She is an assistant professor at the West University of Timisoara and a PhD candidate in Psychology, at University of Bucharest, under the coordination of Professor dr. Iolanda Mitrofan.
Even from graduation from bachelor’s level, in 2007, she worked as an extern collaborator in the Psychology Department from West Psychology of Timisoara. Since 2009 she became a titular for: Psychology of Creativity, Transpersonal Psychology and Psychological Practice.
She graduated a master degree in Couple and Family Counseling, and frequented stages of training in Experiential Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology and Transactional Analysis. Also, she has a Train of Trainers certificate (TOT) and a Manager in Human Resources certificate (issued by CNFPA)..
During the last 5 years she coordinated teams of students in international Intensive Programs or in Youth in Actions Projects.
Currently, she is the president of a NGO, which was born in 2008, being named “PsihoTransfer”. This association has as aim to promote self development among people and to organize trainings and workshops, mainly in the field of psychology. She organized and coordinated over 5 groups and workshops in self-development, also in collaboration with the Center of Psychological Counseling and Career Orientation (CCPOC) and with the Association “PsihoTransfer”.
She was involved in the organization of 5 International Psychology Conferences, mainly in the field of Transpersonal Psychology. Also, she participated in over 20 international conferences in the field of: Transpersonal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology and Counseling and over 10 national conferences in the field of: Experiential Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Humanist Psychology and others.
Since 2007, she is the secretary and also a founder member of The European Transpersonal Psychology Association (ETPA) and also member in other professional organizations (Romanian Psychologist Association (APR); European Health Psychology Association (EHPS); the Danube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing (DAAAM). She is a member of the Romanian College of Psychologists, with autonomy to practice and certificate in Educational Psychology.
Teaching Activity. License level: Developmental Psychology, The foundations of Psychoanalysis, Psychology of Creativity, Transpersonal Psychology. She is coordinating bachelor’s Degree projects, under the supervision of Professor Anca Munteanu, PhD.
Research Topics: Main research preoccupations lean towards the spirituality and creative process dynamics, transpersonal psychology, extended conscience forms, career counseling and education. She participated in publishing a number of 6 books in collaboration, with both chapters and coordination, and published also more than 40 studies and articles in specialty reviews and journals.
Email: Iuliana.costea [at] socio.uvt.ro
Office location: Room 140, 1st level, West University of Timisoara, 4 bd. Vasile Parvan, Timisoara, Romania