Dr Yianna Ioannou is a registered Clinical Psychologist and is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Program Coordinator of the MSc Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nicosia. She is also a Clinical Supervisor at the Center for Therapy, Training and Research (KESY). Dr Ioannou received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and holds Bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Comparative Literature from Rutgers University, New Jersey. She is currently the co-chair of the International Relations Committee of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. In the past, she served as a member of the Cyprus Board for the Registration of Psychologists, as an Executive Board Member of the Cyprus Psychologists Association and as a Member of the Board of Professional Development of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA). She also has extensive clinical experience in hospital and university settings in the United States and in Cyprus.
Her academic and research interests include psychoanalytic theory and practice, the intersection between psychology and the humanities, cumulative and complex trauma, severe psychopathology, psychotherapy outcome research and clinical supervision. She is currently on the Management Committee of the COST Action TREATME, a European network on individualized psychotherapy treatment of young people with mental disorders. As part of her involvement in the Action, she works on a project that seeks to identify mediators of outcome and mechanisms of change in youth psychotherapy.
Dr Ioannou was a 2017 Teacher in the Teachers’ Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Her article “Psychoanalysis, Time and the Crisis of Truth” (2016, Psychoanalytic Psychology) was a 2017 Nominee for the Gradiva Award of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (United States). Dr Ioannou is in private practice in Nicosia, Cyprus.