Stephanos Vassilopoulos


Stephanos Vassilopoulos
2610 969742, 969724
Relational Dynamic Education and Counselling
Associate Professor


Stephanos P. Vassilopoulos was born in Patras and graduated from the Department of Education, University of Patras (1996) as well as from the Department of Psychology, University of Athens (2003). He also obtained an MSc in Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex (2001) and completed his PhD in Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, under the supervision of Prof. M.W.Eysenck. He has one year working experience as a counselor at a Health Center in Patras. He also worked for two and half years as a primary school teacher in mainstream education before being appointed as a senior lecturer at the Department of Primary Education, University of Patras, a position he currently holds. He speaks English (fluently) and German and has published more than 80 scientific papers, mainly in prestigious international journals. He has also co-authored, edited and translated four books. His main research activities include the investigation of cognitive processes in anxiety and aggression, as well as the development and implementation of psycho-educational group programs for children and adolescents with various socioemotional difficulties or mental health problems.


Associate Professor of Counselling and Education

Department of Primary Education

University of Patras



Teaching - Lessons

1. School Counselling

2. Relational  Dynamic Education of the Person

3. Psychoeducational Groups for Children

4. Person-centered Counselling



   Selected Publications


  1. Vassilopoulos, S. P., Blackwell, S. E., Moberly, N. J., & Karahaliou, E. (2012). Comparing imagery and verbal instructions for the experimental modification of interpretation and judgmental bias in children. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 594-601.
  2. Vassilopoulos, S. P. & Banerjee, R. (2010). Social interaction anxiety and the discounting of positive interpersonal events. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy,38, 597-609.
  3. Vassilopoulos, S. P., Banerjee, R. & Prantzalou C.Experimental modification of interpretation bias in socially anxious children: Changes in interpretation, anticipated interpersonal anxiety, and social anxiety symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 1085-1089.
  4. Vassilopoulos, S. P., & Kosmopoulos, A. V. (2009). Education as relationship between persons. The Person-Centered Journal, 16, 36-57.
  5. Vassilopoulos, S. P., & Watkins, E.(2009). Adaptive and maladaptive self focus: A pilot extension study with individuals high and low in fear of negative evaluation. Behavior Therapy, 40, 181-189.
  6. Vassilopoulos, S. P., & Banerjee, R.Interpretations and judgments for positive and negative social scenarios in childhood social anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 870-876.