Neuropsychologist, scientific associate of Hygeia Hospital
Afentouli Panagiota holds a BSc in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and two MScs, the first in Media Psychology from Panteion University of Athens and the second in Clinical Neuroscience obtained from the Institute of Neurology, University College of London. She gained her clinical experience working with patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurodegenerative disorders at the National Hospital of London (NHNN). Since 2008, she is a scientific associate of “Hygeia” Hospital. She works in private practice with patients suffering from neurocognitive disorders and offers rehabilitation treatments. She is a member of the SEPS, while holding an active role in clinical research and a variety of scientific publications. Research interests: neurodegenerative and neurodegenerative disorders
Antonis Bozas holds a BSc in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a master’s degree in Pain Management and Medical Psychology from the Medical School of Ioannina University. He is a PhD candidate at the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the field of Pediatric Psychology - Psychosomatics. He has been certified in use of psycho-diagnostic tools and has received a specialization in Clinical Mental Health from the First Department of Psychiatry - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is trained in Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy, in Life Long Learning and Primary Healthcare. He was a member of the scientific team in the standardization project of the WAIS-IV scale. He has worked in various contexts such as a psychologist in schools, in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as a scientific associate of the First Department of Psychiatry - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Now he is working in the International Organization for Migration and he is the psychologist of the Center for Talented Youth at Anatolia College (Johns Hopkins University). His research interests are focused on health psychology, positive health psychology, applied psychotherapy and psycho-diagnostics. He is participating in national and international conferences and has published articles in scientific journals. He is a member of the Association of Greek Psychologists and the European Society of Health Psychology.
Phoebe Christou holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Since 2013 she holds a Master in Social Clinical Psychology (MSc) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and was trained in Cognitive Behaviour Approach. She is also trained in Eating Disorders and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Greek Association of Behavioral Research and Therapy in Thessaloniki. Since October 2017, she is trainee psychotherapist in Systematic Family therapy at Institute of Systemic Thinking and Psychotherapy. She has been working as a psychologist in several mental health institutions, both for adults and children, such as social services, hospitals, mental health centres and psychotherapy/counselling centres. She has also been teaching in many private education institutes. Currently, she is practicing psychotherapy privately and she is teaching psychology relevant courses in Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki. Moreover, she is a speaker at international conferences and seminars, while her main field of research is eating disorders and schemata, post-traumatic stress and coping and cognitive psychotherapy.
Alexandra Delipalta holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is specialized in Cognitive - Behavioural Therapy and in training adult educators. She has worked for several years as a tutor, an adult educator and as a scientific and administrative coordinator. She has organized parents’ groups and she has supervised coordinators of parents’ counselling groups for the Institution of Continuous Education and Lifelong Learning. Since 2008, she works as a psychologist - psychotherapist at private practice. She has made presentations at local and international conferences. Her research and therapeutic interests are in the area of anxiety and depressive disorders, child and adolescent psychopathology, personality disorders, couple therapy and cognitive - behavioural therapy.
Dr. Efthimiadis George
George Efthimiadis holds a BSc in Accounting from the Technological Institute of Piraeus, a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Statistics and Modeling from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. At present, he is a PhD candidate of the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia. He has worked for several years as a professor and has worked in various projects as a statistician. He is rapporteur in LAEK’s training programs and has published works in international scientific researches. His research interests are statistical analysis, the statistical quality control, operational research, Markov and semi-Markov processes, time series study.
Dr. Giannouli Vaitsa
Vaitsa Giannouli holds a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has received a PhD in Neuroscience from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her clinical and research interests focus οn the application of neuropsychological methods and advanced neuroimaging techniques for both structural and functional evaluation of the brain-behavior relationship in neurological and psychiatric diseases. She has worked for several years as a tutor and an adult educator. She has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. Her research interests are in the area of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology and quantitative/qualitative methods of research.
Dr. Gougousi Magdalene
Magdalene Gougoussi holds a BSc and a PhD in Psychology (University of Sunderland, UK in cooperation with the University of Crete, Greece). The main body of her work concerns the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies in health psychology and consumer behaviour. She has been teaching research methods and statistics and supervising projects for more than 10 years. She is currently teaching at Mediterranean College (in cooperation with Derby University). Her areas of interest include the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, work psychology and consumer behaviour. Last but not least, Magdalene Gougousi is a certified Adults’ Trainers, trained in The Principles of Adults’ Education, in Vocational Education and Training, in Designing and organization and design of teaching to adults and minors and in School and Educational Psychology. Research interests: integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, work psychology and consumer behavior, educational psychology.
Dr. Iatrou George P.
Dr. George Iatrou holds a bachelor degree in Philosophy, Education and Psychology and a master in Mental Health. He is a Phd candidate at the School of Medicine, University of Thessaly. He is specialized in family therapy and in counseling psychology.He works especially with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and as a counselor for children and families. During the past 3 years he is a certified counselor in good enough parenting and attachment parenting and he coordinates seminars for parents. He has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. His research interests are in empathy, compassion and mental health care.
Dr. Iliopoulou Triantafyllia
Triantafyllia Illiopoulou holds a PhD in Criminology, an MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice and a BSc in Social Work. She currently conducts a postdoctoral research on cybercrime in collaboration with the University of the Peloponnese. As a social worker she has worked in the Hellenic Police, Mental Health Centers, NGOs and at the Anticancer Society. Currently she is working at the School of Fine Arts providing psychosocial support to students while since 2018 she has been teaching at the University of West Attica. She has completed her training in Phenomenological & Existential Analysis & Psychotherapy, providing individual sessions.
Dr. Karagianni Despoina
Despoina Karagianni holds a BSc in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MSc in Inclusive and Special Education from the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is a PhD candidate in the University of Macedonia at the Department of Educational and Social Policy and her research involves how we can develop leadership skills among children. She has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. She is specialized in Family Therapy and has worked as a tutor and an adult educator for the Institution of Youth and Lifelong Learning. Since 2013, she is coordinating parents’ counselling groups and has been a tutor in Lifelong Learning Centers and Institutes of Vocational Training. She has worked as a psychologist in the Greek Police, in institutions with students, parents and educators, with disabled people, refugees and psychiatric patients. She has worked as an external partner in programs from the University of Thessaly and University of Macedonia as well as in the Ministry of Education.
Mr Stavros Karpouchtsis is a psychologist, graduated from the Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a postgraduate degree “Master of science in Counselling Psychology” from the University of Sheffield. He works as a psychotherapist in private practice while teaching at the Psychology programmes of Mediterranean College (HND & Bachelor). He is trained in the person-centered psychotherapy and in the systemic psychotherapy and counselling. He cooperates with the center of Adlerian Psychology in Thessaloniki and the International center of Systemic Therapy in Heidelberg, Germany. He has numerous participations in International conferences and he has published papers in scientific journals and conferences. His research interests focus on issues which concern the areas of Clinical and Counselling Psychology especially anxiety disorders, marriage counselling and group therapy.
Dr. Katsifaraki Maria
Clinical Psychologist, Programme Leader of the Counselling & Psychotherapy programmes
After graduating from the Psychology Department of Panteion University, she continued her studies at Swansea University (UK), where she completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and her PhD in Clinical and Work Psychology. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway for 2.5 years. She has worked as a psychologist at the Psychological Departments of Penteli General Hospital for Children (Athens) and Swansea Central Clinic (UK). Her articles are published in international scientific journals and she has presented her research work at international conferences. She is working both at Mediterranean College and has her private practice in Athens. Research interests: work stress, work relations, burnout & shiftwork.
Eleni Lekka is a graduate from the department of psychology at Panteion University and holds an MSc (Hons) in Educational Psychology from the Institute of Education (University of London). She has gained clinical experience working with children and adolescents at both personal and group sessions. In the past she has worked voluntarily at a private school and at a centre of creative expression for children through arts. Currently, she is collaborating with a non-governmental organization founded to support cancer patients and their families.
Dr. Louka Penelope
Health Psychologist – Head of School of Psychology, PG & UG Psychology Programme Leader
Penelope Louka holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Luton (Great Britain), and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Social and Health Psychology from the University of Westminster (Great Britain). She has worked for several years as a professor at the University of Westminster at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Dr. Louka has published an array of articles in academic and scientific journals and international conferences. She is a Chartered Member (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Research interests: social representations, addictions, quality of life, attitudes about health-illness, stages of change, bereavement.
Dr. Loupou Eleni
Child Psychologist - Psychotherapist
E. Loupou, has obtained her PhD and MA at the University of Essex in the field of Psychoanalytic Studies and her BSc in Psychology. She has been trained in observing and recording the developmental stages that an infant goes through (mother-infant observation Tavistock Clinic) as well as observing and recording the dynamics that develop in the family setting, (University of Essex, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies). Throughout her career she has been employed by private settings specializing in adult, child and adolescent therapeutic intervention. She was also employed by schools (Claydon Highschool) and a school-children’s home (The Ryes School).
Psychologist – Psychotherapist
Georgia Mariakaki studied Psychology at Panteion University in Athens and took her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in Leiden University in the Netherlands. She completed a 4-year training programme in CBT by the Hellenic Society for Behavioural Research. Since 2008 she has worked as a psychotherapist in various settings, such as the Institute for Adult Continuing Education, Ministry of Education, the Alcohol-and Drugs- Detoxification Centre Kompass Direkt / Drogenhilfe in Augsburg, Germany, and the Medical Centre for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy “Verhaltenstherapie Falkenried” in Hamburg, Germany.
Evangelia holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an MSc in Psychology & Counselling from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). She has been trained in Cognitive-behavioural therapy and has also completed training on Systemic therapy. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience at undergraduate & postgraduate psychology programmes in various private and public educational institutes. She has been also working as a Scientific Associate in research projects and clinical trials at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Evangelia has published a series of articles in scientific journals and has made numerous presentations at International and European conferences. She is member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and currently works towards Chartership for the division of Research and Academics at BPS. At present, Ms. Nakopoulou also has a private practice and continues her research in the areas of health and social psychology.
Georgia Nasiopoulou holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is specialized in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and in Group Therapy, and she is certified as an Advanced level Schema Therapist and supervisor. Her last training on the Good Enough Parenting program has certified her as a Parenting Facilitator. She has worked for several years as a tutor and an adult educator. Since 2008, she is coordinating parents’ counseling groups for the Institution of Youth and Lifelong Learning. She also works at private practice as a psychologist and a group therapist. She is the Programme Leader of the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as of the Higher National Diploma in Counselling and Psychology, and the Advanced Professional Certificate in Counselling: Theory and Practice, at Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki. She has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences. Her research interests are in the area of health psychology, psychopathology, psycholinguistics, cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy and schema therapy.
Health Psychologist – Psychotherapist
Eirini Oikonomou is a Health Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Eirini graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and completed her MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey. Eirini is chartered psychologist (MBPSs) accredited from the British Psychological Society (BPS). Eirini has worked as a research fellow and a teaching associate at the University of Oxford for four years. She has worked as a psychologist in psychiatric hospitals both in Athens and in the UK. Her research interests are around eating behaviour and improving health services. She has published her research in various scientific journals and has presented her work in international conferences.
Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist
Lida Palaka is a psychologist, has graduate from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and has a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Psychology (MSc) from the same University. She also has a four-year full-time training in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy by the Institute for Research and Behavioral Therapy, accredited by the European Society of Cognitive Behavioral Studies. She has worked in clinical settings and has gained experience in a wide range of adult psychopathology. She has been trained in psychometric tests and has participated in conferences with oral presentations. She works in private practice as a psychologist providing adult psychotherapy.
Dr. Papamalis Foivos E.
Dr. Foivos E. Papamalis is a public health researcher and practitioner. He has extensive clinical and research experience in diverse settings, served as a member of various advisory boards, EU Expert Groups and worked as scientific advisor and consultant at (inter) governmental and non-governmental bodies in country and abroad. As a senior expert in drug abuse prevention and trade in drug precursors at the Policy and Legal Advice Centre, the European Delegation and the Serbian Ministry of Health, he assessed the transposition of EU Regulations in the Serbian legal order. As an adviser to the National Drug Coordinator Office of Greece (2014-17) , he contributed to the development of the Greek National Drug Strategy 2014 -2020 and provided scientific consultations for strategic upgrade on issues related to national drug policy and on demand reduction strategies. He was a research consultant (2016 - 17) at the Council of Europe, Pompidou Group - examined the potential adverse effects and associated cost of drug control policies in the EU. Dr. Papamalis has been trained in several psycho therapeutic approaches with focus on contemporary psychodynamic approach. He has extensive experience in working in inpatient/outpatient clinical settings as a counselor, team leader and organizational manager. He has experience in working in HRM, liaising with NGOs and cooperating with field experts in transnational research projects on mental health, drug and crime prevention, treatment and social reintegration. He worked as a program manager for a specialized training centre and organized several international psycho therapeutic programs and training modules. He also designed policy recommendations for implementation of contemporary approaches in the penal system promoting therapeutic justice principles and improvement of the legal framework for social inclusion, anti-discrimination legislation, alternatives to incarceration and implementation of human rights oriented policies
Apostolos Peltekis holds a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Cognitive Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Leiden University. He is a certified therapist in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Greek Association of Behavioral Research and Therapy in Thessaloniki and a member of the EABCT. He is also a certified adult trainer. Since 2015, he has been working at “Centre of Life”, a non government organization, providing psychological support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Part of his work is to educate the general population, opposing stigmatization, preventing HIV. During the past decade, he is teaching psychology modules at public Vocational Institutes and at Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In the past, he has worked as a facilitator/coordinator of parent’s groups for the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation, the University of Thessaly, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Municipality of Kalamaria, NGO ARSIS and other sectors providing psychosocial services. He has published articles in academic and scientific journals and has made presentations at international conferences.
Counsellor & Health Psychologist
Nektaria Pouli holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Crete, an MSc in Health Psychology from Kings College/ UCL, London, and an MA in Counselling Studies from the University of Durham, UK. She worked as a lecturer in UK Universities & held the post of Research Associate at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. Nektaria has published articles in the fields of health and counselling psychology and she is a Graduate member of British Psychological Society as well as a licensed psychologist under the Greek state
Existential & Systemic Therapist
Poulopoulou Elena is a psychologist graduated from the Department of Psychology, University of Crete and holds a postgraduate degree "Master in Mental Health" for the University of Athens. She is an existential and systemic family psychotherapist. She works as a psychologist in structure and social rehabilitation of the Company of Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents (APHCA). She also has a private practice as a psychotherapist conducting individual, group, family and couple sessions.
Public Health Inspector
Elpida Roussakou is a graduate of the department of Public Hygiene, T.E.I of Athens. In 2016 she completed her studies at the MSc program "Health and Safety in the Workplace" which is organized by the Medical Department of the Democritus University of Thrace in collaboration with the Departments of Public Health and Nursing of T.E.I of Athens. Since 2010, she has attended several conferences and since 2016 she has been working as a freelancer and she is the lead scientist of the company Hygioacts.
Giorgos Stamoulos holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from University of Piraeus and an MSc in Techno-Economical Systems awarded by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He gained a second MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Derby). He has been active in managerial positions while conducting research work in the areas of workplace psychosocial risks and personnel training in large public organizations. He also presents clinical experience focusing mainly on Couple and Divorce Counselling.
George Thomas holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Psychology from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and Essex University (Great Britain), respectively. He worked for several years as a psychologist at the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica (PS.H.A.) and 414 SNEN Psychiatric Hospital. He is a trainer in educational seminars cooperating with private and public bodies working in the field of mental health (KYPEKO, KETHI, COSMOANELIXIS). He also works privately as a psychotherapist. Research interests: social psychology, sex and human evolution, drugs and addictions, behavioural compliance and safety.
Thanos Touloupis is a special education teacher in Primary Education with Postgraduate and Doctoral studies in the field of Developmental and School Psychology, in School of Psychology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). He has taught in a variety of educational settings in (General and Special) Primary Education. Also, he has worked at the Differentiation, Diagnosis and Support Center of Western Thessaloniki, making the educational assessment of students with special educational needs. During the academic year 2018-2019 he is an adjunct faculty member at School of Psychology (AUTh), working at a laboratory, teaching and research level. At the same time, he collaborates as an educational staff in the Inter-University Distance Learning Postgraduate Program “Special Education” of the University of Nicosia in collaboration with the University of Patras. His research interests concern fields of Applied Psychology in Education, such as Educational, School and Developmental Psychology. Particularly, he focuses on issues of psycho-educational assessment and support of students with special educational needs, as well as, on prevention and/or treatment of bullying, cyberbullying, and online risk behaviors among students generally. Furthermore, he is interested in the role of teachers and parents against these phenomena, studying at the same time occupational factors (e.g., job satisfaction/burnout) that affect teachers’ job over the psycho-educational support of students with or without special educational needs. He is a lecturer at international conferences and publishes articles in international and Greek scientific Journals from the field of Psychology and Education. Finally, he has been selected by Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (H.S.PE.T.E.) as a regular member of the five-member Committee on Ethics of Research with a three-year service (2018-2021).
Foteini Tsantila holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Social-Clinical Psychology, Addictions and Psychosocial problems from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is specialized in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and in Group Therapy, and she has been educated as a Gestalt therapist. Her last training on Psychopathology of infants, children and adolescents program has certified her as a school and evolutionary therapist. She has worked for several years as a group therapist in Therapeutic Programs for Addiction. Since 2010, she is coordinating counselling groups for Self Help Programs. She also works at private practice as a psychologist and a group therapist. and in School ussi. Hlydate inShe has published articles in academic and scientific journals and she participated in the greek scientific group for the weighting process of the Fourth World version of Intelligence Scale for Adults (WAIS –IV). Her research interests are in the area of psychopathology, neuropsychology, alternative psychοtherapy, cognitive- behavioral therapy, group therapy and integrative therapy.
Evangelia Tserpeli is a BSc (Hons) graduate of Open University (U.K.). She has a master’s degree (MSc) in Psychological Research Methods awarded by the University of Plymouth (U.K.). She is a PhD student at the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (section of Psychology), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has taken part in European research projects and has presented at national and international conferences. Research interests: family relationships with an emphasis on father role and parenting (parental acceptance-rejection), social justice as well as the implementation/evaluation of evidence-based programs.
Psychologist – Criminologist
Olga Tzouramani is a Psychologist-Criminologist, holding an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, an MSc in Criminology, and is a Ph.D(c) in the school of Criminology at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). She has teaching experience at the University of Nicosia, on the subject “Sexual and Violent Crimes” as part of the curriculum for the MSc program in Criminology. She has also practical experience with substance abusing individuals at a rehabilitation center as well as with patients who had experienced different types of traumas, such as sexual abuse.
Psychologist – Psychotherapist
Lemonia Zapanditou holds a BSc in Psychology (University of Glamorgan, U.K.), a Diploma in Positive Psychology (Hellenic Association of Positive Psychology) and an MSc Degree in Counselling (University of Thessaly, Greece). During her postgraduate studies, she has been trained in the synthetic model of Counselling. Her clinical experience as a Counselling Psychologist and researcher, was acquired mostly working in public mental health services in Greece providing psychological support to social vulnerable groups, parent teams, school teachers and students. At present she is in private practice providing counseling & psychotherapy, to adults, adolescents and couples.