Social Work Development: Fundamental Trends in Modern Kyrgyzstan

Date: 08 February 2013
Location: UCA Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Other languages: Русский язык |

Speaker: Dr Nurgul Musaeva
Date: 8 February 2013, 4 pm
Venue: University of Central Asia, 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Conference Room.

This presentation includes a discussion of fundamental directions and trends in the development of social work in contemporary Kyrgyzstan. The presenter will discuss key components of the discipline and practice of social work, including :  processes of professionalisation and building capacity within the profession;  the education of social work professionals; strengthening the legal framework of social work in Kyrgyzstan to ensure the security and legal protection of agencies and their clients; methodological issues within the practice of social work; obstacles, innovations and achievements; and comparisons to international experiences. The lecture will also include a discussion of informal social support through the revival of traditional forms of social assistance in Kyrgyzstan.

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Dr Nurgul Musaeva is the head of the Social Work and Practical Psychology Department of the Bishkek Humanities University named after K. Karasaev, where she is also an Associate Professor.  Dr Musaeva also teaches courses on ‘Theory and Methods of Social Work,’ ‘Ethics of Social Work,’ and ‘Introduction to Legal Frameworks in Social Work,’ as well as several psychology courses.   She is an officer at the ‘Umut’ Center of Social-Psychological Education, Consulting and Trainings, trains social workers at the Maksat Rehabilitation Center for children with special needs, and conducts socio-psychological trainings for both students and university instructors.   Dr Musaeva has published over 20 scientific articles and textbooks on social work philosophy. Her scientific interests focus on the interdisciplinary relationship of social work and ethno-psychology, particularly the historical interpretation of the psyche of the Kyrgyz people. 
The presentation will be conducted in Russian. English translation provided upon prior request.

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