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Work experience

2016 - Present

assistant

Public Health and Social Welfare Department, Program of Health Psychology and Pedagogy.

2012 - 2016

a. assistant

Study class conducting, examination organising. Scientific research work​, student scientific research work​ and practice leading. Participating in study programme work and quality evaluation.

2009 - 2012

lecturer

Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Communications

Study lesson leading, study course content updating, lesson quality assurance.​

2002 - 2005

lecturer

Latvian University, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Institute of Humanities

Class and lecture leading. Preparation of handouts and methodolodical​ materials for lectures and classes.​

2000 - 2009

Director (2005-2009), Training Department (2003-2005), hotline concultant (2000-2003)

Riga Municipality Addiction Prevention Centre

Organization leading. Work planning- strategy, finance,

New educational programming and licensing of MES

(Responsible for program implementation)

Staff strategy formation,

Addiction prevention program management,

ESF and other project management, application for the preparation, implementation monitoring.

1997 - 2000

group consultant, psychologist

Addicts rehabilitation program, Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Group therapy sessions management,

Giving and prepare lectures. Family program management.

Individual consultations

1986 - 1997

physician assistant, older nurse

Narcological hospital

Staff organization.

Medical manipulations, procedures

Education and training

2012 - Present

doctoral studies

Daugavpils University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Program of Social Psychology

Promotional work: "Health care professionals perceptions of health behavior, health behavior and communication with patients' .Promotional supervisor: Dr. psych. Anita Pipere

1998 - 2000

Master of Social Sciences in Psychology, Clinical Psychologist

Latvian University

1983 - 1986

physician assistant (paramedic) diploma

Riga Red Cross Medical School no. 4

2009 - 2011

Systemic supervisor and systemic organization consultant

Essen (Germany) supervisor training institute IFS education in Latvia

Achievements

Continuing education and other professional development activities

Scheme ​Therapy training, the Netherlands scheme therapy and the Latvian Association of CBT collaboration.​

In year 2005, exchange program in the US, Riverside Medical Center, 400 continuing education hours chemically dependent patient treatment program.​

Seminar "Management capabilities", 2005

Seminar "How to train trainers," Jo May Prusac (Australia)


International conferences on addiction issues:​

2004. Report in ECAD international conference "Addiction prevention​ work with risk children in Latvia"

2010. Drama therapy workshop in 7th Arts therapy summer school​.

"The strength of my family; work with genogrammes "psychodrama workshop in the conference in Krakow in 2010 g., "Women in anger and love"

Other additional educational activities will display on request

Regularly attended conferences clinical psychology and psychodrama, Drama therapy.

Research activity directions

Health behavior, perceptions of health behavior

Professional communication in the healthcare setting

Developed study courses

Developmental psychology​

Professional communication​

Communication psychology

​Group psychology and counseling

Intervision group

Practice II, III supervision

Advice and problem-solving methods of supervision

Supervision of health care settings

Managed study courses

Developmental psychology​

Professional communication​

Communication psychology

​Group psychology and counseling

Intervision group

Practice II, III supervision

Advice and problem-solving methods of supervision

Supervision of health care settings

Lectured study courses

Developmental psychology​

Professional communication​

Communication psychology

​Group psychology and counseling

Intervision group

Practice II, III supervision

Advice and problem-solving methods of supervision

Supervision of health care settings

Student research work leading and reviewing

Led:

Bachelor's works: 2

Master Works: 2


Reviewed:

Master works: 3

Projects

Eksperts_Delphi study on young people's alcohol consumption within the RARAHA project ("Reducing alcohol-related harm")​, 2014-2015.

Participation in projects. Only recent projects mentioned. Participation in other projects will be affirmed upon request.​

RD RAPC and ESF-funded project "Juvenile young people with social

deviant behavior and addiction problems in society " 2006, Project Officer.

Riga City Council's Education, Culture and Sports Department and ESF

project "Innovative solutions for social exclusion reducing social risk groups for young people "in 2010, a social behavior correction program author.

Supervisor of the EU Structural Funds project coordinators Latvian Society of the Blind, 2010-2013th​

2013- 2015: supervisor NordPlus project work with addicts in social rehabilitation- association "Nova Vita".​

Memberships

Latvian Association of Addiction Psychologists

Latvian Drama Therapy Association

Health Psychologists Society

Latvian Association of Supervisors

Latvian Association of Psychologists

Publications

Analysis of the dynamics of treatment motivation and stress coping of substance use disorders patients in Minnesota program of Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / V.Sudraba, L.Deklava, A.Vagale, I.Millere ...[et al.] // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.6, No.7 (2014, July), p.216-225. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.iomcworld.com/ijcrimph/july2014.htm

Stress coping of patients with substance use disorder in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / V.Sudraba, L.Deklava, I.Millere, A.Vagale ...[et al.] // Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.159 (2014), p.303-308. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187704281…

Treatment motivation factor analysis of patients with substance use disorders In Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / V.Sudraba, L.Deklava, I.Millere, A.Vagale ...[et al.] // Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.159 (2014), p.298-302. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187704281…

Thesis

Latvijā realizētās Minesotas programmas pacientu motivācijas analīze dinamikā / A.Vagale, L.Deklava, I.Millere, V.Sudraba ...[u.c.] // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 131.lpp.

Latvijā realizētās Minesotas programmas pacientu stresa pārvarēšana / A.Vagale, L.Deklava, I.Millere, V.Sudraba ...[u.c.] // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 132.lpp.

Stress coping of patients with substance use disorder in Latvia / V.Sudrabe, L.Deklava, I.Millere, A.Vagale ...[u.c.] // 5th World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance (WCPCG-2014) (Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 1-2, 2014) : Abstracts Book. - Dubrovnik, 2014. - P.96.

Vagale, Aelita. Drama therapy use in working with addicts / A.Vagale // Erasmus intensive program "Art therapy various client / patient groups" = Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for Different client / patient groups" (Riga, 2012 30th.of June. -9th of Jule) thesis / [Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Rehabilitation]. - Riga, 2012. - 98-99 pp.

Vagale, Aelita. Use of drama therapy in work with addicted persons / A.Vagale // Erasmus intensive program "Art therapy various client / patient groups" = Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus "Arts therapies for Different client / patient groups" (Riga, 2012 30th.of June-9th of Jule) thesis / [Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Rehabilitation]. - Riga, 2012. - 100-101.lpp

Sudraba, Velga. Drama therapy for evaluation and assessment problems dependent patients / V.Sudraba, A.Vagale, K.Mārtinsone // 2010 Scientific conference abstracts (Riga, 2010 18-March 19) / Riga Stradins University. - Riga, 2010 - 437.lpp.

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Anita Villeruša
Chair, Scientific Council, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Inga Millere
Dean, Academic Staff
Kristīne Mārtinsone
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Ģirts Briģis
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Olafs Brūvers
Academic Staff, Chair
Inese Gobiņa
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Laila Meija
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Lolita Vilka
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Voldemārs Arnis
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jeļena Ļubenko
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Toms Pulmanis
Vice-Dean, Academic Staff
Jeļena Koļesņikova
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Manager
Lauma Spriņģe
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme, Leading Researcher (Acting)