Danijela Žakić Milas, Ph.D., Clinical psychology specialist
Danijela Žakić Milas, Ph.D. joined the team od St. Catherine Specialty Hospital in the middle of 2022.
She graduated from the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, and completed specialistic study with thesis: “The Validity of the Gottschalk-Gleser Scales applied on the schizophrenic patients“. 2007 she completed her PhD Psychology thesis: “Characteristic of the Structure of Working Memory in Schizophrenic Patients“ at the Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb.
From 1991 until now she has been working at the Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, Department of Biological Psychiatry and Psychogeriatric.
As a lecturer, she participated in many domestic and international congresses. Research experience included work as a researcher or research assistant in numerous projects, for example researcher in a project concerning the neurocognitive consequence of COVID; or on two projects related to dementia (burnout of caregivers).
Her professional interests include neurocognitive evaluation, especially differential diagnostic evaluation between MCI types of disorders and dementia. Also, she is specialized for complex personality assessments in clinical and forensic settings.
Her lecturing activities include lecturing courses „Psychological testing skills“ to psychology students on Faculty of Croatian Studies, Universitiy of Zagreb, and lecturing methods of clinical psychology to the students of medicine. Also, Danijela Žakić Milas, Ph.D. is continuously lecturing postgraduate psychologists in the field of personality and neuropsychological testing.