BiH gained the first graduates children and adolescent integrative psychotherapists- Oslobođ

The ceremonial promotion of the First generation of graduated children and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapists in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held on September 30 at 5:30 pm at the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo – E-Net centar.

In 2015, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Integrative Children and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association – BHIDAPA, launched the first accredited European educational program in BiH in the field of children and adolescent integrative psychotherapy and counseling. This educational program was launched in collaboration with the D.O.M. from Croatia and EIATSCYP (European Interdisciplinary Association for Therapeutic Services for Children & Young People), in accordance with European standards and recommendations of the WHO (World Health Organization).

Concerned research findings

The need for such an educational program, BHIDAPA points out, has been shown by worrying research findings that say that almost every fourth child in early adolescence suffers and is at high risk of developing mental disorders. adolescents.

The results clearly emphasize the need to strengthen public awareness of the healthy development of the child, and the development of adequate preventive actions at this age is very important, especially the education of staff in the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy.

The European Licensed Educational Program has trained candidates to gain professional, research and academic experience with a special focus on clinical skills. Lecturers in the education are world-renowned experts in the field of neuropsychiatry, psychology, social work, family constellations, psychotherapy from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, France, Slovenia, Great Britain and Malta.

The examination commission: prof. dr. Dubravka Kocijan Hercigonja, neuropsychiatrist and integrative psychotherapist for children and youth-mentor; prof. dr. Vera Daneš Brozek, children neuropsychiatrist and psychodynamic psychotherapist and doc. dr. Lidija Pecotić, psychologist and gestalt psychotherapist, will present, after successfully defending the final exam, the First Generation of Graduated Children and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which consists of: Azra Arnautović, Belma Žiga, Đana Lončarica, Mirela Badurina, Mirjana Gavrić – Hopić, Sabina Zijadić – Husić, Selma Gaši, Senka Čimpo i Srebrenka Hota.

The child is the future of society

A child is the future of society! Raising and educating a child, being in a relationship with a lot of love, respect and clear boundaries is the greatest challenge for every parent, teacher, professional and society as a whole.

– Guided by individual and social responsibilities for preserving and improving the health and well-being of children and youth, the desire of experts is that through the work of BHIDAPA, we develop interdisciplinary cooperation with professionals, domestic and foreign related associations, institutes and institutions dealing with children and youth. to develop unique standards for the best interests of the child, said the BiH Integrative Children and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association BHIDAPA.