Research: Meaning Making Framework – Values Shift, Traumatic Experiences and Religiosity among Georgian IDPs
Ketevan Mosashvili was born on the 13th of October, 1981. She holds Bachelors degree in psychology (2003) and Master’s degree in psychological counseling (2005) from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Currently she is a PhD student at the same university. She spent spring semester of 2012 at Appalachian State University (NC, USA) as a visiting scholar of the Junior Faculty Development Program (American Councils/US Department of State).
Ms. Mosashvili has been involved in clinical practice for 7 year (2005-2012) at the Mental health Center, Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital. Since 2007 she is a psychologist at The Guivy Zaldastanishvili American Academy in Tbilisi. She has experience both in psychological assessment/diagnostics and counseling. She also has been teaching at Tbilisi State Medical University since 2009. Since Russian –Georgian armed conflict in 2008 she Ketevan has been involved in various projects referring psycho-social rehabilitation of the IDPs.
Ketevan’s research interests are broad including values, religiosity, meaning of life, identity etc. In the framework of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarship Programme, her research topic is “Meaning Making framework: Values Shift, Traumatic Experiences and Religiosity.” The research aims to explore subjective (personal meanings), external (trauma) and cultural (religion, values) factors interrelated and affecting posttraumatic condition.