Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University in Bratislava

Júlia Kanovská Halamová

Prof. Mgr. Júlia Kanovská Halamová, PhD.

Profile

Counselling psychology, psychotherapy, emotion, self-compassion, self-criticism, community psychology.

Education

2019 Appointed professor of Psychology,  Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University
2014 Appointed associate professor of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University
2001 PhD. in Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University
1998 Master’s in Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University

Trainings

2019 – 2020 Cultivating Emotional Balance Certified Practitioner Programme
2012 – 2019 Emotionally focused therapy and Emotion focused therapy trainings for individuals, couples, families
Canada – The Emotion focused clinic;
China – The Shanghai Care Corner;
Germany – vfkv – Ausbildungsinstitut München gGmbH;
Germany – SIA – Systemisches Institut für Achtsamkeit;
Ireland – Institute for Emotion-Focused Therapy;
Italy – Instituto di scienze cognitive;
Norway – The Norwegian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy
2019 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Norway – The Norwegian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy
2018 Training in Compassion Focused Therapy Advanced Skills and Compassion Focused Therapy Basic Skills
Slovakia - The Compassionate Mind Italia with cooperation of Comenius University
2007 Became a registered psychotherapist recognized by the Slovak Psychotherapeutic Association
2007 Licenced by the Slovak Chamber of Psychologists
2004-2007 Systemic psychotherapy training
Slovakia - ISZ Košice (The Institute of Systemic Experience in Košice)

Work experience

2020 – present day Head of the Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynské luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
2019 – present day Professor at the Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynské luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 – 2019 Associate professor at the Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynské luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
2013 – 2014 Assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynské luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
2017 – present day  Training facilitator for psychotherapy trainees in emotion focused therapy for couples at the Inštitút integratívnej psychoterapie, Jeseník, Czech republic
2012 – 2013 Assistant professor at Department of Psychology and Pathopsychology, Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava, Moskovská 3, 811 08 Bratislava, Slovakia
2013 Assistant professor at Department of Psychology Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Kraskova 1, Nitra 949 74, Slovakia
2010 Assistant professor at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of Trnava, Hornopotočná 23, Trnava 918 43, Slovakia
2007 – present day Private practice as a psychotherapist and psychologist
2003 – 2006 Slovak Telecom, Borinská 10, Bratislava 841 03
2000-2005 Assistant professor at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of Trnava, Hornopotočná 23, Trnava 918 43, Slovakia
1998-2003 Assistant professor at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Gondova 2, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
2004-2007 Charitable work with clients as a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist
2001-2003 Counselling psychologist and psychotherapist at Counselling Center (Centrum výchovnej a psychologickej prevencie pri Krajskej pedagogicko-psychologickej poradni), Fedákova 3, Bratislava 841 02, Slovakia

Research projects - selected

  • The geography of philosophy, The John Templeton Foundation 2018-2021.
  • Testing the effect of the intercultural aspects of compassion, self-compassion, and self-criticism VEGA 1/0075/19.
  • Community psychology conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, for more networking within Europe 2019, American Psychological Association Division 27 Society for Community Research and Action.
  • Broadening community psychology networking through organizing multiregional conference, workshop and publishing the conference proceedings 2018, American Psychological Association Division 27 Society for Community Research and Action.
  • Broadening community psychology networking through organizing multiregional conference, workshop and publishing the conference almanac 2017, American Psychological Association Division 27 Society for Community Research and Action.
  • Maintaining community psychology networking through organizing a regional conference, workshop and publishing the conference almanac 2016, American Psychological Association Division 27 Society for Community Research and Action.
  • Developing and maintaining Community psychology support networking by organizing a regional conference and creating a webpage 2015, American Psychological Association Division 27 Society for Community Research and Action.
  • Study trip to learn Emotion Focused Family Therapy in Norway. Norway grants 2015 Bilateral Funds at National Level.
  • Self-criticism versus self-reassurance in the form of an internal monologue in the context of processing emotions and social competencies. VEGA 1/0578/15.
  • Grant from Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Multidimensional approach towards sense of place, possibilities of its cultivation and consequences for environmentally responsible behaviour 2002/2003.

Membership of professional organizations

  • ECPA European Community Psychology Association.
  • SCRA APA Society for Community Research and Action American Psychological Association Division 27.
  • The International Society for Emotion focused therapy.
  • Slovak Psychological Association.
  • Slovak Psychotherapeutic Association.

Membership of research organizations

  • Scientific Board of FSEV Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Scientific Board of Clinical Psychology study programme – doctoral studies FSS Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic.

Current courses - teaching

Counselling psychology.
Training on the counselling process.
PhD thesis project.
Social and Psychological Training I. Emotional intelligence training.
Social and Psychological training II. Compassionate training.

Selected previous courses - teaching

Couple therapy
Clinical psychology
Social psychology
Group dynamics

Publications - selected

Books

  • Halamová, J. & Sudor, K. (2019). Pripútajte sa prosím. (Please fasten your seatbelts.) Bratislava: Ikar.
  • Halamová, J. (2018). Sebasúcit a sebakritickosť: tvorba a meranie efektu intervencie. (Self-compassion and self-criticism: creating and measuring the effect of an intervention.) Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave.
  • Halamová, J. & Kanovský, M. (2017). Sebasúcit a sebakritickosť: psychometrická analýza meracích nástrojov. (Self-compassion and self-criticism: psychometric analysis of measuring instruments.) Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského.
  • Halamová, J. (2014). Psychologický zážitok komunity. (Psychological sense of community.) Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého. Halamová, J. (2013). Terapia zameraná na emócie I. Učebnica. (Emotion-focused therapy I. Textbook.) Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo UK.
  • Halamová, J. (2013). Terapia zameraná na emócie II. Cvičebnica. (Emotion-focused therapy II. Workbook.) Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo UK.

Articles - selected

  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., Petrocchi, N., Moreira, H., López, A., Barnett, M., Yang, E., Benda, J., Brähler, E., Zeng, X.,  & Zenger, M. (2020). Factor Structure of the Self-Compassion Scale in 11 International Samples. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, Online first publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2020.1735203
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., Jakubcová, K. & Kupeli, N. (2020). Short online compassionate intervention based on mindful self-compassion program. Československá psychologie, 64(2), 236-250.
  • Ondrejková, N., Halamová, J., & Strnádelová, B. (2020). Effect of the intervention mindfulness based compassionate living on the - level of self - criticism and self – compassion. Current psychology. Online first publication. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-020-00799-w
  • Huťťová, K. & Halamová, J. (2020): Efekt tréningu zameraného na emócie pre sebasúcit a sebaobranu pre žiakov s ľahkým mentálnym postihnutím. (Effect of emotion-focused training in self-compassion and self-protection in students with mild intellectual disabilities.) Studia Paedagogica, 25(1), 107-125.
  • Kanovský, M., Baránková, M., Halamová, J., Strnádelová, B., & Koróniová, J. (2020). Analysis of Facial Expressions Made While Watching a Video Eliciting Compassion. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 127, 317-346.
  • Ondrejková, N., Halamová, J., & Strnádelová, B. (2020). Effect of the Intervention Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living on the - Level of Self - Criticism and Self – Compassion. Current psychology. Online first publication. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-020-00799-w
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., Gilbert, P., Troop, N., Zuroff, D.,  Hermanto, N., Petrocchi, N., Sommers-Spijkerman, M., Kirby, J., Krieger, T., Matos, M., Asano, K., Yu, F., Shahar, B., Basran, J., Kupeli, N. (2019). Multiple group IRT measurement invariance analysis of the forms of self-criticising/attacking andself-reassuring scale in thirteen international samples. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 37(4), 411-444.
  • Strnádelová, B., Halamová, J., & Kanovský, M. (2019). Identification of primary facial emotions in relation to level of self-criticism. Perception, 48(10), 948-967.
  • Strnádelová, B., Halamová, J., & Kanovský, M. (2019). Eye-tracking of facial emotions in relation to self-criticism and self-reassurance. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 33(10), 839-862.
  • Strnádelová, B., Halamová, J., & Mentel, A. (2019). Self-reassurance, self-criticism, and eye-tracking of happy faces. Studia Psychologica, 61(3), 189-202.
  • Halamová, J., Koróniová, J., & Baránková, M. (2019). Differences in guided imagery between high and low self-critical participants: Consensual qualitative research analysis. The Qualitative Report, 24(12), 2977-2996.
  • Halamová, J., Koróniová, J., Kanovský, M., Kénesy Túniyová, M. & Kupeli, N. (2019). Psychological and physiological effects of emotion focused training for self-compassion andself -protection. Research in psychotherapy, 22(2), 265-280.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., & Koróniová, J. (2019). Heart rate variability differences among participants with different levels of self-criticism during exposure to a guided imagery. Adaptive human behavior and physiology, 5(4), 371-381.
  • Halamová, J., Heligmanová, M., & Strnádelová, B. (2019). Depresia a efekt krátkodobého online Tréningu zameraného na emócie pre sebasúcit a sebaobranu. (Depression and effect of short-term online Emotion Focused Training for self-compassion and self-protection.) Psychoterapie. 13(3), 1-10.
  • Baránková, M., Halamová, J., Gablíková, M., Koróniová, J., & Strnádelová, B. (2019). Analysis of spontaneous facial expression of compassion elicited by the video stimulus. Československá psychologie, 63(1), 75-89.
  • Halamová, J., & Kanovský, M. (2019). Emotion focused training for emotion coaching – the intervention decreasing the level of self-criticism. Human Affairs, 29(1), 4-15.
  • Baránková, M., Halamová, J., & Koróniová, J. (2019). Non-expert views of compassion: consensual qualitative research using focus groups. Human Affairs, 29(1), 58-69.
  • Halamová, J., Baránková, M., Strnádelová, B., Koróniová, J. (2018). Consensual qualitative research on free associations for compassion and self-compassion. Human Affairs, 28(3), 253-270.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., & Pacúchová M. (2018). Slovak validation of the levels of self-criticism scale: an item response theory analysis. Psihološka Obzorja, 27, 155-166.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., Gilbert, P., Troop, N., Zuroff, D.,  Hermanto, N., Petrocchi, N., Sommers-Spijkerman, M., Kirby, J., Shahar, B., Krieger, T., Matos, M., Asano, K., Yu, F., Basran, J., Kupeli, N. (2018). The factor structure of the forms of self-criticising/attacking & self-reassuring scale in thirteen distinct populations. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40(4), 736-751.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., Varšová, K., & Kupeli, N. (2018). Randomised Controlled Trial of the New Short-Term Online Emotion Focused Training for Self-compassion and Self-Protection in a Nonclinical Sample. Current psychology. Online first publication. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-018-9933-4
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., & Pacúchová M. (2018). Item-response theory psychometric analysis and factor structure of the self-compassion and self-criticism scales. Swiss journal of psychology, 77(4), 137-147.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., & Naništová E. (2018). Development and psychometric analysis of the sense of community descriptors scale. Psychosocial Intervention. 27(1), 44-55.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., Jurková, V. & Kupeli, N. (2018). Effect of a Short-Term Online Version of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Self-criticism and Self-compassion in a Nonclinical Sample. Studia psychologica, 60(4), 532-541.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., & Pacúchová M. (2017). Robust Psychometric Analysis and Factor Structure of The Self-Compassion Scale – Slovak version. Psychologica Belgica, 57(4), 190-209.
  • Halamová, J., Kanovský, M., & Pacúchová M. (2017). Robust psychometric analysis and factor structure of the Forms of Self–criticizing/Attacking and Self–reassuring Scale. Československá psychologie, 61(4), 331-349.
  • Halamová, J. (2016). Paradoxes of psychological sense of community. Československá psychologie, 60(1), 51-60.
  • Halamová, J. (2013). Emočne zameraná párová psychoterapia. (Emotiom focused therapy). Československá psychologie, 57(5). 430-446.
  • Halamová, J. (2001). Psychological sense of community: Examining McMillan- Chavis‘and Peck‘s concepts. Studia psychologica, 43(2), 137-148.