Olha Myshakivska

Regional Coordinator for Asia

I am a MD psychiatrist currently working in the Lviv Regional Psychiatric Hospital as well as a teaching assistant at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Lviv National Medical University. 

Previously, I completed my medical studies at the Lviv National Medical University and was awarded MD with specialization in psychiatry. Between 2013 and 2017, I pursued a PhD degree at the Ukrainian Research Institute for Social and Forensic Psychiatry in Kyiv, where I researched the course of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia over time. 

Participating in international and local trainings is an integral part of my continuous professional education as it gives me an opportunity to discuss matters with academic experts and professionals from different countries and with different prior experiences. 

In 2014, I was selected for the ATTC project and started the course of educational trainings that helped me deepen my knowledge in the field of addictions and drug demand reduction. Currently, I am conducting trainings, supervisions, and help to improve the motivational interviewing skills among specialists who work with people using substances. In addition, I am further advancing my professional education by participating in UTC trainings. Since February 2019, I have been the National Trainer and Supervisor of MHGAP-IG, and since October 2019 - National Trainer and Supervisor of Ukraine I-ATTC.