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Julija Bala

Clinical psychologist (Netherlands)

Received her MSc in Clinical Psychology and doctoral degree from the University of Belgrade and was trained in psychotherapy in former Yugoslavia and USA. Since 1993 she has been working in Amsterdam, specializing in diagnostics and treatment of traumatized refugee children and families. As a former staff member of Centrum45, Arq National Psychotrauma Center in the Netherlands, she developed therapeutic interventions in relation to family consequences of war trauma and participated in establishment of novel treatment and preventive programs. She gave numerous lectures, workshops presented papers at international conferences, wrote several chapters and co-authored books. Her field of interest are how individuals, families and societies cope with traumatic past, how (forced) migration influences the development of children and how to strengthen resilience of refugee children and families/survivals of war through preventive programs.