Evija Arnava

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Evija Arnava

Clinical and health psychologist

Each of us has the opportunity to make a choice in our lives about the language we use to speak and, more importantly, what language to use to think.

I have chosen the language of psychology. I can accept and understand the course of life explained by psychology, as well as the structure of a person's personality, the causal relationships of actions. I am not intimidated by crisis situations, because they signal to us a time of opportunity, just as illnesses talk to us through our physical bodies, although it would be more accurate to draw our attention to what is hurting. In everyday life, we face difficulties, but we are not always able to see solutions quickly.

In order for each person to be able to hear their heart again, counseling helps me to understand difficulties, their causes and mechanisms, to find new solutions, to be aware of one's strengths, to understand one's life goals and desires, and to re-learn one's resources.


Education

Sand game therapy training with leading Latvian specialists at the Sand Game Therapy Society in Riga;

Fairy-tale therapy training at the world's leading fairy-tale therapy practitioner, teacher Yelena Belinskaya (Belarus), Moreno Institute, 2018;

Professional master's degree in psychology, qualification of a psychologist at the Riga Academy of Pedagogy and Management, 2016;

The right to perform pedagogical activities at the University of Latvia. Basics of pedagogical activity. 2015;

Marte Meo Practitioner, developed by Maria Aarts (Netherlands) as a parent counselor to help adults develop supportive communication with their children;

University of Latvia, at the leading Latvian Marte Meo therapist, lecturer Gata Bush, 2012;

Business psychology studies at Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, 2011.

I regularly participate in continuing education trainings.


Professional experience

Psychologist of the Social Service of Limbaži District Council. 2021 - present;

Psychologist of the Social Service of Saulkrasti County Council. 2019 - 2021;

Staicele Sports Professional High School Psychology Teacher. 2018 - 2020;

Aloja County Council Social Service Psychologist. 2014 - 2019;

Staicele secondary school psychology teacher. 2015 - 2018;

Project “Ensuring Better Governance at the University of Latvia”, position of the lead expert in the Administration working group. 2018 - 2019;

Project "Persons at risk of social exclusion and discrimination who are at risk of discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, including Roma and other ethnic minorities". Consultations of a psychologist and career counselor. 2018 - 2019.


Language skills

Latvian and Russian

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