OdessaHead of dolphin-assisted therapy department
Natalia Yurievna Vasilevskaya
Psychologist, dolphin-assisted therapist, the head of dolphin-assisted therapy department in Entertaining and Health complex “Nemo” in Odessa.
She is a postgraduate student of the Clinical Psychology department in Odessa I.I.Mechnikov national university.
Research interests: psycho correction of children with development disabilities, special psychology and pedagogy, art therapy, behavior therapy.
Work experience: She worked as psychologist in rehabilitation center of early development, and correction psychologist during 5 years. She worked as dolphin-assisted therapist and dolphin trainer since 2007.
Vasilevskya Natalia was the first dolphin-assisted therapist in Odessa Entertaining and Health complex “Nemo”. Together with A.P.Chuprikov she developed a methodology of dolphin-assisted therapy especially for Odessa dolphinarium “Nemo”.
Aleksandr Andreevich Tavrin
Trainer of therapeutic exercises, massage therapist, dolphin-assisted therapist.
Higher education: He graduated from Sport Theory and Methodology of Sport Medicine and Therapeutic Exercises department of South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D.Ushynsky.
Research interests: children rehabilitation with physical disabilities.
Work experience: He worked as trainer of therapeutic exercises in rehabilitation center “Future” during 3 years. He works as dolphin-assisted therapist since 2008.
Aleksei Vladimirovich Novikov
Psychologist, Dolphin-assisted therapist
Higher education: He graduated from Psychology department of Odessa I.I.Mechnikov national university.
Research interests: psychology correction of children with psychical disabilities.
Work experience: He worked as psychologist in correction kindergarten for 3 years. He works as dolphin-assisted therapist since 2008.
Anastasia Nikolaevna Guseva
Psychologist, psycho-therapist, dolphin-assisted therapist, dolphin trainer.
Higher education. She graduated from Odessa I.I.Mechnikov national university with a specialization in psychology.
Research interests: work with kids with autism, psycho therapy.
Work experience: She worked in the social center as a psychologist-consultant for family, children and youth, social worker. She worked as a service curator of youth helpline. She worked in NGO “Solnechniy krug” with problematic families. At the project “World help to children” she worked as social worker. Also she has private psycho-therapeutic practice. Since 2010 she works as dolphin trainer.
Maria Vladimirovna Kuzmina
Dolphin trainer, dolphin-assisted therapist.
Higher education: Odessa Basic medical college, nurse. She graduated from Odessa I.I.Mechnikov national university from biology faculty, department of Human and Animal Physiology.
Research interests: studying features of dolphins (cognitive, ability to learn, ability to emit directed ultrasonic waves etc)
Work experience: She worked as a nurse in regional children hospital in the department of Pathology of Newborn and Premature Babies. Also she worked as a nurse in the center “Marriage and Family”.
Evgeniya Pavlovna Sitnikova
Higher education: with a specialization in physiology
Work experience: She worked in the Research Institute of medical rehabilitation and Balneology.
During last 20 years she works in the physiotherapy unit of the cerebral palcy department in the hospital of Research Institute of medical rehabilitation and Balneology.
Svetlana Aleksandrovna Gerega
Speech therapist, pathologist
High education: She graduated from Kyiv National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
Work experience. She worked in rehabilitation center for children with somatic disease of Children Clinic Road Hospital. Her work experience is over 20 years.
Khristina Leonidovna Stepenenko
Administrator of dolphin-assisted therapy department in Odessa Entertaining and Health complex “Nemo”.
Higher education in psychology. She graduated from South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky.
Research interests: development of child’s abilities, pedagogical psychology.
Work experience: she worked as a teacher at the Children’s Center of Early Development. She works as administrator of dolphin-assisted therapy since 2012.
Psychologist, dolphin-assisted therapist.
Higher education: he graduated from Clinical Psychology department of Institute of Innovations and Postgraduate Education of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov national university.
Research interests: psychological correction of children with development disorders, including children with autism, art therapy, behavior therapy, psychosomatic, psycho-physiological techniques of relaxation, existential and quantum psychology.
Work experience: He works as dolphin-assisted therapist since 2011.
Liudmila Igorevna Maslennikova
Dolphin trainer, a veterinarian.
She has non-finished higher education at Odessa National Agrarian University at veterinarian medicine faculty.
Research interests: marine mammals study.
Work experience: she worked in the veterinarian clinic “Aibolit” and at the animal shelter “Ark”.