Dr Anastasia-Natasha Piperopoulou (co-author of this book) received a
B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology and a M.Sc. in Health Psychology from the
University of Surrey in the UK and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Panteion
University in Athens, Greece where she achieved the highest distinction score
and was valedictorian of the class of post graduate degree recipients.
She has been employed on a full-time tenured basis for the last 6 years
as psychologist in a public school for training adolescents with special needs
and disabilities in the city of Piraeus, after having served for 4 years at a
similar public school in the city of Chalkida, Island of Evia, Greece.
She served for 7 years as a member of the original team providing
psychological support to Hellenic Army and Air Force personnel under the
auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, and was as a member of
the ‘crisis intervention team’ providing support, as needed, to families of
Dr Piperopoulou has taught courses in psychology as an adjunct lecturer
at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, (ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ), a Greek
University specializing in training teachers, located in Athens, Greece. She
also served as a lecturer at the Firemen Officers Academy of the Hellenic
National Fire Department located in Athens.
Prior to her full time employment in special education schools operating
under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Education she had a private
practice as a psychologist providing psychotherapy and counselling in the city
She has volunteered her services to the drug addict rehabilitation
program ‘18+’ of the Athens Psychiatric Hospital; to the psychiatric wards of
the Athens National University Psychiatric Hospital ‘Eghinitio’ and to the
Nikaia Regional General Hospital ‘Agios Panteleimon’ of Piraeus.
She has contributed chapters in 2 books published in Greek under the
titles ‘Crisis intervention in Acute Psychological problems’ and ‘Psychological
Support by Telephone’. She has published articles in the Hellenic Journal of
Psychiatry and the Journal of the Hellenic Armed Forces. She has presented
papers in National and International Congresses, and contributed short articles
and editorials to Greek Newspapers, Magazines and Greek websites and blogs. She
has been a guest in several Greek Television and Radio programs dealing with
She is a member of the British Psychological Society (graduate member –
chartered psychologist MBPsS); of the Association of Special Education
Personnel in Special Education of Attica, Greece (seepeaa.gr), and of the
Panhellenic Psychological Association.