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Dr. Ioanna Katsounari

Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Social Work at Frederick University

Dr. Ioanna Katsounari

Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Social Work at Frederick University

Biography

Dr. Ioanna Katsounari is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Social Work at Frederick University and a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in the UK, followed by post-graduate studies in Clinical Psychology in the U.S. Dr. Katsounari completed her doctoral internship within an Illinois State inpatient psychiatric hospital where she provided short-term individual and group psychotherapy to residents in acute and long-term psychiatric units.

Her doctoral thesis investigated the assessment of PTSD related to war trauma using psychometric tools such as the MMPI and Rorschach. Her post-doctoral training included providing counselling in a college setting and supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students. She has worked with survivors of torture and trafficking both in the U.S and Cyprus. Dr. Katsounari has participated in national projects focusing on the provision of counselling and other supportive services among populations considered at risk. She has also participated in European funded projects and presented her research in international conferences.

She has authored and co-authored articles and conference proceedings (with peer review) on eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder focusing on the cross-cultural aspects of these two disorders. Her research interests include PTSD related to war, torture, and forced displacement, affective and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and psychotic-spectrum disorders.

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