izv. prof. dr. sc. Gordana Berc
izv. prof. dr. sc.
Gordana Berc

Gordana Berc was born in Zagreb, 1970. She graduated social work in 1999. at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social work and has been employed at the same faculty in 2001. as a junior research assistant. In 2005 she finished master degree in education sciences at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy. In 2009. she defended doctoral theses in the field of social sciences at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.  From 2010 she is employed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law and she teaches on the undergraduate and graduate program as well as on the postgraduate program.

From 2001. until today she was involved in teaching different courses at the Department of Social Work (Social Work with Families, Preventive Programs in Social Work, Family Therapy, Basics of counseling, Social work in education). Today she teaches Basics of counseling, Social work in education, Different approaches to Counseling, and two courses on the  postgraduate program.

In 2008 Gordana Berc participated on the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) as a junior assistant at the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University, School of Social Work, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA) for six months. Based on this experience she created at the home university the course School Social Work and started to teach this course in 2008. In the same time she created and started with teaching the course Different approaches to Counseling at the Department of Social Work, on master program. In 2012 she got a Katherine A. Kendall Fellowship and co-taugth a graduate course Grief Counseling and Therapy“at the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University, School of Social Work, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

(http://www.cswe.org/CentersInitiatives/KAKI/16781/66369.aspx)

In addition, Gordana Berc finished four long-term trainings in the field of counseling and psychotherapy: Philosophy and Methods of Psychodrama (2002-2004.), Transaction Analyse (T.A.) (2002-2005.), Family Mediation (2004-2005.), Supervision for foster parents (2006-2008).

She was a mentor to 28 students who defended their final papers on undergraduate and graduate level in the field of social work with families, counseling, and school social work. From 2009. she teaches on doctoral and specialized programs as well.

From 2001. to 2013. she participated in four scientific projects as a researcher.

From 2001. to 2013 she published 21 scientific articles, presented 19 papers at the international conferences and 21 papers on the domestic conferences and seminars.

From 2010 she  is ECTS coordinator at the Department of social work.

She is a volunteer as a therapist and a counselor in a family counseling center.

 

Više

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

Human rights from perspective of students and practitioners in Croatia

Žganec, Nino ; Milić Babić, Marina ; Berc, Gordana
2019.
Meanings of Quality of Social Work Education in a changing Europe

Employed Parents' Perception of Family-Supportive Work Environment

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Laklija, Maja
2019.
6th international multidisciplinary scientific conference on social sciences and arts SGEM 2019,

Resocalization of treated alcohol addicts: personal and social context

Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana
2019.
Strengthening Social Development to Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals

Client First: Advocating Human Rights of the Clients - A Study from Croatia

Berc, Gordana ; Milić Babić, Marina ; Žganec, Nino
2019.
7. kongres socialnega dela: humanizem in etika v socialnem delu

The role of social services and psychosocial support in the times of migrant crisis

Berc, Gordana
2019.

Croatian Experience with the Refugee Crisis on the Balkan Route and Possible Implications for Social Work Practice and Education

Gordana Berc
2019.
Journal of Human Rights and social work

Croatian Experience with the Refugee Crisis on the Balkan Route and Possible Implications for Social Work Practice and Education

Berc, Gordana
2018.
Journal of human rights and social work

What would be the role of social worker in the article 100. Regulation of education in primary and secondary school (in Croatia)?

Berc, Gordana
2018.
1. Hrvatska konferencija - socijalni rad u odgoju i obrazovanju: Ima li mjesta socijalnom radu u školi 21. stoljeća?

Importance of educational and social inclusion of children with disabilities in primary educational system – benefits and challenges

Bijelić, Luna ; Berc, Gordana ;
2018.
SWSD 2018 Social Work, Education and Social Development environmental and community sustainability - human solutions in evolving societies

FROM RISK BEHAVIOUR TO THE SAFE FUTURE – EXPERIENCES OF CROATIAN YOUTH WITH RISK BEHAVIOUR INCLUDED IN INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENT

Berc, Gordana ; Rogina, Dalija ; Majdak Marijana
2018.
5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2018

20-th international scientific symposium of International Consortium for social Development 7.-11. srpnja 2017, Hotel Panorama, Zagreb

Gordana Berc
2017.
Ljetopis Socijalnog Rada

EXPERIENCE WITH MIGRANT CRISIS – CHALLENGE FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE AND EDUCATION

Berc, Gordana
2017.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION AND PRACTICE FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL GOOD: 20th Biennial International Symposium of INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (International scientific conference)

LOCAL FAMILY SOCIAL SERVICES IN CROATIA BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION’S STANDARDS AND RURAL REALITIES

Opačić, Ana ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2017.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION AND PRACTICE FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL GOOD - 20th Biennial International Symposium of INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (International Scientific Conference)

Strengthening family cohesion through shared participation of family members in religious activities

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Dučkić, Anita
2017.
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought

Family resilience – from theoretical framework and research to the practice-friendly interventions

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2017.
ERFCON 2017 PRECONFERENCE: GROWING RESILIENCE: RESEARCHING BEYOND ACADEMIA, 16 May 2017, Zagreb

Contribution of Spirituality in Overcome Crisis and Addiction Recovery

Dučkić Sertić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2017.
The 9th International Conference of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb

Challenges and principles of counseling with addiction

Berc, Gordana ; Milić Babić, Marina
2016.
2. konferencija prevencije ovisnosti: alkoholizam, ovisnost o drogama i novije ovisnosti

The role of social workers in a re-socialization process of treated alcoholics and their families

Berc, Gordana ; Milić Babić, Marina ; Brlek, Ivana
2016.
Konstruktivno socialno delo kot gibalo suostvarjalnega dialoga

Counseling in social work practice - challenges and contemporary knowledge

Milić Babić, Marina ; Berc, Gordana
2016.
Sigurna obitelj - stabilno društvo, Obitelj u fokusus socijalnog rada

Challenges and principles in addictions counseling

Berc, Gordana ; Milić Babić, Marina
2016.
2 konferencija prevencije ovisnosti: alkoholizam, ovisnost o drugama i novije ovisnosti

Framing the problem and challenges of dropouts in Croatia: Invisible people around us but not us

Baturina, Danijel ; Majdak, Marijana ; Berc, Gordana
2016.

he Quality of Family Life in Various Rural Areas: Example of Four Municipalities in Sisak – Moslavina County

Miljenović, Ana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2016.
Sociologija i prostor

Primjena osnovnih principa savjetovanja kao moguća prevencija izgaranja pomagača savjetovatelja

Berc, Gordana
2015.
MEĐUNARODNI STRUČNI SKUP U OGULINU: OSNAŽIVANJE OBITELJI I NJEZINIH POMAGAČA

In search for problem framing: Current condition and challenges of dropouts in Croatia

Baturina, Danijel ; Majdak, Marijana ; Berc, Gordana
2015.
ICSD 14th Biennal European Conference: The welfare society - an air for social development

Experiences and educational needs of social workers working with children and youth and perpetrators of criminal acts

Majdak, Marijana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2015.
EASSW 2015: Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF PROCESS DRAMA AND FORUM THEATER - EMPOWERING STUDENTS AND USERS FOR OVERCOMING THE POSITION OF OPPRESSION AND HELPLESSNESS

Blažeka Kokorić Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana
2015.
EASSW 2015: Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025

Social Development: Challenges and Opportunities in Postcommunist Southeast Europe

Gordana Berc, Sanela Sadic, Sanela Basic, Ana M. Vjolca Krasniq, Darja Zaviršek, Sobocan, Elona Dhembo, Erika Bejko, Suzana Bornarova, Rossita Simeonova
2015.
61 Annual Program Meeting, Social work on the frontiers of change, CSWE

The Role of Spirituality and Active Participation in the Charismatic Community in Strengthening Family Resilience.

Berc, Gordana ; Dučkić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2015.
Transforming society:19th International symposium of the International Consortium for social development, 7-10 July, 2015, Singapore

Methods of group and individual work with people with disabilities

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2015.

Experiences and Educational Needs of Social Workers Working with Children and Youth and Perpetrators of Criminal Acts

Majdak, Marijana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2015.
Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025

Perspektive of Professional Associates on Secondary School Drop-Outs as a New Social Problem

Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana ; Bežovan, Gojko
2015.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Challenges and family potentials of young parents for work-family balance

Berc, Gordana
2014.
Okrugli stol Hrvatske udruge socijalnih radnika: Obitelj i rad: u potrazi za humanim životom

Potencijali obitelji za suočavanje sa sukobom radne i obiteljske uloge.

Berc, Gordana
2014.

Southeast European Academic Women Leadership Initiative

Zaviršek, Darja ; Berc, Gordana, Ana Marija Sobočan, Sanela Sadić
2014.
60th Annual Program Meeting, Coucil for Social Work Education

In search for problem framing: Current condition and challenges of dropouts in Croatia

Baturina, Danijel ; Majdak, Marijana ; Berc, Gordana
2014.
The Welfare society – an aim for social development.

Family and gambling addiction – how to overcome the risk of social exclusion?

Buntak, Tomislav ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2014.
ICSD 14th Biennial European Conference "The Welfare society – an aim for social development"

Broken chances for the future – disadvantage and reality of secondary school students who drop-out

Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana ; Bežovan, Gojko Baturina, Danijel ;
2014.
ICSD 14th Biennial European Conference "The Welfare society - an aim for social development"

Invisible problem - a real risk: student drop-out from secondary education

Baturina, Danijel ; Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana
2014.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Applying counseling methods to help the clubs AA from the perspective of social workers

Brlek, Ivana ; Berc, Gordana, Milić Babić, Marina
2014.
Socijalna psihijatrija

Family leisure as a factor of family cohesion and satisfaction with family life

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2013.
Kriminologija & socijalna integracija : časopis za kriminologiju, penologiju i poremećaje u ponašanju

Counseling in the center for social welfare - qualitative study

Vuksan Perović, Valentina ; Milić Babić, Marina ; Berc, Gordana
2013.
Simpozij socijalnih radnika "Profesija socijalnog rada : identitet, integritet i realitet" (5 ; 2013)

The need for social workers in schools

Berc, Gordana ; Ines, Ivelić
2013.
Profesija socijalnog rada: identitet, integritet i realitet

The sources of challenge for professionals in schools in work with students who drop out of educational sistem - the need for school social workers

Majdak, Marijana ; Berc, Gordana ; Bežovan, Gojko
2013.
Profesija socijalnog rada:identitet, integritet i realitet

Importance of participation of people with physical disabilities in sailings as a recreational activity

Dabov, Tamara ; Berc, Gordana
2013.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Family empowerment for quality leisure time as a factor of prevention risk behaviors

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2012.
8. međunarodni znanstveni skup "Istraživanja u edukacijsko – rehabilitacijskim znanostima"

The role of spirituality in empowerment of family cohesion and family life satisfaction - experience from Croatia

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Štambuk, Ana
2012.
Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact

Role of Social Worker in person-oriented medicine and healthcare

Ivanković, Vladimira ; Berc, Gordana ; Štambuk, Ana
2012.

From Violence to the Shelter – Service Learning Experience in Social Work Education in Croatia.

Keserica, Vendi ; Berc, Gordana
2012.
Technology Innovations in Education

FAMILY AND WORK ROLES IN THE CONTEXT OF SOME JOB AND FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS

Janković, Josip ; Laklija, Maja ; Berc, Gordana
2012.
Kriminologija & socijalna integracija : časopis za kriminologiju, penologiju i poremećaje u ponašanju

Violence against women with disabilities

Milić Babić, Marina ; Berc, Gordana ; Rusac, Silvia
2012.
Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact

Family resilience - theory and practice of the concept in social work

Berc, Gordana
2012.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Satisfaction with life and informal and formal sources of support among people with disabilities

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Rusac, Silvia
2012.
Društvena istraživanja

The contribution of volunteers in promoting quality care for children in institutional placement

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Miletić, Dragana ; Berc, Gordana ; Jakolić Musija, Ana
2011.
V. simpozij socijalnih radnika: volonterizam i socijalni rad - zajedno za humanije drustvo

Support to Successful Socialization of the Youth - The Role of School Social Work

Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana
2011.
Good Governance : Building Knowledge for Social Development Worldwide

Some aspects of quality of life employed mothers of preschool children

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2011.
Međunarodna znanstvena konferencija "Socijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti - profesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudskih prava"

The challenges of Modern Society for Social Work within Educational System

Berc, Gordana
2010.
Socijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti : profesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudskih prava

Perception of parental acceptance/rejection in the context of different socio-economic conditions of growth in primary family

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Laklija, Maja
2010.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

The role of school social work in prevention of children and youth bihavioral disorders

Berc, Gordana
2009.
Prevencija poremećaja u ponašanju - stanje i perspektive

School social worker - yesterday and today, and tomorrow who knows?

Berc, Gordana
2009.
Socijalni rad u zajednici

Motivation of foster parents for supervision

Berc, Gordana
2009.

A User's guide to Therapy : What to expect and how you can benefit

Berc, Gordana
2009.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Comparison of perception of social-self concept in juvenile offenders and their peers

Majdak, Marijana ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2009.
Social action in Europe : different legacies & common challenges?

Family Cohesion as a Potential of Family Resilience

Berc, Gordana
2009.
International Conference on Coping and Resilience

Family cohesion in the context of the work-family conflict of parents

Berc, Gordana
2009.

Family cohesion and attached parenthood as the correlates of social outcomes of youth.

Laklija, Maja ; Milić Babić, Marina ; Berc, Gordana
2009.
ENSACT Joint European Conference Social action in Europe : different legacies &common challenges? (1 ; 2009)

The comparison of attributes of migration and non- migration families.

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana
2009.
1st ENSACT Joint European Conference, Social action in Europe: different legacies & common challenges?

Prevention of bihevioral disorders - current status and perspectives

Berc, Gordana
2007.

Drama in Education of Social Work Students

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Janković, Josip
2007.
TmačaART : Časopis za dramu, teatar i odgoj

The Role of Social and Economic Conditions in Forming Parenting Stile

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Janković, Josip
2007.
Međunarodni znanstveni skup Istraživanja u edukacijsko-rehabilitacijskim znanostima (7 ; 2007)

Free Time and Youth - Preventive Aspects

Berc, Gordana ; Buljevac, Marko
2007.
Dijete i društvo

Violence in early adult romantic relationships : the role of parenting model

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Janković, Josip
2006.
2. konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Nasilje u društvu: izazov suvremenom socijalnog radu"

The Competence Development for Constructive Partners Conflict Solving : The Role of Transgenerational Transfer

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Janković, Josip
2006.
A World Out of Balance – Working for a New Social Equilibrium

Organizational opportunities of care for elderly people in the end of their life : right to a dignified death

Štambuk, Ana ; Berc, Gordana
2005.
Simpozij socijalnih radnika Izvaninstitucionalni oblici skrbi (2 ; 2005)

Fight against addiction - fight for a healthy family

Berc, Gordana
2005.

The comparison leisure time activities of parents and their children

Berc, Gordana
2005.

Experience in group work with parents within the program of primary addiction prevention in pre-school children

Janković, Josip ; Vlahek, Ivana ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2005.
Stručna konferencija s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Borba protiv ovisnosti - borba za zdravu obitelj"

Primary Prevention of Behaviour Disorders in Elementary School Children

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Kmetović, Karmen ; Žele, Sunčica ; Franković, Sanja ; Muk, Kosjenka
2005.
Stručna konferencija s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Borba protiv ovisnosti - borba za zdravu obitelj"

Challenges of Supervision on South-East Europe

Berc, Gordana
2004.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

Risk factors in the war areas

Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka, Slavica
2004.
Naša škola (Sarajevo)

Spousal Perception of Environmental Pollution in Different Types of Settlements

Janković, Josip ; Ljubotina, Damir ; Berc, Gordana
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

Family Religiosity In Rural and Urban Environment

Ljubotina, Damir ; Petak, Antun ; Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

Some General and Family Values in Rural and Urban Settlements

Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka, Slavica
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

Family structure and Living Conditions of Families in Rural and Urban Settlements

Berc, Gordana ; Ljubotina, Damir ; Blažeka, Slavica
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

Promotion education of human rights and democratic civil society on University

Berc, Gordana
2003.
Ljetopis studijskog centra socijalnog rada

The importance of Social Support for Accomplishing Life Expectations in Young Former Refugees

Blažeka, Slavica ; Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana
2003.
Revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

The role of social support in the prevention of behavioral disorders in young returnees

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2002.
6. znanstveni skup s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem: "Istraživanja u edukacijsko-rehabilitacijskim znanostima"

Risk factors for children in war-affected areas

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2002.
6. znanstveni skup s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem: "Istraživanja u edukacijsko- rehabilitacijskim znanostima"

Family values as familiy-ecological factor

Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka, Slavica
2002.
Socijalna ekologija

Psychic consequences of war and displacementin children - victims of war 1991-1995. in Croatia

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2000.
SIMPOZIJ PSIHOSOCIJALNE POSLJEDICE RATA - REZULTATI EMPIRIJSKIH ISTRAŽIVANJA PROVEDENIH NA PODRUČJU BIVŠE JUGOSLAVIJE