Maria Skordou

Maria Skordou

Country: Greece
Organization: Private practice

Short CV

M.Ed. Maria Skordou

Maria Skordou holds a Bachelor’s in psychology from the American College of Greece (Deree) and of the Panteion University of Athens Greece and also a Master in Psychology of Education in Bristol University in England. She has completed her training in Gestalt psychotherapy in Gestalt foundation in Athens Greece. She is also certified Gordon’s Trainer for Parents and Teachers. She has completed trainings in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples, in EMDR trauma therapy and in Comprehensive Resources Model (CRM, Basic and Advanced) by Liza Schwarz and in different therapiy approaches for people with ASD. She has many years of experience working in different setting with ASD kids, adolescents and adults. She is a member of Association of Greek Psychologists and of EMDR- Hellas The last 15 years she is working in private practice with different populations in individual and group therapy.


(together with: Patrick Akrivos)

Title: Collective Trauma in the Therapeutic Room

Life is hard, it is full of unforeseen circumstances and events beyond control and foresight. Every generation has witnessed catastrophes, is it the flooding of the Doggerlands, the eruption of Vesuvius, a World War, Refugee, Global Financial crises, Covid Lockdowns, to mention just a few. Every generation has managed to cope with it, be it by developing resilience, be it through various forms of disassociation or even creative adaptation.

With the latest events, from war on terrorism, financial crises, lockdowns and local catastrophes psychotherapists are called to help and support clients, while they themselves are dealing with the very same events. How do psychotherapist deal with this? What tools for self-care do they use? What is the function of a possible supportive network?

In this workshop we will explore the therapist own intergenerational stories of Trauma, how they have learned to cope with it, explicitly and/or implicitly, and how these coping mechanisms are effective or not for the current events. Further, the workshop will investigate how the therapist, can through their own experience of the same traumatic field with their client, be a source of help and inspiration, in the therapeutic process.