Olga Solomontos – Kountouri

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Dr. Olga Solomontos-Kountouri is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology, Head of the Master in Application of Psychology and Counseling in the Community and Head of Research and International Relations at the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus. She has a PhD on Developmental Psychology and a Master on Child Development from the Institute of Education, London University. She is a coordinator of National Representatives and Newsletter Editor of European Association of Research on Adolescence (EARA). She is an appointed member of the Prison Council. She develops two main research directions: The first concerns the developmental psychology of adolescence on three areas: (a) identity (b) delinquency and (c) bullying. The second line of research focusses on applied psychology on the above three areas in two target groups: (a) the education of young offenders during their imprisonment that aims at occupational and social rehabilitation and (b) the implementation of prevention and intervention programs to reduce bullying and victimization in secondary school students. With her research group implements educational intervention programs to inmates, i.e., ELMIP, CUP, SEMELI. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the professor Dagmar Strohmeier, she implements the Viennese Social Competence Program -ViSC in Secondary Schools in Cyprus since 2012. She is a member of many scientific organizations; she has many publications in scientific journals and presentations at international and local conferences.