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The experience of psychological therapies for people with multiple sclerosis: A mixed-methods study towards a patient-centred approach to exploring processes of change (2023)
Journal Article
Fragkiadaki, E., Anagnostopoulos, F., & Triliva, S. (in press). The experience of psychological therapies for people with multiple sclerosis: A mixed-methods study towards a patient-centred approach to exploring processes of change. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12615

Psychological therapies are effective for managing multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms such as depression, pain and fatigue. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and other theory-led approaches have been applied and were found to have modera... Read More about The experience of psychological therapies for people with multiple sclerosis: A mixed-methods study towards a patient-centred approach to exploring processes of change.

Interpretative phenomenological analysis: Theory, Method and research (Second edition) (2022)
Journal Article
Fragkiadaki, E. (2022). Interpretative phenomenological analysis: Theory, Method and research (Second edition). Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 54 - 58

Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was developed and introduced by Jonathan Smith when he put together the epistemological underpinnings of phenomenology and hermeneutics along with idiography (Smith, 2008). He then worked with Michael La... Read More about Interpretative phenomenological analysis: Theory, Method and research (Second edition).

Emerging from the global syndemic crucible: Finding belonging in a post Corona future (2022)
Journal Article
Long, L. A., Triliva, S., Davids, T., & Fragkiadaki, E. (2022). Emerging from the global syndemic crucible: Finding belonging in a post Corona future. Futures, 143(October 2022), 103034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2022.103034

The covid-19 global syndemic has upended societies worldwide and concomitantly united the world in a shared experience of lockdowns, social distancing, and economic upheaval. In the face of great uncertainty, dystopian realities, and binding governme... Read More about Emerging from the global syndemic crucible: Finding belonging in a post Corona future.

On learning from the client: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis for psychological intervention effectiveness and change studies (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Fragkiadaki, E. (2022, July). On learning from the client: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis for psychological intervention effectiveness and change studies

Psychotherapy is a multi- faceted, complex phenomenon, with unique characteristics that cannot be captured by nomothetic quantitative methods. The current presentation will focus on idiographic methods of exploring psychotherapy effectiveness and the... Read More about On learning from the client: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis for psychological intervention effectiveness and change studies.

On learning from the client: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis for psychological intervention effectiveness and change studies (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Fragkiadaki, E. (2022, July). On learning from the client: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis for psychological intervention effectiveness and change studies. Presented at Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) Conference 2022, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Psychotherapy is a multi- faceted, complex phenomenon, with unique characteristics that cannot be captured by nomothetic quantitative methods. The current presentation will focus on idiographic methods of exploring psychotherapy effectiveness and the... Read More about On learning from the client: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis for psychological intervention effectiveness and change studies.

Fragkiadaki, E., Cotterill, N. & Rice, C. (2022). MyMS-Ally Group Psychological Intervention: a feasibility and acceptability study of a novel group psychological intervention for people with Multiple Sclerosis (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Fragkiadaki, E., Cotterill, N., & Rice, C. (2022, July). Fragkiadaki, E., Cotterill, N. & Rice, C. (2022). MyMS-Ally Group Psychological Intervention: a feasibility and acceptability study of a novel group psychological intervention for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Poster presented at MS Frontiers Conference, University of Swansea

The emotional and cognitive facets of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have a significant impact on the patients’ quality of life, relationships and other significant areas of living. Psychological interventions and their efficacy have been the focus of MS li... Read More about Fragkiadaki, E., Cotterill, N. & Rice, C. (2022). MyMS-Ally Group Psychological Intervention: a feasibility and acceptability study of a novel group psychological intervention for people with Multiple Sclerosis.

‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: Language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss (2022)
Journal Article
Wheeler, L., Fragkiadaki, E., Clarke, V., & DiCaccavo, A. (2022). ‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: Language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss. British Journal of Midwifery, 30(7), 368-374. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2022.30.7.368

Background A perinatal loss is a life-changing event that can have psychological consequences for a mother both after the loss and in a subsequent pregnancy. Aims This qualitative study aimed to examine mothers' lived experiences of the holistic jour... Read More about ‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: Language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss.

The Athens multifamily therapy project (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Selakovic, M., Galanis, D., Fragkiadaki, E., Theodoropoulou, P., & Pomini, V. (2021, September). The Athens multifamily therapy project. Paper presented at 8th Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference, Malta

The present paper aims at describing a pilot study on the impact of a multi – family group therapy process for families with a child who has experienced a first psychotic episode. The sample consisted of 18 members of 6 families who participated in o... Read More about The Athens multifamily therapy project.

Application of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis methodology in psychotherapy impact research: Experience of psychotherapy of a person with Multiple Sclerosis (2021)
Journal Article
Fragkiadaki, E., Triliva, S., & Anagnostopoulos, F. (2021). Application of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis methodology in psychotherapy impact research: Experience of psychotherapy of a person with Multiple Sclerosis. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, Spring 2021(31),

Psychotherapy's impact and effectiveness have been explored through the use of quantitative research methods such as standardised inventories and scales measuring mainly behavioural and overt aspects of the psychotherapeutic encounter and symptom red... Read More about Application of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis methodology in psychotherapy impact research: Experience of psychotherapy of a person with Multiple Sclerosis.

Happiness around the world: A combined etic-emic approach across 63 countries (2020)
Journal Article
Gardiner, G., Lee, D., Baranski, E., Funder, D., the International Situations Project, M. O., & Fragkiadaki, E. (2020). Happiness around the world: A combined etic-emic approach across 63 countries. PLoS ONE, 15(12), Article e0242718. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242718

All rights reserved. What does it mean to be happy? The vast majority of cross-cultural studies on happiness have employed a Western-origin, or "WEIRD" measure of happiness that conceptualizes it as a self-centered (or "independent"), high-arousal em... Read More about Happiness around the world: A combined etic-emic approach across 63 countries.

International optimism: Correlates and consequences of dispositional optimism across 61 countries (2020)
Journal Article
Funder, D. C., Baranski, E., Sweeny, K., Gardiner, G., Members of the International Situations Project, , & Funder, D. (2021). International optimism: Correlates and consequences of dispositional optimism across 61 countries. Journal of Personality, 89(2), 288-304. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12582

Objective: The current exploratory study sought to examine dispositional optimism, or the general expectation for positive outcomes, around the world. Method: Dispositional optimism and possible correlates were assessed across 61 countries (N=15,185;... Read More about International optimism: Correlates and consequences of dispositional optimism across 61 countries.

Patients with multiple sclerosis in psychotherapy: Processes of meaning making and self transformation (2020)
Journal Article
Evangelia, F., Fotios, A., Sofia, T., Maria, A., & Ilia, T. (2020). Patients with multiple sclerosis in psychotherapy: Processes of meaning making and self transformation. International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.23937/2572-4037.1510046

Background Recent empirical literature on autoimmune diseases has focused extensively on the implementation and evaluation of psychosocial interventions. Psychotherapy and counselling processes for multiple sclerosis (MS) have gained special attenti... Read More about Patients with multiple sclerosis in psychotherapy: Processes of meaning making and self transformation.

The adjustment and new identity of athletes with prosthetic limbs: A qualitative study (2020)
Journal Article
Katsanou, A. L., Anagnostopoulos, F., & Fragkiadaki, E. (2020). The adjustment and new identity of athletes with prosthetic limbs: A qualitative study. Archives of Hellenic Medicine, 37(4), 504-514

OBJECTIVE Exploration of the experience of engaging in parasports by people with prosthetic limbs. METHOD The sample consisted of 8 Paralympic athletes. The main inclusion criteria were lower-limb amputation, a prosthetic implant, and professional... Read More about The adjustment and new identity of athletes with prosthetic limbs: A qualitative study.

Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries (2020)
Journal Article
Lee, D. I., Gardiner, G., Baranski, E., Members of the International Situations Project, & Funder, D. C. (2020). Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries. Journal of Personality, 88(6), 1091-1110. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12558

Objective The current study seeks to replicate and extend principal findings reported in The World at 7:00 (Guillaume et al., 2016), a project that examined the psychological experience of situations in 20 countries. Method Data were collected fro... Read More about Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries.

Meaning-making and spirituality in cancer patients: A study based on qualitative methodology (2020)
Journal Article
Palamaridi, N., Anagnostopoulos, F., & Fragkiadaki, E. (2020). Meaning-making and spirituality in cancer patients: A study based on qualitative methodology. Archives of Hellenic Medicine, 37(2), 209-218

OBJECTIVE To identify and analyze patterns of meaning-making and spirituality in cancer patients. METHOD The study sample consisted of 20 patients with an average age of 60 years, who had received radiotherapy for cancer of various sites at a public... Read More about Meaning-making and spirituality in cancer patients: A study based on qualitative methodology.

From social workers to socio-therapists: the transformative journey of substance abuse therapists (2019)
Journal Article
Fragkiadaki, E., Triliva, S., Natsopoulou, O., & Tzanakis, E. (2020). From social workers to socio-therapists: the transformative journey of substance abuse therapists. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 20(2), 89-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533256X.2020.1691408

The efficiency of interventions in addiction is associated with the processes of practitioners’ professional development. Identity formation is studied extensively for clinical professions but little research focuses on social workers working in addi... Read More about From social workers to socio-therapists: the transformative journey of substance abuse therapists.

A Pilot Study of a Trauma Training for Healthcare Workers Serving Refugees in Greece: Perceptions of Feasibility of Task-Shifting Trauma Informed Care (2019)
Journal Article
Fragkiadaki, E., Ghafoori, B., Triliva, S., & Sfakianaki, R. (2020). A Pilot Study of a Trauma Training for Healthcare Workers Serving Refugees in Greece: Perceptions of Feasibility of Task-Shifting Trauma Informed Care. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 29(4), 442-460. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2019.1662866

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis. Few studies to date have investigated trauma training programs for healthcare workers who serve refugees. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a Train-the Trainer (TTT) seminar desig... Read More about A Pilot Study of a Trauma Training for Healthcare Workers Serving Refugees in Greece: Perceptions of Feasibility of Task-Shifting Trauma Informed Care.

Towards meaningful comparisons of personality in large-scale cross-cultural studies (2019)
Book Chapter
Gardiner, G., Sauerberger, K., Members of the International Situations Project, , Fragkiadaki, E., & Funder, D. (2019). Towards meaningful comparisons of personality in large-scale cross-cultural studies. In A. Realo (Ed.), In praise of an inquisitive mind: A Festschrift in honor of Jüri Allik on the occasion of his 70th birthday (123-140). Estonia: University of Tartu Press

One of Jüri Allik’s major, pioneering contributions to psychology is the assessment of personality across numerous cultures. His contributions have inspired many other large collaborations of international researchers to move beyond early work confir... Read More about Towards meaningful comparisons of personality in large-scale cross-cultural studies.

Working with trauma: personal and professional development needs of psychosocial intervention practitioners working with refugees in Greece (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Fragkiadaki, E., Ghafoori, B., & Triliva, S. (2019, February). Working with trauma: personal and professional development needs of psychosocial intervention practitioners working with refugees in Greece. Paper presented at 3rd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Edinburgh, Scotland

Approximately 860,000 refugees and immigrants entered Greece without appropriate travel documents over the last three years. The traumatic events of their lives can be numerous and prolonged as they can be part of their past, current interpersonal re... Read More about Working with trauma: personal and professional development needs of psychosocial intervention practitioners working with refugees in Greece.

The effects of psychotherapy on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms: An IPA exploration of psychotherapy experience and outcome (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fragkiadaki, E., & Anagnostopoulos, F. (2018, September). The effects of psychotherapy on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms: An IPA exploration of psychotherapy experience and outcome. Paper presented at Qualitative Research on Mental Health: Rising to a Global Challenge, Berlin, Germany

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is common among young adults and varies significantly in terms of clinical course and pathophysiology. Depression and anxiety have been associated to the onset of the disease, having a significant impact on coping with the sym... Read More about The effects of psychotherapy on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms: An IPA exploration of psychotherapy experience and outcome.