Agnieszka Popiel
Professor, Clinical Director of the SWPS University Clinic of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Institute of Psychology
Professor Agnieszka Popiel is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist (PTTPB, SITCC, EABCT), and a psychotherapy supervisor (PTTPB). In her clinical practice, research and teaching she specializes in evidence based psychotherapy, psychopathology and treatment of mental disorders. Her clinical and research work focuses on treatments of posttraumatic stress disorder, in particular the efficacy, effectiveness and predictors of outcome. She is Co-chair of a clinical program TRAKT devoted to studies on the efficacy of PTSD treatments in victims of car accidents. Professor Popiel is a Member of the Working Group for Training Standards of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT). She is also the founder and former President of the Polish Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (1999-2005, 2007-2009), a National Representative at EABCT (since 2000), a member of several scientific committees, including the EABCT Congresses in Prague (2003) and Marrakech (2013), and the International Scientific Support Group for the World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies in Berlin 2019. Over the years, she has led many workshops, training and clinical supervision session in Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, and Romania. Professor Popiel is the author of numerous congress presentations, articles, book chapters and books. She is a co-author of a handbook Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy. Theory and practice (2008), and a co-editor of a handbook Supervision in CBT (2013). She also co-authored a protocol of a PTSD prevention program for the treatment of work related trauma. At SWPS University Professor Popiel is the Chair of a 4-year postgraduate program in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and the Clinical Director of the SWPS University Clinic of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Ewa Pragłowska
Co-director of the School of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Psychotherapy
Co-founder of the University's Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Clinic, co-director of the School of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Psychotherapy, associate of the Center for Clinical Research and Excellence in Psychotherapy Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and supervisor of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Deals with post-traumatic stress disorders, such as those in professions with high exposure to trauma (paramedics, firefighters, soldiers, doctors of certain specialties). He studies affective disorders, i.e., those with mood changes, such as depression, hypomania. He is interested in the prevention of emotional disorders and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy as a form of treatment for emotional disorders. At SWPS University, she teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy supervision.
Przemysław Bąbel
Professor of psychology, the director of Jagiellonian University Institute of Psychology
Prof. Przemysław Bąbel, PhD, is a full professor of psychology, the director of Jagiellonian University Institute of Psychology, the chair of Jagiellonian University Research Discipline Council for Psychology, and the head of the Pain Research Group at Jagiellonian University. He is the president of the Polish Society of Behavioral Psychology, a member of the Steering Committee of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies and a member of the Committee on Psychological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interests include learning mechanisms of placebo effects, memory of pain, and the psychological factors that modulate pain perception. Prof. Bąbel is also interested in applications of behavior analysis and the psychology of memory in education and therapy, including the therapy of persons with chronic pain and autism spectrum disorder. Prof. Bąbel has co-authored over 100 scientific publications, including eight books and more than 100 popular science publications. In 2008, he received the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Golden Mind – Master in Knowledge Promotion Award for his contribution to the popularization of science, and in 2018 he received the Prime Minister’s Award for highly valued achievements, on the basis of which his Doctor of Science habilitation was awarded. In 2019, Prof. Bąbel was awarded the Association for Psychological Science Fellow status for his sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology. In 2023, Prof. Bąbel received recognition in the Stanford-Elsevier ranking, placing within the top 2% of the world's most-cited scholars.
Bogdan Zawadzki
Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw
Bogdan Zawadzki: professor, PhD, full professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw. He has published nearly 180 scientific papers and given dozens of conference presentations on the psychology of individual differences, the psychology of traumatic stress, and the therapy and prevention of post-traumatic disorders. For his contribution to the development of psychotherapy in Poland, he was made an honorary member of the Polish Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy in 2018. From 2013 to 2018 he was a member of the Central Commission for Degrees and Titles, from 2019 to the present he is a member of the Council for Scientific Excellence and from 2020 of the Committee on Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Bartosz Grabski
Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory of Sexology, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, JU CM
Specialist in sexology and psychiatry, psychotherapist. He specializes in helping transgender and gender diverse people experiencing gender non-conformity. Additionally, his area of clinical interest includes problems of homosexual and bisexual people. He learned about transgender health care at the Nottingham Center for Transgender Health and the Center for Sexology and Gender at Ghent University Hospital. He is a graduate trainer and associate with Pink Therapy in London. Head of the Laboratory of Sexology at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University CM. Vice President of the Polish Sexological Society (PTS), the only certified member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) in Poland and one of several certified members of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine (FECSM). Author and co-author of dozens of scientific publications. He co-edited the first monograph on LGB psychology in Poland, titled. 'Introduction to LGB Psychology' and a compendium for practitioners, titled. 'Dysfunction and Gender Nonconformity'. He is a co-author of the first Recommendations for the health care of transgender people in Poland, adopted by the PTS. He edited a psycho-educational manual for patients, their relatives and families, titled. 'Health of transgender and non-binary people'. Actively involved in trainings, workshops and symposia at home and abroad.
Wiesław Jerzy Cubała
Head of the Department of Adult Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdansk
Head of the Department of Adult Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdansk, specialist in psychiatry, Department of Mental Diseases and Neurotic Disorders, Medical University of Gdansk, Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist PABCT No. 92, Certified Supervisor of Didactics PABCT. Therapeutic interests: therapy of affective, anxiety, somatic and stress-related disorders. Research interests: affective disorders, anxiety disorders. Author of many scientific publications and conference presentations.

David M Clark
Emeritus Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford
He is well-known for his pioneering work on the understanding and psychological treatment of anxiety disorders: especially panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, health anxiety and PTSD.  Recently, he has also focused on how to disseminate effective psychological treatments within healthcare systems and is one of the architects of the English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme (recently renamed as NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the UK Academies of Medical Sciences and Social Sciences, the British Association of Behavioural Psychotherapies, and the Association for Psychological Science (USA). Honours include Distinguished Scientist / Lifetime Achievement Awards from the British, Canadian and American Psychological Associations. The latter described his work as pure genius with a real-world application
Per Carlbring
A full professor at Stockholm University
Full professor and a psychologist with a focus on clinical psychology. He has gained acclaim for his innovative research on internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), particularly in treating anxiety disorders. gambling and depression. One of his standout contributions is his work using virtual reality (VR) for exposure therapy in treating phobias and social anxiety. This research has opened new avenues for more effective and personalized treatments.Recently, Carlbring has also delved into the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into internet-based mental health interventions. His aim is to utilize machine learning to make online therapies more adaptive and effective. This emerging area of interest signals a future where technology and psychology converge to offer more potent mental health solutions.Acknowledged with numerous awards and grants, Carlbring is an influential figure both in Sweden and internationally. His work (300+ papers) is regularly published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, highlighting his position as a thought leader in leveraging technology for mental health care.
Arnoud Arntz
Professor of Clinical Psychology and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam
His main research interests lie in the fields of PTSD and personality disorders, both applied and fundamental. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the development of and research into Schema Therapy and Imagery Rescripting. He was (co-)PI of several national and international studies into Schema Therapy and Imagery Rescripting. He also practices as a therapist at the Academic Center for Trauma and Personality in Amsterdam, where he treats patients with trauma and personality disorders. He is a former editor of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
Paul Salkovskis
Professor at the University of Oxford
Professor Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the University of Oxford Department of Experimental Psychology. He is also Course Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) at the Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology Training and Research and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College. He is Director of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and the Oxford Health Psychological Interventions Clinic (OHSPIC), a specialist national NHS Clinic. He is strongly committed to the continued improvement of psychological treatments and dissemination of evidence-based and empirically grounded approaches in partnership with stakeholders.His main area of research and clinical work is in the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders in general, and more specifically in OCD, Panic and Agoraphobia, Hoarding and health anxiety. He has contributed to psychological understanding and treatment in all of these areas. Paul’s research and clinical interests also include a range of transdiagnostic factors including both cognitive (appraisal) and behavioural (safety seeking) factors. He also has expertise in Health Psychology and is a Practitioner Health and Clinical Psychologist. Paul has worked on Health Screening, Health Decision Making and the identification and treatment of psychological issues in 'Medically Unexplained Symptoms' and 'Long Term Conditions'. He has published extensively in all of these areas.Paul is Patron and clinical advisor for several OCD and Anxiety charities. He is a past President of the BABCP and Editor in Chief of the BABCP Journal Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and an Honorary Fellow of the Association. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and full member of the Divisions of Clinical and Health Psychology and is on the Register of Applied Psychology Supervisors. He was awarded the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology MB Shapiro Prize for Distinction in Clinical Psychology in 2017. He has published more than 400 papers and chapters and several books.
Tullio Scrimali
Professor of Clinical Psychology at Catania University
Tullio Scrimali, M.D. and Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Catania University, Department of Medical, Chirurgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies. He serves as Member, Teacher, and Supervisor, in the European Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (EABCT) and in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He is the Founder and Director of ALETEIA International, European School of Cognitive Therapy, located in Enna and Catania, Italy. This School is credited by the Italian Minister for University and works under the umbrella of EABCT. The main research of professor Scrimali focuses on schizophrenia and psychosis, eating disorders, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications (applied neuroscience and neuroscience-based cognitive therapy), biofeedback-based strategies for emotion regulation, integrating cannabidiol-based phytotherapy into cognitive therapy. Tullio Scrimali has more than 180 scientific publications, including 11 books and is Associate Editor in the Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies and in BMC-Psychology. He lectured and held workshops in many important Universities of four continents.
Stefan G.Hofmann
Professor at Philipps University of Marburg
Stefan G. Hofmann is the Alexander von Humboldt Professor at Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) where he holds the LOEWE Spitzenprofessur for Translational Clinical Psychology (Germany). Prof. Hofmann is a leading expert in researching and treating anxiety disorders, with a focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is the editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research. In 2023, he received the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and has been named a Highly Cited Researcher every year since 2015. Prof. Hofmann is a fellow of AAAS, APA, APS, and ABCT. He has received many awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to the Field of Cognitive Therapy and the Humboldt Research Award. He was an advisor to the DSM-5 Development Process and was a member of the DSM-5 Anxiety Disorder Sub-Work Group and member of the Cross-Cutting Culture Review Group of the DSM-5-TR. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 20 books.

Jürgen Margraf
Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at Ruhr University Bochum.
Jürgen Margraf is Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Director of the Research and Treatment Center for Mental Health at Ruhr University Bochum. In his main area of work, Mental Health, he is particularly interested in the combination of causal and therapeutic research as well as the interaction of psychological, biological and social factors. His work has been manifested in over 500 publications as well as leading textbooks, clinical dictionaries and therapy manuals. Prof. Margraf was founding of the Scientific Advisory Board for Psychotherapy of the Federal Republic of Germany, director of the Swiss National Research Center sesam (swiss etiological study of adjustment and mental health), president of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, and president of the German Psychological Society (DGPs). He is a member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (National Academy of Sciences) and the Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. His work has been repeatedly honored, including the Franz Emanuel Weinert Award for his outstanding scientific achievements in anxiety research and the Young Members' Supervisor Award of the Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the DGPs for outstanding dissertation supervision. He was the first psychologist to receive the Humboldt Professorship, the most highly endowed German research award.
Alan E. Fruzzetti
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Research Program at the University of Nevada, Reno
Alan E. Fruzzetti - Professor of Psychology and Director of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Research Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He earned his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. Professor Fruzzetti, serves as Director of Research and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD), sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society for DBT Research and Teaching and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Linehan Institute. He is the author of some 100 scientific and clinical papers and 2 books. In his works and clinical practice, Professor Fruzzetti pays particular attention to the complex relationships between dysfunction of a person's emotion regulation system and the family and social environment. Recognizing the importance of these interactions, he adapted DBT therapy to work with couples and families.In addition, together with Dr. Perry Hoffmann, he created the Family Connections (NEABPD) program, which is focused on offering free support to loved ones of individuals experiencing emotional regulation problems and suffering from borderline personality disorder. Professor Fruzzetti provides DBT training in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His contributions to the field of psychology and behavioral therapy are of inestimable value.As of 2019, the professor has been providing training and supporting the Polish Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy Association in developing a training program for DBT therapists and in implementing the Family Connections program in Poland Professor Alan Fruzzettis lecture partner is the Polish Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy Association.
Eduardo Keegan
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Director of the Specialist Course in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. His research interests are perfectionism and processes of emotion regulation. He has published over 100 papers, several chapters and books, including a Polish translation of Clinical Perfectionism. Conceptualization and Treatment. Trainer and supervisor in CBT in several countries. Past President, Argentine. Association of Cognitive Therapy, 2004-2007, 2010-2013. Member of the Board of the Latin American Federation of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies (ALAPCCO). Honorary Member of the Polish Society of CBT (PTTPB).
Yona Teichman
Professor Emerita of Clinical Psychology at the School of Psychological Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Yona Teichman is a practicing Clinical Psychologist and Professor Emerita of Clinical Psychology at the School of Psychological Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel where she served as the Chair of the Child Clinical Program. Her research and publications cover domains in Clinical and Social psychology. She integrates Systemic and Cognitive principles of therapy, applying them particularly to the treatment of Depression. Her approach was published in numerous articles and book chapters and she has been invited to present her work and teach practitioners in Israel, Australia, the US, and in Poland. In Poland she was granted the status of Honorary Member of The Polish  Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy. Recently, she engages in teaching and writing about Clinical Supervision. In 2013 she founded the Graduate Program for Clinical Psychology at The Reichman University in Hetrzeliya, Israel and served as its head till 2018.
Valentyna Parobii
CBT supervisor & trainer in Ukrainian Institute of CBT
CBT therapist, CBT supervisor & trainer in UICBT (Ukrainian Institute of CBT), Ex-President of UACBT 2019-2023 (Ukrainian Association of CBT), National representative in EABCT.Creative, brave and enthusiastic psychotherapist-practitioner from the first wave Ukrainian CBT supervisors and trainers. Actively participated in the life of the Board of Ukrainian Association of CBT from the first years of its creation. Based in The Hague, Netherlands since the beginning of the war.
Julia E.Wahl
Psychologist, trainer of mindfulness and compassion approaches, lecturer, founder and director of The Mind Institute
Dr. Julia E. Wahl, psychologist, trainer of mindfulness and compassion approaches, lecturer, founder and director of The Mind Institute ( and the Polish School of Mindfulness (www. polskaszkolauwaznosci), director and originator of Postgraduate Studies in Mindfulness and Compassion at SWPS University in Poznan and Krakow, Postgraduate Studies in Ecopsychology, Ecotherapy and Social Change at SWPS University in Poznan, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)/Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) ( and Ecotherapy Training ( in Poland. One of the founders of the Polish Mindfulness Society. She created a support program for cancer patients based on the compassionate approach as part of her PhD at the University of Derby (UK). She writes regularly for various magazines in Poland and abroad (including Przekrój, Charaktery, Psychologie und Leben, Psychologia w Praktyce). Former editor of the now-defunct first mindfulness magazine in Poland, Mindfulness. She conducts trainings, workshops for various organizations, companies, including Forum Media Poland, Nestle, Roche, OkeChamp, AstraZeneca, Mobica, Prodica. Post-doc at Prejudice Lab at SWPS University in Poznan (2022-23). Author of the book „To love (each other) wisely. How mindfulness and compassion can support intimate relationships (Sensus Publishers). Her next two books are in preparation: in Polish, „Being Better to Yourself and the World. Compassion-Focused Therapy in Life and in Therapy” (Sensus Publishers) and in English „The Cancer Workbook: Developing a Compassionate Mind for Treatment, Recovery and Survival” (Little Brown Publishers).
Agata Muszyńska
sychologist, CBT therapist (PACBT, EABCT), advanced level schema therapist, schema therapy supervisor and trainer in individual therapy, and an advanced level couples schema therapist (ISST). She currently provides individual schema therapy for adults and couples in private practice, although she began her journey with psychotherapy by leading group therapy. She specializes in the treatment of dysfunctional personality traits or disorders, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (complex PTSD) and Prolonged Grief Disorder. She supervises future schema therapists, conducts training in schema therapy as well as schema therapy self-practice/self-reflection workshops for future therapists. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, she regularly supervises a group of Ukrainian schema therapists who help their patients in and outside Ukraine as part of her voluntary work. She is a lecturer at the School of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy at SWPS University, leaded by Prof. Agnieszka Popiel and Dr. Ewa Praglowska. She also cooperates with training centers abroad: Schema Therapy Training UK in the UK and Schema Therapy Institute SouthEast in the USA. In the years 2012-2020, she was a member of the Audit Committee of the Polish Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (PACBT), and in 2021-2022 of the Individual Schema Therapy Certification Committee of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)
Honorowy Patronat


Dr n. med. Aleksandra Lewandowska

Konsultant Krajowa w dziedzinie
psychiatrii dzieci i młodzieży

Prof. dr hab. Bernadetta Izydorczyk

Konsultant Krajowa
ds. Psychologii Klinicznej

Prof.dr Piotr Gałecki

Krajowy Konsultant
ds. Psychiatrii