• 2007- 2009 Postgraduate study, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, title: Psychiatrist Subspecijalist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 1996 -1997 Postgraduate study, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb, Forensic Psychiatry
  • 1993 -1996 Specialisation in Psychiatry
  • 1981 -1988 Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Academic degree: Medical Doctor



  • 2007-  Group therapy – Institute for group analysis, Zagreb, in education
  • 2000-2006 Neglect and abuse of children
  • 2003 Forensic evaluation training, National Children’s Advocacy Center, Huntsville, Alabama and Child protection center of Zagreb, Zagreb
  • 1998 Court-appointed expert in psychiatry
  • 1996-1997 Psycho trauma course /Harvard program/, Croatian Ministry of Health and Social Care, Opatija, Dubrovnik
  • 1993 Sports medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb and Croatian Olympic Committee, Zagreb



  • 2002- Psychiatrist and Deputy Principal, Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb
  • 1996-2002 Psychiatrist, General Hospital Dr I. Pedišić Sisak
  • 1992-1996 Senior house officer in psychiatry, General Hospital Dr I. Pedišić Sisak
  • 1990-1992 House officer in psychiatry, Psychiatric Hospital Dr I. Barbot Popovača
  • 1988-1990 General practitioner, Medical Center Sisak



University of Osijek, Faculty of Philosophy, Psychology Department, part-time adjunct assisstant for the course: Child and adolescent forensic psychology


  • One of founders of County Counselling Center for addiction prevention in Sisačko-Moslavačka County
  • Permanent court expert for psychiatry since 1998
  • Coordinator, education and supervisor in the project Prevention and intervention in the field of neglect and abuse of children conducted by multidisciplinary teams at six location in Croatia



Chapter in books

  • Štimac, D. (2008), What does a database of sexual offenders against children mean in the prevention of sexual abuse? in: Database of sexual offenders against children, Vidović L. (ed.), 2008. Zagreb; Ombudsman for children.
  • Štimac, D. (2010), Treatment of sexually abused children in: Treatment of sexual offenders and community protection, Mužinić, L. and Vukota, LJ. (ed.), 2010. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada.



  • Buljan Flander, G., Čorić Špoljar, R. and Štimac, D. (2009): “Emotional and behavioural disorders in parents and risk factors for child abuse in the family”, Suvremena psihologija, vol. 12 (2009), no. 1 (119-133).

Several experts and scientific papers in the field of neglect and abuse of children.


Croatian Medical Chamber

Croatian Medical Association

Croatian Psychiatric Association

Croatian Association of Clinical Psychiatry

Institute of Group Analysis, Zagreb

Croatian Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

American Professional Society on the Abuse od Children (APSAC)

Association of Youth and Family Judges and Specialist



Recognition of professional achievement of the Croatian Medical Associatio, Sisak

ISPCAN (International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Multidisciplinary Team 2008 Award

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