Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University Bratislava

Katarína Křížová

Mgr. Katarína Křížová, PhD.

Areas of Interest: childhood anxiety, family relationships, complex and relational trauma


PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of Family Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Mgr, Psychology, College of Social Sciences Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Selected Clinical Trainings:

2018-2019 Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

2014 Theraplay

2013-2015 Marriage and Family Therapy

Research Projects:

Theraplay Doctoral Research Scholarship for Project “Utilization of Theraplay as an Intervention for Mother and Child Anxiety in Rural Appalachia: A Pilot Study”


Smithee, L., Krizova, K., Guest, J. D., & Case Pease, J. (under review). Utilizing Theraplay as a Family Treatment for Mother and Child Anxiety: A Pilot Study

Shivers, C., Krizova, K., & Lee, G. (2017). Types of strain among family members of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 68, 42-51.

Krizova, K. (2018). Donald Williamson. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York, NY: Springer.


Conference Presentations:

Tang, Y., Vowels, L., Krizova, K., & Meng, F. (2020 AAMFT Annual Conference). Survive or Thrive: The International MFT students’ training experiences in the U.S.

Krizova, K. & Dolbin-MacNab, M. L. (2018, November). Are you in therapy?: MFT students’ perspectives on personal therapy. American Marriage and Family Therapy Association (AAMFT) Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Krizova, K. & Vazsonyi, A. T. (2017, November). Bidirectional links of self-control and anxiety: A six year study. Presented at 2017 National Council of Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Werner-Wilson, T., & Krizova, K. (2015, February). The blurring of boundaries: A look at dual relationships. Presented at Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (KAMFT) Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Werner-Wilson, T., Krizova, K., & Gassova, Z. (2014, February). Can you hear me now? Understanding the issues surrounding the use of electronic devices for family therapy. Presented at Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (KAMFT) Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.