Alba Polo


2012Doctorate in Psychology, University of Zurich
Since 2004 Swiss Confederation Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst
1999University license in Psychology
1994-1999Studies of psychology, psychopathology and philosophy at the universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Madrid and Zurich

Professional Experience

Since 2002Psychotherapist in own practice
2008-2017Psychologist at the Psychological Counselling Centre
for Students of the UZH and ETH Zürich
Since 2015Advisory mandate for risk assessment
with the Expert Group for Threat Management at ETH Zurich
Since 2010Advisory, coaching and supervision
for organisations and teams in private and public enterprises
2001-2007Clinical psychologist with outpatients and inpatients
in various psychiatric and psychological institutions, with adolescents and adults

Workshops and Teaching

Various workshops, trainings, talks and teaching activities for public institutions and companies, among others on the topics:

Conversation skills, conflict management, negotiation skills, emotional intelligence, motivation at work and resilience, intercultural communication, innovation and creativity. For current offers see: Workshops


Research on the topics: Conversation analysis, interaction patterns in everyday dialogues, storytelling, epistemology and methodology in the social sciences, innovation and creativity, Adolescence, literature and the effectivity of speach.

Various publications in journals, non-fiction and fiction. See: Publications