Akis (Theodoros) Giovazolias is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete.
He teaches courses on Counselling Psychology Theories and Applications, Parent Counselling, Counselling Skills Training, and Bullying and Victimization. Over the last 5 years he is the Director of the Student Counselling Centre of University of Crete, a service that offers psychological interventions to more than 17.000 students. Dr. Giovazolias is also a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (C. Psychol) with British Psychological Society. His 20-years clinical practice has focused on therapeutic counselling with various psychological issues such as trauma, mental health issues, victims of domestic and other forms of violence, interpersonal rejection, etc. He has participated in numerous training and scientific programs related to counselling and
victimization of vulnerable groups (i.e. children, women; see for instance the European Program on Psychological Interventions of Immigrant Students, funded by the European Comission or the European Program for the combat of women abuse). Furthermore, he was the Local coordinator and research Team Leader (2013-2015) in the THALES Program titled: “Building health care workers' capacity in health promotion: Development, implementation and evaluation of an innovative distance-learning intervention”.
Akis Giovazolias has an extensive publication record in international peer reviewed journals, especially on issues of family issues (e.g. partner rejection and its impact on wellbeing) and he is the author of numerous training tools on Counselling Skills Training, including a Guide for Counselling Skills for Correctional Officers. He is the Associate Editor of European Journal of Counselling Psychology and serves as Editorial member and ad-hoc reviewer in more than 30 international peer-reviewed journals. In 2015 he was awarded the Annual Award of the European Association of Counselling Psychology for Outstanding Contribution to Counselling Psychology across Europe (supported by Association of Psychological Therapies, UK).
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