Tija Despotovic

Chair, International Development Committee (co-opted)

Psychiatrist, worked for many years at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University Clinical Centre of Belgrade, and was mainly involved in individual and group psychotherapy as well as the Therapeutic Community. Trained in Group Analysis during the late 1980s and early 1990s in Belgrade by IGA London (George Renton and Anne Morgan). One of the founders and former chair of Group Analytic Society Belgrade (GASB). Trained in Psychoanalysis during the 1990s and is a member and training analyst of the Belgrade Psychoanalytic Society (IPA). Working in private practice for more than two decades with both individuals and groups. Chair of the group analytic training committee in Belgrade, Serbia. Psychic pain, mourning on both an individual and societal level, as well as psychotherapy with difficult patients, are some of the topics of her written papers. Strongly believes in the creation of new international collaborations: through the GASi Summer School Team in Belgrade and Prague; activities of the EGATIN Committe and EFPP; and as the Chair of the Organising Committee for the EFPP Conference in Belgrade, May 2018. Married, mother of three grown up children.

Other roles: GASi Summer School Coordinator