- Theological School of the Church of Cyprus
1-7 Isocratous, 1016, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Dr. Maria Sikki recently gained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cyprus. She previously obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of Cyprus and then she continued her postgraduate studies in Netherlands, where she gained an MSc in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology, at Leiden University. She was trained in brain stimulation techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and worked as a researcher at the Developmental Psychopathology Lab of University of Cyprus. During her clinical practice, she has worked as a trainee Clinical Psychologist in various counselling centers in Cyprus.
- PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Cyprus (Sep 2017 – Jun 2022)
- Master Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology, Leiden University (2015 – 2016)
- Bachelor Degree in Psychology, University of Cyprus (2011 – 2015)
Research Interests: Her main research interests include clinical neuroscience, brain stimulation methods, functional near-infrared spectroscopy, psychotherapy, antisocial behavior and externalizing problems.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
- Sikki M., Konikkou K., Fanti K. A. & Konstantinou N. “Effectiveness of intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation over the medial Prefrontal Cortex combined with Attention Modification Training on emotion regulation”. Poster presentation at Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS Forum), Paris, France, July 2022.
- Sikki M., Konikkou K., Fanti K. A. & Konstantinou N. “Effectiveness of intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation over the medial Prefrontal Cortex combined with Attention Modification Training on emotional processing”. Presentation at 9th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, online, May 2022.
- Sikki M., Konikkou K., Fanti K. A. & Konstantinou N. “Effectiveness of intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation over the medial Prefrontal Cortex on emotional processing”. Poster presented at 11th annual scientific e-Conference of the Center for Applied Neuroscience, Cyprus, October 2021.
- Sikki M., Lemishka O., Guest A., Petridou M., Konikkou K., Symeou M., Lordos A. & Fanti K. A. “Investigating heterogeneity in antisocial behavior among adolescents in Ukraine”. Poster presented at 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Las Vegas, USA, May 2019.
- Sikki, M., Kyranides, M.N., & Fantis, K. A. “Triarchic Model of Psychopathy: associations with hemodynamic responses in young adults with psychopathic traits”. Poster presented at 6th EFCAP Congress: “Young victims and young offenders: Prevention and intervention within families and institutions”, Venice, Italy, June 2018.
- Fanti, K. A., Colins, O. F., Andershed, H., & Sikki, M. (2017). Stability and change in callous-unemotional traits: Longitudinal associations with potential individual and contextual risk and protective factors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(1), 62.
- Kyranides, M. N., Fanti, K. A., Sikki, M., & Patrick, C. J. (2017). Triarchic dimensions of psychopathy in young adulthood: Associations with clinical and physiological measures after accounting for adolescent psychopathic traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8(2), 140.