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Psychologisches Institut Experimentelle Psychopathologie und Psychotherapie

Vitalii Plokhykh

Vitalii Plokhykh, MD

Curriculum Vitae

From 1995 till 2001 studied at the Donetsk Medical University. Vitalii Plokhykh completed an internship as a Doctor - Psychiatrist, in 2002. From 2013 till 2018 studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Schema - therapy at the Mental Health Institute of Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Since 2019, he has been engaged in research in the field of mental health. Vitalii`s scientific interests are related to CBT treatment of substance use disorders,  anxiety disorders  and epigenetic changes due to psychotherapy. Currently he works in OPTIMAX team for search of CBT efficacy predictors.


Selected Publications

  1. "Mental health interventions for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis patients with alcohol use disorders, Zhytomyr, Ukraine" (Plokhykh et al. – RR-TB and AUD in Ukraine J Infect Dev Ctries 2021; 15(9.1):25S-33S., DOI: 10.3855/jidc.13827)
  2. "Memories that matter? Self- defining memory characteristics and their association with symptom severity and CBT treatment outcome in anxiety", Department of Experimental Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich (upon the anvil)