Martin Polák, MSc.

I studied psychology with the focus on clinical psychology and psychotherapy research at the University of Trnava, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, University of Graz and University of Vienna. My dissertation research deals with the latest trends in effectiveness and implementation of the new forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy. In my current research project, I investigate the efficacy of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (Virtual Reality Exposure TherapyVRET) and internet-based CBT (iCBT) in the treatment of anxiety disorders, in collaboration with the leading experts in the field, professor Per Carlbring and professor Gerhard Andersson. I am a member of the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions, with oral presentations at scientific conferences in Warsaw, Bergen, Dublin and Graz. For five years I worked with clients with behavioral and emotional disorders with onset occurring in childhood and adolescence (ICD-10 F90 - F98) in a multidisciplinary team in Vienna, for the last two years as team-coordinator. I am currently undergoing training in Schema therapy, organized by The First Schema Therapy Institute of Czech Republic and Slovakia.