Bishkek Humanities University, Social and Psychological Faculty
Department of Social Work and Practical Psychology
For about 20 years, the Department of Social Work and Practical Psychology of the Bishkek Humanitarian University. K. Karasayeva provides training for specialists in social work and practical psychology. The training system is built into the process of reforming higher education: bachelors and masters are being trained. A national model of social work is being formed, and research and volunteer activities on social work are developing. Master's, Ph.D. and doctoral dissertations on topical topics of social work and psychology are defended.
For several years the department has formed a highly professional team, consisting of experienced and competent specialists. Nowadays, doctors and candidates of sciences, masters and teachers work in the staff of the department.
The department is the developer of the State educational standard for social work (bachelors, masters) and the leading center for students training and professional development of specialists of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The department is also a full member of the International Federation of Schools of Social Workers (https://www.iassw-aiets.org), participates in joint social programs in partnership with universities in Germany, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Iran and other
The department cooperates with international organizations such as Unicef, the European Union, the Red Crescent Society, CADAP, the East-West Speed Foundation, and others.
Currently the department participates in the following international programs:
• The Danish Government's project "Supporting training, improving professionalism and retraining of specialists in social work, social workers of the Kyrgyz Republic".
• The project, in collaboration with the University of Frankfurt, "Research into the role of social work in the prevention of drug abuse, HIV / AIDS and hepatitis".
• EU project on providing technical support to the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic: development of national (sectorial) frameworks of qualifications for social work, opening of an ACT on the basis of the BHU college, development of the State Educational Standards of Higher Professional Education and professional standards.
The social center "Akak", "Resource Center for Social Work" and "Center for Socio-psychological counseling, training and training" Umut" function at the department.
In the framework of partnership relations, the department concluded employment contracts for graduates with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Bishkek Employment Department, the Bishkek Mental Health Center, the social development departments of the republic, hospitals, correctional institutions and more than 40 social rehabilitation centers of Bishkek.
Today, BHU has about 500 students and masters in the field of social work and practical psychology. It should be noted that studies are being conducted and textbooks are being issued under the stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic in the state language specifically for social work and psychology.
In our opinion, the growth of adolescent suicide, child abuse, mental disorders, addictions, children with disabilities, deviant behavior is a problem for our society and requires systematic, highly qualified training in the provision of psychosocial services.
Therefore, the social sphere today needs the practical-oriented and "narrow" specialists, who have the appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies. They are specialists in social work with a group of "risk", social work in aiyl okmotu, social work in psychiatry and in correctional institutions.
Together with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, the European House of Denmark, the ACP of Russia, the Iranian ASR, a program is planned for the organization of mobile social emergency care in Kyrgyzstan.
It should be noted that the department managed to conduct a number of international events on social work.
International forum: "Social cohesion as a factor of social well-being" Bishkek-2015,
International Forum "Social Work in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions" 2017.
International Conference "The role of civil society / NGOs / self-help and social work in the field of drug addicts and the prevention of infectious diseases among injecting drug users" Bishkek-2018.