2010 September Postdoctoral Fellowship The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX, USA.
2006 August Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.
2000 September M.A., Clinical Psychology Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, USA.
1998 May B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude (With highest honors) Berea College, Berea, KY, USA.
1994 June HS Diploma Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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
Sep 2009 – Sep 2010
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
Mar 2007 - Jul 2009
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.
Sep 2005 - Aug 2006
Clinical Psychology Intern – 4 Rotations, St. Louis Psychological Internship Consortium, Saint Louis, MO, USA.
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 with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse diagnoses). I functioned as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team that discussed diagnostic, treatment, and discharge plans for these patients.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 2001 - Jun 2006
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.
Sep 2004 - May 2005 & Sep 2001 - May 2002
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.
Sep 2004 - May 2005
Volunteer, RAVEN (Rape & Violence End Now), Nonviolence Education for Men. St Louis, MO, USA.
Co-facilitated groups to monitor men’s application of principles holding batterers accountable for their abusive actions and for changing their behaviors.
May 2004 - May 2005
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.
Mar 2007 - Jul 2008
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.
Aug 2006 - Jul 2008
European Program: “EUNAAPA – European Network for Action on Ageing and Physical Activity” co-funded by the European Commission and Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.
Sep 2004 - May 2005
Graduate Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.
Sep 2002 - Jun 2004
SLU 2000 Graduate Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.
Sep 2004 - May 2005
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.
Dec 20000 - May 2001
Research Assistant, Department of Neuropsychology, University of Maryland-School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Sep 1998 - May 2000
Masters Thesis Research: “Spousal motivations of care for demented older adults: A cross-cultural comparison of Greek and American female caregivers.”
Oct 2006 - May 2007 Lecturer at Mediterranean College Thessaloniki, Greece.
Dec 2006 - May 2007 Guest Lecturer at City College, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Kabitsi, N. (2006). Understanding abusive men and their behavior: Typologies and treatment. (DVD) Missouri Institute of Mental Health – 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.
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.
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. (A continuing education program). St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center. January 18 & 25, 2006.
Reducing Recidivism in Co-Occurring Disorders across Treatment Settings: Integrating Psychosocial and Pharmacological Approaches. St. Louis, Missouri. November 2, 2005.
Couples In Therapy: Healing Relationship Injury, Strengthening Intimacy. St. Louis, Missouri. Sponsored by Missouri Association for Marriage & Family Therapy. April 1-2, 2005.
Lessons from Fathering After Violence: Phase One. St. Louis, Missouri. Seminar sponsored by the Family Violence Prevention Fund. October 2004.
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. St. Louis, Missouri. Co-sponsored by Family Institute of St. Louis. October 24-25, 2002.
CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING
Oct 2018 - May 2019
Introductory training in Analytic Group Psychotherapy. Institute of Analytic Group Psychotherapy S.H. Foulkes, Athens.
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
Training in Structural Family Psychotherapy. Medical-Psychotherapeutic Center, Thessaloniki.
Oct 2008 - May 2009
Introductory seminars and group supervision in “Psychoanalytic thought and application” at the North-Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society.
Nov 2007 - Jun 2008
Group Therapy focusing on introspection. Gestalt, Thessaloniki.