About

Dr. YORDAN K. ZHEKOV, PhD, MProf, MSc, MTh, MA, BTh

RESUME – BRIEF SUMMARY

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • 2018 Master in Professional Studies – Health (MProf). Psychological, psychotherapeutic and counselling dynamics in exploring treatment development for drug and alcohol support services. Middlesex University, London.

  • 2012 Master of Science in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (MSc) /Merit/, London South Bank University, London, England

  • 2006 Doctor of Science (DSc) (Theology) /Summa Cum Laude/, University of Ljubljana, Catholic Faculty of Theology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • 2003 Post-Graduate Research in New Testament Studies, University of Oxford, Faculty of Theology, Oxford Theological Exchange Program, Oxford, England

  • 2001 Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MA) /Distinction/, University of Leeds& Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Leeds & Oxford, England

  • 1999 Master of Theology (MTh) /Summa Cum Laude/, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia

  • 1997 Bachelor of Theology (BTh) /Summa Cum Laude/, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia

  • 1996 Post Diploma Term Scholarship, Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1995 Three Year Diploma in Bible and Theology, Sofia Bible Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2019 TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF). Richmond Hillcroft Adult Community College. Awarded: 13/02/19

  • 2018 SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence). SDS Seminars Ltd. This course is a Module of the BPS Approved Certificates in Resource Based Therapies and Motivational Interviewing. 28-29/08/18.

  • 2017 Essential Supervision Skills. Certificate in Clinical Supervision approved by the BPS (British Psychological Society), the only UK psychology and psychotherapy body established by Royal Charter and one of the primary national leads in determining national recommendation on clinical supervision across a range of groups. 7th and 8th of June, 2017.

  • 2017 The Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider Training Course. FEDANT Accredited Course. ACA Recognized Professional Development. 1 October 2017.

  • 2014 Pearson Edexcel Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF). Oaklands College. Awarded: May 2014

  • 2014 National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC). The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) and the Substance Misuse Management Good Practice (SMMGP). Accredited since 11/11/2014.

SELECTION OF TOPICS COVERED IN CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Attachment in the Early Years.

  • Surviving Infidelity.

  • Moving Beyond the Imposter Syndrome Phenomenon.

  • Alcohol and Neurobiology and Alcohol-related Brain Damage

  • COVID-19-Trauma, Complex Grief and How We Heal.

  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Recovery.

  • Spot the Signs, and Save a Life Suicide Awareness Training.

  • Behavioural addictions (pornography): What do we know?

  • Player-Centred Coaching.

  • Sexual addiction and compulsivity. what are the issues?

  • Understanding depression and low mood in young people.

  • Coaching in the Knowledge Era.

  • Leadership Coaching through Turbulent Times: Playing with eFIRE.

  • Novel Psychoactive Substances: sharing prison and community experiences and good practice.

  • Working with Behavioural Addiction (Gambling).

  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance.

  • The Science of Nutrition.

  • Doctoral Student Development: Learning, Teaching and Assessment.

  • Nutrition and Wellbeing.

  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT.

  • Psychologically Informed Environments.

  • Trauma Informed Care (Introduction to complex trauma & trauma informed care).

  • Mental Health Legislation Interactive.

  • Leading a Workplace Coaching Strategy (based on Solution Focused Brief Therapy).

  • Listening Skills and Motivational Interviewing.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

  • 2019 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Conscience in Recovery from Drug Addiction: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Spiritual Conscientious Transformation for the Formulation of Conscience Therapy. North Charleston, SC: Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

  • 2017 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Defining the New Testament Logia on Divorce and Remarriage in a Pluralistic Context. Kindle Edition. 6th August 2017.

  • 2017 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Eschatology of Ephesians. Theologia Evangelica Biblica. Vol. 2. Kindle Edition. 6th August 2017.

  • 2013 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Conscience in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction: Exploring the Role of Spirituality in Conscientious Transformation. Foreword by Geoffrey M. Stephenson. (378 pages). Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, 2013.

  • 2009 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Defining the New Testament Logia on Divorce and Remarriage in a Pluralistic Context. (414 pages). Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2009.

  • 2005 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Eschatology of Ephesians.(286 pages). Theologia Evangelica Biblica. Vol. 2. Osijek: Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2005.

  • 2005 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. The Rise of Hierarchical Leadership: Historical and Theological Survey of the Formation and Development of the Hierarchical Leadership in the New Testament and Early Church. (70 pages). [online]. Available at www.evtos.hr/en/publications/. Published on 30 June 2005.

  • 2005 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Origins and Development of the Two Aeons Concept. (46 pages). [online]. Available at www.evtos.hr/en/publications/. Published on 19 August 2005.

  • 2004 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Priručnik za istraživanje i pisanje: Vodičza izvođenje zadataka čitanja i pisanja studenata dodiplomskih i postdiplomskih nivoa. (233 pages). Osijek: Evanđeoski Teološki Fakultet, 2004.

  • 2001 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. Manual for Research and Writing: A Guide for the Performance of Reading and Writing Assignments for the Students of Undergraduate and Graduate Levels. (239 pages). Osijek: Izvori, 2001.

Selection of chapters in edited books:

  • 2012 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. “Paul for Today: A Re-formed Life: In Christ, of One Spirit and Always Thankful.” In Light for Our Path 2013. Edited by Kate Hughes. 213-219. Birmingham: International Bible Reading Association, 2012.

  • 2011 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. “1 Corinthians: The Wisdom of God.” In Light for Our Path 2012. Edited by Kate Hughes. 101-107. Birmingham: International Bible Reading Association, 2011.

Selection of articles:

  • 2017 Zhekov, Yordan K. To stress or to rest? Counselling Directory 19th December 2017. Retrieved from http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor-articles/to-stress-or-to-rest

  • 2015 Zhekov, Yordan K. “Conscientious Recovery: Towards Conscience Therapy for Addiction.” Intervene 155, 2015, 38-39.

  • 2015 Zhekov, Yordan. Book review of “Creatures of a Day” by Irvin D. Yalom. Intervene 154, 2015, 63.

  • 2014 Zhekov, Yordan. Book review of “Treating Substance Abuse – Theory and Technique” edited by Scott T. Walters and Fredrick Rotgers. Intervene 149, April/May 2014, 68.

  • 2013 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. “Conscience Empowerment as a Solution for Addiction Related Attentional Bias and Automaticity.” Plērōma XV/1 (2013): 187-203.

  • 2013 Zhekov, Yordan. Book review of “Cognitive Therapy for Addictions” by Amy Wenzel, Bruce Liese, Aaron Beck, Dara Fiedman-Wheeler. Addiction Today 24, March/April 2013, 37.

  • 2012 Zhekov, Yordan. Book review of “Group Work in Addictions” edited by Robert Hill and Jennifer Harris. Addiction Today 23, July/August 2012, 36.

  • 2011 Zhekov, Yordan. Book review of “Double Trouble in Recovery” by Howard Vogel. Addiction Today 21, March/April 2011, 36.

  • 2010 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. “The Eschatology of Ephesians.” Plērōma XII/2 (December, 2010): 211-230.

  • 2010 Zhekov, Yordan Kalev. and Constantineanu, Corneliu. “‘The Presence of the Future:’ The Eschatological Framework of the New Testament.” Plērōma XII/2 (December, 2010): 15-47.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Psychology, Counselling, Addiction, Conscience, Spirituality, Biblical Studies, New Testament, Hermeneutics, Eschatology, Christian Perspective on Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage, Christian Spirituality, Christian Leadership.