Michal Miovsky is head of Centre for addictology Psychiatric clinic under 1st medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague and a fellow researcher of the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addictions . He specializes in qualitative methods and research in the field of addictions, responsible for development of evaluation tools and building of a system of quality and efficiency control of preventive and treatment care.
He graduated Philosophical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno in 1998. In 2002, he received a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology at Palacky University in Olomouc. In the same year, he was attested as a research worker at the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. In 2005 he was habilitated as associated professor in clinical psychology at Palacky University in Olomouc.
In 2001- 2002, he coordinated Component 3 (development of human resources and educational activities) of the PHARE Twinning Project “Strengthening National Policy to Combat Illicit Drugs”. Above the framework of this project, he carried out overall evaluation of preventive strategies and activities in the Czech Republic and prepared a design for improvement of coordination, implementation and inspection of preventive programs.
He works as an independent research worker at the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic and lectures at the Department of Psychology of Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University Olomouc. He is a member of editorial boards of Adiktologie and Konfrontace journals.
In the past, he used to work as a psychologist and psychotherapist (specializing in Gestalt Therapy, Katatym Imaginative Psychotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy) in various treatment programs for addicts. Then, he established and led a daycare psychotherapeutic centre for addicts. After that, he became a director of treatment facilities in the Podané ruce Association (NGO).
He is a solver of a project on long-term cannabis users (GAČR 406/02/1449/A) and he is responsible for fulfillment of research design of the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic in this field. In 1999 – 2001, he was a solver of a qualitative substudy of the Czech part of the European Commission’s international research project Copernicus – Global Approach to Drugs led by Prof. Roger Palm. In 1999 – 2001, he was a solver of three substudies of the qualitative part of the PAD research study. He is an author of extensive regional school surveys NEAD 1996, 1998 and 2000 where ESPAD methodology was applied.
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