Sofia Chorna (Chernaia)


A curious psychologist.

A passionate trainer, as well as a passionate learner.

Striving for intercultural fluency, and therefore constantly exploring, decoding, solving and growing.

Sofia Chorna (Chernaia) has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Sofia Chorna (Chernaia)

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  • Vladimir Kozachun
    Vladimir Kozachun

Current occupation

Psychologist, trainer, facilitator in the field of Formal and Non-formal education

Work experience

2016 – present :
Psychologist, mentor, trainer and facilitator;
NGO work in frames of Erasmus+: facilitator, trainer, project writer and project manager;
Youth and social worker;
Focusing on soft-skills competences development, helping combat marginalization and radicalization among youth.

Since 2013 - participant and organizer of multiple regional, local and international educational conferences, workshops and trainings ( 40+ certificates and diplomas).

Besides that:

2017-2021 - English teacher for school children and adults in a supplementary education center; Psychologist in family camps;

2021- present – Counselling psychologist for international students in a local university. Working with people from African continent, Indian and East-Asian regions, Central Asia and Arab countries.

-Individual psychological counselling and mentoring;
-Conducting trainings and workshops on various topics;
-providing help for international students in adaptation and adjustment process;
-monitoring of mental health of the students; -supervising the tutors;
-raising awareness on mental health and providing support.

Educational pathway

2018 - Master's Degree in Psychology;
2021 - Finished PhD Education in Social Psychology;
15+ articles on psychology of marginalization and adaptation in youth, families, migrants;

2019 - Teacher in supplementary education system for children and adults (diploma)
2021 - Teacher of English (diploma)

Since 2016 - participant of various trainings in frames of the Erasmus+ programme;

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Bullying & Harassment
  • (advanced) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Health & Prevention
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (advanced) Storytelling & Humour
  • (expert) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (expert) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (expert) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (expert) Africa
  • (expert) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation
  • (expert) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Russian
  • (intermediate) Spanish
  • (fluent) Ukrainian

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2022-08-09

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