Maria, after completing her undergraduate studies in Greece, lived in France, where she undertook undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. Returning to Greece, she pursued the profession of Psychologist and Counsellor, specialized in the Person-Centered Approach.
She is working with the issues of relationships, domestic violence as well as the diversity of violence and traumatic experiences with diligence and coordination of such seminars, while also lecturing, presenting in conferences and publishing scientific texts.
In the context of her involvement with the person-centered approach, she is active in the study of the philosophy and the socio-political dimensions of the approach, as well as in the elaboration of new concepts of research and person-centered supervision. Her focus on the philosophical perspective of the person-centered approach has been the subject of lectures and presentations at conferences.
Maria is a trainer in the ICPS Counselling Department and responsible for supervision. At the same time, she teaches at the postgraduate programme of Psychology, covering subjects of domestic violence and abuse.
Sophia Sflakidou & Maria Kefalopoulou, (2015), The person-centred approach as an ideological discourse: a discourse analysis of person-centered counsellors' accounts on their way of being, European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Vol. 17, Iss. 2, 179-193
Kefalopoulou M. (2011), The <<art of living>> and the aesthetics of the <<face>>. Philosophical roots of person-centered approach in ancient Greece at ICPS (pub.) Katsaouni, Kipioti, Dellaporta Person-centered Counselling and Psychotherapy today: route and challenges, 277-286, Athens, Kontuli
Kefalopoulou M. (2011), Abuse and repeat: Person-centered dimensions at ICPS (pub.) Katsaouni, Kipioti, Dellaporta Dellaporta Person-centered Counselling and Psychotherapy today: route and challenges, 287-2 9, Athens, Kontuli
Kefalopoulou M., Dimitriou G. and Mpouri G. (2011), Social Policy and person-centered counselling. The renegotiation of the meaning of citizen at ICPS (pub.) Person-centered Counselling and Psychotherapy today: route and challenges, 423-42, Athens, Kontuli
Kefalopoulou M. & Vasilopoulou R. (2010), Education and Person-centered Approach at Asimakis P. (pub.), Education of psychotherapists in Greece, Athens, Asimakis
Kefalopoulou M. and Mpouri G. (2006), Partnership violence and prevention programmes at Or. Giotakos, V. Prekate(ed.),(2006), Sexual Abuse: Not a Secret Anymore: 252-262, Athens, Ellinika Grammata
Kefalopoulou M. (1999), Person-centered education in Greece at Asimakis P. (pub.), Modern Psychotherapies in Greece, Athens, Asimakis