Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases and Art Therapies


The Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Disease and Art Therapies operates in the contemporary circumstances of the development of translational sciences of this millennium. This also applies on the development of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches dedicated to the study of anthropologic dimensions of motoric disorders, chronic diseases (psychosomatic, somatopsychic, psychosocial, etc.) and various forms of physical disability, as well as on the development of complementary preventive, educational, therapeutic, and rehabilitational procedures focused on discovering and supporting the life potentials and quality of human life. The contemporary development of the Department is also reflected in the development of undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and doctoral study programmes which provide acquisition of new professional competences and orientations.


The Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Disease and Art Therapies cooperates with many universities, clinical institutions, professional and scientific associations in Croatia and abroad:

  • European Institute of Research in Sophrology and Psychotherapy / Institut Europeen de Recherche en Sophrologie et Psychotherapie/ in Paris
  • Institute for Sophrology / Instituto International de Sofrologia Caycediana/ in Barcelona
  • International Cerebral Palsy Society
  • IDEA - International Drama/Theatre in Education Association
  • AAATE - Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
  • World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Special Hospital for Protection of Children with Neurodevelopmental and Motoric Difficulties
  • Centre for Education Goljak
  • Clinic for Children Diseases Zagreb
  • Clinic for Tumours Zagreb
  • Clinic for Rheumatology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Clinic for Psychiatry of the Clinical Hospital "Sisters of Mercy"
  • Clinical Hospital Dubrava
  • Centre for Education Dubrava
  • Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation Krapinske Toplice
  • Children’s Hospital Srebrnjak
  • Special Hospital for Chronic Diseases of Child Age Gornja Bistra, and others.