Maria Ioannou

Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapist

Experience

08/2019 - Today

Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapist

Pick Up The Thread, Nikaia, Attica

- Founder of ''Pick Up The Thread'' and Coordinator of Psychotherapy Sessions,
(Psychoanalytical Approach), Private Practice.

06/2018 - 06/2020

Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapist

Municipality of Neo Irakleio, Attica

- Individual Psychotherapy Sessions, Psychoanalytic Approach

- Οnline Sessions for the psychological support of the citizens during the
Corona Pandemic.

11/2018 - 05/2019

Licensed Psychologist

Education Managment ''Αει Φέρειν'' - OAKA, Marousi

- Conducting experiential educational programs in children aged 18 months and over, focused on emotional treatment.

Conducting a weekly, experiential parenting group with the aim of enhancing their role and strengthening their relationship with the child, through their own ongoing development.

- Working with the non profit organisation 'Apostoli' on the psychosocial development and support of adult and child immigrants.

- Availability for psychological support of children and parents and conducting individual meetings in crisis periods.

11/2014 -05/2015

Psychologist Intern

Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse & Addiction of the Municipality of Kifissia. Member of OKANA Greece

- Participation to the European Boys and Girls Plus program and translate the project from English to Greek.

- Participation in a weekly basis to the program against smoking in a group of smokers, as an observer. Summon up the necessary material for the lectures.

- Briefing about the health promotion programs of the children and adolescents and participation as an observer in the implementation of the programs in public schools.

- Secretarial support, writing press releases, providing help in seminars and conferences and working with deadlines.

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Education

2016 - 2020

European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

2011 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

1999 - 2011

Arsakeio Tositseio Ekalis School

Volunteering

03/2016 - Today

Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapist

Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse & Addiction of the Municipality of Kifissia. Member of OKANA Greece

-Training on prevention programs and co-ordination of interventions in public schools.

-Participating in experiential workshops and conducting actions to promote psychosocial health in schools and the local community.

-Participation in the planned meetings of the volunteer group, following the systemic approach.  

10/2013 - 10/2015

Psychologist Intern

''Nea Thalpi'' Retirement home, Agios Stefanos, Athens

- Interaction with people suffering from Alzheimer disease and with people that are mentally characterized as severe cases.

- Collaboration with the Occupational Therapist to recover and maintain the daily living skills of the elderly, by performing cognitive activities (crossword puzzles etc.).

- Appliance of the Mini-Mental state examination (MMSE) with supervision and guidance, to estimate the severity and progression of cognitive impairment and to follow the course of cognitive changes in an individual over time.

- Individual visits to mild cases to promote my own initiatives, while having a supervisor.

- Interaction with people suffering from Nutritional Disorders or Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Eleni Charouli

Licensed Psychologist, M.Sc. Counseling Psychology

Experience

09/2019 - Today

Licensed Psychologist

Μάθηση Λόγος Learning and Psychological Support Center

- Counseling and psychological support to children and adolescents.

- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Asperger's, Developmental Disorders), development of emotional regulation, social skills, stress management.

- Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity Disorder, learning to self-organize, school preparation, delimiting classroom behavior. 

- Addressing childhood fears.

- Emotional management of childhood loss.

- Parent advisory groups.

- Writing and publishing texts on topics of psychological interest. 

- Presenting cases at interdisciplinary team meetings.

11/2014 - 03/2015

Psychologist Intern

Greek Center for Mental Health and Research (Ε.ΚΕ.Ψ.Υ.Ε)

- Monitoring therapeutic work (psychological evaluation of new cases, intakes,
follow-up events).

- Updating individual files and completing relevant documents.

- Phone intakes.

- Secretarial support.

02/2018 - 05/2019

Psychologist Intern

«Αθηνά» Therapy Program - University of Athens Psychiatric Clinic and OKANA

- Reception and diagnosis Interviews, social history taking, testing (Liebowitz Social Phobia Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Treatment Demand Indicator), treatment of new cases.

- Clinical and counseling interventions, individual and couples therapy and family therapy follow-up sessions for drug, alcohol and internet addiction.

- Conduct information sessions on the operation of the Program and mobilization for treatment initiation.

- Attend interdisciplinary team meetings - case discussions and planning.

- Participation in the research of the Program (participation in presentations in conferences and workshops, compilation of statistical indicators of the annual activity of the institution, conducting a thesis, attendance of OKANA training programs and meetings of the Psychiatric Clinic of Aiginitio).

- Secretarial support (telephone intakes, appointment scheduling).

Education

2017 - 2019

M.Sc. Counseling Psychology and Counseling in Education, Health and Work.

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Democritus University of Thrace, Athena

2011 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

2008 - 2011

6th General High School of Ilion

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