My name is Ivana Mrgan. I graduated in Psychology and I am the accredited cognitive behavioral therapist.
I studied at the Department of Psychology, at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, and have completed postgraduate professional training in cognitive and behavioral therapies at the Croatian Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (HUBIKOT) In addition to the mentioned, I have finished postgraduate human resources management professional training program.
I am further educated in the field of career guidance and counseling in career development.
After completing my studies, I have been working in the field of professional guidance for four years, and since 2012 I have been involved in the work of the counseling center “You are the sun”. In addition, from 2013 to 2015, I have been conducting numerous trainings, workshops and counseling sessions on managing career change, stress management and learning difficulties as a student counselor at the Student Counseling and Support Center of the University of Zagreb. For a certain period of time, I have also worked as a selection expert and carried out crisis intervention, and provided psychological support to employees, in case of traumatic events and situations.
I work as an external associate on the implementation and evaluation of the group development and education programs in several non-governmental organizations. My additional work and interest areas include management of life changes and improving the quality of life, with a focus on stress management skills development, empowerment in the area of self-confidence and self-efficacy in work and academic environment.
I am a member of the Croatian Psychological Chamber, tCroatian Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.