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about me

Name: Petar Valkov, PhD




2015- currently: Chief Assistant Prof. of Psychology, Department of Education, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

2015- currently: Clinical and counseling psychologist at the Medical Centre St. Panteleymon, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

2015: PhD in Psychology /Clinical Psychology/

2011-2014: PhD student in Clinical Psychology, Sofia University, "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria

2010 - 2014: Clinical psychologist at the Medical and Dental Center "Orion", Sofia, Bulgaria

2010-2011: Consultant, National line for Smoking Cessation, Ministry of Health, Republic of Bulgaria

2008-2009: Internship in the Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry "Saint Naum" - department of Clinical Psychology

2006-2010: Regional coordinator of Bulgarian Christian Student Union (BHSS) for Sofia and Blagoevgrad

2006-2009: MA in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Sofia University, Bulgaria

2002-2006: BA in Psychology from the University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Petar Valkov is married to adorable wife.


My scientific interests are mainly in premarital and marriage counseling, family therapy and psychological aspects of communication, stress management, psychosomatic medicine and substance use disorders.


Bulgarian, Russian, English, Romanian, German


2018/05 EMPAQT International conference "Policies and Practices for the Prevention of Early School Leaving, Istanbul, Turkey. Report on: "Risk factors and levels of risk for secondary school dropout in Bulgaria" with E. Lavrentsova (co-author). 

2017/09 12th International Balkan Education and Science Congress: EDUCATION FOR LIFE, WORK AND WELL-BEING, Nessebar, Bulgaria. Report on: SCHOOL DROPOUTAND SUBSTANCE USE: CONSEQUENCE OR PREDICTOR?

2016/10 11th International Balkan Education and Science Congress: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION AND EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE, Poreč, Croatia. Report on: "DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL: RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS" with E. Lavrentsova (co-author). 

2015/09 Scientific conference "Ergonomics in an innovative organization", Tarnow, Poland. Report on:Birth order and its relatedness to substance use disorder: empirical research.

2012/06 First National Clinical and Counseling Psychology Congress, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria. Report on: The Role of Family factors in development of substance addiction in adolescents.

2009/03 Annual Conference of BACIP (British Association of Christians in Psychology), Derbyshire, UK

2008/07-09 B&C Course, Schloss Mittersill, Austria 

2008/05 European Leadership Forum/Christian Counselors Network, Eger, Hungary

2007/08 IFES Formacion 2007/CG Leader, Doboz, Hungary

 2007/06 European Leadership Forum/Christian Counselors Network, Eger, Hungary

2006: National Conference of BCSU "Breakthrough", Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) - with the seminar Effective Communication: How to communicate effectively with our beloved people?

 2006: "Leading for Life" Innovista Conference, Berlin, Germany 

 2003: Leadership Formacion "Be Strong in Weakness"- Karpacz, Poland