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 Expert  729005

Expert in Clinical Psychology, Personality and Neuropsychological Assessments, Research


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Expert obtained her Doctorate degree in Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry from the University of London, UK. She is a Honorary Visiting Research Associate of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and a Scientific Fellow of Hippocration General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is a Chartered Psychologist of The British Psychological Society. Expert has worked in clinical and research settings, with patients in psychiatric hospitals and rehabilitation units in Greece and in the UK (Maudsley Hospital, London; Bethlem Royal Hospital, Kent; Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge; Hippocration General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Thessaloniki, Greece; University of Athens, Psychiatric Department, Athens, Greece). She is experienced in neuropsychological and psychometric assessments. Her clinical interests involve the assessment and treatment of adult anxiety disorders, depression, psychosis, relationship problems, smoking cessation as well as assisting the relatives or carers of people with mental disorders. Her theoretical and clinical background is based on cognitive-behavioural and ecclectic approaches, body/mind medicine and mindfulness. She has been trained in psychotherapeutic methods as well as in specific programmes for anxiety, depression and psychosis. She has translated 2 books on psychology and psychiatry from English into Greek, Theory of Mind Tests, and she is in the process of publishing a book on depression and women.
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clinical psychology

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adult psychology

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mental disorder

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mental health

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posttraumatic stress disorder

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psychosis

Expert's theoretical and clinical background is based on cognitive-behavioural and ecclectic approaches, body/mind medicine and mindfulness. She has been trained in psychotherapeutic methods as well as in specific programmes for anxiety, depression and psychosis. On the basis of an ecclectic approach she is treating adult anxiety disorders (panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessions-compulsions), depression, psychosis, personality disorders, phobias, eating disorders, painful emotions and conflicts that may be involved in infertility. She has currently developed a smoking cessation programme. She is also working with relatives or carers of people with mental disorders in order to assist them in managing the difficulties that arise from living with a person with psychological difficulties.

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adult psychotherapy

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psychotherapy

Expert is experienced in psychological assessments. Her approach is based on a detailed clinical interview and the use of the most valid psychometric tests. She can provide evalutations, consultations and reports about personality, problems of everyday functioning due to mental illness or other psychological difficulties. During her clinical work in the Psychiatric Department of Hippocration General Hospital Expert has assessed more than 400 patients using clinical interviews and psychometric evaluations such as: MMPI-2, Rorschach Inkblot Test, I.P.D.E., Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire, M.I.N.I., Hamilton Depression Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Scale, Symptom Checklist 90-R, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Self-description, Draw-a-Person in patients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, alcohol and drug dependency, patients from the general hospital.

During her work in The Psychiatric Department of Hippocration General Hospital, Expert has worked as a consultant and provided evaluations after assessing psychopathology and personality in people that needed special evaluation in order to work as judges, bank personnel, security officers, or gain pensions.

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psychological evaluation

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psychometrics

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personality assessment

Expert is experienced in the neuropsychological evaluation of adults and children. She provides assessments and consulations in English and Greek. Her area of expertise involves the following areas: 1. neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer) 2. neurodevelopmental disorders in childen (e.g. autism) and adults (e.g. Asperger) 3. Dyslexia 4. Acquired brain injury 5. Cognitive deficits (memory-attention and executive function deficits)

Expert provides a full assessment of cognitive function such a attention, memory, executive function, psycho-motor ability, language, intelligence. She performs the assessment using a detailed clinical interview and the latest modern and valid neuropsychological tests. During her clinical and research work in the Maudsley Hospital, London; Bethlem Royal Hospital, Kent; Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge; Hippocration General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Thessaloniki, Greece; University of Athens, Psychiatric Department, Athens, Greece, Expert has assessed more than 300 patients using clinical interviews and neuropsychological assessmens such as Clock Drawing Test, Mini Mental State Examination, Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices Test, Trail Making Test A and B, Stroop Task, subscales of the WAIS-IV, Ray Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Babcock Story Recall Test , Verbal Fluency Task, Rey Complex Figure Test in patients with schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, acquired brain injury.

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neuropsychology

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clinical neuropsychology

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learning disability

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neuropsychology assessment

Expert provides a detailed evaluation and consultation of your research project that involves any aspect of mental health. She is an anonymous scientific reviewer for International Journals such as Schizophrenia Research, The British Journal of Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine.
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research evaluation

Expert's research focuses on Theory of Mind abilities and neuropsychological function in mental disorders. She is experienced in the design, data collection and statistical analysis of psychological and psychiatric research as well as in the writing up of results and scientific papers. She can provide consultations about research design, data collection and statistical analysis.
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psychiatric research

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psychology research

Expert has a wide knowledge on cognitive psychology, and she provides consultations about issues that involve the field.
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cognitive psychology

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psychology


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2008   PhD   Psychology and Psychiatry   Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London  
2002   MSc   Cognitive Psychology   University of Essex  
2001   BA (Distinction)   Psychology   The American College of Thessaloniki   Distinction
2001   Certificate   Psychotherapy-Psychodrama   The London Center of Psychodrama-Psychotherapy  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to 2010

 

Hippocration General Hospital

 

Psychiatry

 

Clinical Psychologist and Fellow

 

Expert assessed and treated patients with mental disorders (anxiety, panic attacks, depression, psychosis, depersonalization, obsessive-compulsive disorder). She also assessed patients with Alzheimer's disease and cognitive deficits and provided consultations and personality evaluations to people that needed to be hired as judges, security officers, policemen, or people that needed pensions.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Chartered Psychologist of The British Psychological Society

Awards/Recognition

Expert has been invited to present her work in international conferences and she has been awarded a travel grant from Brain to present her work in the 13th Biennial Workshop on Schizophrenia Research, 2006, Davos, Switzerland. More recently Expert received a Young Scientist Award for her work on verbal memory deficits in schizophrenia (14th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders, 2008, Montreux, Switzerland)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

She has translated 2 books from English into Greek. She has written a self-help book on depression in women.


Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
She is providing consultations and reports in courts for patients or issues that involve her field. She is also working closely with lawyers.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2002   United Kingdom   Expert was assessing patients with schizophrenia at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge.
2002 to 2003   United Kingdom   Expert was assessing patients with schizophrenia at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Kent.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Fluent

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

She has developed an online workshop called "Introduction to the neuropsychology of major depression and schizophrenia". She delivers the workshop either online or to institutions, universities, hospitals that are interested in hosting the clinical workshop at their space.


 

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