Goran Arbanas, MD, PhD, FECSM, Associate Professor

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist

Goran Arbanas is a psychiatrist, forensic psychiatrist, psychotherapist, group analyst, and sexual therapist. Professor Arbanas has three subspecialties: in psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, and sexual medicine. He works at the University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče in Zagreb, in the Department for Forensic Psychiatry. His primary areas of expertise include forensic psychiatry, sexual medicine, psychotherapy, treatment of sex offenders, court assessments and use of arteficial intelligence in psychiatry.

He actively translates major psychiatric books into Croatian and was the Editor of the Croatian version of DSM-5. He is the author of the first textbook on sexual medicine and sexual therapy (Introduction to sexual medicine) in Croatian. Professor Arbanas teaches forensic psychiatry, human sexuality, clinical sexology and communication skills at the University of Rijeka and University of Zagreb. He held the position of president of the Croatian Association for Sexual Therapy from 2007 to 2021 and currently serves as the treasurer of the European Federation of Sexology. He is a vice-president of the Institute of Group Analysis in Zagreb.