Born in Athens, Greece where I now live with my husband and daughter. I work as a registered psychologist, psychotherapist and family therapist in independent practice since 1998. I am also one of the three founders and scientific directors of the newly established ‘Training and Research Institute for Systemic Psychotherapy’ (www.logopsychis.gr), Athens, Greece.

I was trainer and supervisor of trainee therapists at theLaboratory for the Study of Human Relations  from 1998 to 2011.

I teach (2009-2012) at the postgraduate programme Counselling Psychology and CounsellingUniversity of Athens.

Education and Training

After completing my first degree in psychology at the University of Athens, I studied at the University of Bath, U.K. where I received my Doctorate in 1993. My PhD thesis was a study of personal narratives with an emphasis on qualitative methodology and clinical applications. While in the U.K. I trained in counselling (CAC). Upon returning to Greece, I trained as a systemic and family therapist at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations. I hold the European Certificate of Psychotherapy from the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).

Teaching

While in the UK I taught at the University of Bath as tutor. Upon returning to Greece I taught psychology at various Colleges of higher education (LaVerne, University of Indianapolis, Athens) and delivered a number of seminars both in English and Greek. From 1998 to 2011 I worked as Trainer and Supervisor at the Program of Professional Training in Systemic and Family Therapy at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations. I am currently trainer, supervisor and one of the three scientific directors of the ‘Training and Research Institute for Systemic Psychotherapy’, Athens, Greece.I also teach (2009-2010) “Qualitative research methodology in counseling psychology” at the postgraduate programme Counselling Psychology and CounsellingUniversity of Athens.

Publications

I am author of the book “The innocent language of our dreams” [in Greek] and co-editor of two books on case presentations from a systemic perspective (see list of publications). I am also author of the children's book “Talks with mum” published in Greek in 2011. I have published articles in scientific journals in English (FamilyProcessJournal of Family TherapyJournal of Systemic TherapiesJournal of Marital and Family Therapy) and Greek (Psychology: The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society, Metalogos: Systemic Approaches and Psychotherapy). I have also presented my work in international conferences, and papers of mine have been published as book chapters.

Research interests

My interests are in the study of the narrative metaphor as applied to therapy, and with bridging the systemic approach with attachment theory and narrative practice.  I am also interested in the development of qualitative methodology, and its applications in studying psychotherapy process and outcome. Much of my writing has been dedicated to developing narrative tools as aids in client evaluation and therapeutic interventions. In the past, my interests have included the applications of family therapy to chronic patients with HIV/AIDS, and the evolving relationship patterns of the Greek family.

Memberships

I am a member of the Hellenic Psychological Society, the Association of Greek Psychologists, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the American Psychological Association (APA). I am also member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA), the Hellenic Society of Systemic Therapy (Helasyth), and the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT), UK.

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