Gregor Žvelc

Gregor Žvelc
University of Ljubljana · Department of Psychology

PhD, professor of clinical psychology, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist

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October 2013 - present
The Academic and Research Network of Slovenia
Position
  • Associate Proferssor of Clinical Psychology
October 2013 - October 2015
The Academic and Research Network of Slovenia
Position
  • Assoc. prof. of Clinical Psychology
Education
September 2004 - October 2008
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology

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Publications (62)
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This article aims to adapt to Spanish the Relational Needs Satisfaction Scale (RNSS) and to test the factor structure with a clinical and a non-clinical sample. A total of 459 individuals completed the RNSS, a measure of life satisfaction and of psychological wellbeing. Results showed that the translation was adequate. An exploratory and confirmato...
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Monografija Raziskovanje v psihoterapiji in integracija psihoterapevtskih pristopov podaja podrocni pregled raziskovanja in integracije v psihoterapiji. Avtorja v monografiji obravnavata metode psihoterapevtskega raziskovanja, raziskave ucinkovitosti in izidov psihoterapije ter raziskave procesov psihoterapije. Pri tem se se posebej usmerjata na po...
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The present study examined the processes of supervisees’ non-disclosure in the supervision of psychotherapy. The purpose of the study was to determine the frequency of non-disclosure by supervisees, the content of non-disclosure and the reasons for it. The study involved 50 supervisees (42 women and 8 men), with different professional developmental...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Relational Needs Satisfaction Scale (RNSS) in Turkish, an inventory that was developed based on Erskine’s Relational Needs Model. Methods: The study was conducted on a sample of 561 people, which consisted of students from faculties of Medicine, Engineering, Law, Fine Arts, H...
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Prisoners are an extremely vulnerable group regarding suicidal behaviour, with a consistently higher prevalence of suicide when compared to the general population. However, the characteristics of suicidal behaviour for this group are understudied in Slovenia. We wanted to investigate the characteristics of suicidal behaviour and suicide-related fac...
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Integrative psychotherapy is a groundbreaking book where the authors present mindfulness- and compassion-oriented integrative psychotherapy (MCIP) as an integration of relational psychotherapy with the practice and research of mindfulness and compassion. The book elucidates an approach which is holistic and based on evidence-based processes of cha...
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The authors present a new method of mindful processing that is used for processing disturbing experiences and transforming the personal sense of self. The method is used within mindfulness- and compassion-oriented psychotherapy (MCIP) and can be easily integrated with other psychotherapy approaches. In this method of mindful processing, the therapi...
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In this chapter, the authors describe mindfulness- and compassion-oriented integrative psychotherapy (MCIP) as a relational form of psychotherapy that views the client and therapist as an intersubjective system of reciprocal influence. MCIP is informed by attachment theory and other developmental theories that describe the importance of the need fo...
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In this chapter, the authors describe the concept of relational schemas as a fundamental construct in mindfulness- and compassion-oriented integrative psychotherapy (MCIP). The concept of relational schemas provides us with an understanding of the client’s inner world and how this world impacts the relationship with others. Relational schemas are r...
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The aim of the research was the development of a new scale for measuring the satisfaction of relational needs. In the first study, we developed 269 items based on Erskine's description of eight relational needs. Five experts evaluated the items, and then they were pilot-tested on a sample of 221 participants. Using principal component analysis, we...
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Working with suicidal clients is frequently referred to as one of the most demanding and anxiety‐provoking aspects of therapeutic work. The aim of this study was to obtain an in‐depth understanding of therapists’ experience in treating suicidal individuals and develop a theoretical model of it. Eleven psychotherapists (4 men and 7 women) participat...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to develop a short form of the Test of Object Relations (TOR-SF), a self-report instrument that assesses object relations. Method: Two separate studies were undertaken to accomplish this purpose. Study 1 aimed to select a reduced number of the items included in the Test of Object Relations, in order to develop a...
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The aim of our research was to investigate the quality of life and psychosocial adjustment of siblings of children with cancer (N=16), compared to the normative group of children and adolescents (N=128). We were also interested in how healthy siblings experience cancer-related changes in everyday life. Both groups completed self-assessment question...
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AimIf we want to understand people’s satisfaction in their relationships, it is essential to have a valid and reliable measure of relational needs satisfaction. The aim of this study was to test the factor structure of the Czech version of the Relational Needs Satisfaction Scale (RNSS) as well as the scale’s measurement invariance and convergent va...
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V poglavju so predstavljena temeljna izhodišča terapije sprejemanja in predanosti (angl. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT) s poudarkom na modelu psihološke fleksibilnosti. Terapija sprejemanja in predanosti je novejša oblika psihoterapije, ki spada v tretji val vedenjskih terapij. Je terapevtski pristop, ki temelji na procesih čuječnosti, sp...
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Predgovor h knjigi Terapija sprejemanja in predanosti.
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The Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) is a widely used instrument for measuring self-compassion. In this study we examined psychometric properties of the SCS long and short form in a Slovenian community sample (N = 442). The total score reliability was satisfactory both in the long form (α = .91) and short form (α = .81). The reliability of subscales in...
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Predavanje v okviru Svetovnega dneva duševnega zdravja 2018 v okviru programa OMRA.
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This qualitative study was designed to investigate the moments of attunement and misattunement in the dance movement therapy workshops. The main research question was how do participants experience moments of attunement and misattunement in dance movement therapy workshops. The study uses a quasi-experimental design, with phenomenological inquiry,...
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Objectives: Drug usage represents an important and profound problem, as it can have long-term negative effects on the individual and society. According to previous studies, drug usage is connected to several factors, amongst which we also find psychopathology and the parent-child relationship. The purpose of this study was to explore illicit drug u...
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The objective of this study was to identify whether the changes in assuming power poses during a conversation between a pair of individuals, who were previously familiar with each other, influence the hierarchy of power, changes in it, as well as maintenance and adoption of different roles in the hierarchy. We assumed changes in roles of power on t...
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Keynote Speach delivered at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy Conference, 14.10. 2017, Manchester
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Attachment theory is becoming common theoretical framework for different psychotherapy approaches. In the workshop we will explore what transactional analyst's can learn from attachment theory. Participants will explore their attachment style and attachment styles of their clients. We will focus on ways of working with different attachment styles w...
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Aim: The aim of the study was development of a new scale for measuring satisfaction of relational needs. The scale is based on description of eight main relational needs that were found central in psychotherapeutic relationship (Erskine, Moursand and Trautmann, 1999). Method: In the first phase we developed items based on Erskine’s description of...
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Aim: Our study was designed to investigate how psychotherapists understand the concept of compassion within psychotherapy, how they experience its positive and potential negative aspects and how these can affect them, their clients and the psychotherapeutic relationship itself. Method: We conducted 13 semi-structured interviews with psychotherapist...
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Aim: It is as important for the therapists as is for supervisors, teachers and for various organizations that offer training in psychotherapy to understand the elements that contribute to the personal and professional development of newly certified psychotherapists. The number of studies on the process and effectiveness of psychotherapy greatly exc...
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Mentalizacija je zmožnost razumevanja lastnih mentalnih stanj in mentalnih stanj drugih ljudi. Članek predstavlja pregled nekaterih temeljnih značilnosti mentalizacije, pri čemer so v ospredju različne dimenzije mentalizacije, razvoj mentalizacije v zgodnjem odnosu navezanosti in primerjavo med mentalizacijo in sorodnimi psihološkimi koncepti. Prim...
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The article describes preliminary validation of the Croatian version of the Test of Object Relations (TOR). The test was developed by G. Žvelc as a self-rating instrument for measuring the quality of object relations. The test measures three dimensions (Dependence, Alienation and Self-Absorption) and six sub-dimensions of object relations (Symbioti...
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RAZISKOVANJE V PSIHOTERAPIJI. Predavanje na 13. ŠTUDIJSKIH DNEVIH SKZP – ROGLA 2016: SPOL IN SPOLNOST V PSIHOTERAPIJI. 3., 4. in 5. junij 2016, Rogla
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CORE - OM (»Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measure«) is a standardised, reliable and validated questionnaire used to evaluate the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic treatment. In our study, we administered an online Slovenian version of the questionnaire to Slovenian population of 469 students (318 female and 151 male). We perfor...
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This article describes a qualitative study of helpful aspects of the therapeutic relationship in Integrative Psychotherapy. Participants of the study were sixteen clients who were in the process of Integrative Psychotherapy for at least a year. Participants were interviewed with the adapted version of the Change Interview (Elliott, 1999), which inv...
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The Test of Object Relations (TOR) is a self-report instrument for measuring the quality of object relations developed by Žvelc in 1998. The test measures three dimensions (dependence, alienation and self-absorption) and six sub-dimensions of object relations (symbiotic merging, separation anxiety, narcissism, egocentricity, fear of engulfment and...
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V članku so predstavljene sodobne teorije disociacije, ki pomembno informirajo sodobno psihoterapijo disociativnih motenj. Pri tem se usmerimo na razvojne, nevrobiopsihološke, filogenetske in kognitivne vidike etiologije disociativnega mehanizma. Pregledane in primerjane so najmodernejše teorije vseh naštetih vidikov. Poleg tega je predstavljena še...
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Mindfulness is non-judgmental, accepting awareness of what is going on in the present moment. The author proposes that mindfulness promotes natural healing of the organism, where the change comes spontaneously by acceptance and awareness of internal experience. Such process the author describes as ‘mindful processing’, because with mindful awar...
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Mindfulness involves nonjudgmental, accepting awareness of what is going on in the present moment. In this article, the authors describe their integration of mindfulness and transactional analysis theory into mindfulness-based transactional analysis (MBTA). MBTA is a 8-week psychoeducational program that invites participants to become fully present...
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In the article the author presents a model of interpersonal relationships based on integration of object relations theory and theory of attachment. He proposes three main bipolar dimensions of interpersonal relationships: Independence - Dependence, Connectedness - Alienation and Reciprocity - Self-absorption. The author also proposes that it is imp...
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The article describes a new assessment instrument for measuring the activities of an integrative psychotherapist. The first part of the instrument is concerned with establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance, and includes the competencies of forming an effective empathic bond, contracting and dealing with ruptures in the alliance. The seco...
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Attachment theory and object relations theory both describe interpersonal relationships from childhood throughout the life span. The goal of the research was to investigate the relatedness between dimensions of object relations and attachment styles in adulthood. 176 undergraduate students from University of Ljubljana filled out the Test of Obje...
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The author integrates relational schemas theory (Žvelc, 2009) with central concepts in transactional analysis, including ego states, script, and games theory. Relational schemas derive from relational experiences that give rise to different ego states. Defensive relational schemas manifest in Child and Parent ego states, whereas the Adult ego state...
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The author proposes the concept of relational schemas as a metatheoretical construct that can serve as a common principle for describing change in various schools of psychotherapy. Relational schemas encompass subjective experiences and behavior of self-in-relationship and can be thought of as blueprints for experiencing the self and relating to ot...
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Povzetek: Teorija navezanosti je primarno razlagala in raziskovala zgodnje odnose med otrokom in njegovimi skrbniki. V zadnjih dvajsetih letih pa se je zanimanje raziskovalcev za procese navezanosti usmerilo tudi na obdobje odrasle dobe. Teoretièno in raziskovalno delo s podroèja navezanosti v odraslosti je predvsem pod vplivom dveh metodoloških pr...
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The author describes the diagnosis, treatment planning, and phases of psychotherapy with a self-destructive patient using a theory of the schizoid process as a guiding principle.
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Povzetek: V članku avtor predstavi razvoj psihoanalitiène teorije odvisnosti od zgodnjih pojmovanj odvisnosti do sodobnih ego, self psihološških teorij in teorij objektnih odnosov. Klasična psihoanaliza je na odvisnost gledala kot na regresivno gratifikacijo libidnih težženj, sodobni avtorji pa odvisnost vidijo kot poskus adaptacije na določene pro...
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Psihiatrična klinika Ljubljana, Klinicni oddelek za mentalno zdravje, Center za zdravljenje odvisnih od drog, Ljubljana Povzetek: Avtorja predstavljata nov instrument, ki sta ga razvila za merjenje procesa separacije in individualizacije ter navezanosti v adolescenci in odraslosti. Slikovni test separacije in individualizacije (STSI) je polprojekci...

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A new book in which we present Mindfulness- and Compassion-Oriented Integrative Psychotherapy (MCIP) as an integration of relational psychotherapy with the practice and research of mindfulness and compassion. The book will be published by Routledge.