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Chris Athanasiadis


About Chris Athanasiadis

Chris is a Professional Counsellor and a Chartered Psychologist. He has previously held academic posts at the University of Central Lancashire, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, University Campus Oldham, University of Teesside partner College in Athens and University of Northampton. He is currently Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University.

Chris has taught a wide range of topics in psychology and in counselling, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His expertise includes critical social psychology, research methods, psychological therapies and mental health. Chris is also an experienced research supervisor. He is currently an external examiner to other Universities and a reviewer for a number of well-regarded academic Journals.

Current Teaching

Chris is the Course Leader for the PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy. He teaches the following modules: 'Becoming a therapist', 'Relational Framework' and 'Theory and Practice of Research. He also contributes to counselling skills and to supervision.

Research Interests

Chris has previously conducted research in the diagnostic significance of speech in psychosis, in the use of systemic ideas in therapy with individuals and in the benefits of workplace counselling. He is currently researching male depression using a qualitative methodology.

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