Head of the Clinic: Dr. Nerminka Aljukić, MSc.

Head nurse: Emina Hujdur, graduated nurse

Secretary: Antonija Šimić


e-mail: info@ukctuzla.ba
Address: Rate Dugonjića bb
Telephone.: 00 387 35 267 111
Fax.: 00387 35 268 011

The Clinic for Psychiatry is consisted of six departments with 70 hospital beds, an outpatient clinic for adults, outpatient pediatric clinic and outpatient adolescent clinic, two specialist consultation and 14 cabinets with 66 employees: 15 doctors specialists (7 subspecialists), 4 doctors on residency, 7 graduated nurses/ technicians, 2 nurses/ technicians with higher nursing school and 28nurses/ technicians, 1 graduated in psychology, 1 pedagogue psychologist, 2 defectologists, 2 non- medical workers, and 3 assistants to health professionals.


  • The Clinic provides specialized health care services delivered by highly trained staff to patients with mental and behavioral disorders of all ages.

  • Scientific and research work, education, organization of professional meeting

  • Secondary mental health care services for patients of all ages

  • The modern treatment of psychiatric disorders

  • Biological, psychopharmacology, electrotherapy treatments

  • Psychotherapy: group analysis, family systems therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (KBT), EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Gestalt psychotherapy, ABA therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis), Neuro- linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Sociotherapy: group therapy, therapeutic communities, occupational therapy, art therapy, bibliotherapy, alcohol addiction support groups

  • Mental health promotion and advocacy

  • Teaching clinic affiliated to the Medical faculty



  • Department for acute conditions and semi- intensive care

  • Department for Clinical Psychiatry

  • Department for Social Psychiatry

  • Department for traumatic stress disorders

  • Department for neurotic disorders and psychosomatics

  • Department for pediatric and adolescent psychiatry

  • Outpatient clinic


  • Cabinet for electroencephalography and evoked potentials

  • Cabinet for elctrostimulation therapy

  • Catamnestic monitoring of psychotic disorders

  • Cabinet for psychiatric genentics

  • Catamnestic monitoring of affective disorders

  • Cabinet for pediatric psychiatry

  • Cabinet for the prevention of drug addiction

  • Cabinet for the prevention of alcohol addiction

  • Cabinet for systematic desensitization and spiritual therapy

  • Cabinet for psychiatric epidemiology

  • Cabinet for psychogeriatrics

  • Cabinet for clinical psychology and psychometrics

  • Cabinet for liaison psychiatry

  • Cabinet for the improvement of mental health in young people

An Outpatient Clinics

  • Admission

  • Specialist consultation



Chief of the Department: Ass. Prof. Elvir Bećirović, M.D.

Technician in charge: Hajrudin Halilović, graduated technician

  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute psychiatry disorders

  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic phychiatric disorders with signs of deterioration

  • Diagnosis and treatment of associated somatic disorders and complications

  • Contemporary psychopharmacotherapy

  • Monitoring of psychopharmacological levels in blood plasma

  • Monitoring, prevention and treatment of psychopharmaceutical therapy side effects

  • Indication for EST therapy and its implementation

  • Community based sociotherapy

  • Psychoeducation


Chief of the department: Prof. Dr. Alija Sutović

Nurse in charge: Mladnika Ivanić, graduated nurse

  • Integrative clinical psychiatric diagnostics according to the multiaxial and operational model and differential diagnostic considerations

  • Psychological assessment, analysis of personality structure and the premorbid personality

  • Integration of clinical psychiatric, laboratory, neuroimaging and other consultation findings; Liaison psychiatric analysis

  • Evaluation of therapeutic protocols, flexible, patient- centered pharmacotherapy treatment following current therapeutic algorithms; Indications for extended treatment- group analysis, EST, EMDR

  • Genetic counseling and indications for genetic diagnostics ( in case of suspected hereditary conditions/ diseases/ syndromes, in which such diagnostics are routinely performed)

  • Systemic family therapy; Integration of social factors of importance for the current condition

  • Assessment of current general, psychosocial and professional functionality

  • Integration of medico- legal factors, possible forensic implications, psychosocial intervention regarding to closer and broader family and social situation, assessing work capacity

  • Police authorities- psychiatry cooperation regarding security

  • Psychoeducation of patients and family members; mediation and contracts in conflict situations in suicidal patients and patients who abstain from alcohol, drugs and medications


Chief of the department: Prof. Dr. Mevludin Hasanović

Nurse in charge: Gordana Ilić, graduated nurse

  • Psychiatric interview with patients their parents/ guardians, spouses and their children

  • Assessment of mental status in mental disorders that occur in adulthood and providing diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations

  • Psychiatric assessment of early symptoms and signs of disorders from the spectrum of organic mental disorders, disorders caused by addiction, the spectrum of psychotic, affective, neuroticism, stress, war and post- war trauma disorders, somatoform, psychosomatic and dissociative disorders

  • Advice to families coping with psychiatric disorders

  • Assessment of psychological problems based on inadequate religious morality and spirituality, group and individual psychotherapy with spiritual support

  • Family psychotherapy and partner psychotherapy

  • Psychiatric examination, diagnosis and treatment of adults with disorders resulting from stress and adjustment disorders, including treatment with bilateral desensitization (EMDR)

  • Therapeutic community during hospitalization at the Clinic for Psychiatry

  • Group psychotherapy of war veterans and their spouses

  • Group analysis of adults


  • Diagnostics and motivational interview for the treatment of psychoactive substances addiction and addictive behavior

  • Opiate substitution therapy of opiate addicts and their family members in the role of partners in Suboxone therapy

  • Control of urine, control of psychophysical condition during abstinence, prescription of Suboxone for continuous monitoring and treatment with this method

  • Social and psychological rehabilitation during substitution therapy with the tendency of complete reintegration into society

  • Diagnosing dual diagnoses, hepatitis B and C viruses, as well as HIV infection and treating dual diagnoses with adequate psychopharmacotherapy in cooperation with the Clinic for Infectious Diseases


Chief of the department: Prof. Dr. Esmina Avdibegović

Nurse in charge: Nurveta Kešetović, graduated nurse

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic assessment of hospitalized and outpatients

  • Psychoeducation and sociotherapy for hospitalized and outpatients

  • Individual and group psychotherapy for patients

  • Group analysis and group psychotherapy

  • Cognitive- behavioral therapy

  • Gestalt psychotherapy

  • EMDR

  • Family counseling and family psychotherapy

  • Supervision


Chief of the department: Prof. Dr. Zihnet Selimbašić

Nurse in charge: Edina Saletović, graduated nurse

Members of team: Sandra Zorić, graduated defectologist, Maja Brkić, MSc., graduated defectologist

  • Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a half- day hospitalized patients with affective, anxiety, stress- related, somatoform disorders, personality and behavioral disorders of adults, organic- symptomatic mental disorders and psychotic patients in remission

  • Rehabilitation of patients discharged from hospital treatment with the aim of stabilizing the condition and more complete resocialization and reintegration

  • Intensive psychiatric- psychology diagnostics, psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, sociotherapy and psychosocial rehabilitation with the patient staying in the family and familiar social environment

  • Integrative and multidisciplinary approach that includes psychopharmacothrapy, psychotherpy, art therapy, bibliotherapy, psychoeducation, work- occupational therapy, group reconstructive therapy, sociotherapy and recreational therapy

  • Individual and group work with patients

DEPARTMENT FOR PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY– the department is in the process of renovation and reconstruction

Chief of the department: Ass. Prof. Nermina Kravić, M.D.

  • Diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric and adolescent outpatients with affective symptoms, anxiety and stress- related symptoms, somatoform disorders, personality and behavioral disorders. There is possibility of parental accompaniment and presence to the child during staying at the department.

  • Treatment and support for the patients discharged from the hospital for mental health stabilization and the social reintegration

  • Psychiatric- psychologic diagnosis, psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, sociotherapy, and psychosocial rehabilitation of children and adolescents with the mental health needs with the patient staying within the family and familiar social environment.

  • Integrative and multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, art therapy, bibliotherapy, psychoeducation, work-occupational therapy, group reconstructive therapy, sociotherapy and recreational therapy
  • Individual and group work with children, adolescents and their families


Cabinet for pediatric and adolescent psychiatry

  • The psychiatric interview with parent/ guardians and children/ adolescents

  • Assessment of psychological status in psychological disorders that occur in childhood and adolescence (behavioral and emotional disorders, ADHD, developmental disorders, mental retardation, a tic disorders, nocturnal urination, eating disorders, early signs of psychosis etc.)

  • Therapeutic and diagnostic recommendations

  • Psychiatric assessment of early symptoms and signs of autism spectrum disorders

  • Advice to parents, medication treatment of children and adolescents with pervasive developmental disorder

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis special education for children with autism spectrum disorder

  • Diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with disorders resulting from stress reaction and adjustment disorders, including treatment with bilateral desensitization (EMDR) by trained therapists

  • Group psychotherapy of children and adolescents under the guidance of group psychoanalysts

Cabinet for the prevention of drug addiction

  • Psychiatric interview with the patient, conversation with person accompanying the patient

  • Laboratory diagnostics, psychological assessment- finding, social anamnesis

  • EEG (electroencephalography) and CT scan of the brain if necessary
  • Consilium evaluation of the patient

  • Cooperation with the Clinic for Infectious Diseases regarding hepatitis C positive patients

  • Prescriptions for substitution therapy (Buprenorphine/naloxone) Suboxone
  • Titration of the drug dose for 3-5 days
  • Monitoring of established abstinence through control follow ups and urine drug tests
  • Individual psychotherapy treatment for a patient- addict, group psychotherapy for addicts, and psychotherapy for a family member (parent, spouse or someone else who is partner in treatment)
  • Evaluation or monitoring of treatment success for a three- month and six- month period
  • Treatment of comorbid psychiatric diseases

Cabinet for the prevention of alcohol addiction

  • Psychiatric interview with the patient, conversation with person accompanying the patient

  • Writing a therapeutic contract and introduction to initial abstinence

  • Laboratory diagnostics, assessment of condition, social anamnesis

  • Planning other options of diagnostic tests

  • Analysis of performed diagnostic tests, planning of further therapeutic work with the patient and family, and planning of consultative specialist examinations with aim to follow up the patient’s health condition

  • Individual psychotherapy treatment and work with family members

  • Inclusion of the patient to the Club of treated alcoholics

  • Evaluation of therapeutic success/failure of patients and family members

  • Treatment of comorbid diseases and monitoring of alcohol addicts work engagement

Cabinet for psychogeriatrics

  • Diagnosing mental disorders in older adults

  • Recommendations for additional diagnostic

  • Psychopharmacotherapy

  • Follow- up, monitoring, evaluation

  • Education of family members

Cabinet for clinical psychology and psychometrics

  • Clinical interview with appropriate observation

  • Clinical assessment of intellectual abilities for children and adults

  • Assessment of personality structure; the use of a personality inventory with results interpretation; the use of projective and semi- projective techniques with results interpretation

  • Neuropsychological assessment: interview; assessment of mental deterioration and impairment: assessment of psychomotor development in children

  • Psychological counseling (individual and family)

  • Providing psychological analysis, testing and professional opinion with recommendation

  • Forensic- psychological expertise