EDUCATION:

  • 2005 Professor of psychiatry, nationally recognize degree
  • 2001 Certificate Training senior management in healthcare Project Hope and Jagiellonian University
  • 1996 Postdoctoral lecturing qualification (habilitated doctor), Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Thesis: An evolutionary-psychodynamic model of mental processes and its application to psychopathology and psychology of consciousness.
  • 1991 Ph.D. in Psychiatry, Copernicus School of Medicine, Kraków. Thesis: The Altered States of Consciousness: Occurrence and Analysis of Phenomena.
  • 1984 M.A. in Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Thesis: On possibilities of Applying Relaxation Techniques Leading to the Altered States of Consciousness for Psychotherapeutic and Psychohygienic Purposes.
  • 1981 Doctor of Medicine, Copernicus School of Medicine, Krakow

ACADEMIC HONORS:

  • 1992-1995 A Consulting Editor of The International Journal of Psychosomatics
  • 1992 - An Assessing Editor of the Journal of Mind and Behavior
  • 1992 Visiting Fellowship from International Center, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University
  • 1989 Scholarship from Tadeusz Koóciuszko Foundation. A Visiting Research Scholar at Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, from April to August.
  • 1988 A Visiting Professor at Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California at Irvine, in November and December.
  • 1987 Scholarship from Oxford Hospitality Scheme. A Visiting Research Fellow at Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, from May to July.

AWARDS:

  • 1997 Individual award of the first rank from Polish Ministry of Health for a published book

GRANTS:

  • 2004 - Research grant from the Academy of Medicine in Warsaw: Psychotherapeutic factors.
  • 2001 -2004 Research grant from the Academy of Medicine in Warsaw: Application of metabolism of information model in psychotherapy.
  • 1996-1999 Research grant from the Academy of Medicine in Warsaw: Psychobiological mechanisms of mental processes organization.
  • 1996 Travel Grant from TEMPUS for a visit to University of Hamburg
  • 1995 Research grant from the CM UJ: Estimation of defence mechanisms in psychiatric diagnosis.
  • 1995 Research grant from the Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Psychology and psychopathology of states of consciousness.
  • 1994 Travel Grant from the Batory Foundation for a fellowship at Department of Psychiatry, Wayne State University in Detroit, USA
  • 1993 Travel Grant from TEMPUS for a visit to University of Oxford
  • 1992 Travel Grant from the Batory Foundation for a participation in the congress of the European College for the Study of Consciousness "Worlds of Consciousness" in Gottingen, Germany
  • 1990-92 Research grant from the Copernicus School of Medicine in Krakow: Biological rhythms in waking consciousness
  • 1990-91 Research grant from the Copernicus School of Medicine in Krakow: Occurrence of altered states of consciousness in health and mental illness.

TEACHING INTERESTS:

  • Areas of specialization: emergency psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, group analysis, relaxation, psychology of consciousness, philosophy of psychotherapy.
  • Areas of competence: clinical psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, sexology

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 1999 Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of Warsaw
  • 1996-1999 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of Warsaw
  • 1983-1986 Assistant in Psychiatry, Copernicus School of Medicine
  • From 1985 Postgraduate Courses in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Courses in Interpersonal Skills and in Group Analysis
  • 1992-1995 Courses of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • 1997 Course of Pychodynamic Approach, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw
  • 1997-2021 SWPS University, Warsaw

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  • Psychological aspects of diabetes and chronic kidney disease
  • Cognitive processes in schizophrenia
  • Sexual problems in mental disorders
  • Emotions in schizophrenia
  • Models of mind
  • Altered states of consciousness
  • Chronobiology of consciousness (visual imagery)
  • Psychotherapeutic factors and psychotherapeutic diagnosis
  • Psychotherapeutic and psychohygienic effects of relaxation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 2004 Specialization in sexology
  • 1989 II (final) degree of specialization in psychiatry
  • 1985 I degree of specialization in psychiatry
  • 1983-85 Training in general, clinical psychiatry at Adult Psychiatric Clinic, training in neurology and adolescent psychiatry

PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TRAINING

  • 2005 Certificate of supervisor and teacher from the Polish Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy
  • 2003 Certificate of supervisor from the Section of Psychotherapy at the Polish Psychological Association
  • 1995 Certificate of Qualifying Course in Group Analysis from the Institute of Group Analysis in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1995 Certificate of Qualifying Course of Leaders of Balint Group from the Polish International Society and International Balint Society
  • 1994 Certificate of supervisor from the Section of Psychotherapy at the Polish Psychiatric Association
  • 1991 Certificate of psychotherapist from the Section of Psychotherapy at the Polish Psychiatric Association

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1982 Authorized Instructor within the scope of relaxation- concentration training, Professional Certificate of the Polish Ministry of Physical Education

ADDITIONAL STUDIES:

  • 1984-87 Student at Faculty of Philosophy, the Pope's Theological Academy, Kraków

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in English; reading knowledge of Russian

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Polish Psychiatric Association
  • Polish Psychological Association
  • Polish Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group
  • European Depression in Diabetes Research Consortium

INVITED LECTURES:

  • 1997 What does it mean that psychotherapy is treatment: An axiological analysis. Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University of Medicine. Budapest, Hungary.
  • 1994 Neuroscience and psychodynamics: is integration in clinical practice possible. Grand Round at Department of Wayne State University, Detroit.
  • 1994 Combining neuroscience and psychodynamics in treatment of anxiety disorders. Grand Round at Department of Psychiatry Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1994 Schizophrenia in Poland: transcultural perspective in diagnosis and treatment. Grand Round at Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Northville, Michigan.
  • 1994 Combining neuroscience and psychodynamics in treatment of anxiety disorders. Grand Round at Department of Psychiatry Sinai Medical Center, Detroit.
  • 1992 Relaxation as an altered state of consciousness. Department of Psychiatry, Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center.
  • 1992 Biological rhythms in consciousness. Grand Round at the Department of Psychiatry The Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University.
  • 1992 Altered states of consciousness in health and mental illness. Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Northville, Michigan.
  • 1985 Relaxation as an altered state of consciousness. The Faculty of Psychology, The Catholic University, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium,
  • 1985 Contemporary psychiatry in Poland (written with A. Szymusik). The Faculty of Psychology, The Catholic University in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.
  • 2002 Information metabolism model and its application to psychotherapeutic diagnosis. International Summer Conference. Trends in Therapy and Rehabilitation of Psychiatric Disorders, Catania.
  • 2005 Metabolism of information as a model of mental processes and its application for psychotherapy. International Congress of Cognitive Therapy, Goteborg.
  • 2005 Trauma in individual history of life. XIV World Congress of Dynamic Psychiatry, Kraków.
  • 2020 Development of cognitive therapy according to my personal perspective - from Poland: 1980 - 2020. Aleteia International. A world wide Conference, Enna.

FOREIGN EXPERIENCE:

  • 1995 A preparation of an international project at Department of Psychiatry, University of Hamburg, Germany, from 28th of May to 28th of June
  • 1994 A visiting fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, Wayne State University in Detroit, USA, from 15th of August to 1st October
  • 1993 A consultation at Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, from 20th of November to 18th of December
  • 1992 A visiting fellow at Department of Psychiatry, Detroit Receiving Hospital, University Health Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, from 9th of April to 3rd of June
  • 1989 A visiting research scholar at Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, from 14th of April to 20th of August
  • 1988 A visiting scientist at Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior University of California at Irvine, from 14th of November to 16th of December
  • 1987 A visiting research fellow at Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, from 15th of May to 10th of July
  • 1985 A visiting scholar at Faculty of Psychology, the Catholic University in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, from 15th of April to 5th of May
  • 1980 Training stay at Provincial Psychiatric Hospital "Padre Jofre" in Valencia, Spain, from 15th July to 15th of August
  • 1979 Training stay at Department of Clinical Chemistry, Finsen's Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1st to 31st July

Invited speaker

  • Kokoszka A. Metabolism of information as a model of mental processes and its application for psychotherapy. International Congress of Cognitive Therapy, Goteborg, 2005.
  • Kokoszka A.: Trauma in individual history of life. XIV World Congress of Dynamic Psychiatry, Kraków, 2005.
  • Kokoszka A. Information metabolism model and its application to psychotherapeutic diagnosis. International Summer Conference. Trends in Therapy and Rehabilitation of Psychiatric Disorders, Catania, 2002.

Chairman of Symposia at Congresses

  • Application of Cognitive-Behavioural Approach in General Medicine. International Congress of Cognitive Therapy, Goteborg, 2005.
  • Treating patients with personality disorders and comorbid depression. World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Vancouver, 2001.
  • The models of mental organization in cognitive behaviour therapy. XXXI Annual Congress of European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Istanbul, 2001.