Kateryna Ostrovska

Position: Chairperson, special pedagogy and inclusion Department, Professor, special pedagogy and inclusion Department

Scientific degree: Doctor of Psychological Sciences

Academic status: Professor

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Research interests

Psychology of diagnostics and correction of developmental disorders

The topic of Doctoral dissertation: “Psychological bases for the formation of social competences in children with autistic disorders”

Publications

Selected Publications:

  1. Ostrovska K. O. Peculiarities of social competence in children with different autistic levels / K. O. Ostrovska // Journal of Education, Culture and Society. – Wrozlaw, 2013. – №1. – Р.133 – 147.    jecs2012820132920133-147
  2. Ostrovska K. O. Peculiarities of teacher attitude towards secondary school inclusive education / K.O.Ostrovska // W ks. “Social distance in special pedagogics. Vol. II. Socio-educational contexts”, red. Beata Szabała, Monika Parchomiuk, Wyd. UMCS. – Lublin, 2012. – P. 31–37.
  3. Ostrovskii I. P. Peculiarities of senior social-psychologic activity / I. P. Ostrovskii, S. L. Grabovska, K. O. Ostrovska, A. W. Sokalska // Aging, psychological, biological, and social dimensions. – Wroclaw, “Argi”, 2012. – P. 61–68.
  4. Ostrovska K. O. Socio-psychological characteristics of L’viv University of the Third Age listeners adaptability / K. O. Ostrovska // Journal of Education, Culture and Society. – Wrozlaw, 2012. – №2. – Р.78 – 85.
  5. Kachmaryk Kh. Tolerance for uncertainty in elderly people/ Kachmaryk, K.Ostrovska, S. Grabovska,  V. Syniev // Journal of Education, Culture and Society. – Wrozlaw, 2014. – №1. – Р.20 – 27. jecs20120282014292020-27
  6. Kateryna Ostrovska, Sophia Grabovska. Motivation readiness of children to school in nuclear and single parent families // Journal of Education Culture and Society.–  2015. – No. 2. –P. 141-150 (DOI: 10.15503/jecs20152.141.150) (Index Copernicus, ERIHPlus, DOAJ, CEJSH)   jecs202015202822920141-150
  7. Kateryna Ostrovska. Subjective readiness of correctional teachers to education of ASD children // Journal of Education Culture and Society.– – No. 1. –P. 125-137 ( doi: 10.15503/jecs20171.125.137) (Index Copernicus, ERIHPlus, DOAJ, CEJSH) режим доступу [http://www.ojs.jecs.pl/index.php/jecs/article/view/10.15503.jecs20171.125.137]

Biography

Date of birth: May 5, 1965

Place of birth: Lviv

Education:

1983 –  1988     Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

1994 – 1997      Drogobych Pedagogical Institute, major – Preschool Psychology and Pedagogy

1999 – 2002     Post-graduate studies at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, major – General Psychology (19.00.01)

2003                   Defense of the PhD (candidate of science’s) thesis: “Relationship between the image of ‘self’, self-esteem and value orientations in junior schoolchildren”, specialty of Educational and Developmental Psychology (19.00.07), G.S.Kostiuk Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv. Diploma DK #019080.

Employment:

1990-1998     care for a disabled child

1999-2000     Psychologist at school #80 in Lviv

2001-2003     Assistant Lexturer at the Department of Psychology, I. Franko National University of Lviv

2004-2013     Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, I. Franko National University of Lviv

2013                defense of the Doctoral dissertation “Psychological bases for the formation of social competences in children with autistic disorders”, specialty 19.00.08. – Special Psychology. – National Pedagogical University named after M.P. Drahomanov, Kyiv.

2014-2015     Professor at the Department of Psychology, I. Franko National University of Lviv

Since September 2016 – Head of the Department, Professor of the Department of Special Pedagogy and Inclusion, Professor of the Department of Psychology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Social activities:

2002-2003     Lviv Society for the Protection of Families with Autistic Children “Contact”, Co-founder and Psychologist

2003-2004     Society for the Protection of Disabled Children and the Disabled since Childhood “Dovira”, Psychologist

2005-Present  “Kolping Family” Society (Lviv), Member of the founding council, Chairman

2005-Present   Lviv Center for Supporting Persons with General Developmental Disorders “Open Heart”, Director

Internship:

2002-2004     Participant in the training program “Therapy and training of children with autism”, Poland, Warsaw Foundation “Synapsis”

2002-2003     Participant in the training program “Communication Videocoaching Technique” (VIT). Polish Foundation for Videocoaches “Plus”, coach certificate since 2003

2005-2010     Participant of the five-year project “System Psychotherapy”, Institute for Systemic Psychotherapy, Saarbrücken, Germany.

2013-2015      Participant of the three-year project “Short-term solution-oriented psychotherapy”, Center for short-term psychotherapy, Lodz, Poland.

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