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Sylva Sarafidou
Bangor University
Sylva Sarafidou was born in Greece, in 1992. She studied Psychology and History of Art (BA), Neuroscience (MSc), Culture and Theology (AKC), Integrative Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts Therapies, Art Therapy Life Coaching, and now she is conducting her PhD research concerning the self and life quality in dementia. She has worked with the elderly, individuals with psychiatric disorders, children, individuals with addictions and healthy population. She has been conducting group sessions using the arts in elderly care units and psychiatric clinics, and is a professor of psychology at an institute of professional education. She is the owner of Ideas, Center of Psychology, Neuroscience, Art, where sessions, seminars, neuropsychological evaluations and awareness events occur. She has been writing articles about psychology and art in magazines, has functioned as a peer reviewer, and has published several papers and a book entitled ‘Ideas: 253 Activities for Dementia’.
As a Speaker
CME & CPD Accredited 7th International Conference on Brain Disorders and Therapeutics
Conference Track Name : Brain Injury | Dementia | Psychology
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Research Interests
Sylva Sarafidou was born in Athens, Greece in 1992. She completed her BA with a major in Psychology and a minor in Art History in 2015. At the same time she conducted her internship for two years in a psychiatric clinic and three elderly care units. She is now completing her MSc in Neuroscience and Psychology of Mental Health at King’s College London (along with the Accredited King’s Membership Programme), and her training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts Therapies. Professionally, she is working with individuals with Alzheimer’s and other neuropsychiatric disorders since 2015, with children with developmental disorders (in groups of creativity and expression) since 2016, and with the caregivers and families with support and psychoeducation.Moreover she is writing articles about psychology and mental health in online magazines and is conducting public speeches about dementia. Her main tool is a combination of all arts and a neuroscientific background.

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