Ia Shekriladze

Dr. Ia Shekriladze is a leading figure in clinical social work and psychology, dedicated to community upliftment and individual empowerment. In addition to earning a Diploma of Psychology from Tbilisi State University and a PhD in Psychology from Ilia State University, she obtained a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in New York. Excelling in assessment and therapy, she provided vital support to vulnerable children and adults with various mental health conditions in New York and Los Angeles. Her leadership at organizations like Save the Children and the Georgian Association of Social Workers spearheaded initiatives to protect children's rights. Dr. Shekliradze expanded her expertise, working as a therapist with adults with various mental disorders in Los Angeles outpatient mental health clinic IMCES and obtaining Licensed Clinical Social Worker credentials in California in 2011. Her roles at KidSave International and Every Child – Georgia showcased her proficiency in program management. In 2018, she achieved a career milestone as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher at Ilia State University, inspiring future professionals while conducting groundbreaking research. Dr. Shekriladze's dedication to healing, advocacy, and education leaves an enduring legacy of hope and resilience worldwide. She is fluent in English, Georgian, French, and Russian.

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