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Dr. Ladislav Timulak

Psychologist. Ph. D. (Ireland)

Ladislav Timulak, PhD is Professor in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is Course Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

Ladislav (“Laco”—read “Latso”) is involved in various psychotherapy trainings in Ireland and internationally. His main research interest is psychotherapy research, particularly the development of emotion-focused therapy (EFT). He currently is adapting this form of therapy as a transdiagnostic treatment for depression, anxiety, and related disorders.

He is also researching the use of mental health interventions delivered online.

He has written or co-written ten books, more than 100 peer reviewed papers and chapters in both his native language, Slovak, and in English. His most recent books include

He maintains a part-time private practice.

Area of interest

Emotional, behavioural and cognitive disorders




-Timulak, L., Keogh, D., Chigwedere, C., Wilson, C., Ward, F., Hevey, D., Griffin, P., Jacobs, L., Hughes, S., Vaughan, C., Beckham, K., & Mahon, S. (2022) A Comparison of Emotion-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Results of a Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. -Timulak, L. & Keogh, D. (2021). Transdiagnostic emotion-focused therapy: A clinical guide to transformation of emotional pain. , 1st, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association., American Psychological Association. -Timulak, L., Keogh, D., McElvaney, J., Schmitt, S., Hession, N., Timulakova, K., Jennings, C. and Ward, F. (2020). Emotion-focused therapy as a transdiagnostic treatment for depression, anxiety and related disorders: Protocol for an initial feasibility randomised control trial, HRB Open Research. 3:7 , 3, (7) -Timulak, L. & Elliott, R. , (2019). Taking Stock of Descriptive-Interpretative Qualitative Psychotherapy Research: Issues and Observations from the Front Line.Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 19, (1), p8 - 15, Notes: [ doi: 10.1002/capr.12197], Journal Article - Timulak, L. (2018). Humanistic‐experiential therapies in the treatment of generalised anxiety: A perspective. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 18, (3), p233 - 236.


-The International Society for Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration https://www.sepiweb.org/ -The International Society for Psychotherapy Research https://www.psychotherapyresearch.org/


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