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Department of Psychology

Assoc. Prof. Robert Masten

  1. Education and competences:
    1. PhD (2003), Specialist of psychological counselling (2010), MA psychology (1995), BA Psychology (1992), all University of Ljubljana.
    2. Integrative psychotherapist (2008), Europäische Akademie fu?r Psychosoziale Gesundheit Du?sseldorf
    3. EuroPsy dyploma Area of practice: Clinical and health psychology
    4. Certified aviation psychologist European Association of Aviation Psychology.
  2. Employments:
    1. 2008 –  ongoing: University professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy; 2010 – ongoing: Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy; 1.10.2002 ongoing: full time employment at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, till 2008: Assistant for clinical psychology;
    2. 2008 - 2017:  Student counselling service FF UL.
    3. 1.11.1996 - 2002: part time employment
    4. 1993 - 2002: Ministry of Defence, Slovenian Armed Forces, (3 positions: psychologist in Battalion, General Staff, Military education Center).
    5. 1992 - 1993: Advertising Agency, d.o.o.;
  3. Other work tasks:
    1. 2019 - : Independent consultant Civil Aviation Agency
    2. May 2019 – February 2025: Ombudsman's counsel for human rights
    3. 2017 - : Commission for Special Proficiency Testing for Candidates for Forensic Expertise in the Field of Psychology, Family Psychology, Ministry of Justice.
    4. 2017 - : Working group for the preparation of the proposal for the normative regulation of psychotherapy in Slovenia, Ministry for Health
    5. 2011 – ongoing: Member of Committee of Ethics of Faculty of Arts University of Ljubljana
    6. 2018 – : Member of Editorial Board: Clinical Psychology in Europe CPE (ISSN 2625–3410)
    7. 2008 – ongoing: counselling and psychotherapy (private)
    8. Member of NAC EuroPsy – S (Psychotherapy), previously member of NAC EuroPsy
    9. EFPPA Standing Committee on Disaster, Crisis and Trauma Psychology
    10. 2008 till 2013 chair of Commission for test and testing
    11. Kosovo Accreditation Agency KAA (2010 – 2018)
  4. Member of professional associations:
    1. European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment (EACLIPT)
    2. European Association for Integrative Therapy and Supervision (EAIT)
    3. European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP)
    4. Slovenian Psychological Association, Section for psychotherapy and psychological counselling
    5. Slovenian association of integrative psychotherapy in European association of bio-psycho-social health
  5. Mentorships: PhD’s: 9; Masters(Bologna) in BA’s (“preBologna“): cca 100
  6. Awarded diploma works:
    1. Best dissertation 2016/2017, social sciences: Peter Janjušević PhD, “Violence Risk Assessment in Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders“, mentor: assoc. prof. Robert Masten, co-mentor: assoc. prof. Gregor Sočan.
    2. “Prešeren award“ Faculty of Arts UL 2014/15: Tina Rehberger, “Analyses of behavioral and psychodinamical therapies for ASD“
  7. Cooperation with foreign universities:
    1. Faculty of physical education, sport and health, Skopje, Republic of Northern Macedonia
    2. Donau Universität Krems, Austria
    3. University of South east Norway
  8. Invited lectures:
    1. Importance of work and achievement for developement of Identity of Adolescents, Europatriates congress - Future Prospects Instead of Youth Unemployment, Saabrücken, 2014
    2. Challenges of adolescence and early adulthood, 14. Study days of Slovenian Umbrella organisation of psychotherapy SKZP – Challenges of early adulthood, Zreče, Slovenia 2017
  9. Research interests:
    1. Relations between pato-salutogenesis
    2. Societal processes in relation to mental health
    3. Health in transition to adulthood (adulthood, responsibility, maturity) in relation to health
    4. Positive, side effects and iatrogenic effects of psychological interventions (incl. psychotherapy)
    5. Stress, coping, work efficiency and wellbeing
    6. Rehabilitation after injuries
    7. Aviation psychology
    8. Etc.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)

15. 11. 2021
The Central Humanities Library, Faculty of Arts

Introduction to CHL FF (OHK FF) and COBISS+ for Foreign Students