Psychotherapy magazine FSS MUNI

Practice - Inspiration - Confrontation

Vignettes of symposium speakers: No 4. - David Skorunka

23. April 2013 - 18:24 -- Jakub Černý

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist with biases towards both systemic and narrative perspective, and occassional attempts to integrate inspirations and knowledge from other approaches.

Assistant professor at the Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Hradec Králové, where he participates at undergraduates program for both Czech and international students. As a lecturer, he also collaborates with the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno. He has got private practice in the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic in Rychnov nad Kněžnou. In this place, he works as a liaison psychiatrist for a county hospital and he collaborates with the Psychology Outpatient Clinic and mental health social services.

He has accomplished a postgraduate study in social psychology program at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno. He is a licensed psychiatrist and psychotherapist in health care system, with a certificate of a qualified family /systemic therapist issued by the Czech Society for Family and Systemic Therapy (SOFT). In 2004-2010, he represented SOFT in the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) as a national delegate. At the same period, he was an active board member of the chamber of national associations of EFTA (EFTA-NFTO).

He is an editorial board member of two peer reviewed Czech journals: Psychotherapy and Psychosom. He contributes to editorial work of Contemporary Family Therapy as a reviewer and a member of an international advisory board of the journal. In the past, he collaborated with Institute of Postgraduate Study in Medicine (IPVZ Prague) and institutes of family therapy (Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine and Family Therapy in Liberec; Institute of Virgina Satir). Until recently, he regularly presented at various national and international scientific events and conferences.

Apart from professional commitments and interests, he is endowed with ordinary human weaknesses such as indulgence in rock music, film, and rambling around the city or country without a purpose.