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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Christina Vlahou was born in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. She is a graduate of the School of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. After completion of her 4-year Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.), she worked as a research assistant at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki participating in a European-funded research program in neuropsychology. A year later, she was accepted into a highly competitive 6-year joint doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, Georgia State University in Atlanta, U.S.A., (http://psychology.gsu.edu/graduate/areas-of-study/clinical-program/) (acceptance rate approx. 1/30), from which she received her Master's (M.A.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. Her doctoral dissertation examined dietary adherence in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/psych_diss/26). She maintained research and teaching assistantships and a full tuition waiver for the total duration of her graduate studies, and also received funding for her research and living expenses through grants and academic scholarships. During her graduate studies, she conducted supervised clinical practica at the GSU Regents Center for Learning Disorders (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrld/), the GSU Psychology Clinic for Therapy, Assessment, & Research (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/clinic.htm), and the Emory University Counseling Center (http://studenthealth.emory.edu/cs/).

Following the completion of her studies, she was accepted into a competitive one-year clinical residency program in Medical Psychology at the Medical College of Georgia, U.S.A. (Georgia Health Sciences University: http://www.gru.edu/colleges/medicine/psychiatry/psychology/). Her responsibilities included offering supervised psychotherapy, neuropsychological and individual/ family counseling services at a large medical center, including rotations at a general outpatient psychiatry clinic, an eating disorders program, the Augusta Multiple Sclerosis Center, the Medical College of Georgia Employee and Faculty Assistance Program, an outpatient infectious disease program, an obstetrics and gynecology clinic, a geriatric rehabilitation unit, a spinal cord rehabilitation unit, a chronic pain unit, a post-traumatic stress disorder unit. For the entire duration of her clinical training, she received individual and group supervision and was frequently evaluated by licensed clinical psychologists. Over the course of her residency, she also participated on a weekly basis in seminars on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem-Based Learning, multidisciplinary treatment teams, and grand rounds of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior (http://www.gru.edu/mcg/psychiatry/grandrounds/grandrounds.php).

After living in the U.S.A. for a total of 13 years, she is now a permanent resident of Thessaloniki, Greece. Apart from her private practice, she maintains a full-time position as a school counselor for students, parents and educators in the secondary education division of a large private school. In 2016, she taught the course Psychological Evaluation II at the School of Psychology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and is further one of the instructors of the School's graduate program in Applied Psychology. Her professional experience include teaching college-level courses in introductory psychology, clinical neuropsychology and psychopharmacology (University of Macedonia: Clinical Neuropsychology; Georgia State University: PSYC1101-Introduction to Psychology, PSYC2050-Drugs and Behavior). Also, She is active in research, having completed a 3-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2009-2011) at the School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, funded by the European Commission (Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant: http://cordis.europa.eu/mariecurie-actions/irg/home.html). Her research activities include publications in peer-reviewed international and national scientific journals, conference presentations, and authorship of psychology manuals and books (see "Scientific Publications and Conferences"). She has an accredited as a professional Mediator by the Greek Ministry of Justice following training at the Bar Association of Athens, Center of Mediation Training and ADR Center – Member of JAMS International. She remains active with seminars and invited talks (see "Seminars and Talks") and provides clinical supervision for mental health professionals (see "Supervision and Training"). Finally, she is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Hellenic Psychological Society, and the Psychological Society of Northern Greece.

She is married and has a daughter.

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