The importance of being yourself
A personal site about my clinical expertise,
research endeavors and academic whereabouts,
but ultimately about you who may wish
to come closer in discovering yourself.
The term “talking cure” has been coined to refer to the process of psychotherapy, the process of introspection and expression of one’s inner world. Most people find it hard to identify what it is that causes them to feel despondent, constantly irritated or in a state of perpetual anxiety.
Each person is unique, and has a unique history and a set of needs, desires, and fears. Discovering what holds you back, changing old patterns and finding new ways of overcoming your difficulties in the course of therapy results in substantial changes on how you perceive yourself and relate to others.
Academic qualifications and teaching:
I hold a B. A. Hons degree in Social Psychology (University of Sussex) and a M.Sc. degree in Business Psychology (University of Westminster). I also hold a Ph.D in Health Psychology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, Greece). I am a visiting lecturer at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the Masters program of Clinical Psychology. I have also taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in health psychology in private colleges in Athens collaborating with British universities.
I have participated in research programs at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the university’s psychiatric clinic at the Aiginiteio Hospital and I am part of an international network promoting research of time perspective on health and illness. I have published a number of research papers in scientific journals and I have presented my work in international scientific congresses.
Clinical experience and training:
I have worked as a volunteer at the psychiatric hospital Dromokaiteio and as a paid employee in rehabilitation units for psychiatric patients in reform. I have completed a 4 year long training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and I have embarked on a 5 year long training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy which includes both theoretical training and personal analysis. I am a licensed psychologist practicing psychotherapy in both Greek and English language.
Scientific journals papers
Griva, F., Anagnostopoulos, F., & Madoglou, S. (2009). Mammography screening and the theory of planned behavior: Suggestions towards an extended model of prediction. Women & Health, 49 (8), 662-681.
Griva, F. & Anagnostopoulos, F. (2010). Positive psychological effects and anxiety: The mediating effect of proactive coping. Psychological Reports, 107 (3), 795-804.
Anagnostopoulos, F. & Griva, F. (2012). Exploring Time Perspective in Greek Young Adults: Validation of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory and Relationships with Mental Health Indicators. Social Indicators Research 106, 49-59.
Griva, F., Anagnostopoulos, F., Gourounti, K., Kolokotroni, F., & Koutrouli, N. (2013). Mammography screening within the context of the theory of planned behavior: the role of personality traits and personal factors. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 5 (3), 98 – 107.
Griva, F., Anagnostopoulos, F., & Potamianos, G. (2013). Time perspective and risk perception as related to mammography screening. Women & Health, 53 (8), 761 – 776.
Gourounti, K., Anagnostopoulos, F., Lykeridou, K., Griva, F., & Vaslamatzis, G. (2013). Prevalence of women’s worries, anxiety, and depression during pregnancy in a public hospital setting in Greece. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40 (4), 581 – 3.
Sircova, A., van de Vijver, F., Osin, E., Milfont, T.L., Fieulaine, N., Kislali, A., Zimbardo, P.G. & 50 members of the international time perspective research project. (2014). A Global Look at Time: A 24-Country Study of the Equivalence of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Sage Open, 4, 1-12.
Griva, F., Tseferidi, S. I., Anagnostopoulos, F. Time to get healthy: associations of time perspective, with perceived health status and health behaviors. Psychology, Health & Medicine, (accepted for publication).
Gourounti, K., Anagnostopoulos, F., Griva, F., & Vaslamatzis, G. Alexithymia and fertility related stress. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (submitted for publication).
Griva, F., & Anagnostopoulos, F. (2012). The time perspective meausurement scale. In A. Stalikas, S. Triliva, & P. Roussi (eds.), The Psychometric Instruments in Greece. Athens: Pedio Publications. (in Greek).
Griva, F. & Efthimiou, K. (2014). Identifying automatic thoughts. In K. Efthimiou & Koulouvari, M. (eds.), Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. Athens: IBRT Publications (in Greek).
Griva, F., & Anagnostopoulos, F. (September, 2008). Psychosocial factors influencing breast cancer screening. Paper presented at the 7th Athens Congress on Women’s Health & Disease, Athens, Greece.
Antoniou, M., Griva, F., Karapavlou, D., & Chatziaslanis, A. (November, 2010). Interventions to prevent post-traumatic stress reactions following motor vehicle accidents. Paper presented at the 4th Panhellenic Conference on Clinical and Health Psychology, National School of Public Health, Athens. (in Greek).
Sircova, A., Van de Vijver, F., Osin, E., Fieulaine, N., Kislali-Erginbilgic, A., Milfont T. L., Zimbardo, P. G., & 50 members of the international time perspective project (July, 2010). ZTPI: Establishing equivalence across cultures. International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.
Griva, F., Anagnostopoulos, F., & Madoglou, S. (2014). Time perspective and risk perception as related to mammography screening. Paper accepted for the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.
University of Westminster
University of Sussex
British Psychological Society
European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
European Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy
Institute of Mental Health
The Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health
Hellenic Psychosomatic Society (IPSO)
Hellenic Psychosomatic Society (IPSO)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
College for Humanistic Studies – ICPS
International Research Network on Time Perspective
Hellenic Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Society of Cognitive and Behavioral Studies
Institute of Behavioral Research and Therapy