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   An Affiliated Training Center of Albert Ellis Institute   

Training and Supervision Programs in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Adults

 

Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive &
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Affiliated Training Center of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA

 

Four-year Training in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy sith Adults (Two-Year Training Program and Two-Year Supervision Program)

 


Training Period: 2019-2020

 


Trainers:
Chrysoula Kostogiannis (Ph.D., RECBT, Ellis Scholar)
Demetris Katsikis (Ph.D., RECBT)

 


The program is intended for Mental and Health Professionals (psychologists, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, physicians, human resources executives)

 

3 Aristeidou Str., Maroussi
P.C. 151 22, Athens, Greece
Tel: 210-6142110
E-mail: info@recbt.gr
Site : www.recbt.gr

 

[See at the bottom of this text for an application]

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General Information

 

Purpose

Cognitive-Behavioral approaches in psychotherapy, counseling and education with adults are effective in dealing with a broad range of psychological difficulties (Dobson, 2009). Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, the first cognitive behavioral approach in psychological practice, which was founded in 1955 by the psychologist and psychotherapist Albert Ellis, has been globally recognized as the most innovative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in various adult populations (e.g., David, Lynn, & Ellis, 2010).

The programs offered by the Hellenic Institute follows the latest developments in the field. Their goal is to help professionals gain a deep theoretical and practical knowledge in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and improve their professional skills.

 

Validity of Continuous Professional Development and Education

The Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy collaborates with the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, USA. The Albert Ellis Institute is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), by the National Board of Certified Counselors and the National American Association of Social Workers.

The Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy retains full responsibility of its programs while it is certified as the only official Albert Ellis affiliated training center in Greece.

 

Credibility of Continuous Professional Development and Education

The training program during the first two years (Primary and Advanced Training Program in RE&CBT with Adults) is intended for mental and health professionals and other professionals who work with adults (see information on the cover page). Graduates of the two above mentioned programs, have the opportunity to apply for the supervision program (Associate Fellows Supervision Program and Fellow Supervision Program with Adults) which also last two years. Graduates of the Primary and Advanced Training Programs have the opportunity to apply for the Two-Year Fellowship Supervision Programs (Associate Fellowship Supervision Program and Fellowship Supervision Program with Adults). With the successful completion of each supervision training program, a certificate of participation is provided. With the successful completion of the complete four-year program (i.e. two-year RE&CBT training and two-year supervision training) a Certificate of Full Professional Training in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Adults is granted.

This Certificate offers the opportunity to apply for the accreditation stages of the Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. Through the accreditation, trained professionals/therapists in RE&CBT with Adults will have earned the title Professionals (i.e., Psychotherapists) specialized in RE&CBT with Adults.

The Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Adults offers trainees a practically-oriented, intensive and thorough analysis of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Theory on a variety of mental health issues concerning adults while the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Adults offers intensive clinical practice and deeper theoretical training. The Associate Fellowship and Fellowship Supervision Programs respectively offer the opportunity to undertake clients under close supervision aiming at the ethical and effective application of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory with Adults. Both two-year trainings include additional research and training activities which are presented in detail below in the context of this booklet.

 

Practicum

Clinical practice is included in both years of the training program (Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Adults). During these two years, clinical practice is carried out through role-play exercises, therapeutic session assimilations and skills with video demonstration, among others.

With the completion of the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Adults, trainees will have the opportunity to apply for the first year of the Supervision Program (Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults) and later on for the second year of the Supervision Program (Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults) as professionals who wish to specialize in mental health issues of adults with the RE&CBT framework. In the context of these two programs, professionals will be able to conduct psychotherapy sessions with adults at the Institute under supervision, to co-lead group psychotherapy, counseling and Rational-Emotive Education with mental health professionals and to participate in research and experiential groups through special workshops in the context of the various actions of the Hellenic Institute for RE&CBT as they are presented in detail on the website www.recbt.gr

Indicatively, the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Adults include lectures, training in primary intervention and therapy on an individual and group level, identification of warning signs for the development of adult difficulties and disorders, client analysis and role-play exercises with practice in various clinical skills.

 

In addition, specialization in the following areas is offered:
• Therapy on addictions (substances, eating)
• Psychometric Scales (e.g. MMPI 2, 16PF, WISC, Achenbach, TAT/CAT, etc.)

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PRIMARY TRAINING PROGRAM IN RE&CBT WITH ADULTS

 

Program

During the Primary Training Program trainees will be taught:

• The Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for emotional and behavioral disorders as well as relevant therapeutic techniques
• Ways of developing therapeutic alliance during therapy
• Diagnostic strategies according to the A-B-C Model
• How to develop RE&CBT therapy strategies
• Strategies for the change of dysfunctional beliefs
• The application of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in different clinical problems, as mentioned in the curriculum below

 

Requirements of Participation

The program is designed for mental and health professionals (psychologists, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, doctors, and human resources executives). Minimum requirement for training participation is a Bachelor’s degree in one of the aforementioned areas, whereas, a Master’s Degree in the areas mentioned above is highly desirable.

 

Duration/Cost and Primary Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults is 280 hours (100 hours of theoretical and practical training in RE&CBT, 50 hours of research, journal club meetings, writing of the first part of the research thesis and preparation/presentation of a case study, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year and 100 hours of individual study of scientific and professional literature review and homework assignments).

In addition, completion of 30 hours of personal therapy is required. The cost of personal psychotherapy services and the workshops and other actions of the Institute are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of personal psychotherapy depend on the therapist’s status (therapist in training or certified therapist), while the Institute’s actions prices (e.g., basic workshops) vary according to the type of the action (see below for information regarding trainees discount when membership is current.

The Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults begins in September and ends in June of the next year. Lessons will be conducted a weekend per month between 10:00 and 17:00. The cost is 1,000€ per year, or 100€ per month, examinations costs are included. In addition, the additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training) have a 20% discount for the Program’s trainees. It is noted that with your enrolment in the program there is a registration fee (100 €) and the associate membership fee (30 € current year fee and 10€ only for initial membership application). The Associate Membership Identity, which is renewed every year, provides you a 20% discount in all workshops of the Hellenic Institute). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

Program participation each month is prepaid during the first week of the month. Otherwise, participation in the training meetings is not allowed until payment is received. In case of credit card payments, you will be charged the credit card expenses.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. professional deposits 500€ instead of 1000€ for the specific year). The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate in the training every year.

It is noted that the research paper is carried out during both the Primary and Advance Program in RE&CBT with adults and continues throughout its duration. There is also the possibility of expanding and utilizing the research in the Supervision Program in RE&CBT as long the trainee completes the full RE&CBT program. The Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adult research assignment includes choosing a research area of interest and writing a literature review which is submitted in June with the completion of the Primary Program in RE&CBT with adults. The research is designed in the context of the Institute’s Research Group which is conducted by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.

 

Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Primary Certificate Training in RE&CBT with adults you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the individual and group assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above adequately deliver in the written and oral exams during the practical exams in June, submit your literature review on the research topic that you have chosen and meet the participation requirement (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed the Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults.

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ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM IN RECBT WITH ADULTS


Program

During the Advanced Training Program, trainees will broaden and deepen their knowledge in advanced Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory and in relevant clinical applications.

 

Requirements for Training Participation

The program is designed for mental and health professionals (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, mental health nurses, doctors, human resources executives). Basic requirement for training participation is the successful completion of the Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults.

 

Duration/Cost and Advanced Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults is 280 hours (100 hours of theoretical and practical training in RE&CBT, 50 hours of research, journal club meetings, writing of the second part of the research thesis and preparation/presentation of a case study, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year and 100 hours of individual study of scientific and professional literature review and homework assignments).

In addition, completion of 30 hours of personal therapy is required (in case that it has not been completed the previous academic year). The cost of personal psychotherapy services and the workshops and other actions of the Institute are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of personal psychotherapy depend on the therapist’s status (therapist in training or certified therapist) while the Institute’s actions prices (e.g., basic workshops) vary according to the type of the action (see below for information regarding trainees discount with current membership).

The Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults begins in October and ends in June of the next year. Lessons will be conducted a weekend per month between 10:00 and 17:00. The cost is 1,000 € per year, or 111 € per month, including examinations. In addition, the additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training). It is noted that at your enrollement in the program there is a registration fee (50 €) and a renewal of the associate membership fee (30 € each year). The Associate Membership Identity provides you a 20% discount on all workshops of the Hellenic Institute). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. professional deposits 500€ instead of 1,000 € for the specific year). The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate in the training every year.

It is noted that the research paper is carried out during both the Primary and Advance Program in RE&CBT with adults and continues throughout its duration. There is also the possibility of expanding and utilizing the research in the Supervision Program in RE&CBT as long the trainee completes the full RE&CBT program. During the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults, research assignment includes composing a full research proposal of the investigation of the research area of interest that has been chosen during the previous year. The research proposal is submitted in June with the completion of the Advanced Program in RE&CBT with adults. The research is designed in the context of the Institute’s Research Group which is conducted by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.

 

Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Advanced Program in RE&CBT with adults you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the individual and group assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above, adequate performance in the written and oral exams during practical exams in June, submit your research proposal on the research topic that you have chosen during the previous year and meet the participation requirement (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults.

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Curriculum of the Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Adults



October 19-20 2019:

• Introduction to RE&CBT Theory

 

November 9-10 2019:

• RE&CBT & Anxiety/Anxiety Disorders

 

December 7-8 2018:

• RE&CBT & Depression/Mood Disorders/Suicide

 

January 18-19 2020:

• RE&CBT and Anger/Anger Disorders

 

February 15-16 2020:

• RE&CBT and Hurt/Complicated Grief/PTSD

 

March 21-22 2020:

• RE&CBT and Guilt/Shame

 

May 9-10 2020:

• RE&CBT and Jealousy/Envy/Sexual Problems

 

June 2019: Exams

 

Certificate of Participation in the Primary Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults is provided.

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Curriculum of the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with Adults

 

September 5-6 2019:


•Recent developments in RE&CBT

 

November 16-17 2019:


• RE&CBT: Personality Disorders

 

December 14-15 2020:


• RE&CBT & Addictions

 

January 25-26 2020:


•RE&CBT & Eating Disorders

 

February 22-23 2020:


• RE&CBT & Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

 

March 28-29 2020:


• RE&CBT diverse populations: Women and men, religious people, ageing populations, LGBTQ+ clients, clients w/ disabilities, forensic populations

 

May 16-17 2020:


• RE&CBT: Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

 

June 2019:

• Exams

 

 

Certificate of Participation in the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults is provided.

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Associate Fellowship Supervision Program (Part 1) in RE&CBT with Adults

 

Program

During the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program trainee will be able to conduct psychotherapy sessions with clients and apply, under supervision, the Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Therapy and Counseling in different adult populations. In addition, they will deepen and utilize their work in relevant research that they have chosen and they will take active part in advanced clinical applications and actions that are suggested by the Hellenic Institute’s scientific personnel.

 

Requirements for Training Participation

The program is designed for mental and health professionals (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, mental health nurses, doctors, human resources executives). Basic requirement for training participation is the successful completion of the Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults.

 

Duration/Cost and Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults is 806 hours (96 hours of supervision, 70 hours research and journal club meetings, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year, 15 of which will concern RE&CBT, 30 hours research data collection, 300 hours clinical work with at least four (4) clients and writing four case studies respective, 150 hours of readings and/or volunteer work at the Institute, 100 hours participation at the Open School for Well Being and Mental Health and 30 hours clinical practice supervision support).

In respect with the case undertaking, the following must apply: Associate Fellows assume the responsibility to carry out four (4) audio-taped or video-taped clients as therapists or co-therapists in individual, group, family or couple therapeutic sessions.

The cost of the workshops and other actions of the Institute are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of the Institute’s actions prices (e.g., basic workshops) vary according to the type of the action (see below for information regarding trainees discount in the context of associate membership identity).

The Associate Fellowship Supervision Program begins in September and ends in July of the next year. Supervision meetings will be conducted two Fridays per month (the first and third Friday of each month) from 17:30 to 20:30. The cost is 1,700 € per year, or 155 € per month, examinations costs are included. The additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training) have a 20% discount for the Program’s trainees. It is noted that with your enrolment in the program there is a registration fee (50 €) and the associate membership fee (30 € current year fee). The Associate Membership Identity, which is renewed every year, provides you a 20% discount in all workshops of the Hellenic Institute). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

Program participation each month is prepaid during the first week of the month. Otherwise, participation in the training meetings is not allowed until payment is received. In case of credit card payments, you will be charged the credit card expenses.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. professional deposits 850 € instead of 1,700 € for the specific year). The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as were presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate the training every year.

It is noted that the implementation of the research paper during the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults is expanded and utilized in the Supervision Program. During the Associate Fellowship Program in RE&CBT with adults research includes data collection in research field that the trainees have chosen. Ideally, data collection is completed by June, during the examination procedure of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults, but this depends on the nature and research sample process of each trainee. The research is designed and implemented in the context of the Institute’s Research Group which is conducted by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.

 

Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above, adequate performance in the written and oral exams during the practical exams in June, submit your collected data in the research topic that you have chosen (see information for data collection above) and meet the participation requirement (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed the Associate Fellowship in RE&CBT with adults.

Exact examination dates in June examinations, will be announced in advance. Exams will be with examiners-supervisors of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York.

Certificate of Participation in the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RECBT with adults is provided.

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Associate Fellowship Supervision Program (Part 2) in RE&CBT with Adults

 

 

Program

During the Fellowship Supervision Program, trainees will be able to conduct psychotherapy sessions with clients and apply, under supervision, the Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Therapy and Counseling in different adult populations. In addition, they will deepen and utilize their work in relevant research that they have chosen and they will take an active part in advanced clinical applications and actions that are suggested by the Hellenic Institute’s scientific personnel.

 

Requirements for Training Participation

The program is designed mental and health professionals (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, mental health nurses, doctors, human resources executives). Basic requirement for training participation is the successful completion of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with Adults.

 


Duration/Cost and Training Completion Requirements

The duration of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults is 866 hours (96 hours of supervision, 70 hours research and journal club meetings, 30 hours participation at three basic workshops every year15 of which will concern RE&CBT, 90 hours data coding/analysis and writing of research paper, approximately 300 hours clinical work with at least four clients and writing four case studies respective, 150 hours of readings and/or volunteer work at the Institute, 100 hours participation at the Open School for Well Being and Mental Health and 30 hours clinical practice supervision support).

In respect with the case undertaking the following must exist: Associate Fellows assume the responsibility to carry out four (4) audio-taped or video-taped clients as therapists or co-therapists in individual, group, family or couple therapeutic sessions.

The cost of the workshops and other actions of the Institute are not included in the training’s cost. Prices of the Institute’s actions prices (e.g., basic workshops) vary depending on the type of action (see below for information regarding trainees discount in the context of associate membership identity).

The Fellowship Supervision Program begins in September and ends in July of the next year. Supervision meetings will be conducted two Fridays per month (the second and fourth Friday of each month) form 17:30 to 20:30. The cost is 1,700 € per year, or 155 € per month, examinations costs are included. The additional training (workshops and other specialization events which are not included in the current training) have a 20% discount for the Program’s trainees, when membership is current. It is noted that upon your enrolment in the program there is a registration fee (50 €) and the associate membership fee (30 € current year fee). The Associate Membership Identity, which is renewed every year, provides you a 20% discount in all workshops of the Hellenic Institute). There is also a 50€ certificate charge.

Program participation each month is prepaid during the first week of the month. Otherwise, participation in the training meetings is not allowed until payment is received. In case of credit card payments, you will be charged the credit card expenses.

In addition, at the beginning of every year a one-year scholarship is given to one trainee through a drawing that takes place prior to the first training meeting on a date that is announced in time. The scholarship covers half of the training program cost and is valid for one year (i.e. professional deposits 850 € instead of 1,700 € for the specific year). The scholarship does not include cost of additional training activities as were presented above. Basic prerequisite for scholarship provision is that at least 8 people participate the training every year.

It is noted that the implementation of the research paper during the Primary and Advanced Certificate Program in RE&CBT with adults is expanded and utilized in the Supervision Program. During the Fellowship Program in RE&CBT with adults research includes data coding and analysis in the research field that the trainees have chosen as well as writing and submitting the final research paper. Ideally, the research paper is completed and submitted by June, during the examination procedure of the Associate Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults, but this depends on the nature and research sample process of each trainee. The research is designed and implemented in the context of the Institute’s Research Group which is conducted by Dr. Demetris Katsikis, coordinator of mental health services, research and training upon discussion with him.

 

Certificate of Participation

For the successful completion of the Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults you must have completed the minimum hours of participation as mentioned above, have delivered on time (upon agreement) the assignments that have been assigned to you, as mentioned above, adequate performance in the written and oral exams during the practical exams in June, submit in printed format your final research paper in the area that you are investigating (see information above) and meet the participation requirement (up to two absences every year). Upon completion of the Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with adults, a certificate of participation is granted which verifies that you have completed Full Training in RE&CBT with adults.

Exact examination dates in June examinations, will be announced in advance. Exams will be with examiners-supervisors of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York.


Certificate of Participation in the Fellowship Supervision Program in RE&CBT with Adults is provided as well as the opportunity for official accreditation (for more information see www.recbt.gr)

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BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

 


Chrysoula Kostogiannis (Ph.D., RE&CBT, Ellis Scholar)

Director and Supervisor of the Hellenic Institute for RECBT

 

Dr. Chrysoula Kostogiannis, studied Psychology in the United States of America, and holds degrees in Psychology (Bachelor of Science, 1986) from Baylor University in Texas, postgraduate degree in Psychology (Master of Arts, 1991) and doctoral degree in Psychology (Doctorate of Philosophy, 1994) from Hofstra University in New York, in Clinical and School Psychology. She completed post doctoral clinical training at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, where she participated in Post-Doctorate Fellowship Training in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, in 2000. In 2003, she founded, and since then directs, the Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Athens, Greece, which is an Albert Ellis Affiliated Training Center. Dr. Kostogiannis supervises mental health professionals, especially psychologists and psychiatrists, as part of their training in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in Athens at other international affiliated centers.

From 1995 until 2012, she served as Associate Professor of Psychology and Assistant Head of the Department at the American College of Greece (Deree College), where she taught courses of applied psychology, including, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Adults Psychopathology, Counseling Psychology and Schools of Psychotherapy, Psychometrics, Assessment of Intelligence and Personality, Theories of Personality, Diversity and Stress Management. During the period 2012-2013, she was appointed Director of Psychology programs at the Hellenic American University/Hellenic American College, where she operated the master’s degree program in Clinical Psychology, while during the period 2013 - 2014, she was appointed Chair of Psychology of the Hellenic American University/Hellenic American College in Athens, Greece. In addition, in 2013, she established and operated of the Hellenic American University/ Hellenic American College University Center and served as its Director until 2014. Dr. Kostogiannis, presents a rich research background, where she investigates the effectiveness of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with diverse issues, including cultural underpinnings of psychopathology, anger, depression, eating disorders and obesity, relationship issues and others. Within the context of Clinical Psychology, she is an expert in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Counseling and Coaching with individuals, groups, and couples, addressing psychological issues and promoting psychological wellbeing. In addition, Dr. Kostogiannis works in private practice with individuals, groups and couples with various socio-emotional and behavioral issues. She has collaborated as an external associate psychologist, with business executives in various organizations, for the promotion of professional satisfaction and prosperity of human resources.

Furthermore, she specializes in psycho-educational assessment of school difficulties, including learning difficulties and ADHD, and behavioral and emotional difficulties, and provides services of career discovery and guidance with adolescents and adults. Within the context of School Psychology, she also holds extensive experience as an external counselor and consultant at many schools for the last 20 years, with presentations and workshops for parents and educators, on topics ranging from parental awareness of childhood and adolescence issues to specific trainings for parents and educators (e.g.,, coaching, anger management, communication skills, and other tailor made topics). Dr. Kostogiannis, was certified as School Psychologist from New York’s State in 1990, while she is a regular member of the Association of Greek Psychologists (SEPS) and past member (1998) and current international affiliate member of American Psychological Association (APA).

Since 1994, she been in professional practice in the area of Maroussi, with a professional license provided by the Greek state. She is married with two children and she lives in Athens.

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Demetris Katsikis (Ph.D., RE&CBT)

Coordinator of Mental Health Services, Research and Training at the Hellenic Institute for RECBT

 

Dr. Demetris Katsikis works as a psychologist and a psychotherapist. He obtained his Ph.D. (2013) in Developmental and School Psychology from the School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His doctoral dissertation tested and applied effectively a counseling model of Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) in mid-adolescents, who were screened to be at risk for choice failure in personal and career domains, endorsing a new cognitive-behavioral self-management technique for managing barriers and enhancing supports. He is qualified and accredited to work as a Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapist and he is a fellow of The Hellenic Institute for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (RECBT; Affiliated Center of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA) in Athens, Greece. He is also trained in Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) from the “Monorodi” Model Scientific Center of Therapy and Behavior Analysis in Athens, Greece and in Counseling Process from the Association for Social Exclusion and Mental Health in Thessaloniki, Greece.

He currently works as a psychotherapist and as the coordinator of mental health services, research and training at the Hellenic Institute for RECBT in Athens, Greece, where, a) he runs a programmatic research framework of basic and applied research indicating the significance of the construct of (ir)rational beliefs in the human output (emotions, behaviors, cognitions, physiological indicators, wellness), b) he trains mental health professionals to become Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapists/Educators/ for working with children and adolescents, and c) he co-trains people to become Rational-Emotive Behavioral Coaches along with Windy Dryden and Chrysoula Kostogiannis. He has collaborated with the School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the Mediterranean College of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece teaching courses on child and adolescent assessment, developmental psychology, psychology of learning disabilities, psychopathology and diagnosis, and ethics in psychology.

Further, he actively participates as a researcher, lecturer and author of research programs, congresses/conferences and journals. He is also an Editor-in-Chief at the Effective Scientist-Practitioner Journal and in the editorial boards of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies. In June 2014, his work with his colleague Dr. Chrysoula Kostogiannis on the role of Greek Philosophy quotations in Rational-Emotive Behavior Coaching received the first prize among 15 countries during the 1st International Congress of Cognitive Behavior Coaching in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.



References

Bernard, M. E. & Dryden, W. (Eds.). (2019). Advances in REBT: Theory, practice, research, measurement, prevention and promotion. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

David, D., Lynn, S., & Ellis. A. (2010). Rational and irrational beliefs. Implications for research, theory, and practice. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dobson, K. S. (Ed.) (2009). Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. New York: Guilford.

Dryden, W., & Bernard, M. E. (Eds.). (2019). REBT with diverse client problems and populations. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 

 

 

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