Maya Tcholakova

Maya Tcholakova
South-West University "Neofit Rilski" · Public Health, Health Care & Sports

PhD

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Publications (8)
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The construct “mentalization” in our Western psychological knowledge and more specifically in clinical work appeared several decades ago. The focus of the Western understanding and research of the construct and of mentalization-based therapy is put on the psychopathological dimensions of the process of mentalization. This article presents a brief a...
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This article presents the results of a study of practitioners’ and experts’ vision for implementing integrated services that combine healthcare and social work in Bulgaria. Sixty-four respondents ( n = 64) were recruited to participate in interviews ( n = 17) and focus groups ( n = 47). The need for a conceptual clarification and a common vision fo...
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This article draws on a study of awareness and sensitivity towards discrimination and oppression in contemporary practice in the Bulgarian social system through the perspectives of helping professionals and social clients. To that end, empirical data were gathered through a study of: the knowledge and awareness about anti-discrimination policy and...
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Nowadays, owing to dynamic migration and increasing cultural and social heterogeneity, European societies encounter numerous challenges to deal with. To embrace the cultural diversity and to tackle with societal oppression, practitioners in helping professions and, particularly, social workers need to reflect on their own cultural and social biases...
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We describe our perception of the link between teaching and research at South West University (SWU) in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. This analysis is based on a reflection of the existing curricula and research infrastructure at the Faculty of Public Health and Sports (FPHS) and a literature review of currently explored concepts and definitions connected...
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This paper describes the present situation of special education in Bulgaria and discusses the results of a study of attitudes toward the mainstreaming of students with intellectual disabilities. The first part of the paper discusses the classification of children with intellectual disabilities into "educable" and "non-educable" categories and the h...

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