Katarina Kompan Erzar PhD
is an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy at the Faculty of Theology in Ljubljana. In the field of social security, she works as an independent counselor, licensed supervisor and a member of the Section of Supervisors at the Social Chamber of Slovenia.She is involved in the “Therapeutic help in cases of emotional, physical and sexual violence” programme supported by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. She lectures and runs workshops and is an active supervisor, providing training for various social and educational institutions.
Her research is focused on relationships, effective ways of working with people, the family and attachment. She gave presentations at international conferences in New Orleans, Montreal, Glasgow, Berlin, Athens, Baltimore and Portorož. She also founded the Young Mothers Group and has managed it since 2008.
Her well-received books present a modern reciprocal emotional understanding of relationships and neurobiological aspects of emotions: Discovering relationships, Hidden Strengths of the Family, Love Cleanses Memory, Caught in a Crossfire and Attachment Theory.
Research areas: attachment theory, neuropsychology, changes in the therapeutic process, parenting, family development cycles.
Tomaž Erzar PhD
is a professor of marriage and family therapy at the Faculty of Theology University of Ljubljana and the coordinator of doctoral studies in marriage and family therapy. Together with his co-workers, he developed a Slovenian version of the SPAFF coding system which is used to assess therapeutic process and record micro changes and affect regulation in the process. He authored several books, including Farewell to Freud, DSM Mental Disorders, Attachment Theory (with Katarina Kompan Erzar), and A long way to forgiveness. In addition to practicing therapy, he runs workshops on violence prevention, parenthood, and anger management. In recent years he has studied the consequences of post-war trauma in Slovenian society and the process of forgiveness. He gave presentations at international conferences in New Orleans, Montreal, Glasgow, Berlin and Portorož.
Research areas: attachment theory, psychopathology, changes in therapeutic process, traumatization, forgiveness.
She is an author of Sensitive parenting, and co-author of the books Sensitivity to Children and Caught in a Crossfire. She published an educational audio CD, 6 Steps to Relaxed Parenting and recorded a series of parenting videos called Heart and works with the Iskreni.net institute on a regular basis. She spoke at international conferences in Athens, Tel Aviv, Madrid, New York, Portorož, Rogla and the list goes on.
She is a co-founder of the Young Mothers Group and the founder of the Sensitive Parenting School.
Research areas: sensitive parenting, attachment theory, family life and couple relationships.
Tatjana Rožič a specialist in marital and family therapy, is employed at ŠRCD on the project "Information and counseling programs for victims of violence", co-financed by the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
She began her career as a counselor at the maternity home, and continued at the Center for Social Work as the leader of the family work team. From 2008 to 2015, she was the head of the program "Therapeutic Assistance in Emotional, Physical and Sexual Violence".
In the field of social protection, she is a senior consultant and a licensed supervisor and metasupervisor. She supervises various experts and institutions.
With presentations and contributions she actively participated in international conferences in Opatija, Copenhagen, London, Portorož, Rogla, Zagreb, Klagenfurt. She also participated in the development of the Slovenian version of the SPAFF coding system.
For several years, she led training for supervisors according to a relational, affect-oriented model that meets the criteria of the Social Chamber of Slovenia for obtaining a license in social care. She is the coordinator and co-provider of training for supervisors in psychotherapy at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna - Ljubljana branch, where she is also an assistant professor in the field of psychotherapy.
She is the author of several scientific and professional articles and the scientific monograph Supervision in Psychotherapy: Regulation of Affect in Relational Supervision and Therapy.