I am a freelance psychologist, consultant and supervisor, specifically interested in the field of drug use, addiction and mental health. Between 2003 and 2013, I worked as a social worker nad therapist with drug users and their families in NGO Podané ruce. I gained my Social Work degree in Prachatice, studied MA in Psychology in Brno at Faculty of Arts, and finally I received my PhD at Faculty of Social studies in Brno.
I have a long-term interest in collaborative and dialogic approaches within helping professions; I spent 4 months in Houston Galveston Institute as a Fulbright scholar in 2008. I studied with dr. Harlene Anderson and translated her book (Conversation, language and possibilities) to Czech.
I co-established Narativ Association that aims to develop collaborative and dialogic practices in Czech Republic and Slovakia, within this association I organize and facilitate educational activities, especially two year-long intensive programmes: Possibilities of Dialogue and Foundational Training in Open Dialogue.
I published a book Recovered without Treatment out of my dissertation, it captures the process of abandoning crystal methamphetamine use. I published on similar topic in several Czech and International journals.
Within CELLO I work as an external consultant for a residential social service for people with severe mental illness and addiction. We try to build a space for dialogic practice and case work, and support the recovery process and the quality of life of the clients.