Nataliia Maksymova

Nataliia Maksymova

Professor at the Department of Social Rehabilitation and Social Pedagogy


G.S. Kostiuk Institute of Psychology of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (1975). He defended his Ph.D. thesis on the topic "Peculiarities of personality attitudes of hard-core adolescents" (1981); doctoral thesis "Psychological factors of juvenile dependence on alcohol and drugs and means of its prevention" (1998). Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work and Pedagogy (2003), Professor of the Department of Social Work (2004).

University of Michigan Addiction Research Center, Ukrainian Research Institute of Social and Forensic Psychiatry and Narcology, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, School of Public Health, Kyiv-Program Lifespan development of substance abuse, 2011-2013)

American common law center - ATO Syndrome course, 2015

"Theory and Practice of Social Rehabilitation in the Context of Social Change", Scientific Registration Number: 16016-01.

Research Fields:
Social Science & Humanities

Previous and Current Research

Development of psychological technologies of social rehabilitation. In addition, scientific achievements in the following fields of science:

     Pediatric pathopsychology

     Psychology of deviant behavior

     Penitentiary Psychology

     Family therapy and psychological aspects of social work with the family

     Introduction of interactive teaching methods

     Psychology and psychotherapy of addiction

Future Projects and Goals

The normative base of social work does not have a scientific basis. This impedes the effective work of social services. Particularly relevant in this regard is the question of identifying families in need of socio-psychological assistance and support. Today, these families are united by one term - the families that were in difficult living conditions.

The purpose of the research "Theory and Practice of Social Rehabilitation in the Context of Social Change" is to find out the essence of the term "families in difficult living conditions", the results of its application and to develop the typology of families in accordance with the negative dynamics of family relationships.

The aim of the study is to identify the characteristics of the influence of the most significant factors of personality rehabilitation in modern conditions, as well as the development of technologies for psychological support of personality in achieving social well-being.

The team:

PhD student D. Palatna ommunity mobilization under decentralization to create an inclusive environment.

PhD student J. Feshenko Innovative life forms of orphans.

Master student A. Khimenko Interagency cooperation in working with families of juvenile offenders

Master student J. Muravskaya Social rehabilitation of parents who have children with autism spectrum disorders

Methodological and Technical Expertise

Member of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Legislative Support of the Sphere of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors. Member of the Public Collegium on the organization of social work with families, children and young people. Member of the Scientific Council under the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine. Member of the expert commission of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine on the licensing of video production. Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of the Child, an independent civil society organization.

Selected Publications

Maksymova N. is the author of more than 297 scientific works, including more than 36 books.

Fundamentals of Pediatric Pathopsychology. - K., 1996 (in co-authorship);

Course of lectures on pediatric pathopsychology: A manual. - Rostov N / A, 2000 (in co-authorship);

Psychological Prevention of Alcoholism and Juvenile Addiction. - Rostov N / A, 2000;

Psychology of addictive behavior. - K., 2002;

Socio-psychological aspects of the problem of violence. - K., 2003 (in co-authorship);

How to communicate with your children (Conflictology for Parents). - K., 2004 (in co-authorship)

Socio-psychological aspects of the problem of humanization of legal proceedings and the criminal-executive system. - K., 2005;

Life safety: Socio-psychological aspects of alcoholism and drug addiction. - K., 2006;

Pathopsychology of adolescence. - K., 2008 (in co-authorship);

Fundamentals of deviant behavior. -K., 2008;

Socio-psychological aspects of the optimization of the educational process in educational institutions at educational colonies for juvenile convicts. -K., 2009 (in co-authorship);

Psychology of deviant behavior. - K., 2011;

Family counseling. - K., 2011;

Social work with family - K., 2015.

 Psychology of social work with problem families. ., 2017