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 Sevasti Gkioka 


Licensed Psychologist , BSc National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, (NKUA),

with Master of Science in Forensic Psychiatry, Medical School of Athens, NKUA,


Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

under group supervision & individual and group psychotherapy


Postgraduate Group Therapist (Interpersonal Group Therapy model)


Probationary Member at the Institute for Relational & Group Psychotherapy, Athens,GR.

Professional experience 

She works as a psychologist-psychotherapist in private practice at her office in  Athens, Greece (Nea Smyrni region). psychologist-psychotherapist in private practice at her office in Athens, Greece (Nea Smyrni region).

Since 2018 she conducts individual psychotherapy sessions with adults and adolescents, as well as couple's therapy either in person or online.


She practiced as a psychologist at KLIMAKA NGO:
Psychologist at the IOLAOS Day Center for refugees and asylum seekers with mental disorders. (2019-2023)

Psychologist at the Suicide Prevention Center and the  Suicide Intervention HotLine 1018. (2018-2019)


She has completed her intership at the Psychiatric Clinic of Atticon University General Hopsital and the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic. (2014-2018)

  • She has completed her postgraduate specialization in relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy at ISOPS and holds the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Skills based on Relational Psychotherapy.  


  • She is a postgraduate group psychotherapist on the Postgraduate Program of Applied Specialization in Group Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom and the Relational Group Dynamics (ISOPS). 

  • Undergoing modern psychoanalytic training at the Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Florida.

Writing/educational work

Author and professor of distance e-learning training programs on criminology and  forensics (NKUA) with special interest in female victimization and delinquency.


Thesis (quantitative research)  titled: "A Correlation Study of Aggression with Impulsivity, Cognitive Ability, Emotional Intelligence, and Critical Ability in Female Prisoners"

(2018-2019), "Forensic Psychiatry" Master's Degree, NKUA.


Thesis (qualitative research)  titled: "Attitudes and Perceptions of Health Professionals on the Phenomenon of Intimate Abuse of Women" (2015), Psychology BSc, NKUA.

Conference Presentations


Case study presentation: The Prohibition of Maternity: Sadistically Preventing Mortality,  Panel: Enactments in Relational Psychoanalytic Therapy for the "Dead Mother" and the Corrective Use of Supervision.
1st Pan-hellenic Symposium on Relational Psychoanalysis and Group Psychotherapy 


Case study presentation  at the Experimental Laboratory "The Mums of Envy, Relational Psychoanalytic Approach of the Object Envy in the Group and the Dyad".                                           



Speech: "Self-injury and suicide", Round-table: Prevention of suicide in clinical practice.
27th Pan-hellenic Congress of Psychiatry (Heraklion Crete, 18 - 21/04/2019)


Speech: “Female Criminality: When Women Kill”Round-table: Homicide: Women as Offenders.
3rd Pan-hellenic Congress of Forensic Psychiatry (Athens, 09 -11/12/2016)



Kalemi G., Michopoulos I., Efstathiou E., Tzeferakos G., Gkioka S., Gournellis R. & Douzenis A. (2019) Self-esteem and aggression in women: differences between female prisoners and women without criminal records, Women & Health, 59:10, 1199-1211, DOI: 10.1080/03630242.2019.1593284



Kalemi G., Gkioka S., Tsapatsari P., Tzeferakos G., Kandri D., Psarra M., Konstantopoulou F., & Douzenis A. (2018). ‘‘Victimisers or Victims?’’: A case of 27 HIV-positive Sex Workers Victimised by the Media in Greece of 2012?, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, Special Issue Restorative Justice & Complex Cases, ISBN: 978-1-911634-05-8



Kalemi G., Gkioka S., Tsapatsari P., Tzeferakos G., Kandri D., Psarra M., Konstantopoulou F., & Douzenis A. (2017). Stigma and self-esteem: A case of HIV-positive sex-workers, Psychiatriki 2017, 28:67–74


Hellenic Psychiatric Forensic Society (EPSDE)

International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)

American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)

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