Scientific committee

Mick Cooper

Mick Cooper Ph.D., is an internationally recognised authority in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and a chartered psychologist. Mick is author of a range of texts on humanistic, existential and relational approaches to therapy, and co-developed the pluralistic approach with Professor John McLeod. Mick is Director of the Centre for Social and psychological Transformation (CREST) at the University of Roehampton.

His principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalising therapy, and counselling for young people in schools.  In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.


Gerhard Stumm

Gerhard Stumm, Ph.D., is a person-centred therapist in Vienna, a clinical and health psychologist, and trainer of the Forum, a training institute for person-centred therapy in Austria; Author of numerous publications: e.g. co-editor of Die vielen Gesichter der Personzentrierten Psychotherapie (The many faces of Person-centred psychotherapy) (2002),  Grundbegriffe der Personzentrierten und Focusing-orientierten Psychotherapie (Basic concepts of Person-centred and Focusing-oriented psychotherapy) (2003),  Praxis der Personzentrierten Psychotherapie (Practice of Person-centred psychotherapy) (2014).


Monika Tarnowska

Monika Tarnowska, Ph.D., humanistic psychotherapist, works as a clinician at the Academic Centre for Psychotherapy and Development of the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She also works as a lecturer at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Her current research interests focus on the determinants of mentalizing abilities in children as well as on the development of diagnostic competencies in clinical psychology students.

Ireneusz Kaczmarczyk

Ireneusz Kaczmarczyk, Ph.D. in human science in the field of sociology. Author of research and concepts of crisis in healing from addiction. At the University of Warsaw and the SWPS University of Social Science and Humanities he dealt with issues of values, dignity and behavior changes. Psychotherapist (PCE Europe), supervisor of group training of Polish Psychological Association, adiction psychotherapy supervisor. Focused on the development and popularization of humanistic and experimental approach in psychotherapy of adiction. For the last 20 years he has run the “Addiction Therapy” journal. Author of many publications in the field of sociology and social relations. Poet, member of Polish Writers’ Association.

Maria Fijewska

Maria Fijewska is a certified psychotherapist and a supervisor of the Polish Psychological Association. She has been involved in psychoeducation and psychotherapy since 1980. She is the author of the Polish version of assertiveness training and an expert in the field of psychological work on changing behavior. She carries individual and group psychotherapy as well as trainings and workshops. She educates and supervises trainers and psychotherapists.