Freelance writer/translator – Mental Health Counselor

Resume posted by sofiahp in Health.

Desired position type: Freelance
Location: Ptolemaida West Macedonia, Greece

Contact sofiahp

Summary

I am a health psychologist – homeopath.
I have been working as a freelance writer/translator as well.

Education

2001– 2003: Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology Studies at the University of Abertay Dundee (HND)

2004 – 2006: BSc Honours Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

2007 – 2008: MSc Health Psychology at the Institute of Work, Health & Organizations (I-WHO) at the University of Nottingham.

2010 – 2011: Professional Diploma in Learning Disabilities at Thace: The Hellenic Association of Continuing Education

2011 – 2012: College of Practical Homeopathy – Licentiate Diploma

Languages: English and Greek, both fluently.

Experience

03/2010 – Present: Self Employed – Mental Health Counselor/Health Psychologist/Special Educator

2/2011 – 6/2011: Tutor at ΙΕΚ (Institutes of Professional Training). Class: Moral and Ethical Issues on the medical field

2/2011 – Present: Volunteer Psychologist at Oasis (Rehabilitation Center)

10/2009 – Present: Freelance Writer
• Freelance writing in magazines (Psychologies, Omikron magazine)
• Extended collaboration with TV Channels in Greece (MEGA Channel, WEST Channel).
• Moderator and writer of the health column at the www.eordaia.com website
• Translation (English-Greek, Greek-English)

06/2011: Freelance Writing. Writing a 5 to 10 pages report on the NNAT2 tests. Research and Critical Evaluation of the NNAT2 Tests. IBD Associates, NEW YORK, USA.

07/2010: Freelance Writing. Writing and critically evaluating articles about psychological stress in athletes.

07/2010: Freelance Writing. Writing and critically evaluating articles about cognitive processes.

06/2010 – 07/2010: Freelance Writing. Writing a 5 to 10 pages report on the CoGat Tests. Research and Critical Evaluation of the CoGat Tests. IBD Associates, NEW YORK, USA.

05/2010 – 06/2010: Freelance Writing. Writing a 30 pages manual of Counseling Obesity in a Weight Loss Program provided by doctors. Dr. Haendiges’ Medical Weight Loss, Kokomo, INDIANA, USA.

02/2010 – 06/2010: Freelance Writing. Writing a 10 to 15 pages report on the OLSAT TEST 8. Research and critical evaluation of the OLSAT TEST 8. IBD Associates, NEW YORK, USA.

11/2009 – 12/2009: Freelance Writing. Completed 200 pages of web content written in Greek.

09/2008 – September 2009: Scientific counselor – Psychologist- Manager. Advising and supporting children and adults with special needs, as well as parents and families. Organizing and managing the Care Center of the children and adults with special needs.

03/2010 – Present: Community Manager. Responsible for customer support (Helpdesk), moderation (abuse handling, law enforcement, relations), translations and animation (newsletter and partnerships) for a specific territory. Single point of contact of member of a social portal.

09/2008 – present: English language teacher. Teaching. Teaching English to children and adults.

09/2008 – 05/2009: Manager Director of the private English school “Kalograia”, branch of Ptolemaida.

06/2008: Customer Service Representative (University of Nottingham). Assisting in the completion of research related conducted by the Career Office of the University. Communicating with people on the telephone, advising.

09/2006 – 06/2007: English language teacher. Teaching English to children aged 9 to 12 and adults.

12/2006 – 06/2007: Occupational counselor. Interviewing unemployed people, administration and analysis of personality and occupational tests. Discussions/sessions related to personal and occupational problems.

06/2004 – 09/2006: Assistant psychologist. Provision of psychological support to hospitalized patients, training and evaluation in administering and interpreting personality tests, training regarding the psychogenesis of lumbagos.

10/2003 – 11/2003: Assistant psychologist/tutor. Provision of psychological support and guidance to children with special needs.

04/2002 – 05/2002: Assistant psychologist. Attendance of conventions regarding psychological disturbances and problems. Sessions with clients regarding psychological needs, issues and disturbances. Provisions of counseling support sessions under supervision of consultant psychologist.

1. The Open Public University of Ptolemaida. Academic year 2006-2007 – “Medical and Social Issues” held by the Greek Psychological Association.
2. One-day conference in Psychology and Counselling organized by the Psychology Department of CITY LIBERAL STUDIES, Affiliated Institution of the University Of Sheffied.
3. Convention on “Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)” held by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association.
4. Presentation of a poster entitled: “Anxiety in academic performance & social support” at the annual undergraduate poster conference held by the Psychology Department of CITY LIBERAL STUDIES, Affiliated Institution of the University of Sheffield.”
5. Educational trip in Swedish Centres relate to people with special needs: Center for Habilitation and technical Aids (County Council of Uppsala) and Folke Bernadotte Regional Habilitation Centre (FBH) for children and adolescents with neurological impairments (Uppsala University Hospital).
6. Seminar in Anxiety & Stress Management.

Skills

  • Highly organized, conscientious, disciplined, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, sociable and able to work effectively within a team, ability to work under pressure and combine various responsibilities simultaneously. Quick to respond in demanding situations and take initiative where necessary and appropriate after permission when possible. Eager to gain experience and contribute to improving patients’ quality of life and rehabilitation.
  • Computer Literacy: Very good knowledge and use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet) and SPSS.

Specialties

    1. MSc in Health Psychology, 2. Professional Diploma in Learning Difficulties, 3. Licentiate Diploma in Homeopathy

Groups & Associations

    APA, BPS

Spoken Languages

    English and Greek fluent