
We thank the trainers and participants for their fruitful work and the warm feedback!
General program of activities of the project «Helping those who help»: 
For reference: The project «Helping those who help» is implemented by the NGO Human Rights Vector with financial support from the European Union, within the framework of the Stiykist Program. The Stiykist Program is a 30-month project funded by the European Union and implemented by ERIM in partnership with the Black Sea Trust, the Eastern Europe Foundation, the Human Rights Houses Foundation and the Human Rights House in Tbilisi. The project is aimed at strengthening the resilience and effectiveness of war-affected CSOs and civil society workers affected by the war in Ukraine, including independent media and human rights defenders.

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