Department of Ethics, Psychology and Charity Work

Mission and Profile of the Department

The main task of the Department of Ethics, Psychology and Charity Work is to secure scientific and pedagogical background for study programmes Social and Charity Work (Bachelor) and Ethics in Social Work (Master). In addition, the department secures scientific and pedagogical background toother fields of study- particularly in the areas of pastoral theology for theological disciplines, ethics for all programmes at the faculty and the basics of psychology and social work for theological and pedagogical branches.

The Research Activities of the Department

In the field of ethics, the members of the Department mainly specialize in theological and social ethics, especially the specific ethical issues in the context of current social changes and challenges.

In terms of practical theology, the scholars are particularly concerned with the diaconal pastoral care, methods of pastoral care and history of practical theology.
In the area of social and charity work, the members of the Department primarily persue the relationship and interactions of social work and practical theology, the definition of charity work, social work with minorities and the identity and quality of social work.

In 2013-2015 the Department relizes two projects of Grant Agency of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice:

* 157/2013/H Ethics in the Context of Social Changes and Challenges; investigator: doc. Jindřich Šrajer
* 117/2013/H Concept of Quality of Social Work in Relation to Selfdefining of a Social Worker and His/Her Profession; investigator: Markéta Elichová, Ph.D.

Study programmes secured by the Department 

The Department mainly builds up social work education on the principles of human dignity and human rights, not on current social policydirectives. In its teaching, therefore, it focuses on professionalism and humanity as equally important criteria of the quality of social work.

Through the Bachelor programme Social and Charity Work the Faculty of Theology is a member of the Association of Educators in Social Work.


                                                               Research AreaFotografie
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michal Opatrný
(Head of the Department)

phone: +420 389033542
room: 4.50
Theory and Methods of Charity Work
Interaction between Social Work and Practical Theology

Pastoral constitution Gaudium et Spes


Martina Strusková
phone: +420 389 033 537
room: 208
Dr. Karolina Diallo

phone: +420 387 773 508
room: 203
General Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Line up identification
Individual identification
Dr. Markéta Elichová

phone: +420 387 773 526
room: 4.16
Theories and Methods of Social Work
Arttherapy Quality of Social Work and Social Services
Selfdefinition of Social Worker
Social Work with Minorities 
Dr. Ing. Alois Křišťan
phone: +420 389 033 503
mobile phone: +420 602 132 393
room: 203

Relationship between Social Work and Practical Theology 
History of Practical Theology
Social Work Ethics

Dr. Roman Míčka
phone: + 420 389 033 533
room: 4.46 
Social Teaching of the Church
Social Ethics
Political Philosophy
Relations among Politics, Economics and Religion

Political Science, Political and Religious Extremism

Dr. Ján Mišovič
phone: +420 38 777 3541
room: 4.18
Sociological aspects of Social Work research
Empirical aspects of the relations between population and religion

Sociology and public opinion research

Prof. Dr. Milan Nakonečný

phone: +420 387 773 510
room: 207
General Psychology (especially theoretical elements, motivation and emotions)
Psychology of Personality (especially the functions, structure and dynamic of the Self)
Social Psychology (especially Psychology of Intepersonal Relations)
Transpersonal Psychology and Esoteric Movements (especially Hermetism)
Martina Pavelková, M. A.
phone: + 420 389 033 533
mobile phone: + 420 777 322 299
room: 4.46 
Special Theological Ethics
Medical Ethics
Virtue Ethics 

Dr. Alena Pikhartová

phone: +420 387 773 526
room 4.16

Dilemmas in couple cohabiting morality of care modern family
Education and training relationships
Marriage, life in marriage
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jindřich Šrajer

phone: + 420 389 033 519
mobile phone: + 420 731 600 087
room 4.45 
Theological Ehtics
Ethics of Marriage
Social Work Ethics

Social Teaching of the Church

Dr. Veronika Zvánovcová

phone: +420 387 773 541
room: 4.18
External Lecturers                                                                                                                        
Dr. Jaroslav Hála
phone: +420 389 037 566
room: 115
Personal webpage:
Dr. Štěpán Kavan
room: 115
Dr. Lenka Maťhová
phone: +420 389 037 664
Dr. Věra Müllerová
phone: +420 387 438 703
e-mail: , ,
room: 115
Dr. Alena Nohavová
phone: +420 387 773 368
Dr. Radka Prázdná
phone: +420 389 037 585
room: 115
Dr. Jaroslav Šetek
phone: +420 38 777 3541
room: 4.18
Jana Šimečková, M. A.
room: 115
Dr. David Urban
phone: +420 389 037 660
room: 107

Postgraduate students
Blanka Chocová, M. A.
Josef Dvořák, M. A. 
Monika Flídrová, M. A.
Anna Sýkorová, M. A.
Miroslav Škoda, M. A.

External postgraduate students:
Petr Černý, M. A.
Veronika Halamová, M. A.
Josef Staněk, M. A.
Important persons from the history of our Department:
Jan Polivka & Zdeněk Demel 
Helmut Renöckl