Co-sponsored by
World Psychiatric Association

Under the patronage of
European Psychiatric Association

Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

University Clinical Center Tuzla, Department of Psychiatry

Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Izet Pajević

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Son of Meho and Fata (daughter of Abaz), was born in 1959 in Tuzla, where he finished elementary school and mathematical gymnasium. He studied medicine at the School of Medicine in Tuzla and Sarajevo. Upon his graduation he got a job at the Department for Psychiatry in Tuzla, and he is currently a Chair of the Department. In 1993 he completed his specialization in neuropsychiatry. From 1989 to 1992 Izet taught neuropsychiatry in the secondary medical school, and from 1995 to 2007 he taught psychology in Bahram-Bay Madrassa in Tuzla. Since 1986 to 1991 he founded and led the "Counseling service for improving the mental health of youth", and the "Mental health counseling" Igasa Tuzla from 1995 to 1998. During 1995 he spent a study tour at the University of Missouri - Columbia (USA) in the field of trauma psychology. From 1998 to 1999 he was trained in supervision (University in Gothenburg). In addition, he attended a Diploma Course in Group Analysis from 2002 to 2009 (given by Institute of Group Analysis, Zagreb). He received his Master’s degree in the "Islamic way of life as a factor of mental stability" from the School of Medicine University of Tuzla in 1999, and a Ph.D. with his dissertation on "The impact of religiosity on mental health in adolescents" in 2003. After completing his Ph.D., Izet was assistant professor at the School of Medicine, University of Tuzla where he taught neuropsychiatry with medical psychology. Since 2008 he is associate professor who teaches Psychiatry with medical psychology, Psychology & Communication, Neuropsychology, and Psychiatric Nursing within the undergraduate courses. Also, he teaches postgraduate courses in Clinical Research at the School of Medicine Tuzla, and Psychology in Clinical Practice at the Philosophy Faculty - Department of Psychology. From 2005 to 2007 he taught Religion and Health at the Nursing Faculty Zenica. Since 2006 he teaches undergraduate courses in Psychopathology, Social pathology, Community Mental Health, Self-protection methods and Treatment Programming at the Islamic Faculty Zenica, and since 2010 a postgraduate course in Socio-pedagogical Treatment at the Department of Social pedagogy of the University Zenica. He gained a title Primarius Doctor in 2003, and he is a board-certified subspecialist in clinical psychiatry (MoH, 2011). His clinical and research interest include the clinical psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and psychology of religion. He has published over 150 scientific and professional papers. Izet is the author of several book chapters and editor of several books. He currently serves as the president of the Association of Psychiatrists in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is married and has four children.