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Work experience

2015 - Present

Lecturer

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy

2015 - Present

Dance movement therapist

Health Centre ‘Vivendi’

2011 - 2015

Dance movement therapist

VSIA “Children clinical university Hospital “

2009 - 2013

Dance movement therapist

„Dzintarkrasta service”

2010 - 2011

Dance movement therapist

Medical centre ‘Eimores’

2008 - 2011

Educational psychologist

Iļģuciema secondary school

2003 - 2005

Psychologist assistant

NGO "Saule"

2003 - 2005

Psychologist assistant

Mental Health Centre "Dzintari"

2001 - 2003

Kindergarten teacher

Riga’s Elementary school nr.194

Education and training

2009 - 2015

PhD in Psychology in clinical psychology

University of Latvia

2013 - 2015

Rīgas Stradiņš University, Supervision in professional practise

Rīga Stradiņš University

2005 - 2008

MA in Dance Movement Therapy

Goldsmiths College, University of London

1999 - 2003

Bs Psych

University of Latvia

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

  • 2015 – Feldenkreiza metode. Latvijas Deju un kustību terapijas asociācija, 4 akad. st.
  • 2015 – Kinezioloģijas aktuālie aspekti deju un kustību terapijā. Latvijas Deju un kustību terapijas asociācija, 4 st.
  • 2015 – Interpersonālā neirobioloģija. Latvijas Mākslu terapijas asociāciju apvienība, 4 akad. st.
  • 2015 – Ahenbaha aptauju lietošana un interpretācija pirmsskolas, skolas vecuma bērniem un pieaugušo novērtēšanai. Latvijas Klīnisko psihologu asociācija, 5 akad. st.
  • 2013 – Neatliekamā medicīniskā palīdzība un katastrofu medicīna. Pirmsslimnīcas etaps. Nacionālais sabiedrības veselības institūts, 24 TIP punkti
  • 2012 – Ķīmiskās un neķīmiskās atkarības. Latvijas Bērnu psihiatru asociājas cikla "Bērnu un pusaudžu psihiatrija" ietvaros, 15 kredītpunkti
  • 2012 – Risinājumā fokusētā mākslas terapija. Veselības institūta mākslas terapijas centrs, 4 akad. st.
  • 2011 – Ģimenes klīniskā psiholoģija un psihopatoloģija. Latvijas Bērnu psihiatru asociājas cikla "Bērnu un pusaudžu psihiatrija" ietvaros, 15 kredītpunkti
  • 2011 – Attīstības teorijas. Latvijas Bērnu psihiatru asociājas cikla "Bērnu un pusaudžu psihiatrija" ietvaros, 15 kredītpunkti
  • 2011 – DMT with traumatic brain injury survivors. Latvijas Deju un kustību terapijas asociācija, 16 akad. st.
  • 2011 – Metodes ar kurām strādāt psihiskās veselības pacientiem, Latvijas Deju un kustību terapijas asociācija, 3 akad. st.
  • 2010 – Clients with non-responsive body-the value of emotional and action empathy in our practice. Latvijas Deju un kustību terapijas asociācija, 4 akad. st.
  • 2010 – Grupu process, struktūra un attīstība. Latvijas Mākslas terapijas asociācija, 8 akad. st.
  • 2010 – "Lost and found" finding meaningful relationship in work with children with severe and complex special needs. Latvijas Deju un kustību terapijas asociācija
  • 2010 – Starptautiskā funkcionēšanas nespējas un veselība klasifikācija, Latvijas Mākslas terapijas asociācija, 5 akad. st.
  • 2010 – Piesaistes teorijas pielietošana bērna audzināšanā: vecāku loma bērna mentālās un fiziskās veselības veicināšanā, Zīdaiņu mentālās veselības pasaules asociācijas Latvijas nodaļa, 3 akad. st.
  • 2010 – Body-Mind exploration and Body learning therapy, Latvijas Deju un kustību terapijas asociācija, 8 akad. st.

Supervised study course

Art Methods and Techniques in Professional Work

Art Therapy

Introduction into dance movement therapy

Introduction to Art Therapy

Qualitative Research Methods

Lectured study course

Art Methods and Techniques in Professional Work

Art Therapy

Basic Principles of Art Therapy Process for Various Patient Groups (Individually and in Groups)

Dance and Movement Therapy I

Dance and Movement Therapy II

Introduction into dance movement therapy

Introduction to Art Therapy

Observation Practice

Qualitative Research Methods

Research Methodology

Memberships

Latvia Dance and movement association board member and founding member

Latvia Health psychology association member

Latvia' Supervision association member

Participation in Conferences

(27.11.2014) Orinska, S., Vende, K., Majore-Dūšele, I., & Upmale, A. Dance Movement Therapy for Patients with Eating Disorders: Model of Expressive Therapies Continuum. 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference 'SOCIETY HEALTH WELFARE'. Rīga, Latvija.

(10.10.2014) Akmane, E., Barsinēviča, S., Fedulova, D., Kriumane, Z., Vende, K., Vilka, E., & Visnola, D. Arts therapies for patients with autistic spectrum disorders. Jaunas diagnostikas un ārstēšanas metodes Latvijas bērnu veselības uzlabošanai. Rīga, Latvija.

(7.10.2013) Vende, K. Child externalizing behaviour, mother emotion regulation strategies and depression traits. International conference "Psychology in health Care". Rīga, Latvija.

(06.06.13) Vende, K. Maternal Depression Symptoms, Nonverbal Mirroring of Child, and Child's Nonverbal Mirroring of mother. '6th International and 11th National Congress of Clinical Psychology'. Santiago de Compostela, Spain

(22.11-23.11.12) Vende, K. Mother's emotion regulation strategies, depression traits and children externalized behaviour. 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: " SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE: Intergenerational Solidarity: Problems and Solutions, Reality and Perspectives"

(30.06. - 09.07. 2012) Vende, K. Dance movement therapy for children with behavioural and emotional disorders. Riga, Latvia

(30.06. - 09.07. 2012) Vende, K. Dance Movement Therapy for elderly with dementia. Riga, Latvia

(30.06. - 09.07. 2012) A. Upmale, A; Vende, K. Orinska, S.; Barsineviča, S., Kriumane, Z. & Visnola. D.Patient Groups in Art Therapies: Practice Report. Riga, Latvia

(20.07-26.07.2012) Vende, K. Development of 'Nonverbal Attunement Scale for assement of mother-child interaction. '20th World Congress "Brain, Mind, and Development"', Paris, France.

(02.09.2011) Vende, K. & Čukurs, E. A Pilot study: Level of nonverbal attunement between mother and children with secure and insecure attachment style. 11th European Conference on Psychological Assessment, Riga, Latvia.

(11-12.11.2010) K. Mārtinsone, K.Vende Evidence Based Practise in Art Therapies. 3rd International Interdisciplinary scientific conference „Society, Health, Welfare, Riga Stradiņš University.
(11-12.11.2010) K. Mārtinsone, K.Vende Arts Therapies in Latvia: Integrative Eclectic Approach. 3rd International Interdisciplinary scientific conference „Society, Health, Welfare, Riga Stradiņš University.

(09.02.2010) Vende, K. Parents attunement to the child and it's role in child's development. 68th University of Latvia Scientific Conference, Riga, Latvia

Monographs

Orinska, S., Vende, K., Majore-Dūšele, I. & Anda Upmale (received confirmation for publication) Use of Expressive Therapies Continuum in Dance Movement Therapy with Eating Disorder. Creative Arts Therapies in Eating Disorder Treatment. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London

Mihailova, S., Majore-Dūšele, I. & Vende, K.(2011) Dance and Movement Therapy. Mārtinsone, K. (Ed.) Arts Therapies in Latvia and World. Zvaigzne: Riga

K. Mārtinsone, K. Vende (2010) Case Study in Arts Therapies. Scientific Papers. Research in Arts Therapies. Drukātava: RigaScientific publications:

Vende, K., Orinska, S., Majore-Dūšele, I., & Upmale, A. (2015) Dance Movement Therapy for Patients with Eating Disorders: Model of Expressive Therapies Continuum. Heiderscheit , A. (Ed.) Creative Arts Therapies in Eating Disorder Treatment. Jessica Kinsgsley Publishing.

Vende, K (received confirmation for publication). Mother's emotion regulation strategies, depression ratings and children externalized behaviour. Baltic Journal of Psychology.

Birziņa, E. & Vende, K. (2013) Marte Meo therapy for a preschool child with aggressive behaviour problems. Avances en Psicologia. Libro de capítulos del VI Congreso Internacional y XI Nacional de Psicología Clínica. 255-262.

Orinska, S.; Vende, K. & Upmale, A. (2013) Use of Expressive Therapies Continuum in dance movement therapy with eating disorder. Arts Therapies for Different Client/Patient Groups. 11 lpp

Upmale, A. Mārtinsone, K.; Vāverniece, I & Vende, K. (2012) Patient Groups in Art Therapies: a Case Study of the Health Care Field in Latvia. Proceedings. 3rd International interdisciplinary Scientific Conference „Society. Health. Welfare". 1st Congress of Rehabilitation Doctors of Latvia. Vol. 2. Riga Stradiņš University, EDP Sciences. 00036, pp. 1−6. Available at: SHS Web of Conferences. DOI: 10.1051/shsconf/201202000349 lpp​

Publications

Research articles​​

Dance and movement therapy for patients with eating disorders : model of expressive therapies continuum / K.Vende, S.Orinska, I.Majore-Dūšele, A.Upmale // Creative arts therapies and clients with eating disorders / ed. by Annie Heiderscheit. - London; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016. - P.241-262.

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Laila Meija
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