Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: First and second order change
Department of Psychology Invited Speaker Series 2016-17
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 18:30-20:00
in classroom A1, Amalias Campus
The talk will be in Greek and is free to attend
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance by Monday 12th December
“Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: First and second order change”
First-order change is defined as a class of solutions that do not change a problem or make a problem worse. In contrast, second-order change is a change of those first-order solutions, which results in a resolution of the problem. First-order change is related to stability; second-order change is related to transformation.
Dimitris Katakis: Dimitris has competed a wide array of studies in Greece and UK in Education, Law, MA in Educational Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Psychology, MSc in Child Development and an MA in Clinical-Counselling Psychology, plus numerous trainings, workshops and seminars, mainly in the UK. He has worked in various settings and with many different kinds of people, as a teacher in Athens and London and as a Diplomat (Educational Attaché) in the Education Department of the Greek Embassy in London. He has also provided counselling and support to adolescents in the Greek Secondary School of London, in conjunction with a family therapist. Dimitris has organised several seminars, school workshops and parenting classes to improve and facilitate teachers’ further education, children’s learning and parents’ communication with their children. In addition, working in such diverse environments, travelling and working in different countries have enhanced his open-mindedness and ability to relate to people with differing views. Through teaching and counselling he has learned how to become a good listener, show respect, understanding and unconditional positive regards to those in need or distress. He is a supervisor and instructor of the MSc CBT offered at NYC by the University of Bolton. Since 2011 Dimitris has been employed at the Suicide Prevention Centre (Klimaka) in Athens as a CBT therapist (Cognitive Bevarioural Therapist).