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On 25/11/2016 the 2nd Positive Psychology Conference: "Conflicts in Crisis: The Power of Positive Emotions in Psychological Well-Being" organized by the branch of positive psychology took place with great success of ELPSE in collaboration with the Master's Program in Psychology of the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and the Hellenic Society of Positive Psychology (EETHEPSY).

The opening of the conference was carried out  by Mr. Michalis Galanakis, co-coordinator of the department of Positive Psychology of ELPSE.

Greetings were sent by:

  • Mr. P. Kordoutis, President of the Psychology Department of Panteion University

  • Mrs. S. Samartzi, Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program at the Department of Psychology, Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences

  • Mrs. Dimitriadou Diodora, Secretary of Hellenic Society of Positive Psychology (EETHEPSY).


Two symposia focused on the new directions and practical applications of Positive Psychology were held at the conference.


President: Ms. Kalantzi - Azizi Ann., Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, EKPA

Discussant: Mr. Stalikas A., Professor of Psychology, Panteion University of Social &

Political Sciences


1st speech

"The role of positive psychology in the job search and finding process".

Nikolaou I., Associate Professor, Director of the Faculty of Human Resources Management  , Athens University of Economics



2nd speech

"Compassion and its role in the mental health of individuals".

Maridaki-Kassotaki, Professor, Harokopion University.



3rd speech

"The association of positive (but also negative)  emotions with psychosocial adjustment

of children and adolescents".

Kazi S., Associate Professor of Evolutionary  Psychology. Panteion University of Political &  Social Sciences.



4th speech

"Enhancing Positive Emotions in Homegroups : The Contribution of Counseling Psychology".

Malikiosi-Loizou M., Emeritus Professor of Counseling University of Athens Psychology







President: Georgiadou P. , Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at  University of Nicosia

Discussant: Galanakis M. , Dr. of Psychology, Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_



1st speech

"Mental resilience, work stress and special characteristics  of Greek teachers in the era of crisis: records and connections".

Theodosakis D., Dr. Psychology, University of Pedagogy and Technological Education



2nd speech

"Positive Psychology & Work: The Power of Questions in Times of Change."

Mantesi D., Principal Consultant, Korn Ferry Hay Group



3rd speech

"Positive Psychological Interventions: Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being".

Leontopoulou S., Assistant Professor, Pedagogical Department of Primary Education,  University of Ioannina



4th speech

"From Romeo to Jack."

Ms. Stavropoulou, President & Managing Partner, Miletos Consulting S.A.

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