Mgr. Viktória Hičárová, PhD.
Something about me and psychology
I decided to study psychology sometimes when I was a student at high school and somehow I ended up at Trnava´s university, where after five years I earned my bachelor´s and master´s degree in psychology.
As just graduated and being full of enthusiasm I started to work as a clinical psychologist and later as a professor at the university. However my curiosity and interest to learn something new were not saturated enough, so I decided to continue in my studies as the part-time student and I chose to study doctoral degree in social psychology. After a few years and moving through a few countries and continents I earned this degree by defending the dissertation about The fears od young people and their coping strategies.
At that time we were already settled in Canada, where I wanted to continue in my career as a psychologist. Before I could work in my field, I had to obtain professional permit in the province, where we lived. To have a doctoral degree was a necessity in the process of obtaining this permit and therefore I could work as a psychologist independently.
In Quebec I was working at different positions and institutions, e.g. as a clinical psychologist at the hospital and in the private practice, as a school psychologist at high schools and I did volunteer too at the centre helping the women.
Since we moved back to Slovakia (there is only one home) my professional career runs in two ways: I want to apply everything I learned as well my experiences as a school psychologist at the elementary school, but at the same time I want to research more how some therapeutical approaches (e.g. mindfulness) could improve school or work environment.
I distribute my „free“ time between work, family and household, but if it´s possible, I like to read, walk or go for the trips with my family.