Our Team

Aleksandra Bubera, MD, CTA, PTSTA

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA)

Aleksandra graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Novi Sad in 1997.

In 2003, she completed her education in group analytic therapy for middle-sized groups at the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade.\r\n\r\nShe completed her psychiatric residency at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Belgrade in 2005.

In 2007, she became a certified transactional analyst – psychotherapist (CTA), after taking the international exam of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) in Germany.

She holds the national (Yugoslavian) certificate in psychotherapy.\r\n\r\nShe has completed a two-part EMDR education, level one.

Aleksandra became a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA), after passing the exam organized by the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) in 2009 in Peru.

A few years later, in 2017, she became a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) after passing the exam held by EATA (the European Association of Transactional Analysis) in Germany, thus reaching the highest rank possible in transactional analysis.

She has experience in individual and group psychotherapy since 2000, and also has been leading integrative clinical and experiential  groups for many years.

She is an educator and supervisor in transactional analysis for all levels in Serbia and the region. (http://www.tacentar.com)

Aleksandra has a vast clinical experience with both in- and outpatients. She has worked extensively with both patients diagnosed with various categories of mental disorders, as well as people facing problems in life, in an individual and group setting.

In addition to this, she has several years of experience in assessing work capacity, as well as in the emergency room and home care.

She is continuously undergoing education in psychiatry and psychotherapy through programmes of professional continuing medical education, psychotherapy education and by attending professional conferences.

Aleksandra regularly participates in national and international seminars and conferences in transactional analysis and psychotherapy, where she presents her papers.

During her professional development, she has taken part in numerous education programmes and workshops: the School for Young Psychiatrists, the “Hearing Voices” approach, psychodrama, body psychodrama, group analytical psychotherapy, Gestalt, family constellation therapy, integrative psychotherapy etc.

She’s currently attending seminars in integrative psychotherapy (Erskine).

Aleksandra’s work experience:

– Community Health Centre “Dr Radivoj Simonović” in Sombor –  where she first worked in home care and the reception-triage department of the emergency hospital, and later as a psychiatric resident and psychiatrist (1997–2008),

– Community Health Centre “Južni Banat” in Pančevo – where she worked at mental health outpatient department and later at a branch of the Pension and Disability Fund in Pančevo and Vršac, and the Pension and Disability Fund Directorate in Belgrade (2008-2011),

– Centre for Mental Health

– Community Health Centre in Doboj, Republika Srpska (2012),

– TA Centre – Association of Transactional Analysts of Serbia and Psihopolis Institute in Novi Sad, since 2008.

She has received two Letters of Gratitude for her work with the Vojvodina Medical Society, a branch of the Serbian Medical Society, in 2007 and 2014.

As the Chair of the Organisational Committee and member of the Presidency of the Association of Psychotherapy Societies of Serbia, she organised the First Conference of Psychotherapists of Serbia in 2011. The conference has been held regularly ever since. She also organized several well-attended international workshops in TA (Karpman, Steiner, White, Erskine)

Aleksandra has led various training sessions in HR, tailored to meet client needs and across NGOs.

She is as an editor of books on psychotherapy that are being translated into Serbian.

Aleksandra often speaks for printed and electronic media so as to increase awareness about issues of mental health, destigmatization, methods of treatment and other issues.\r\n\r\nShe is a member of the following organisations: Regional Medical Chamber of Belgrade, Serbian Medical Association, National Association for Transactional Analysis of Serbia – NATAS, TA Centre – Association of Transactional Analysts of Serbia, International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), Association of Psychotherapy Societies of Serbia.

Snežana Japalak, MD

Psychiatrist, Fellow in Neurophysiology with Epileptology, In Transactional Analysis education under the supervision

She graduated from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Medicine in 2000.

She became a psychiatrist after completing her psychiatric residency at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Medicine in 2007.

Snežana is currently enrolled in a fellowship program in neurophysiology with epileptology and in education in Transactional analysis psychotherapy under the supervision.

She has diverse clinical experience with patients diagnosed with psychotic disorders, affective psychoses, psychiatric disorders in elderly patients (senile dementia and other dementias), psychiatric disorders in patients suffering from epilepsy.

She has been working at the Clinic for Mental Disorders – Dr Laza Lazarevic since 2000.

She used to work at the partial hospitalization department of the ward for male patients. She was head  of the ward for female patients. Currently she works at urgent psychiatry triage and admission  ward.

Snežana applies an adequate, evidence-based, client-centric approach in neuropsychopharmacology, paying attention to adherence and compliance in therapy and rapport during the treatment process.

She has co-authored professional and scientific papers in psychiatry and psychiatry in neurophysiology.\r\n\r\nShe took part in a series of EEG workshops within the Epileptology School of the National League Against Epilepsy.

She is continuously undergoing education in psychiatry through programmes of continuing medical education, attending national and international conferences and seminars in neurophysiology, psychopharmacotherapy and psychiatry.

She has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry.

Snežana is a member of the following professional associations: Serbian Medical Chamber, National Association for Transactional Analysis of Serbia – NATAS, Special Committee for Professional Issues and Supervision of the Regional Medical Chamber of Belgrade, Association of Serbian Psychiatrists, TA Centre – Association of Transactional Analysts of Serbia

Aleksandar Vujošević, MD

Psychiatrist, addictologist