mgr Małgorzata Bereś-Łapińska

mgr Małgorzata Bereś-Łapińska

child and adolescent psychologist
  • Polish

Approach: Cognitive-behavioral. Working with the body and movement.

Specialization: Master’s degree in psychology with pedagogical preparation, certified Sensory Integration Therapist, Choreotherapy Teacher with elements of art therapy and Level I and II Social Skills Trainer.

Experience: She gained her previous professional experience at the Neuromed Neuropsychiatry Center (where she also conducted classes using choreotherapy with children aged 7-10, mainly with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), in kindergartens and at school. She cooperates with psychological and pedagogical counseling centers and other specialists.

Treatment: Sees the little person as a whole. Her job is therefore to look at both its difficulties and growth conditions, the child’s potential, taking into account genetic, cultural and social factors. Together with the parents, she looks for the reasons for the child’s behavior and possible ways to change it and/or soothe the parents’ and child’s emotions. She believes that the parent is the expert on her child, while she can help him discover what has not yet been discovered, get to know the child from a different perspective.

In her work, she uses cognitive-behavioral techniques, but not only. She also draws from systems, Lowen’s bioenergetics and other approaches. She is close to the NVC method (Non-violent Communication), the theory of self-determination (Deci & Ryan) and work with the body and movement, taking into account human neurophysiology. She supports parents in increasing their parental competences, talks about developmental norms, reports observed difficulties and opportunities for change, as well as the need to consult other specialists. However, above all, it gives the opportunity to talk and listen to both her little patients and their parents. She helps children in increasing their skills in naming, recognizing and expressing their own emotions and regulating their tensions, as well as in dealing with distorted beliefs, conflicts, difficult social situations and establishing relationships.

Training and scientific work: Systematically invests in personal and professional development by participating in courses and training.

Other: At work, she is guided by the ethics of the profession of psychologist. Participates in peer supervision.