MUDr. Igor Kundrát

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist

+421 948 303 465, kundrat@emocnezdravie.sk

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist licensed by the Slovak medical chamber.

Finished studies of medicine (study branch General medicine) at the Medical Faculty of the University of P. J. Šafárik in Košice in 1998. Subsequently, in the years 1998 – 2005 worked as a doctor in the Department of psychiatry at the Faculty Hospital of L. Pasteur in Košice, where he treated patients with broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders in outpatient and inpatient setting, including neurotic, psychosomatic and psychotic disorders, acute psychiatry, child psychiatry and treatment of patients with various types of addictions at the Centre for Treatment of Drug Dependencies in Košice.

His work experience includes activities of Medical Advisor and Medical Manager for psychiatric and haemato-oncology portfolio at Medical Departments of multinational pharmaceutical companies.

He finished complex psychotherapeutic training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and self-experiential training and theory of guided affective imagery. He participated in a number of special and supervision seminars guided by teachers from the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia aimed at specificities of guided affective imagery and psychodynamic approach. Currently works as a lector and training therapist in psychodynamic psychotherapy for the Slovak Institute of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Bratislava.

At present, he participates in the training in intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) guaranteed by the ISTDP Institute, Washington D.C., USA under the guidance of J. Frederickson.

He is a member of the board of Slovak Association of Psychotherapy (SPS) and a delegate of SPS in European Association of Psychotherapy.

From a professional point of view he’s interested in the role emotions and psychiatric disorders play in health and illness behaviours including the interest in psychosomatic medicine and issues of psychophysiologic disorders. He seeks continuous education and training in progressive psychotherapeutic approaches based on targeted and effective dynamic interventions (intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy) applicable to medically unexplained symptoms, anxiety, depression, stress-linked medical syndromes and relational problems. He has been working in private psychiatric and psychotherapeutic practice since 2014 in Bratislava. He provides sessions in Slovak and English language.

Professional profile

EDUCATION

2018      European Certificate of Psychotherapy (European Association of Psychotherapy)

2013      Registered in the Slovak Register of Psychotherapists (Slovak Association of Psychotherapy)

2013      Certificate on the final exam in psychodynamic psychotherapy (Slovak Institute for Education in Psychotherapy)

2001      Specialization Exam of 1st degree in Psychiatry (Slovak Postgradual Academy of Medicine, Bratislava) 1998      Finished the studies of medicine (University of P. J. Šafárik in Košice, Faculty of General Medicine)

1998      Finished the studies of medicine (University of P. J. Šafárik in Košice, Faculty of General Medicine)

Training in psychotherapy and psychiatry

2018 – present Participation at a 3-year core training in intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP); ISTDP Institute, Washington D.C., USA

2012 Introduction course on Davanloo’s short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP); APA Annual Meeting 2012, Philadelphia, USA

2008 – 2011        Theoretical and supervision module in psychodynamic psychotherapy; Slovak Institute of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Bratislava

2008 – 2011        Experiential training and individual training therapy in guided affective imagery; Slovak Society for Guided Affective Imagery (SSKIP), Bratislava

2004                      Training in autogenic therapy; Slovak Institute of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Bratislava

2003                      3rd Maudsley forum – a course for research-oriented psychiatrists; Institute of Psychiatry at The Maudsley, London, UK

2003                      Salzburg-Cornell Seminar in Psychiatry (guided by the Weill Medical College of Cornell University), Salzburg, Austria

2000 – 2004        Experiential Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (group form); Slovak Institute of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Bratislava

Professional practice

2019 – present Psychiatrist, psychotherapist and professional representative in the private health facility Centre of Emotional Health and Education (Centrum emočného zdravia a edukácie), Hrčková & Kundrát s.r.o., Bratislava

2017 – present Training therapist and lector in the training in psychodynamic psychotherapy; Slovak Institute of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Bratislava

2014 – 2019        Private psychotherapy and psychiatry practice for adults; Health Centre Šustekova, Bratislava

2009 – 2012        Psychiatrist and psychotherapist at the private Health Centre Spirare, Bratislava

2007 – 2017        Medical advisor and medical manager for psychopharmacology and heamato-oncology in local representations of multinational pharmaceutical companies, Bratislava

1998 – 2005        Residency in the Department of Psychiatry (adult and child units) at the University Hospital of L. Pasteur, Košice and Centre for Treatment of Drug Dependencies, Košice

Additional education

2012      Advanced course on biostatistics (Vienna School of Clinical Research, Austria)

2009      Introduction to clinical epidemiology (Vienna School of Clinical Research, Austria)

2007      Introduction to biostatistics in clinical research (Vienna School of Clinical Research, Austria)

Professional organizations
  • Member of the Slovak Association of Psychotherapy (SPS)
  • Member of the Slovak Institute of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (SIPP)
  • Member of the Slovak Psychiatric Association (SPsS)

2017 – present Member of the Board of SPS and delegate of SPS in the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP)

2013 – 2017 Member of the Disciplinary committee of SPS