Tonia Loizidou

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Tonia Loizidou
Tonia Loizidou
With FWC April 2006 - currently
Title Psychologist and SDDP Facilitator
Key Project(s) Good practice (Torture Victims)
URVT
Key Interests trauma, PTSD, anxiety, resilience
Degree(s) BSc in Psychology
MSc in Applied Psychology
MSc Clinical Psycholgy
Filed(s) of study Psychology
University(ies) Central Michigan University, USA
Brunel University, UK, University of Nicosia, CY
Specialization(s) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy



Ms. Tonia Loizidou has started working with the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute in May, 2006 holding the position of the Administrator. Subsequently, she has been involved in projects of the Extending EU Citizenship and Human Rights Program and the CyberEthics; she served as the Project Coordinator for the Peaceful Europe project in 2007 and assumed the psychologist’s position for the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture. She also served for the Good practice (Torture Victims) AND THE JOIN-THE-NET III – Dissemination of material for education and training on health symptoms caused by violence (PTSD) projectS. Her involvement also includes scientific research and facilitation of small groups engaged in authentic dialogue. She currently holds the position of psychologist in a UNHCR funded project which gives psychological support to asylum seekers and refugees.


Short Bio

Tonia holds a BSc in Psychology from Central Michigan University, USA and an MSc in Applied Psychology from Brunel University, UK. She has also received her qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research, USA. Later on she received an MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nicosia, Cy and became a registered clinical psychologist. She has worked as an educational psychologist for 2 years in the Ministry of Education and as a school counselor in a private English school for 3 years. She has extensive experience in individual therapy with adults and has been involved in different projects regarding asylum seekers and peace. She is also in the professional board of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity association in Cyprus. She also holds a private practice seeing adults and children for assessment, consultation and therapy.

Trained SDDP Facilitator

Tonia is a trained Facilitator on the Structured Dialogic Design Process. She has facilitated as a leader or as an assistant Facilitator many SDDPs since 2005. Specifically, Tonia was member of the Knowledge Management Team and Facilitator in the following co-laboratories:


List of SDDs facilitated and co-facilitated

Date Type Location Participants Project Triggering Question Title of SDDP Role(s)
2007 Diagnosis Limassol, Cyprus 26 Insafe members Cyberethics What are obstacles that prevent us from engaging educators? Assistant Facilitator
2007 Action Limassol, Cyprus 26 Insafe members Cyberethics How Do We Engage Educators? Assistant Facilitator
2007 Action Limassol, Cyprus 26 Insafe members Cyberethics How Do We Achieve Maximum Media Impact with Minimum Budget? Assistant Facilitator
2007 Action Limassol, Cyprus 26 Insafe members Cyberethics How Do We Get The Mobile Industry To Implement The SID 2007 Agreement? Assistant Facilitator
2007 (April 30 & May 2) Vision Keryneia Municipality, Cyprus 15 Municipality Members Renewing Dialogue among Keryneians What are descriptors of an ideal image of a future Kyrenia? Facilitator
2007 Vision Deryneia, Cyprus 14 pupils, 6 educators, 6 parents Multicultural Cyprus What are descriptors of an ideal school that values the characteristics of the new multicultural European Cyprus, of the benefit of its pupils? Facilitator
2007 Obstacles Deryneia, Cyprus 14 pupils, 6 educators, 6 parents Multicultural Cyprus What obstacles hinder us from materializing the ideal school of a multicultural European Cyprus? Facilitator
2010 Diagnosis Nicosia, Cyprus Representatives of Local Authorities Learning and Development Needs for Cypriot Local Authorities What influences the efficient operation of local governance? Facilitator
2012 Obstacles Pafos, Cyprus Representatives of youth Youth envisage and design their ideal future Which are the disadvantages or obstacles of the current socio-political system that discourage youth participation? Facilitator
2012 Vision Pafos, Cyprus Representatives of youth Youth envisage and design their ideal future What are the characteristics of the ideal socio-political system that would encourage active youth participation? Facilitator
2015 Vision Nicosia, Cyprus Teachers of Ministry of Education Home 4 cooperation What are the characteristics of an ideal educational system in Cyprus? Facilitator
2015 Vision Nicosia, Cyprus Asylum seekers and refugees Strengthening Asylum What are the characteristics/elements of a self-run organization of refugees and asylum seekers that best represents their interests? Facilitator
2015


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