Yaryna Andrushko is a visiting scholar from Ukraine with expertise in the psychological mechanisms of personal protection (e.g., coping mechanisms) and the professional identity of law enforcement officers. As a clinical psychologist in Ukraine, she focused on psychodiagnostics, psychocorrection of personality, and the training of future psychologists. She also worked at a center for women who have experienced violence or substance use problems, using a dialectical behavior therapy approach. She believes in helping people to understand emotional and behavioral self-regulation in order to help themselves.
During her time in the U.S., Dr. Andrushko is studying research-based models of trauma to enhance her ability to help people traumatized by the war in Ukraine. She also plans to research the psychological impacts of migration and acculturation.
Dr. Andrushko is the author of 90 scientific publications on psychology, including 18 articles in professional journals of Ukraine and abroad, two individual monographs, two collective monographs, and two textbooks. She has also created training materials for employees of duty units, control services and response teams of the National Police of Ukraine.