Mission and Vision


The Institute for Behavioral Health and Applied Research (Institute) is a self-sustaining establishment for counseling, research, training and teaching, which is affiliated with the Psychology Department of American University of Central Asia and is a substructure of AUCA.

The Institute functions as an independent and self-sustaining structure in terms of its mission, procedures, finance and governance.

The mission of the Institute includes, but is not limited to:

  • delivering mental health services to the community of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan;
  • serving as a platform for teaching and training beginning specialists in psychology – counselors and researchers;
  • providing training and community-building events for the community of psychologists in Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan;
  • providing evidence-based assessment and diagnostics services for individuals, families, and organizations;
  • serving as a research facility for conducting social and psychological research in Kyrgyzstan.

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028