Dmitry Kovpak — President, Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy; Board Member, IACP; Member, Beck Institute International Advisory Committee
Dmitry Kovpak - psychotherapist, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychotherapy, Medical Psychology and Sexology of the North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov (Saint-Petersburg), Vice-President of the Russian Psychotherapeutic Association, President of the Association of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, Member of the Coordinating Council of the St. Petersburg Psychological Society, Head of the Network of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Centers-becbt, member of the Board of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP board member), member of the International Advisory Committee of the Institute Beck (Member of the Beck Institute International Advisory Committee), official Ambassador of St. Petersburg.
In 1996, he graduated from the Medical Faculty of St. Petersburg State Medical University (1st LMI)
In September 1996, on a competitive basis, he entered a clinical internship in the specialty "psychiatry"at the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology with the course of psychosomatic Medicine of the St. Petersburg State Medical University named after Academician I. P. Pavlov, from which he graduated in August 1997, with the specialty of a psychiatrist.
In September 1997, on a competitive basis, he entered the clinical residency in the specialty "psychotherapy" at the Department of Psychotherapy of St. Petersburg MAPO, where he graduated in August 1999.
From June 1998 to September 2004, he worked as a psychotherapist and Deputy Chief Physician for Medical work (2004) in the St. Petersburg State Medical Institution " City Psychiatric Hospital No. 7. academician I. P. Pavlov".
In September 1999, on a competitive basis, he entered the correspondence postgraduate course at the Department of Psychotherapy of St. Petersburg MAPO.
In 1999, together with several colleagues, he founded the Association of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy on the clinical basis of the City Psychiatric Hospital No. 7 (Neuroses Clinic) named after Academician I. P. Pavlov.
In March 2005, he defended his PhD thesis on the topic "Clinical and psychological characteristics of patients with agoraphobia and social phobia in the process of integrative cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy".
From September 2005 to May 2007, he worked as the head of the Department of psychotherapy of St. Petersburg GB No. 40 of the Kurortny Administrative district.
From May 2007 to 2010-Head of the City Psychotherapy Center of the Health Committee of the Government of St. Petersburg.
Kovpak D. V. from 1994 to 1997, he studied Positive psychotherapy with the founder of this type of psychotherapy, Nossrat Pezeshkian, with a diploma in teaching; in 1997, he was trained by John Grinder (co-founder of NLP); from 1997 to 1999, he was trained in residency by B. D. Karvasarsky and V. A. Tashlykov (founders of Personality-Oriented (Reconstructive) Psychotherapy), a cycle of improvement in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy with Professor A. P. Fedorov; in 1998, he completed a cycle of training in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy with Professor G. P. Fedorov. H. Kassinov (Hofstra Institute, New York, USA); in 2011, he completed on-line training at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Center; completed a course of Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute (USA, New York) in 2014-2016 and in 2014-2020 and the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia, USA) in 2014-2018 and certified as a supervisor.
Since 2019, D. V. Kovpak has been a member of the first-established international advisory committee of the Beck Institute (Philadelphia, USA). This committee promotes the development and dissemination of cognitive behavioral therapy worldwide. It consists of twenty leading specialists involved in the methodology and organization of the development of CBT.
Since 2019, D. V. Kovpak has joined the Board of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP), established by A. T. Beck, the founder of cognitive therapy and his colleagues. This international Association brings together cognitive therapists from all over the world. By the efforts of D. V. Kovpak and his team, the Russian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy won the right to host the XI International Congress of the IACP in 2023 in Russia, in St. Petersburg, in a tense multi-year and multi-stage competition with dozens of candidate countries. For the first time in history, the largest international congress of CBT therapists, which is held every three years, will be held in Russia.
Kovpak D. V. wrote and published 12 books, including practical guides for psychotherapists - "How to get rid of anxiety and fear", "How to overcome pain", " Depression. Modern approaches to diagnosis and treatment "" Fears, anxieties, phobias … How to get rid of them? "(Publishing House" Science and Technology"), " Panic disorder in the practice of a therapist "(Publishing House "Speech"), "Anti-stress training", 1st and 2nd edition,"Stress management", "111 stories for psychotherapists", "Safe communication", "How to deal with rudeness", "Olympic calm", " Difficult people. How to communicate with them?", "Don't Panic! "(Peter Publishing House), more than 100 scientific articles (including those published abroad) and more than 150 popular articles and interviews in the media.
D. V. Kovpak is the founder and organizer of 3 international, all-Russian and regional conferences held on a regular basis over the past two decades: "Clinical Pavlov Readings "(regularly held in St. Petersburg "City Psychiatric Hospital No. 7 named after I. P. Pavlov" since 2000), "Current aspects of psychosomatics in general medical practice" (regularly held in St. Petersburg since 2003) and round tables within the framework of the program "Modern practice in psychiatry" (regularly held in St. Petersburg "City Psychiatric Hospital No. 7 named after I.P. Pavlov".
In order to popularize psychotherapy and the prevention of neuropsychiatric diseases among the population, Kovpak D. V. took part in the filming of a large number of informational and thematic television programs on various television and Internet channels.