Teaching & Training

training

From 2001 till 2008 Dr Hadjipateras Giannoulis was a Research Associate at the Institute of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Training course in London.

Training can be tailor-made to suit the needs of the individual/organization. It can be undertaken as a half or full day and can be arranged across the country according to need. Training typically encompasses both presentations and workshops, the aim being to increase participants’ knowledge, practical skills and techniques.

Dr Hadjipateras-Giannoulis undertakes teaching and training to individuals and groups working across a wide range of settings- namely carers/parents supporting children and adults with special needs, partners of people with special needs (e.g. someone living with a person with ADHD), teachers (both mainstream and special school; primary and secondary)  and support staff  within schools,  colleges and university, social workers and mental health professionals working in community-based teams (e.g. speech and language therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians etc).

Since 2017, she was involved in a psychoeducational air travel programme for children with ASD & flying anxiety. This programme was an innovative, collaborative initiative among the Onassis Foundation, Athens International Airport and the University of Athens. It involved (a) desensitizing youngsters with ASD to the steps involved in air travel, (b) educating stakeholders including airport staff and raising their awareness of ASD and (c) creating relevant resources, including information pamphlets and social stories. The staff training programme is ongoing.

Since 2019, training on understanding the needs of people with autism has been undertaken for the Athens Municipal Police and hospital staff at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre.