Dr. Svetlozar Vassilev is a psychoanalyst and lecturer at New Bulgarian University. His initial education was medicine and psychiatry, after which he specialized psychoanalysis in the Netherlands and the UK. His doctoral dissertation examines the links between childhood adversities and the occurrence of adult psychiatric disorders. Hе is author of the book "A Mirror of the Imagination. Psychoanalysis of the Film Experience” and publications in the field of epidemiology, public health, psychoanalysis and art.
Dr. Vassilev is a co-founder and current President of the Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Society as well as Co-Chair of The East European New Groups Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association.