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Dr. Ladislav Timulak

Psychologist. Ph. D. (Ireland)

Ladislav Timulak, Ph. D. is Professor in Counselling Psychology. Ladislav (or short Laco; read Latso) is involved in the training of counselling psychologists and various psychotherapy trainings in Ireland and internationally. Laco is both an academic and practitioner. His main research interest is psychotherapy research, particularly the development of emotion-focused therapy. He currently is developing this form of therapy as a transdiagnostic approach. He has written or co-written seven books, over 90 peer reviewed papers and various chapters in both his native language, Slovak and in English. His most recent books include Transforming Emotional Pain in Psychotherapy: An Emotion-Focused Approach (Routledge, 2015) and Transforming Generalized Anxiety: An Emotion-Focused Approach (Routledge, 2017). He serves on various editorial boards. 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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