Psychiatry, Addictiology, Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology

Prof.  Ponomarov Volodymyr Ivanovych Head of The Department

Prof. Ponomarov Volodymyr Ivanovych

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About Department

The department was founded in 2021 as part creating Educational and Scientific Medical Institute of NTU “KhPI”.

Priority areas of the department.

Study questions of psychodiagnostics, etiopathogenesis, clinical features, course, prevention and treatment of comorbid and multimorbid mental and behavioral disorders.

Comprehensive medical and psychological assistance to persons affected by military operations and extreme situations with the basics of crisis psychotherapy.

Modern issues of conflictology and conflict resolution in medical practice

Medical and psychological aspects of diagnosis and treatment of addictions due to the use of psychoactive substances.

Neurotic, stress-associated disorders and PTSD.

Implementation of the latest medical and diagnostic complexes and methods in the diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of mental disorders and diseases

Together with partners at the production bases of modern medical and production technologies, implementation and improvement.

Development of the concept of partnerships with employers to correlate the theoretical training of applicants for postgraduate education with the practical aspects of the state activities and other subjects of the medical services market.

Educational process optimization, improving the quality of practical training of applicants.


Postgraduate education.

Training is provided:

-Internship in the specialty “Psychiatry”.

-Specialization in the specialty “Psychiatry”, “Narcology”, “Psychotherapy”, “Medical Psychology”, “Sexopathology”, “Psychophysiology”.

-Traineeship in the specialty “Psychiatry”, “Narcology”, “Psychotherapy”, “Medical Psychology”, “Sexopathology”.

Cycles of thematic perfectibility:

-“Current issues of clinical psychiatry and addiction”.

-“Modern view on the problem of alcoholism: diagnosis, clinic, treatment, prevention”.

-“Affective disorders: clinical and psychopharmacological aspects”.

-“BAD and affective syndromes in the structure of mental disorders (clinic, treatment)”.

-“Comprehensive medical and psychological assistance to victims of hostilities and emergencies”.

-“Modern issues of conflict studies and conflict resolution in medical practice”.

-“Psychological assistance in extreme situations and crisis psychotherapy”.

-“Current issues of medical psychology”.

-“Mental trauma of domestic violence: psychological foundations, prevention, psychotherapy”.

-“Therapeutic and diagnostic aspects of anxiety disorders, OCD and dissociative disorders”.

-“Medical and psychological aspects of the use of psychoactive substances: pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy”.

-“Psychological support of patients with psychosomatic disorders”.

-“Psychotherapy in general medicine”.

-“Psychotherapy of psychotrauma”.

-“A modern look at neurotic, stress-related disorders and PTSD”.

-“Current issues of sexual disorders in medical practice”.

-“Medical and psychological aspects of suicidal behavior: diagnosis, prevention, psychotherapy”.

-“Modern approach to the diagnosis and treatment of acute conditions in addiction”.

-“Modern view on the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and disorders of the schizophrenic spectrum”.

-“Current issues of gerontology and geriatrics”.

-“Personality resources during the information-psychological war: theoretical and practical aspects”.

-“Modern approaches to psychopharmacotherapy”.

-“Theoretical and practical issues of examination of persons for the detection of alcohol or drug intoxication”.


Our work with students

Based on the department, training is conducted remotely (Google Meet, Zoom, Moodle), in a mixed or face-to-face format, depending on the level of danger during the COVID-19 pandemic



Medical work.

The staff of the department provides medical and preventive care to the population.

New medical technologies are being developed and introduced.


Scientific work.

Competitive research work implementation commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Annual holding of scientific and practical conferences at the department.

Implementation of the research results in the work of primary medical and preventive institutions, medical and preventive institutions of the city of Kharkiv, Kharkiv region, and other regions of Ukraine.

Publication of monographs, articles and abstracts in domestic and foreign scientific journals.

Reporting at scientific and practical forums, congresses, symposiums of various levels – university, regional, international.

Creative activity: preparation of patents for inventions, copyright certificates, rationalization proposals.

Preparation of young scientists for participation in conferences, scientific competitions in Ukraine and abroad.

Continuous professional development by the scientific and pedagogical staff of the department in other universities of Ukraine.


Methodical work.

The material and technical equipment of the department meet the standards and requirements for the departments of higher educational medical institutions of III-IV accreditation levels.

The department has fully available textbooks, guidelines for academic disciplines taught at the department, and developed curricula.

The department has a highly qualified academic and teaching staff that ensures the educational process at a high level.

Work on preparing  of textbooks, manuals, monographs, methodical recommendations is constantly carried out.

The methodological and material-technical base is constantly being strengthened.


International activities.

Work in the direction of international grant activities.

Establishing cooperation with leading partner universities, research institutions to implement joint scientific and cultural-educational projects.