Maja Gostič studied psychology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and psychotherapy (transactional analysis programme) at the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (IPSA). She received her MA in 2016, following a successful research practice in Belgium (Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University of Leuven) as part of the final year of her postgraduate studies. In October 2017, she enrolled in the interdisciplinary doctoral study programme Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. As her field of study, she chose Social Science Methodology and began work as a young researcher at the Slovenian Migration Institute ZRC SAZU, where she is presently involved in several projects (LZDS, EMMIR). Her PhD thesis focuses on the concept of intimacy in long-distance relationships within postmodern society. In 2019 at IPSI, she successfully completed an advanced training course in transactional analysis TA-202, a training course in mindfulness, as well as the first level of EMDR. She is a member of the international editorial board of the academic-scientific journal AEMI (Association of European Migration Institutions, Aalborg, Denmark). She is a member of a group of mental health professionals working with refugees under the Slovene Umbrella Association for Psychotherapy (SKZP).
Fields of interest: social science methodology, psychosocial support, counselling and psychotherapy, minority groups, integration