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Υψιπύλη Κυπραίου

Υψιπύλη Κυπραίου
Ψυχολόγος – Ψυχοθεραπεύτρια
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Specialty Ψυχολόγος – Ψυχοθεραπεύτρια
Degrees Πτυχίο Ιατρικής Πανεπιστημίου Comenius (Μ.Ο.: 9,67/10).
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Professional Education & Licensing

1997-2002                   MA in School and Child Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece,

Grade: Very good


9th July 1998                Licensed psychologist, Hellenic Republic Health Ministry, (Protocol number 24/37162)


1993-1997                   BA in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Grade: Very good


Training in Psychotherapy

Training in Family Therapy

2018 – today               Training in family therapy training and supervision, Medical Psychotherapeutic Centre*

2001-2008                   Training program in Family Systemic Therapy, Northern Greek Systemic Therapy Association, Medical Psychotherapeutic Centre, 714 hrs

Oct 2005-Jun 2009      Group indirect supervision in systemic therapy private practice, Supervisor: Ingeborg Schlaucher-Nikolaidou, systemic psychotherapist – psychologist, Northern Greek Systemic Therapy Association, 270 hrs

*Medical Psychotherapeutic Centre (MPC), licensed training provider in Greece (www.psymed.gr)

Jun – Dec 2000            Therapy and counseling of individuals and families, subsidized seminar, 600 hrs (theory and participation in therapeutic sessions as member of the therapeutic group behind the one way mirror), Greek Republic Health Ministry, Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki

Sept 1999–May 2000 Clinical practice as a postgraduate student at the Mental Health Centre of West Thessaloniki, Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki, 430 hrs, Participation in research and therapy

Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy

2001 – 2005                Training Program in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 288 hrs, theory and clinical practice under indirect individual supervision, teachers and supervisors: Dr A. Adamopoulou & Dr G.Garyfalos, Greek Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy, MPC

Training in other Psychotherapy perspectives

2001 – 2005                Diagnosing mental disease in adults, adolescents and children according to DSM and ICD, more than 300 hrs, (theory and clinical practice), MPC

2001 – 2006                Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, theory and clinical practice under indirect individual and group supervision, 192 hours, MPC

2002 – 2004                Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, theory and clinical practice under indirect individual supervision, 98 hrs, MPC

2002 – 2005                Group Therapy, theory and clinical practice under indirect individual supervision, 98 hrs, MPC

Oct 2007-May 2008    Art therapy, Introduction in Art Therapy, 1st year of 4-year training program, MPC

Personal Therapy

2003 – 2005                Group therapy via psychodrama, 128 hrs

2005 – 2009                Personal psychotherapy via psychodrama, 240 hrs


 Professional Experience

Mar 2003 – today               Private practice as psychologist-psychotherapist.  Co-worker of Medical Psychotherapeutic Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Assessment and Psychotherapy of Individuals, Families & Couples
  • Counseling at primary, elementary and secondary education schools in Thessaloniki: sessions with students, teachers and/or parents, classroom observations and interventions, referral to other experts
  • Coordination of the postgraduate Training Program in Psychotherapy during 2003 – 2008.


Mar 2003 – Dec 2003      Development Company ANATOLIKI, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • Counseling – psychological support of unemployed individuals
  • Vocational consultation


Feb 2002 – Feb 2003         Drug Dependence Prevention Centre of Imathia Providence, Greek National Organisation against Drugs, Veria, Greece.

  • Workshops’ leading  for school teachers on drug prevention awareness and mental health promotion in general population
  • Consultation sessions for familes with addicted members.


Nov 2001 – Dec 2001      Sexual Dysfunctions’ Reference & Sexual and Reproductive Health Centre, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Part –time.

  • Teacher and adolescent students group counseling on sexual health issues
  • Workshops on sexual education
  • Research activity


Jan 2001 – Dec 2001        Medical Psychotherapeutic Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • Psychodiagnosing and psychotherapy of clinical cases under supervision
  • Parent group counseling
  • School psychologist at Mandoulidis Private School of Thessaloniki: Teacher, student, parent counseling, vocational counseling, psychometrics


Oct 1999 – May 2005      Local Government of Kalamaria Thessaloniki, Greece. Part – time

Parent Group Counseling


Feb 1998 – Aug 1999       Association for the Rehabilitation of People With Special Needs, Neapolis Kozani, Greece.

Diagnosing, counseling and psychological support of children and adolescents with mental retardation and their parents.


Oct 1996 – Jun 1999        University General Hospital of Thessaloniki, 4th Paediatric Dpt, Thessaloniki,


 Coordinating the Department’s Learning Difficulties Centre, providing intelligence and learning difficulities assessment (WISC, WAIS, WIPPSI, DAP, RAVEN, Bender-Gestalt tests), children and parents’ counseling, organizing and participating in lectures, workshops on LD.


Research  Experience

  • Assessing possibilities and difficulties during the transition to puberty: Adolescents’, parents’ and teachers’ reports, (2002). Master thesis.


  • Relationship between reading performance, visual-motor integration and mental abilities, (1997). Bachelor thesis.


Continuing Education (selected)

9 Dec 2019                             Introduction in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy’s theory and techniques – Treating chronic depressive patients and psychotic patients, Dr A. Abbass, Dr K. Monas and E. Vasillopoulou, Greek IS-TDP Association & Medical Psychotherapeutic Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece

2-3 Nov 2019                        Workshop in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Dr Steve Potter, HellasCAT, Athens, Greece

16-17 May 2015                 Workshop in Davanloo’s Intensive Short – Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Dr. Alan Abbass, Helenic Association of Intensive Short – Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Thessaloniki, Greece

19 Apr 2008                          Therapeutic concerns on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disosrders. Hellenic Psychiatry Association, Portaria, Greece

14 Sept 2007                        Assessing families: a 4 step model & Therapy as a process: from symptom to system.  Prof. Salvador Minuchin M.D., Athenian Institute of Anthropos, Athens.

24 Feb 2007                          Male and Female: in myths and fairytales. M. Pantelaki, systemic therapist, MPC

25 Feb 2006                          The emergence of the emotion of the therapist as a plus in the therapeutic procedure. Mony Elkaim. Workshop, Thessaloniki, Greece

9-11 Nov 2005                     5th International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Vienna, Austria.

8-10 Apr 2005                      4th Hellenic Scientific Meeting of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy “20 years before, 20 years after, with regard to the 20 years of the West Thessaloniki Domain Mental Health Centre”. Thessaloniki, Greece


Honors / Awards

Aug – Sept 1999                                    DAAD Scholarship, German Language Scholarship, Tuebingen, Germany

Academic Year 1997 – 98                Greek National Scholarship Foundation, Academic Performance Scholarship, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece



  • European Family Therapy Association
  • Northern Greek Systemic Therapy Association
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy Greek Association



  • Greek (native)
  • English (fluently)
  • German (good)

Special work interests

  • Immigration issues
  • Motherhood
  • Family life changes