Diagnosis and treatment approach of the neuropsychological and mental consequences of trauma

Thursday, 22 October 2015


Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Registration required

Charis Bastas, Psychiatrist, Greece

Sofia Tsirak, Psychologist – Neuropsychologist MSc, Greece

Maria Karataraki, DPpsych, Clinical Psychologist, Scientific Fellow of Psychiatric Department of PAGNI, University General Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece


The course is addressed to students and mental health professionals engaging in the community.

This training course aims at:

a) the enhancement of identifying basic mental disorders and issues following car crashes, such as anxiety disorders (phobia, panic disorder), depression, post traumatic stress disorder, cognitive disorders, sleep problems, chronic pain.

b) Familiarization with basic features of neuropsychological evaluation (screening tests, etc.) which help in diagnosis identification and the decision on the kind of intervention, especially after brain injury.

c) Presenting the various interventions which include:

1. Basic interventions

2. Neuropsychological rehabilitation and the integration of neuropsychological outcome in the treatment

3. Pharmaceutical treatment: basic indications, advantages, side effects, limitations

4. Psychotherapy especially focused on cognitive behavioural intervention

d) The use of clinical examples to:

i. increase participants’ ability in planning and implementing intervention treatments

ii. familiarization with the communication skills with patients and/or their relatives

e) establishment of the prerequisites for referral to an expert.




Tel.: 2810 379528

E-mail: mpapanikolaou@staff.teicrete.gr

No financial contribution is required.

Number of participants: strictly limited to 40 persons

An order of priority will be respected.


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