Dr. Olga Zbarskaya, Ph.D., ACSW, MSW, MA is a SUNY Certified & New York State Accredited Trainer. Dr. Olga Zbarskaya has 15 years of experience in social services administration and training. She works as a Senior Administrative Director of Early Learn at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services. Dr. Olga Zbarskaya life’s work includes teaching creative thinking as “one of the most complex and comprehensive, conceptual and practical, qualitative and quantitative phenomena”. Dr. Zbarskaya trains licensed professionals in NYC on creative education, learning through self-perception and self-determination, stimulating young children’s creative potentials, fostering a sense of self, motivation, incubation of ideas, and complex approaches toward reality. Olga emphasized, “Creativity promotes intellectual growth and cognitive development in children and decreases accumulated aggressive or destructive tendencies and urges”.
Dr. Zbarskaya’s research topics and areas of expertise include but are not limited to:
• The Impact of Theory-Based Trainings on the Level of Creativity of individual
• Major Elements of Creative Performance
• Physiological Mechanisms Associated with creativity
• Cortical Stimulation for Optimal Performance and Creativity Interventions
• Creativity as a Predictor of Achievement
• Correlations among Types of Creativity, Sensitivity, and Satisfaction
• The Impact of Teaching and Improvisation on Creative thinking
• Creative Mental Functioning based on Specific Patterns of Brain Activity
• Prevention of Mental Illnesses through Creativity
• Adaptation to New Environments
• Creative Management in Human Services