Clinical and Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist: Children / Youth and their families Teaching and research-work: Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule Graz, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz;Advanced Training for Clinical Psychologists, Early Childhood - Department, BÖP, international Research focus: Transition Neuroscience – and child development Social and emotional deveopment.
MARIANNE KANT-SCHAPS, BELGIUM
Marianne is a German School and Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Psychotherapist and Teacher working in Belgium. Her main interest is the development of a respectful and high quality learning environment in Europe in the best interest of children and adolescents. She believes that school psychologists are a key factor on this road. On her initiative N.E.P.E.S. was founded in 2007. Dr. MONICA SHIAKOU, CYPRUS
Monica is a full time Assistant Professor at the European University Cyprus (EUC). Dr. Shiakou obtained her Ph.D in 2007 in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Birkbeck University of London. Prior to obtaining a Ph.D, she trained at the Anna Freud Centre (U.K) were she received an M.Sc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from U.C.L in 2003. In 2002 she graduated from Sheffield University with a B.Sc in Psychology. Her research interests are in the field of developmentally appropriate teaching practices, children’s play in education, bullying and parenting styles. Besides her academic post Dr. Shiakou is a licensed Educational Psychologist in Cyprus and works therapeutically with children in private practice. She is also a member of the council board of the Cyprus Psychologists Association. Dr. Shiakou is an active member of the Cyprus Diabetic Association and Hope for Children organization. Currently she is running the “Beat Bullying” campaign designed to raise awareness on the phenomenon that is flooding Greek/Cypriot school.
BOHUMÍRA LAZAROVA, CZECH REPUBLIC
Bohumíra is Associated Professor at the Masaryk University,Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences. She lectures and runs seminars in Educational Psychology for teachers and trainers. She is experienced in counselling, school psychology and psychotherapy. The main topics of her professional interest are: psychology in teacher education, psychology in school management - teachers' cooperation, staff development, school counselling and school psychology. She publishes and carries on research in the mentioned areas and she works as a lecturer, facilitator and collaborator in many projects.
POUL SKAARUP JENSEN, DENMARK
Poul Skaarup Jensen is psychologist and leader of a Pedagogical-Psychological advising department (PPR) in a Danish municipality. PPR is a part of the school department and deals with school psychology service, welfare and health service for children in the age 0 - 18 years. His main interest is working with organisation/organisations, the living and learning environments for children. He is inspired by the "Self-psychological" approach and participates in the implementation of this thinking in schools and institutions.
JULIA OUZIA, EFPSA (European Federation of Psychology Students Associations)
Julia is currently a postgraduate student studying clinical child psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Her main research interests are in the areas of educational and clinical psychology, especially in combination with atypical development. She represents the European Federation of Psychology Students' Association within EFPA and N.E.P.E.S.
FRANCINE CORMAN, FRANCE
is a School Psychologist near LILLE (north of France). She has been practising since 1998 after she passed the DEPS the same year and obtained the Psychology Licence in 1995. Previously, she was a teacher in France then worked in french schools in the Republic of Ireland and in London during 11 years. Passionate about this profession, she is very much involved in AFPEN (French Association of Psychologists in Educational System) where she works to build the recognition of School Psychologists. She would like to have the same commitment in NEPES at a European level. Presently she is vice présidente de l'AFPEN, désignée par la FFPP, membre de l'EFPA.
ANNARILLA AHTOLA, FINLAND
At the moment Annarilla works as a project researcher and a teacher in the Department of Psychology, University of Turku. She is preparing her doctoral thesis on promotion and prevention in preschool and primary school. Her main interests in the field of school psychology and multiprofessional student welfare work are consultation, promotion and prevention. She feels that psychologists in the educational systems should not concentrate only on individual students and their families, but should also work with school adults, systems, and organizations. After completing her Master's studies in psychology in 2000, she worked as a school psychologist in basic education in Turku, Finland (2001 - 2012). She has a specialist degree in developmental psychology. She has been a member of the committee of school psychologists of The Finnish Psychological Association from 2005, and I have been the chair of this committee since 2009. http://www.soc.utu.fi/oppiaineet/psykologia/oppiaine/henkilokunta/AhtolaAnnarilla.html
Dr. WALTER KOWALCZYK, GERMANY
Walter is a German School Psychologist and a Psychological Psychotherapist. He is the director of a psychological guidance centre for school, family and youth in Paderborn. His main interest is working with teachers (classroom management).
Dr. JACQUELINE HORAN, IRELAND
Jacqueline trained originally as a Secondary School teacher and then as an Educational Psychologist. She has experience of working with children and their families in the early years and school aged population, in both mainstream and special schools in England and in the Republic of Ireland. Some of the work in Ireland was as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a clinical or health setting. She has contributed to the Masters in Educational Psychology course in University College Dublin as a placement tutor and lecturer. Her research and specialist interests include issues in multi-cultural and linguisitc assessment and intervention, psychological frameworks in the development of reading, inclusion and successful transitions, and the development of individual and organisational efficacy.
JELENA PODMISANINA, LATVIA
Jelena is the representative of LPPA. She worked in the Crisis Centre of Psychological Support for 5 years. She has been working as a school psychologist in Daugavpils Secondary School No.9 since 1997. Her interest area in research is neurophysiology and self-control by biofeedback method.
ALA PETRULYTE, LITHUANIA
Ala is Associated Professor of the Social Sciences in the Didactics of Psychology Department at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education Sciences; Chairperson of the Committee of Educational Psychology of the Lithuanian Psychological Association; consultant in the Teacher Qualification Improvement Institute of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences.
She has published more than 70 books related to psychology. Her research interests are psychology of creativity, of adolescence, as well as social psychology and psychological health.
ANTOINETTE THILL-ROLLINGER, LUXEMBOURG
Educational psychologist / career guidance counsellor / systemic family therapist
- graduated in psychology at the University of Montpellier, France in 1978;
- trained as a systemic family therapist in 1994. EMPLOYMENT
- 1978-1989: working as a psychologist in the ‘Service for Educational Psychology and Guidance’ of a secondary school (technical/vocational stream) in Luxembourg and member of the Commission for Psychology and Educational Sciences dealing with primary school pupils;
- 1989-2007: working as a psychologist in the ‘Service for Educational Psychology and Guidance’ of a secondary school (academic stream) in Luxembourg
_ Psychology teacher at the Teacher Training College of the University of Luxembourg; - since October 2007: acting director of the Centre for Educational Psychology and Guidance of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training;
MAGREET VERSTEEG, THE NETHERLANDS
Margreet is school psychologist in a secondary school in the Netherlands. She is member of the NIP Crisis Intervention Network for Schoolpsychologists. And she has completed the 2 year Postmaster Schoolpsychologist Program at RINO Amsterdam.
STURLA HELLAND, NORWAY
Education: Psychologist in 1986. Law-studies 2001/02 Work: Leader of childcare, school psychology service, social welfare and health services for children 0 – 18 in my municipality.Organisational work: Leader of Forum for psykologer I kommuner/ fylkeskommuner, which includes all school psychologists in Norway.
INES FARIA, PORTUGAL
Inês is an Educational Psychologist who has been working since 2008 in a group of schools, with students from 3 to 18 years old, in the suburbs of Lisbon, Portugal. She loves her work, because she considers that she is useful and she feels like a piece of the puzzle in the school community. After her graduate degree, she participated in a Post-Graduate Course in Psychological Assessment and Intervention in an Educational Context and qualified as a Master in Counseling and Educational Psychology.
BOŽENA STRITIH, SLOVENIA
1986 B. Sc. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, specialisated in Family counselling and Integrative Gestalt Psychotherapy. Bozena is the representative of the Slovenian Psychologists Association as a chairperson of the Section of Psychologists in Education since 2009. She is working as a pre-school counsellor – Psychologist in a Public Kindergarten Najdihojca Ljubljana, Slovenia since 1994.
Main present working area: Early intervention and Inclusive education for children with special developemental and educational needs, lectures for preschool, school professionals and parents, different innovative projects in kindergartens and schools (Child porfolio, inclusion, prevention) as a consultant of The National Education Institute, a Tutor and a mentor for students from Department of Psychology (supervised practice, graduate work) .
Professional memberships: A member of the executive committe at Slovenian Psychologists Association (SPA), a coordinator of mentors for supervised practice (Psychology in Education) and a member of Slovenian NAC (National Accreditation Committee for EuroPsy).
ANDREY I.PODOLSKIY, RUSSIA
Andrey is head of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the State University Moskow, where he is working since 1970. One of his main research interests is educational and instructional psychology including teachers’ and parents’ psychological competence. He is a member of several scientific societies including the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the European Association for Research in Adolescence (EARA), where he acts as National Correspondent for Russia.
Leopold Carreras Truñó, SPAIN
School psychologist and clinician psychologist since 1989. I started in a school for boys and girls with psychological disorders, but later on my interest turned to work with gifted children. Now I’m the Spanish Delegate of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC), since 1997, and I was founder member in 1991 of FICOMUNDYT (Ibero-American Federation of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children), passing for the following charges: Secretary of International Relationships, from 1991 up to 1995, and, later, Treasurer, up to 1997. From November 2003 until December 2007, I was the coordinator of the Work Group of Giftedness and High Abilities of the COPC (Official College of Psychologist of Catalunya), and I’m also vocal of the Board of Directors of the Educational Department of the COPC since 2003. Last year (2007), I began to work again as a school psychologist, mainly in private schools in Barcelona, but in fact I never gave up working with schools because working with gifted children you have to deal constantly with teachers, headmasters, and the Administration of the Schools and of the Educational Department of the Government of Catalunya, so by now I know quite well how do schools work in my country, and what are their needs and pros and cons. I also published several books and reports and studies, mostly about giftedness and its educational intervention.
ELINOR SCHAD, SWEDEN
Elinor Schad is a licensed psychologist who works as a teacher and researcher in the department of psychology at Lund University. She has a background as a school psychologist and continuously advises practicing school psychologists and supervises psychologists doing their residencies in schools. She is also involved in the specialist training in educational psychology both on an administrational level, as a member of the committee on educational psychology, and as a teacher in one of the specialist courses for school psychologists. During 2014, a new edition of her anthology on school psychology will be published. She likes to write articles about school psychology and preschool issues related to the development of young children. Elinor Schad served as the president for Psifos – the professional association for preschool and school psychologists in Sweden during 2009-2012. You can contact her through her website: www.psy.lu.se/elinorschad
DR. GREATA SYKES, UNITED KINGDOM
Is a chartered educational psychologist and works as an academic tutor in the Department of Psychology and Human Resources of the Institute of Education, University of London, on the Doctoral professional training course in Child, Adolescent and Educational Psychology. I am also a Family Partnership trainer.
My specialist interests are child attachment and family dynamics, working with parents and parenting skills as well as emotional intelligence research and neuroscience. I have worked for a long time as a practitioner educational psychologist for a local Government authority.
I have for a long time been keen to assist in enhancing the flow of research and practitioner knowledge among European colleagues. As part of that work I continue to edit our newsletter ‘debate’ for the Division of Educational and Child Psychologists (DECP). I am responsible for editing the international pages and I welcome innovative ideas and information from psychologists in other countries.