Maria Zafiri

Name: Maria Zafiri
Country: Greece
Degrees: BSc in Psychology, MSc in Cognitive Psychology, PhD Candidate
Current job title: Psychologist in Centre for Counselling, Support & Information, Volos
Institution: Department of Preschool Education, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Short autobiography:

I am completing my doctoral thesis, regarding body image and psychological health in preadolescence and adolescence in Greece. I am also working as a psychologist at the private sector, providing individual and group counseling, psychoeducation, and psychological support services. A great part of my current job has to do with issues regarding children, youth, parenting and education, as well as with stress and anxiety issues. My previous working experience has been in state educational, health and mental health settings. I have also worked as a researcher in various research programmes and as an adult educator. 

Participated in a STSM - read the report

Reason for joining: My interest in research regarding body image and appearance –related issues, as well as in positive body image promotion and body image disorders management.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: •Body image development across the life span and association with psychological health •Body image assessment and intervention issues
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: mariazafiri@hotmail.com
Link to institution: http://www.ece.uth.gr