PIDM501 Human Relations and Individual Development


The course introduces students to Attachment Theory which is a basic theory that informs the development of child care practices in the international context. The theory clarifies the child's developmental depends on the attachment she/he develops with the mother and the people who serve her role. The course acquaints the students with knowledge on the ways in which attachment is formed and maintained through human’s lifespan. By introducing students to the results of brain research, the course looks at attachment as amenable to change - in both children and adults. The role of helping professionals as supporting the process of developing optimal attachment, called "secure", is clarified. The course provides additional theoretical knowledge relevant to understanding human problems and strategies to alleviate those at different age stages.

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Психо-социални интервенции с деца и семейства на английски език


доц. Златка Михова  д-р
 Галина Маркова-Дерелиева  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students who complete this course:

Students will know:

• What is attachment and attachment styles

• How to build attachment and its importance for the development of the child and the adult

• Insufficient care as a basis for creating insecure attachment. Its manifestation in the behavior of the individual

• Methods for changing insecure attachments. The role of professionals

• Ethical standards

Students will be able to:

• Make hypotheses related to manifestations of insecure attachment

• Participate competently in team discussions of cases

• Assume specific responsibilities related to customer relationships with challenging behavior

Предварителни изисквания:

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Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

1. Markova,G., Shilkret, R.,Djalev,L. (2008). Parents’ attachment styles, mental representations, and institutionalization of children in Bulgaria. Infant Mental Health Journa,29, 6, 555-569.

2. Perry, B. D., & Pollard, R. (1998). Homeostasis, stress, trauma, and adaptation: A neurodevelopmental view of childhood trauma. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 7(1), 33-51.

3. Planners. 35, 4 : 216-24.

4. Seligman, M.E.P.(1975). Helplessness. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman & Company.

5. Social assessment of child care in Bulgaria. (2000). UN Program for development, UN Department of economic and social issues (UNDESA), World bank.

6. Solesbury, W. (2001) Evidence based policy: Whence it came and where it's going

7. Stansbury, S.(2004). Citizen Participation in Decision Making: Is It Worth the Effort?Public Administration Review, 64,1, 55-65.

8. Sugareva, M. (1996). The Bulgarian family in transition to an open market economy. Sofia, Bulgaria: Free Initiative Foundation (in Bulgarian).

9. Tomov, T. (1995) Social Violence and the Social Institutions. In Human Relations, Authority and Justice:

10. UNICEF (2001). A decade of transition: Regional monitoring report 8. Florence, Italy: UNICEF International Child Development Centre. Retrieved August 2, 2006.

11. UNICEF (2002). Social Monitor 2002. Innocenti social monitor, Florence, Italy. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

12. Verschraegen, G., Vanhercke,B., Verpoorten,R. (2011).The European Social Fund and domestic activation policies: Europeanization mechanisms. Journal of European Social Policy

13. Winnicott, D. W. (1960). Ego distortions in terms of true and false self. London: Hogarth.

14. Winnicott, D. W. (1965). The family and individual development. London: Tavistock.

15. Zeanah, C. (1999). Contribution of attachment theory to infant-parent psychotherapy and other interventions with infants and young children. In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds.). Handbook of attachment : theory, research, and clinical applications. New York : Guilford Press.

16. Томоv, Т., Markova, G., Chincheva, S. (2007). Социална работа по случая (Social Casework). Проблеми на Социалната Работа. Образование Практика, Научни Изследвания. (Anthology of articles published by the Bulgarian Association for Social Work Education) ИК-Кота, София. 77-82.

17. Атанасов Н. (2009). Теории за психичното развитие в психоанализата (второ, допълнено и преработено издание). Академично издателство “Проф. Марин Дринов”

18. Маркова, Г. (2017). Сигурността в отношенията – устойчива инвестиция в интеграцията на изключени общности. В Стоп кадър : Юбилеен сборник в чест на професор Людмил Христов. София: Нов български университет.

19. Маркова, Г. (2014). Факторите, които помагат на деца от ромска общност да завършват средно образование. Демографската ситуация и развитието на България, Институт за изследване на населението и човека , БАН, Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов“, (в съавторство).

20. Ainsworth, M. D. S., & Eichberg, C. (1991). Effects on infant-mother attachment of mother’s unresolved loss of an attachment figure, or other traumatic experience. In C. M. Parkes, J. Stevenson-Hinde, & P. Marris (Eds.), Attachment across the life cycle (pp. 160-186). London: Routledge.

21. Alexandrov, H. (1998). Social participation in post-totalitarian society. Annual of Bourgas Free University, Vol. 1. Bourgas