Upon completing her first master’s degree, she went on to complete a second undergraduate degree in psychology and a second master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of Neapolis, Pafos. She has presented academic research at numerous international conferences, including the Panhellenic Psychology Research Conference, and published in reputable international journals such as the European Journal of Counselling Psychology. Body self-image is the central focus of her research; her master’s thesis was entitled “Investigating the effectiveness of the Body Project for women who have given birth in the past five years”.
Evangelia has offered specialized psychotherapy and counseling services to adults and children at the Counseling Center for Research and Psychological Services (SKEPSI), under the supervision of experienced counseling psychologists and professors. During this period, she also worked at the St. George nursing home, as well as at various high schools in the Paphos district. She has also carried out a series of experiential group workshops on a range of topics and with a variety of age groups.
Evangelia has received full training in the administration of “The Body Project”, a group-based intervention which aims to confront the unrealistic thin ideal body image, and help women to develop a healthier self-image. She has provided this intervention to various groups of women, including postpartum mothers.
At present, Evangelia provides counseling and psychotherapy services, mainly from her private practice “Psychogenesis”. She offers services to adults, adolescents and children who face a wide variety of difficulties. She also provides parent and couples counseling, as well as seminars and experiential workshops. In addition to this, she teaches psychology at the Adult Education Centers in Paphos, and is a Journal Manager for the European Journal of Counseling Psychology. She is also a Research Associate at the Eating and Appearance Research Laboratory of Neapolis University Pafos.
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Argyrides, M., Anastasiades E., & Alexiou, E. (2020). Risk and Protective Factors of Disordered Eating in Adolescents Based on Gender and Body Mass Index. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (24), 9238. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17249238
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