Irena Bezić, PhD

Psychotherapist, EAP President

Irena Bezić, gestalt therapist and supervisor, has been working in private practice since 1994. Since 1996, she has been working as an organizer and leader of Gestalt therapy education, previously in collaboration with the German Institute IGW, and since 2013 we have the Croatian EAPTI Center IGW Zagreb. She is currently leading 19th generation of gestalt therapy educators. She made a couple of them generation of gestalt education for SFU Ljubljana as well. I have a doctorate in clinical psychology – in the field of psycho-oncology (LMU, University of Munich) and a doctorate in social sciences of labor/social policy – from the field of disability (University of Zagreb). During the war and after (1991-2001) she worked with traumatized people throughout the region Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo. In 1993, she led psychosocial projects for UNICEF Croatia, later for a number of NGOs in the region.
In addition to Gestalt therapy, Irena completed training in Imago couple therapy and Biodynamics and couples education degrees from a number of other therapeutic directions. She has been working for over 30 years as a supervisor and meta-supervisor and teach team supervision at the postgraduate study of Psychosocial Supervision (Study for Social Work, Zagreb).
Since 2005, Irena has been a representative of Croatian psychotherapists in EAP, Croatia. She has been leading since 2018 committee of psychotherapy national organizations in EAP, and Irena has a position from 2023., President of the EAP.