Associates of the Training and Research Institute of Systemic Psychotherapy

 A. Organizations



SOS- Children’s Villages Greece

A large, independent, non-governmental organization which protects children deprived of parental care. It builts families for children in need, it helps them shape their own futures and it shares in the development of their community. www.sos-villages.gr/en 

B. Clinical supervisors

Androulaki Dimitra, DipPsych, IADAC, ECP- Psychologist/ Psychotherapist/ Family Therapist
Currently working in private practice. She worked for the Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) with drug abusing adolescents and their families. She was Director of the Early Intervention Network “KETHEA-PLEFSI” (2000-2111), the first treatment program in Greece for adolescents and their families who use psychotropic substances on experimental /occasional basis and/or abuse the internet. She trained in systemic and family therapy at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations (a member of EFTA-TIC). She is an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor, (ICADC) from ICRC (International Certification &Reciprocity Consortium). Member of the Society of Professionals working in the Drug Abuse field (ITACA). Also, member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM) and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH). She holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP) by EAP.
Georgios Kissas, PhD, ECP – Psychologist, Theologist, Psychotherapist/Family Therapist.

He is currently working in private practice. He has worked for many years as trainer and supervisor at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relationships (a member of EFTA-TIC), where he also received his own training. He has co-edited several books on families, children and schools in connection to issues of psychology and psychotherapy, and has written book chapters in edited books on systemic and family therapy. His work has had wide coverage in the media and has run his own radio program in the past. He is a member of the Association of Greek Psychologists (SEPS). He is also member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM) and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH). He holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP) by EAP.

Eleana Koumpi, ΜΑ, ECP- Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Family Therapist

Currently working in private practice. She has worked as trainer of systemic therapists at SKEPSY (a member of EFTA-TIC), and worked at EPIPSY (University Research Institute of Mental Health) as researcher, trainer and supervisor of mental health professionals in the area of prevention.  She trained in systemic and family therapy and systemic diagnosis at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations (a member of EFTA-TIC). She a member of the Association of Greek Psychologists (SEPS). She is also member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM) and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH). She holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP) by EAP.

Oikonomou Efstathia (Efi), BA, ECP- Social worker, Psychotherapist/Family Therapist

She works at the forefront of community social services and as a collaborator in private psychotherapy practices. In the past she worked as head of the social services in the district of Nea Erythrea, in the suburbs of Athens.  She also worked as co-ordinator at the Drybeteio Mental Health Prevention Centre of the same district, and today she works at the social service department of the new extended district of Kifisia-Ekali-Nea Erythrea. She trained in systemic and family therapy at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations (a member of EFTA-TIC). She is member of the Association of Greek Social Workers (SKLE). She is also member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM) and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH). She holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP) by EAP.
Stamataki, Maria, MCs, ECP- Psychotherapist/Family Therapist, Founder of MARTE MEO Greece

Currently working in private practice. She is founder of MARTE MEO Greece and BRACE SCE which won a “Destination Change” award from the International Organization Ashoka. In the past she has worked in the area of drug prevention for OKANA (Organisation for Combating Drugs) and as a trainer for the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relationships (a member of EFTA-TIC), where she has also received her own training. She is a member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM) and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH). She holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP) by EAP.

 

Thanopoulou Kyriaki (Kia), MSc, ECP- Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Family Therapist.

Currently working in the Unit of Family Therapy of the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica (ΨΝΑ). In the past she has worked as trainer of systemic therapists at SKEPSY (a member of EFTA-TIC), and worked at EPIPSY (University Research Institute of Mental Health) as researcher, trainer and supervisor of mental health professionals in the area of prevention.  She trained in systemic and family therapy and systemic diagnosis at the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations (a member of EFTA-TIC). She has published in the area of systemic psychotherapy, attachment and loss. She is board member of the E-Journal of the Hellenic Systemic Thinking and Family Therapy Association (HESTAFTA) (a member of EFTA-NFTO). She is a member of the Association of Greek Psychologists (SEPS) and of HESTAFTA. She is also member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM). She holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP) by EAP.


Zotos, Alexis, ECP- Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Family Therapist

Currently works in private practice. In the past he has worked in the area of rehabilitation for the mentally ill and has organised seminars in schools addressed to parents and children on the topic of mental health prevention and family relations. He has also been involved in the translation of many books on psychology and psychotherapy. He worked for many years as trainer at the Laboratory for the Human Relations (a member of EFTA-TIC) where he also received his own training. He is a member of the Association of Greek Psychologists (SEPS). He is also member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA-CIM) and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH). He holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP) by EAP.


C. Mental Health Professionals


Georgouleas George, MSC-Psychologist

He is a psychologist with an MSc in School Psychology from the Psychology Department of the University of Athens where he is also a PhD candidate in Developmental Psychology and where participates in a number of research projects. He works at the counseling and psychological service of “Filekpaideftiki Etaireia” , the oldest educational (public non profitable) foundation in Greece. 

 Tsiolis Konstantinos- Psychiatrist
A graduate of Medical School, Patras. He did his internship as a psychiatrist at the psychiatric clinic of Sismanogleio Hospital, the neurological clinic of Aeginitio Hospital and the General Clinic of Amalia Fleming Hospital in Athens. While at the Sismanogleio Hospital he specialized in sexual disorders and trained in cognitive and psychoanalytic therapy. He has worked at KMOP is an Athens-based NGO that focuses on issues pertaining to social welfare and health, at the Sinouri Psychiatric Clinic, and the Lyrakou Psychiatric Clinic where he is an associate to date. 

Aspasia Tsiota, Pyschologist- Child Psychologist (M.Sc.)- Family Therapist
Aspasia Tsiota was born, lives and works in Athens. She works in private practice with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group sessions. She studied psychology at Panteion University, Athens and holds an M.Sc in Child Psychology from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She trained as a systemic therapist at the Laboratoty for the Study of Human Relations, where she also trained in systemic/relational diagnosis. She has also trained at ICPS, Athens, in Counselling Skills form a child-centered (Rogerian) perspective




D. Research Associates

Tarasis, Prodromos, BA Psychology and Human Communication- Psychotherapist/Family Therapist.

Currently works in private practice. In the past he has worked for the Ministry of Justice in pilot programs for juvenile delinquents and prisoners. He has collaborated with mental clinics in diagnosis and intervention programs. He has also worked as project manager in qualitative research marketing projects. He is a board member of the Hellenic Association for Counseling and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH) and member of EFTA-CIM.

Viou, Maria, MSc.- Psychotherapist/Family Therapist

Currently works in private practice and is a PhD student at the University of Thessaloniki where she also teaching assistant in courses of qualitative psychology research. Her research interests are in the area of systemic psychotherapy, narrative and dialogical approaches. She has trained at ‘Λόγω Ψυχής’ – Training and Research Institute for Systemic Psychotherapy. She is a member of the Hellenic Association for Counseling and the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy (HELASYTH).


E. Interdisciplinary Professionals


Arts

Adamou, Vicky. Actress, performer, director

She is co-founder co-director of Kinitiras Studio, the first Artistic Residency Centre in Athens. Performs, directs and teaches acting to adults and to children both at Kinitiras and at schools as part of extra-curriculum activities. She has written, directed and played in a number of successful theatrical plays, including “Strategies for Survival” which she wrote inspired by cases published by the “Hearing Voices” Movement. www.kinitiras.com

Petrovits-Androutsopoulou- Loty- Author

She has published more than 62 books for children and adults. A number of them have been translated in other languages. Awarded twice by the Academy of Athens and nominated twice for the International Andersen Award. Past president and present honorary president of IBBY Greece, and an honorary life board member of IBBY International. www.loty.gr

Social Sciences

Papatheodorou, Christos, PhD- Professor of Social Policy

Teaches at Panteion University. Previously Dean of the School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences, University of Thrace. A founding member and past president of the Hellenic Social Policy Association Greece. He has been visiting researcher at LSE-STICERD, London where he also completed his doctorate and post-doctorate studies, and visiting professor at the VU University Amsterdam. Works in the area of poverty and economic deprivation and has run many research projects in collaboration with many organisations. In recent years he collaborates with UNICEF Greece in publishing data on child poverty. http://christospapatheodorou.com