Ψυχολόγος – Ψυχοθεραπεύτρια
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
2003 – 2005 Group therapy via psychodrama, 128 hrs
2005 – 2009 Personal psychotherapy via psychodrama, 240 hrs
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.
- 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
- Family life changes