The Cyprus Psychologists’ Association (CyPsA) in partnership with the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations’ Standing Committee on Disaster, Crisis and Trauma Psychology hosted “Nicosia e-Symposium on Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology: Lessons Learned from Across Europe” on Friday, 09|10|2020, to commemorate the Annual World Mental Health Day and celebrate the 40 founding years mark of the CyPSA! 150 participants attended from approximately 28 countries, including psychologists, academic staff, managers, medical doctors, lawyers, social workers and more!

Please find below the power point presentations as were presented that day:

Magda Rooze, Standing committee Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology EFPA, The Netherlands: “Citizenship education and social emotional learning to prevent radicalization that can lead to violent behavior”


Elena Kangas & Christiana Loizidou, Educational Psychology Services, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Cyprus: “Supporting the needs of children, families, schools and communities after critical and trauma incidents”


Nicos Papadopoulos, Cyprus Red Cross, Cyprus: “Community based psychosocial support: The role of the Cyprus Red Cross”


Prof. Fofi Constantinidou, Department of Psychology & the Center of Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus, Cyprus: “Prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic and compliance with precautionary”


Prof. Timothy Papadopoulos, Department of Psychology & the Center of Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus, Cyprus: “The possible impact of COVID-19 confinement measures on children and adolescents”


Dr Noreen Tehrani, Noreen Tehrani Associates, London, UK: “The role of Psychological surveillance in high risk roles following COVID”


Prof. Boris Kordic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of security studies, Republic of Serbia: “Specific reactions to trauma among Serbs from Bosnia and Herzegovina”


Andriani Louka, Office of Personnel Support, Cyprus Police, Cyprus: “The impact of crisis and trauma on police officers”


Anna Romeu, Spanish Association of Psychologists, Spain: “Psychologists in emergencies during the pandemic: the Catalan experience”


Dr Anthi Loutsiou, Cyprus Psychologists Association & Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Cyprus: “Towards psychological resilience among fire and rescue officers”