Conferences & Workshops

May 2001 Workshop of Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. Rutgers University, USA titled “Personality Disorders of the Postmodern Age: Psychopathy and Narcissism as Contemporary Clinical Challenges”

September 2003   Organization of the 17th conference of the European Health Psychology Society in Kos, Greece, September 24-27, 2003.

1998-2008   Intensive course in Health Psychology

This one-week intensive course is a collaborative effort on the part of the Graduate School of Education, the Department of Psychology at George Mason University and the Hellenic Institute of Psychology and Health, Thessaloniki, Greece. Greek students interact with students from the U.S. as they explore issues related to Health Psychology in a multicultural setting. The course took place for several  years in June at Gerakina Beach Hotel in Halkidiki.

1996, 1997   Erasmus Intensive course in Health Psychology

Health Psychology students from all over Europe had the opportunity to have seminars by leading professors in the field and work on their research projects. The course took place for two years in June at Gerakina Beach Hotel in Halkidiki.

Teachers in-service training

2009- 2017     Coping with loss and grief at school

Numerous presentations and experiential workshops for primary school teachers

2016                 Understanding children’s aggressive behaviors at school

2013-2015       Sensitization to diversity issues in school

A 3-year long experiential program with a total of 100 kindergarten teachers

2013                Introduction to novel educational materials pertaining to

  • experiential learning and the empowerment of teachers
  • sensitization to diversity
  • coping with grief and loss

2013                How to help 7-year- olds understand emotions


2016     Colloquium “Loss and grief in primary school children: The role of the teacher”. In collaboration with the Unesco Chair of the University of Macedonia and the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education, Thessaloniki Chapter (November 16, 2016).

2014     Colloquium “Me and the Other”: Dealing with diversity. In collaboration with the Unesco Chair of the University of Macedonia (May 9, 2014).