I studied psychology at the Department of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, I continued by receiving a Master in Clinical Psychology and I completed my studies by receiving a doctorate in the same Department. During my undergraduate studies I received scholarships and awards from the I.K.Y. and the Pantia-Ralli Bequest while I did my postgraduate studies as a scholarship holder of I.K.Y. I am a member of the Hellenic Psychological Society and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
I have worked in a variety of contexts and programs in Greece and Abroad, including the Mobile Mental Health Units NE and W Cyclades of EPAPSY and the Quality Improvement in Chemsex and Combination Prevention Interventions of AIDS Action Europe. I am currently working privately as a clinical psychologist providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and clinical supervision. I am also scientific coordinator of the community programs of the Association of HIV-positive people in Greece "Positive Voice" (Athens & Thessaloniki Checkpoints, Red Umbrella Athens, Chemsex Support, Streetwork Project), member of the Orlando LGBT + "Mental Health Without Stigma" training committee and external collaborator of the Laboratory of Clinical Research: Subjectivity and Social Bond, Department of Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Research and scientific interests
My research interests include psychoanalysis (theory, practice, community applications), sexuality and its non-heterosexual expressions, addiction and recreational substance use (club drugs, chemsex), the effect of discrimination and stigma on the health of the vulnerable populations, violence, gender-based violence and community applications of clinical psychology and health psychology.
Selected research projects
Laboratory of Clinical Research: Subjectivity and Social Bond, EKPA: Construction and adaptation to a Greek population of a projective assessment tool for children, based on the combination of two French-language tools for completing a story. (2021 - today).
Postgraduate Master Program in Clinical Psychology, EKPA: Investigation of the correlation of restrictive measures taken to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (CoV-19) coronavirus and its compliance with quality of life, prevalence strategies and mentalization, in the Greek population (2020-2021).
International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe and Red Umbrella Athens: Rights not Rescue Program: Sex Work, Migration, Exploitation and Trafficking (2019 - 2020).
Cyprus AIDS Support Movement and Cyprus Addiction Management Authority: Use of addictive substances among the LGBTI + population and in particular for Chemsex in Cyprus (2019 - 2020).
Association of HIV-positive people of Greece "Positive Voice" in collaboration with the Department of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the 4th Pathological Clinic "Attikon" University Hospital and the 1st Pathological Clinic "Laiko" General Hospital: Investigation of epidemiology and quality of life of people who make recreational use of psychoactive substances during sex (chemsex) (2018-2019).
Red Umbrella Athens: Trans Sex Worker Rights Are Human Rights “TransR” (2017-2019).
Douglas, M., Petousi, V. and Poulios, A. (2021). Neonatal End-of-Life Decision Making: The possible behavior of Greek physicians, midwives and nurses in clinical scenarios. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (8): 3938. doi: 10.3390 / ijerph18083938
Christopoulos, A, Poulios, A., Pavlopoulos, V. (2020). The relationship between dimensions of mental health and alexithymia in multiple sclerosis patients. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 46, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2020.102525
Poulios, A. (2020). Introduction to Chemsex: from phenomenon to subject. In N. Papathanassiou & E.-O. Christidis (ed.) Inclusion and resilience: Basic principles of psychosocial support in matters of sexual orientation, identity, expression and gender characteristics (pp. 377 - 402). Athens: Gutenberg. ISBN 978-960-01-2157-5. Book Code in Eudoxus: 94689213
Poulios, A. (2020). Sexuality and HIV: Gay and Socially Transmitted Diseases. In N. Papathanassiou & E.-O. Christidis (ed.) Inclusion and resilience: Basic principles of psychosocial support in matters of sexual orientation, identity, expression and gender characteristics. (pp. 342 - 376). Athens: Gutenberg. ISBN 978-960-01-2157-5. Book Code in Eudoxus: 94689213
Pantelidou, S., Stylianidis, S., Poulios, A., Lavdas, M. & Lamnidis, N. (2016). Mobile Mental Health Units on the Islands: The experience of Cyclades. In S. Stylianidis (ed) Social and community psychiatry: Towards a critical, patient-oriented approach (pp.167 - 192). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-28616-7 (eBook) DOI: 10.1007 / 978-3-319-28616-7
Pantelidou, S., Antonopoulou, V., Poulios, A., Soumaki, J. & Stylianidis, S. (2016). Community child psychiatry: The example of Mobile Mental Health Units in the NE and Western Cyclades. In S. Stylianidis (ed) Social and community psychiatry: Towards a critical, patient-oriented approach (pp.193 - 214). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-28616-7 (eBook) DOI: 10.1007 / 978-3-319-28616-7
Poulios, A. (2018). H-y-Stories of HIV-positiveness: the body as a barrier to the invasion of the modern social Other. In L. Kanellopoulou (ed.) Subjectivity in a test in the modern social bond (pp. 104 - 128). Athens: Pedio. ISBN 978-960-546-041-9. Book Code in Eudoxus: 77118162
Christodoulou, C., Efstathiou, V., Ferentinos, P., Poulios, A., Papadopoulou, A. & Douzenis, A. (2016). Comparative study of hostility in depressive patients with and without a suicide attempt history. Psychology, Health & Medicine, DOI: 10.1080 / 13548506.2016.1238491.
Bakalidou, D., Voumvourakis, K., Tsourti, Z., Papageorgiou, E., Poulios, A. & Giannopoulos, S. (2014). Validity and reliability of the Greek version of the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale in multiple sclerosis patients. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 37 (3), 271 - 276. DOI: 10.1097 / MRR.000000000000000057
Bouras, G., Mexi-Bourna, P., Bournas, N., Christodoulou, C., Daskalaki, A., Tasiopoulou, I., Poulios, A. (2013). Mothers ’expectations and other factors affecting breastfeeding at six months in Greece. Journal of Child Health Care, 17 (14), 387 - 396. DOI: 10.1177 / 1367493512468358
Poulios, A., Christopoulos, A.-L., Kitsos, D.K. & Voumvourakis, K. I. (2013). Mental health issues in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls and their association with disease related factors. International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal, 1 (1), 104 - 112. DOI: 10.9734 / INDJ / 2013/4936
Christodoulou, C., Douzenis, A., Mommersteeg, PMC, Rallidis, L., Poulios, A., Efstathiou, V., Bouras, G., Varounis, C., Korkoliakou, P., Pallios, J., Kremastinos , DT & Lykouras, L. (2013). A case-control validation of type D personality in Greek patients with stable coronary heart disease. Annals of General Psychiatry, 12 (38), 12-38. DOI: 10.1186 / 1744-859X-12-38
Psychosomatic and somatoform disorders (Ψ-3608)
Psychoanalytic thinking (Ψ-2603)
Child and adolescent psychopathology (Ψ-3614)