Dr. Jaksic is a clinical psychologist working at the Department of Psychiatry and the National Center for Psychotrauma, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia. He completed his Masters studies in Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Zagreb), while he obtained a PhD title at the School of Medicine (University of Split). Dr. Jaksic’ clinical work includes psychodiagnostic assessment, and psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic (both individual and group formats) work with various psychiatric populations, although mainly with persons suffering from anxiety, depressive and personality disorders. He is currently undergoing psychotherapeutic educations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Group Analytic Psychotherapy. Dr. Jaksic has completed numerous workshops and short educational symposia in the area of diagnostic assessment and psychotherapeutic techniques.
His research primarily involves examining the role of personality traits and their associations with various clinical aspects (e.g., treatment outcomes, therapeutic adherence, suicide risk, interpersonal relations, etc.) of psychiatric disorders, particularly depression and PTSD. Special interest is dedicated to investigating the nature and expressions of personality disorders, mostly narcissistic personality disorder/pathological narcissism and borderline personality disorder. Dr. Jaksic is involved in several domestic and high-profile international scientific projects, and he is Associate Editor in the international peer-reviewed journal ‘’Psychiatria Danubina’’. He regularly serves as a reviewer for esteemed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has published numerous papers in the areas of personality (disorders), depression, PTSD and psychosomatics.