Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

September 2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX, USA. August 2006 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA. September 2000 M.A., Clinical Psychology Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, USA. May 1998 B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude (With highest honors) Minor: Health Studies Berea College, Berea, KY, USA. June 1994 HS Diploma Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

License to Practice Psychology in Greece – No. of Protocol (24/27509)

ACADEMIC HONORS & AWARDS

2003 Doctoral Oral Examination, Passed with Distinction 1998 Service Award, Berea College Student Labor Program 1997 PSI CHI National Honor Society 1996 PHI KAPPA PHI National Honor Society 1995 – 1998 Dean’s List of Distinguished Students 1994 – 1998 Full Tuition Scholarship, Berea College 1996 Vincit Qui Patitur 1995 Fleur De Lis

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

09/09 – 09/10

Psychology Fellow at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

My duties on the HOPE (adult inpatient psychiatric) unit included psychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, case management treatment and discharge planning, consultation, and family therapy for patients with dual diagnoses (Axis I, II & addictions). www.menningerclinic.com/p-hope/index.htm

03/07 – 07/09

Psychologist at Center for Counseling & Psychological Support Social Policy Committee –Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Provided brief integrative therapy and counseling services to university students and faculty, as well as arranged for referrals for psychiatric treatment and medication.

09/05 – 08/06

Clinical Psychology Intern – 4 Rotations (Doctoral level), St. Louis Psychological Internship Consortium, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

09/05 -12/05    1st Rotation: Metropolitan Psychiatric Hospital (MPC)

MPC is an acute psychiatric inpatient treatment center at which I provided direct care that included psychological and cognitive assessments, consultations, as well as individual and group therapy services to acutely symptomatic patients many of whom had dual diagnoses (severe mental illness along with substance abuse diagnoses). I functioned as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team that discussed diagnostic, treatment, and discharge plans for these patients.

01/06 – 04/06   2nd Rotation: St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, (SLPRC)

SLPRC is an intermediate/ long-term inpatient psychiatric and psychosocial rehabilitation center at which I provided individual therapy services to forensic adults from urban, suburban and rural regions of eastern Missouri, who had severe and persistent mental illnesses. I also facilitated psychoeducational and process-oriented groups, conducted an integrated risk assessment, and worked with a forensic client to restore his competency to stand trial.

05/06 – 08/06   3rd Rotation: Community Psychological Service, (CPS) University of Missouri-St. Louis. CPS is a non-profit outpatient mental health clinic at which I provided initial assessments and ongoing treatment planning for a caseload of adult, child, couple and family therapy clients. I also provided comprehensive personality evaluations for adults and children with severe emotional disturbances, forensic parenting competency assessments, and evaluations for learning and attention disorders in children and adults.

09/05 – 08/06   4th Rotation: Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), St. Louis, MO, USA.

MIMH is a state institution that is part of the National Institute of Mental Health at which I completed 3 research projects:

a) An assessment of screening tools for clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders- (part of a five-year SAMHSA grant to enhance infrastructure and services for Department of Mental Health clients). b) A handbook that compiled treatment curricula for services for patients with mental retardation and mental illness and provided recommendations to enhance existing services for these clients at a long-term adult psychiatric rehabilitation center. c) A DVD program on physically abusive men offered by Continuing Education CE-TV, a subscription-based continuing education service providing programs on mental health and substance abuse treatment.

09/01 – 06/05

Psychological Trainee, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

Provided comprehensive psychoeducational and psychological evaluations as well as short and long-term psychotherapy services to clients of the Psychological Services Center, housed at Saint Louis University.

09/04 – 05/05 & 09/01 – 05/02

Success Center Counselor- Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

Provided counseling services (weekly therapy or drop-in counseling) to students, staff, and faculty. Conducted intakes, provided consultation, referrals, and mental health programming including workshops, presentations, and training.

09/04 – 05/05

Volunteer, RAVEN (Rape & Violence End Now), Nonviolence Education for Men. St Louis, MO, USA.

Co-facilitated groups to monitor men’s application of class principles holding batterers accountable for their abusive actions and for changing their behaviors.

05/04 – 05/05

Evaluator for Disability Determinations, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

Provided psychological testing requested by the State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Section of Disability Determinations, for the purpose of aiding in determining eligibility for disability income.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

03/07 – 07/08

Educational Program: “Psychometric –Differential Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities-Pilot Phase” co-funded by the European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Education and Religion.

08/06 – 07/08

European Program: “EUNAAPA – European Network for Action on Ageing and Physical Activity” co-funded by the European Commission and Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

09/04 – 05/05

Graduate Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

09/02 – 06/04

SLU 2000 Graduate Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

09/04 – 05/05

Dissertation Research: “Violent Marriages: Blame, anger, and shame as experienced by Greek women.” Investigated psychological factors contributing to Greek women’s experience of their violent relationship. Conducted qualitative research that recorded the women’s thoughts and feelings regarding their experiences.

12/00 – 05/01

Research Assistant, Department of Neuropsychology, University of Maryland-School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

09/98 – 05/00

Masters Thesis Research:  “Spousal motivations of care for demented older adults: A cross-cultural comparison of Greek and American female caregivers.”

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

10/06 – 05/07   Lecturer at Mediterranean College Thessaloniki, Greece.

12/06 – 05/07   Guest Lecturer at City College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

ENGLISH PUBLICATIONS

Kabitsi, N. (2006). Understanding abusive men & their behavior: Typologies and treatment. (DVD) MIMH – Continuing Education (CE-TV).

Gotham, H., Claus, R., & Kabitsi, N. (2006). COSIG Missouri: Acceptance and Feasibility of Screening and Assessment Tools for COD. Presented at the 3rd Annual COSIG Grantee Meeting.

Kabitsi, N., & Powers, D. (2002). Spousal motivations of care for demented older adults: A cross-cultural comparison of Greek and American female caregivers. Journal of Aging Studies, 16, 383-399.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Harahousou, Y., Kabitsi, N. (2009). Expert Survey on Successful Physical Activity Programs for Older People in Greece. Presented at the 12th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, June 17-21 Marrakech, Morocco.

Vairli, M., Kabitsi, N., & Harahousou, Y. (2007). The Effect of Non-surgical Cosmetics and Exercise Interventions on Perception of Body Shape. Presented at the 3rd International Congress “People, Sport & Health”, April 19-21, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Vairli, M., Kabitsi, N., & Harahousou, Y. (2007). The Effect of Non-surgical Face Cosmetics on Appearance and Confidence in Females. Presented at the 3rd International Congress “People, Sport & Health”, April 19-21, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Kabitsi, N., & Hughes, H. (2004). Violent Marriages: Shame, Anger, and Blame as Experienced by Greek Women. Presented at the 2005 AWP Conference on Feminist Psychology: Future Tense.

Grattan, L., Kabitsi, N., Ghahramanlou, M., Vaughan, C., Wozniak, M., Kittner, S., & Price, T.

(2002). The influence of Coping Strategy upon Depression and Personality Adjustment after Ischemic Stroke. Presented at the 27th American Heart Association International Stroke Conference.

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

Kabitsi, N. (14/11/08). Improvement of Interpersonal Relationships. Presented at the 2nd forum titled “Quality of Life at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki” organized by the Social Policy Committee.

Kabitsi, N. (9/1/08). Violence in Interpersonal Relationships. Presented at the 1st forum titled “Social Policy for International Students and Students with Disabilities” organized by the Social Policy Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Kabitsi, Ν. (10/1/06). Abuse and Third Age. Presented at the workshop titled “Woman and Quality of Life in Third Age” organized by the Hellenic Association for the Advancement of Women in Sports, for the International day for the Elderly.

CONFERENCES/ TRAINING ATTENDED

Going from Adolescence to Adulthood: Theoretical and Clinical Approach – Issues of Technique in Therapy. Workshop organized by the North-Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society and the Adolescent Unit of AHEPA. May 21, 2011.

Schema Therapy and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Educational seminar organized by the Greek Institute of Behavioral Research – Macedonia chapter. January 29, 2011.

The Group as Movie Screen: Projective Identification in Film and Television. The 2010 Annual Institute hosted by the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society. (April 16 & 17, 2010).

Suicide: Assessment & Risk Management. The Menninger Clinic, April 8, 2010.

Practical Application of CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality) in Working with Suicidal Patients. The Menninger Clinic, October 2, 2009.

Physical Activity and Healthy Ageing: A dialogue on best practice between policy and research. University of Verona, Italy. June 19-20, 2008.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: An Introduction. January 18 & 25, 2006. St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Reducing Recidivism in Co-Occurring Disorders Across Treatment Settings: Integrating Psychosocial and Pharmacological Approaches. November 2, 2005. St. Louis, Missouri.

Couples In Therapy: Healing Relationship Injury, Strengthening Intimacy. April 1-2, 2005. St. Louis, Missouri. Sponsored by Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Lessons From Fathering After Violence: Phase One. October 2004. St. Louis, MO. Seminar sponsored by the Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Orientation to Domestic Violence: “Welcome to the Movement.” Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence, St. Louis Metro Region. September 8 & 11, 2004.

Collaborative Couples Therapy: Turning Fights into Intimate Conversations. October 24-25, 2002. St. Louis, Missouri. Co-sponsored by Family Institute of Saint Louis.

CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING IN GREECE

01/11 – 12/11

Training in Structural Family Psychotherapy. www.psymed.gr

10/08 – 05/09

Completed an introductory seminar (included group supervision) in “Psychoanalytic thought and application” at the North-Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society. www.nhpsych.gr/en/

11/07 – 06/08

Attended Gestalt Group Therapy focusing on introspection. www.gestaltfoundation.gr

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