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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION “CHOVEKOLUBIE”
THE COLLEGE OF TECHNICAL AND WINTER SPORTS
AT THE NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY “V. LEVSKI”
invite you to participate in an jubilee scientific applied conference
in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the founding of “Chovekolubie”
on the topic of
BIO-PSYCHO–SOCIAL APPLICATIONS OF CHESS
October 6th – October 8th , 2017, in the city of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.
For 25 years the Association “Chovekolubie” has been developing a theory for dealing with problems based on the game of chess. Until recently we thought we were the only ones in using chess for solving human problems. We gradually discovered that in all corners of the world certain people are using similar approaches, and perhaps, like us, feel alone in their endeavors. For this reason we are organizing this conference and invite all, who work in this area to create a community for cooperation and mutual help, which could develop into a professional organization.
NadezhdaKuzermanova – general manager of the Mental Health Association “Chovekolubie”
Ass. Prof. RadislavAtanasov – chess instructor at the NSA “V. Levski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
Roumen Bezergianov – licensed professional counselor at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Dr. Emil Markov – psychiatrist and consultant at “Chovekolubie”, Pazardzik, Bulgaria
Prof. Dimitar Kaikov – NSA “V. Levski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Sabine Vollstädt-Klein – Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany
Prof. Martin Tabakov – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
FORMS OF PARTICIPATION
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30.07.2017
Deadline for registration: 31.08. 2017
Deadline for paying registration fees: 31.08. 2017
GUIDELINES FOR THE ABSTRACT
DSK Bank, branch 1201 – Pazardzhik;
IBAN BG53STSA 93000006045631
Subject: Conference “Bio-Psycho-Social Applications of Chess”
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE
October 4th and 5th 2017
Arrival in Bulgaria
October 5th 2017
10.00 – 16.00 Historic tour in Sofia
16.00 – Departure to Pazardzhik
18.00 – Arrival at hotel in Pazardzhik, Dinner
Scientific applied program
Pazardzhik, Association “Chovekolubie”, Dr. Long str. 12
October 6th 2017
09.00 – 12.00 Introduction to the programs of “Chovekolubie”.
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 A game of chess with living pieces between conference participants and the people of “Chovekolubie”.
14.00 – 15.30 Analysis of the chess game and sharing of experiences.
15.30 – 16.00 Break
16.00 –17.00 Review of the spectrum of bio-psycho-social applications of chess at Association “Chovekolubie” – life as a game of chess.
October 7th 2017
09.00 – 12.00 Presentations, discussions, sharing of personal experiences
13.00 – 15.00 Presentations, discussions, sharing of personal experiences
15.00 – 20.00 Cultural program
October 8th 2017
09.00 – 12.00 Founding of professional organization
Conference languages: Bulgarian and English
Working model of the conference: Universal chess model
Participants must arrange their hotel reservations in Sofia and Pazardzhik themselves. Organizers have contracted preferential prices as follows:
Accommodation in Sofia:
Hotel City, “Stara planina” str. 6. Tel. 02/ 915 15 00; 359 890 111 108;
Prices: Single room – 140 levs; Double room – 160 levs
For reservations use registration form on www.chesstherapy.org , Conference invitation
Accommodation in Pazardzhik:
Grand Hotel Hebar, “Esperanto” str. 6, Tel. 359 896 666 644; www.grandhotelhebar.net
Prices: Single room – 80 levs; Double room – 100 levs; luxury apartment – 150 levs;
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The Association “Chovekolubie” is a nongovernmental organization in public benefit, founded in 1992 on the psychiatrist Dr. Emil Markov initiative. Between 1992 and 2001 the members and clients of the association conducted their activities in the facilities of the Youth Home in the city of Pazardzhik. In 2001 Mental Health Center was opened. In 2002 a social enterprise was launched. Since 2005 the Association “Chovekolubie” has provided delegated from the state social service “Center for Social Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Mental Health Problems”. Since 2009 the Association has expanded its activities in the town of Septemvri, where Mental Health Center was also opened. In 2011 the Sheltered Home for People with Mental Health Problems opened its doors in the city of Pazardzhik.
The mission of the Association “Chovekolubie” is to develop the human potential and to strengthen mental health as value for every person and for the society as a whole.
For more information: www.chovekolubie.org
Every week a specialist from the Center for social rehabilitation and integration of people with mental problems “Chovekolubie” in the town of Pazardzhik take care of the clients of the “Mobile Services” program in the town of Septemvri. The program includes club meetings as well as home visitations. The meetings take place at the building of the Chovekolubie Mental Health Center, 26 “Bulgaria” blvd.
In March, the clients of this program actively joined the life of the local community. On the 1st of March, the Baba Marta Holiday was celebrated, as a part of the 25 Years Chovekolubie Association Anniversary. Martenitsas were given out to citizens, doctors, members of local institutions – Municipality of Septemvri, “Social Support” association, the Job Center. The celebration finished with a lunch at the local “Cottage Café”, where the participants of the initiative shared their impressions.
The members of the Center also commemorated the 8th of March – the International Women’s Day. They learned about the history of the holiday and made a tasty lunch as a part of the program for rehabilitation and household skills “Tasty-Club”. Psychological Consultations took place with help of an intern of the Chovekolubie Center – Deyan Stoyanov.
On the 22th of March, the participants of the “Mobile Services” Program will celebrate the Day of Spring.
On the 8th of March, the Chovekolubie Center celebrated the International Women’s Day. An additional Family Relations Course took place, and the clients were presented with the history of the holiday. Information about honorable female citizens of Pazardzhik was read, as well as poetry in honor of the women. With a psychological test of unfinished sentences, the participants shared the most important moments of their lives.
To commemorate the holiday, the clients of the Chovekolubie Center visited the regional library “Nikola Furnadzhiev”, where, with the help of specialists, they made greeting cards and bracelets as gifts for beloved people.
The International Women’s day was commemorated in the town of Septemvri, too, with the clients of the Mobile Services of the Center.