Division of Clinical and Health Psychology of Cyprus Psychologists Association conducts conference, titled “Psychology and Health: Best Practices in Practice”, aiming to bring research and application together to an interdisciplinary level among health professionals and paramedical professionals related to Health and Psychology: Psychologists, Medical doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, and Psychiatrists.

20 – 21 October 2018
University of Cyprus, University Campus

The conference will be held on 20th and 21st of October 2018, at University of Cyprus, in cooperation with local operators (Cyprus Nurses and Midwives Association, Pancyprian Association of Physiotherapists, Cyprus Association of Social Workers, Antirheumatic Cyprus Association, Cyprus Medical Association, Psychiatric Society of Cyprus). In addition, psychologists from European Federation Psychological Association (EFPA), to which CYPSA is a member, will participate. The conference will be under the auspices of the Health Minister

The conference will be held under the auspices of the Minister of Health.

On the first day of conference there will be oral presentations and posters relating to research and application of health and psychology in Cyprus and abroad, along with a round table discussion with a multidisciplinary participation regarding the application of multidisciplinary approach in Cyprus. On the second day, workshops will be held for health professionals.

Posters20/10/2018: Oral Presentations and Posters21/10/2018: WorkshopsImportant deadlinesParticipation FeesRegistration Form

Students and professionals can post individual presentations regarding Health and Psychology. The departments, which are responsible for the education of these professionals as mentioned before, can send 5 abstracts for posters regarding the following themes to this email address clinicalandhealth@cypsa.org.cy :

  • Psychological adaptation and illness
  • Prevention and promotion of health behaviours
  • Interventions in patients with chronic diseases and/ or carers
  • Changes in health behaviours
  • Health policies and programs interventions in Public Health
  • Well-being and quality of life


The abstract should be no more than 250 words. In these words, don’t include bibliography, tables and graphs. You can add: Aims, theoretical theme, methodology, tools, results and conclusions, empirical importance of the poster.

20/10/2018 | Working languages: English and Greek

Time Activity
08:00-08:45 Registration (coffee)
08:45-09:00 Welcome speeches [English]
09:00-11:00 European Dimension of Psychology and Health –
EFPA Standing Committee on Psychology and Health
[English] i. “What is psychology and health – introduction of the EFPA committee” – Dr. Maria Karekla (Cyprus)
ii. “The birth of a new law on mental health professions in Belgium” – Dr. Koen Lowet (Belgium)
iii. “Psychology and health in the workplace”- Dr. Julia Scharnhorst (Germany)
iv. “Helping health professionals to be more psychologically minded” – Dr. Jo Hart (UK)
v. “Interdisciplinary pain treatment teams” – Dr. Borik Schjødt (Norway)
vi. TBΑ – Dr. Renata Hacklová (Czech Republic)
vii. “Psychotherapy ‘in’ health and psychotherapy ‘for’ health: divergences and confluences”- Dr. David Neto (Portugal)
11:00-11:30 Break (coffee) – Presentation of 16th European Congress of Psychology (Moscow)
11:30-13:15 Psychology and Health in Cyprus: Research and Application [Greek and English]
i. Dr. Maria Karekla, Psychology Department, University of Cyprus
ii. Dr. Nuno Ferreira, Psychology Department, University of Nicosia
iii. Dr. Nicos Middleton, Nursing Department, Technological University of Cyprus
iv. Dr. Aggelos Kassianos, Department of Applied Health Research, University College London
v. Member of Psychiatric Society of Cyprus
vi. Dr. Maria Prodromou, Department of Health Sciences, European University of Cyprus
vii. Dr. Maria Markoulli, (TBC)
13:15-14:30 Break (light lunch) – Posters
14:30-16:00 Round Table discussion: «Interdisciplinary collaboration: Perceptions, Applications, Challenges, and Prospects» [Greek] i. Dr. Vasilis Vasileiou, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Member of Cyprus Psychologists Association
ii. Mrs Koulla Erotokritou, Social Worker, President of Cyprus Association of Social Workers
iii. (TBC), Member of Cyprus Medical Association
iv. (TBC), Member of Psychiatric Society of Cyprus
v. Dr. Maria Prodromou, Lecturer of Nursing, Member of Cyprus Nurses and Midwives Association
vi. Mr Antonis Zacharopoulos, Physiotherapist, Member of Pancyprian Association of Physiotherapists
vii. Mrs Souzi Makri, Vicepresident Antirheumatic Cyprus Association, President of ENFA – European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations

21/10/2018 | Working language: Greek

Time Activity
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:30 Workshop 1: (Part 1)
(Title TBC) – Dr Eleni Karayianni, University of Cyprus
11:30-11:45 Break (coffee)
11:45-13:00 Workshop 1: (Part 2)
13:00-14:00 Break (light lunch)
14:00-15:30 Workshop 2: (Part 1)
Communicational Skills (title TBC) – Dr. Panayiota Andreou and Dr. Alexia Papageorgiou, University of Nicosia – St. George’s Medical School
15:30-15:45 Break (coffee)
15:45-17:00 Workshop 2: (Part 2)

Note: Participation for the workshops is limited and will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

The workshops are organised for health professionals and trainees or juniors (medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, specialist psychologists).

Deadline for abstract submission: 10th of September 2018, 23:59

Confirmations for accepted abstracts: 24th September 2018, 23:59

Early bird registration: 3rd Aug- 10th October 2018, 23:59

Late bird registration: 11th -21th October, 2018, 23:59

Deadline for payments: 10th October 2018, 23:59

Registration 2 Days (1st & 2nd) 1 Day (1st or 2nd)
Unitl October 10th 2018 (Early bird)
CYPSA Members (full & non-full members) €60 €40
Non-Members €70 €50
Students €60 €40
Between October 11-21 2018
CYPSA Members (full & non-full members) €80 €50
Non-Members €90 €60
Students €80 €50

You may submit your registration form online. After submitting the form, you can arrange the participation payment via a bank transfter (infomration after the application).

If, for any reason, you can not use the online form, you may contact  clinicalandhealth@cypsa.org.cy or with the Association.



You can pay the participation fee with a bank transfer at the Association’s bank account by noting: “Fullname / Health” with the payment

Bank transfer

Bank of Cyprus
Account Number: 357013709268
IBAN: CY74002001950000357013709268


Divition in Clinical and Health Psychology - Cyprus Psychologists' Association


Παγκύπριος Σύνδεσμος Νοσηλευτών & Μαίων
Παγκύπριος Σύλλογος Φυσιοθεραπευτών
Σύνδεσμος Κοινωνικών Λειτουργών Κύπρου
Αντιρευματικό Σύνδεσμο Κύπρου
Παγκύπριος Ιατρικός Σύλλογος
Cyprus Psychiatric Society

Under the auspices:

Υπουργείο Υγείας

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Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου