Natama team

PhDr. Petra Winnette, Ph.D.
Natama Institute, 1. Faculty of Medical School, Charles University
Petra Winnette completed a master’s degree at Faculty of Education at Charles University in Prague. She studied developmental psychology at University College Cork in Ireland. She graduated from Charles University with a Doctorate in Comparative Science. She was a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Psychology in the Affective Developmental Neuroscience Lab at Columbia University in 2017-2018. Petra was a member of the scientific committee for the ICAPAP (International Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Affiliated Professions) conference in Prague in 2018, where she presented a workshop on early brain development and ability to trust.
Petra’s work focuses on early neurobiological development in relation to behavior, affective and social development and social cognitive neuroscience. She is interested in how early childhood experiences, healthy as well as adverse, influence brain development and behavior throughout the life span.
Petra Winnette is a certified psychotherapist in Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor psychotherapy and in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. She is a certified psychotherapist, consultant and trainer in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Petra Winnette is a director of Natama Institute for Family Care Development which she co-founded in 2003. The Natama Institute specializes in treatment services for children and adults with a history of developmental trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACE), including institutionalization in infancy or later in childhood. Natama Institute also focuses on research and training.
Petra regularly presents at international conferences and has published several books.
Curriculum vitae of Petra Winnette is available HERE.

Ing. Michaela Wicki
is chief executive officer, financial and PR manager at Natama.

Mgr. Petr Růžička
is a psychologist, therapist and consultant with extensive expertise and experience in family therapy and addictions. He has a Masters degree in Psychology.

Mgr. Adéla Konečná
Social worker and counselor
Adéla studied special education and social work, she has Master degree from University of J. A. Komenský. She has worked as an educator in residential institution for children and at DOM organisation specialized in working with young people with severely adverse childhood experiences as a social therapist. Adela has been undertaking extensive training in PBSP and DDP therapeutic methods.

Dr. Eva Vítková, Ph.D. (roz. Nouzová)
Psychologist, researcher
Eva studied psychology and sociology at the University in Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, where she also completed her doctorate in diagnosis of psychological disorders and neuropsychology. She also specializes in cognitive disorders.
In the Natama Institute she collaborates on psychological testing of adoption and long-term fostering applicants. She is also a member of the Brain and Behavior Lab at Natama, as a research experimenter.

Mgr. Victor Bosák
is a psychologist who specializes in diagnostic testing. He has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Victor has an extensive expertise and experience in family therapy and consultancy.

Staff members at Natama consult and receive regular supervision from Czech and international consultants including:
Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD on Attachment-Focused Therapy (USA - Buffalo)
Daniel Hughes, PhD on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (USA - Maine )
Jonathan Baylin, PhD on neuropsychology (USA – Delaware)
Doc. Jan Kožnar, CsC on Sexuology
Jan Bečka, MD on Psychiatry