General information:

 Date of Birth: 05.07.1983.

Place of Birth: Belarus, Minsk

Languages: Belarusian (fluent), Russian (fluent), English (fluent), German (reading).

Scientific degree: PhD in Psychology (specialty – Social Psychology)



 2009 – defended PhD thesis in Psychology on the theme «Socio-psychological factors of adoption readiness» (the specialty 19.00.05 – Social Psychology)

2005 – 2008: Postgraduate courses of The BSU, Philosophy and Social Science Department, specialization Social Psychology.

2000-2005: The Belarusian State University (BSU), Philosophy and Social Science Department, specialization Psychology.

1996 – 2000: The Belarusian National Yakub Kolas Humanitarian Lyceum (graduated with a golden medal).


Work Experience:

 2008 – till now: The Belarusian State University (BSU), Philosophy and Social Science Department, The Chair of Psychology, lecturer.

2011 – 2013; 2017-2018: The National Adoption Center, psychologist.

2011-2012:Belarusian State Pedagogical University
named after Maxim Tank, Pre-school Department, The Chair of General and Child Psychology, Associate Professor.

2005-2008: National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology, first assistant, then junior research worker of the sector of social and ethnic psychology.

2005: – The Center for Sociological and Political Studies of the BSU, assistant


            Participation in Scientific Programs, Projects and Conferences:

2018: Scientific and practical project of The Center of Psychological Support for Adoptive Parents (Minsk) «Intervision of social and psychological support service for adoptive families».            

2015:International Conference «Time of Challenges and Opportunities: Problems, Solutions and Prospects » (Baltic International Academy, Latvia, Riga).

2011-2014: State Program of National Demographic Security of the Republic of Belarus (on 2011-2015 years). The theme of the project «The Study of Adoption Adjustment and Elaboration of Support System for Adoptive families» .

2008: Post-graduate grant from the Ministry of Education of Belarus on the theme: «Socio-psychological factors of adoption readiness».

2005: International Conference «Psychology for the 21st Century» (Neuwaldegg Institute – Educatiobal Initiative for Eastern and Central Europe, Vienna)  

2002-2004: Scientific and practical seminar of the Center for Educational Development of the BSU/ Participation in the project: «Identity and education in the context of modern social and cultural situation».

Scientific Interests:

  • Psychology of Family and Family relations
  • Psychology of Parenting (Motherhood, Fatherhood)
  • Psychology of Adoption: Adoption Readiness; Psychological Uniqueness of Adoptive Parenting; Transition to Adoptive Parenthood; Adoption Adjustment; Adoption in the Context of Modern Belarusian Society.
  • Psychology of Foster Families (Adoptive Family, Foster Family, Foster Care, SOS Projects in Belarus.
  • Prenatal psychology(Psychology of Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting Readiness)
  • Qualitative methodologyand methods (especially narrative analysis, narrative interview).
  • Interpersonal interaction and its strategies.
  • Identity and education