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Prof. Dmitry Avdeev's CV

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Dmitry A. Avdeev, M.D., Ph.D.

Psychiatrist, psychotherapist, medical psychologist,
Director of the Institute of problems of forming of a Christian attitude towards mental disorders

Personal information

  • was born 20.10.1964 in Russia
  • lives and works in Moscow


  • 1988 – obtained a distinction at the medical Faculty of the University (Cheboksary, Russia)
  • 1988 – 1992 – post-graduate study of psychiatry in the Kazan Medical Institute
  • 1989 -  specialisation on psychotherapy and medical psychology in the Scientific Research Psychoneurological Institute by name V. M. Bekhterev, St. Patersburg
  • 1992 – defended the doctoral thesis in the Institute of General and Forensic Psychiatry  by name V. P. Serbsky, Moscow
  • 1992 - practised in German clinics
  • 1996 - studied at the Academy of Post-degree Medical Education in Moscow
  • 1989-2002 - passed certificated courses - trainings held by leading psychologists and psychotherapists of Europe and Northern America
  • 2005-2006 - doctorat by theology, Univ. Lucian Blagi; Sibiu, Romania

Clinical and Scientific work

  • 1992 – 1995 – a)  associate professor at the Chuvash Institute of Education (psychology, psychotherpy ; b)  vice – president of the Russian Association of Positive Psychotherapy; c)  deputy chief editor of the journal «Positum» ; d)  freelance consultant of the medical centre attached to the President of Russia; psychotherapist of the rehabilitation department of  the cardiological clinic (Cheboksary, Russia)
  • 1995 - 1999 - psychotherapist in Moscow state hospital №32 and in the Soul-guardianship Center by name of St. IoannKronshtadtsky
  • 1999-2003 - director of the Center of Orthodox psychotherapy
  • 2003 – 2004 - participated in organization of  the Rehabilitation Center of Russian Parish named in honour of St. Stillian (Cyprus)
  • 2004 – Associated professor Theological Institute by name “St. Apostle John Theologian” in Moscow
  • 2005 up to date – professor and director of the Institute of problems of forming of a Christian attitude towards mental disorders
  • 2012 – professor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 2013 –  professor of the International Slavic University (Macedonia)

Public activity

  • since 1991 has been working in the direction of forming a Christian attitude towards mental disorders and creating a model of orthodox psychotherapy
  • advise 35000 patients with various mental pathology
  • had frequent meetings and talks with parishioners and clergy of Russian Orthodox Church
  • co-author of the Russian Orthodox Medical Project
  • took part in working out at the program of rehabilitation of  addicts (by the blessing of Patriarch Alexis II)
  • author and the presenter of the series of broadcasts on such radio stations as «Radonezg», «Blago», «Blagoveshenie», «Golosrusskogoprihoda» (Cyprus) generally named «In aid of suffering soul»
  • give a lecture at the different Universities in Russia and abroad
  • Author of many lectures on DVD and articles, interviews in Orthodox magazines («Journal of Moscow Patriarchia», «Pravoslavnaiabeseda» and other)
  • member of Russian and international professional societies and associations; participates in Russian, European and World conferences devoted to the problems of psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • author of numerous  books  in the Russian, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Georgian, English, Spanish, German languages with the general edition  1,5 million copies
  • member of the Union of writers of Russia


  • Doctor of science, honoris causa  of the International Academy of Natural Science
  • Medal by name of the A.P.Chekhov (from the Union of writers of Russia)
  • «The gold medal “For pioneering work in the field of higher education»
  • «Honored worker of science and education»  (Russian Academy of Natural Sciences)
  • The medal «For help and diligence» (Institute of problems of forming of a Christian attitude towards mental disorders)
  • The medal  of the international King’s Foundation II degree
  • Honorary diplomas of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Honorary diplomas of the Serbian Orthodox Church
  • Honorary diplomas of the Russian and foreign publishing houses
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