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What does Systemic Approach mean?

The fascinating fact about the systemic approach is that it breaks down the illusion that simply being mental health professionals makes us understand mental disorders and their treatments. On the basis of the theories of constructivism and social constructionism every psychological problem is considered to be a construction and that, on the level of verbal communication...

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“The Art of Being a Couple. A Systemic Approach”

The Art of Being a Couple. A Systemic Approach, a book written in Greek by Virginia Ioannidou, published in March, 2012.
It is an art to keep a close relationship alive over time and, like any other art, it has its secrets...

Alternatives to psychiatric medication

There is presently a significant international movement consisting both of people with psychiatric experience and of mental health professionals, making clear that: a) Taking psychiatric medication is not the only solution when dealing with a mental health issue, and that, in contrast, there are alternative ways of therapy (even for those under long-term medication treatment). b) Mental health patients do have legal rights, of which...

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Lecture and seminar with Dr Hans Jellouschek on close relationships

On 4th and 5th May 2012 a lecture and a seminar were given in Thessaloniki by Dr Hans Jellouschek, a well-known writer and trainer in couples’ therapy (www.hans-jellouschek.de). It was a collaboration between the Institute of Systemic Therapy of Thessaloniki...

Second World Hearing Voices Congress

In the beginning of November 2010 we had the chance to attend the Second World Hearing Voices Congress in Nottingham, England. We were a group of mental health professionals and voice hearers from Greece. In Nottingham we met voice hearers and individuals who have unusual ideas, and we also met their relatives and other mental health professionals. We all gathered to share our experiences and ideas,...