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Igor Koutsenok

TitleProfessor of Psychiatry
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0980
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-699-3809
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    1994-1996Master of Science in Addictive Behavior1996University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
    1985-1990Psychiatry1990National Medical Academy, Bulgaria, Sofia
    1977-1983M.D.1983National Medical University, Ukraine, Kiev

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    Dr. Igor Koutsenok is a Professor of Practice in Psychiatry. He graduated as a medical doctor in 1983 at the National Medical University in Kiev, (Ukraine). In 1986 he completed his psychiatry residency training and received degree as psychiatrist from the Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria). In 1993-1996 he worked at the University of London, Department of Addictive Behavior and Psychological Medicine at St. Georges Hospital Medical School, where he completed his Masters Degree in Addiction Psychiatry. In 1997 he was recruited by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and since then he serves as faculty member of the Department. Presently he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the UCSD Center for Criminality and Addiction Research, Training and Application (CCARTA), Co-Director of the South East Asia Addiction Technology Transfer Center and Director of the UCSD-Second Chance Collaborative Behavioral Interventions Program. In 2013 he was appointed as Director of Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Office in Vienna, and served the UN until 2016, when he returned to the UCSD. Over the last 20 years Dr. Koutsenok led the design and implementation of the Workforce Development Training series for substance abuse counselors, mental health practitioners, social workers and criminal justice professionals in California and multiple states of the United States. He was the UCSD FACT (Forensic Addiction Treatment Certification) Board of Education Director. Dr. Koutsenok served as of the trainers for the National Drug Court Institute in the USA and provided training and education for judges and members of the judicial system nationwide and internationally. Dr. Koutsenok is also a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). For many years Dr. Koutsenok teaches general and addiction psychiatry to medical students, psychiatry residents, psychology trainees, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers around the world. He has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications and 5 book chapters. Dr. Koutsenok has been invited as a presenter and trainer to hundreds of conferences and workshops in the USA and in more than 40 countries around the world.


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    1. Doran N, Hohman M, Koutsenok I. Linking basic and advanced motivational interviewing training outcomes for juvenile correctional staff in California. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2011 Sep; Suppl 7:19-26. PMID: 22185036.
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    2. Deitch D, Koutsenok I, Ruiz A. The relationship between crime and drugs: what we have learned in recent decades. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2000 Oct-Dec; 32(4):391-7. PMID: 11210201.
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