Vitalii Luniov

Chairman of the Academic Council, co-founder

Vitalii Luniov, PhD in psychology, clinical professor of psychology and clinical neuropsychoanalysis. Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Science, visiting professor at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and East European Union of Universities. Founder of The Academy of Psychological Science of Ukraine, Ukrainian Association of Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Completed the study program «Unified transdiagnostic protocol for emotional disorders therapy» at Unified Protocol Institute at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University; and also a study program on clinical psychodiagnostics at the Faculty of Psychology of Mykhailo Lomonosov Moscow State University.

He studied psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at Professor Stanislav Grof seminars (2015), Professor Otto Kernberg (2015, 2018) and in a Master’s degree program on psychology and Psychoanalysis supervised by S.Lesourd (Université Côte d’Azur, France, 2018-2019).

In 2017 Vitalii Luniov earned an academic doctorate in public health and psychology (Oxford, Academic Union). Visiting professor of European and American scientific and educational institutions and universities. 13 theses in general, medical psychology and neuropsychology were defended under the supervision of Professor Lunov.

Main directions of scientific and practical work: psychodynamic psychology and psychotherapy, clinical psychodiagnostics, experimental psychology, research methodology, non-pharmaceutical models of psychotherapy and psychological medicine, unified transdiagnostic protocol; operationalized psychodynamic diagnosis.

  • A member of the following professional communities:
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Clinical Psychology
  • World Federation of Mental Health (the USA)
  • World Academy of Medical Science (the Netherlands, Ukrainian branch)
  • Association of Neuropsychologists of Ukraine
  • Presidium of the Society of Psychologists of Ukraine
  • Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Science
  • Academician of the European Academy of Science
  • Academician of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Germany)

head of the expert group on educational programs certification in division «Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychotherapy» of the National Psychological Association, a full member of EFPA
founder of Ukrainian Association of Educational and Developmental Psychology.

He was awarded a «European Quality» Golden Medal of the European Scientific and Industrial Consortium (Great Britain) for achievements in the field of high-quality scientific work – fundamental and applied research, educational programs, academic publications (Great Britain, 2014).
The winner of «Scientist of the Year» international ranking in the psychological science field (Great Britain, 2015).

Received a diploma and medal named after Nobel Prize laureate Albert Schweitzer «For Humanism and Service to People» (Hannover, Germany, 2019), medal and status of Senator of European Academy of Natural Sciences (Hannover, Germany, 2019) and medal «Vyigotkiy Medal in Psychological Sсiеnсеs» (Great Britain, 2021).