Dr Kyriakos Platrites is a scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology who divides his time between clinical practice, training and consulting, and scholarly writing and research. He is the Chief Clinical Psychologist of Cyprus Public Mental Health Services. He is also Adjunct Professor at University of Thessaly in Greece (postgraduate program of counseling psychology) and at Cyprus Institute of Cyprus Psychotherapy (postgraduate professional program of integrative psychotherapy). In his clinical practice, he delivers integrative therapy to adult and adolescents with a wide psychopathology and psychosocial problems. In his consulting work, he has provided intensive supervision to clinicians and therapists as they acquired skills to deliver integrative therapies in their practice, and to psychologists seeking to meet the requirements needed to become licensed psychologists.
Dr Platrites completed a 4-year bachelor’s in psychology at University of Crete, subsequently pursued, at the same university, a 2-year master’s degree in clinical psychologist and a 3-year doctorate in clinical psychologist. Following his doctorate, he completed a training in integrative psychotherapy granted by the EU and a special post training in administration and social planning in the field of treatment of drug abuse (duration 200 hours) at the Department of Sociology of the National School of Public Health in Greece in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry of University of California, and the Department of Social Services of Boston College.
He has specialty certification in clinical psychology by the Cyprus Board of Professional Psychology and is certified integrative psychotherapy supervisor and instructor by the European Association of Integrative Psychotherapy.
His current clinical interests have included work with addicts, prisoners particularly with lifers, adult patients with mild and severe psychopathology, and supervision of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists. Moreover, he has been working on various projects of prevention social policy against drug alcohol and internet addiction.