Dr. Eleni Karayianni, Chair of the Conference Dr Karayianni graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Psychology in 2001 from Royal Holloway, University of London. She completed her postgraduate studies at Spalding University (USA), where she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and a Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology in 2008. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Hutchings Psychiatric Center, New York State Office of Mental Health and at the Forensic Department of the Madison County Mental Health Department. In addition, she has worked as a Masters level clinician in a community mental health center and a sexual abuse treatment agency in the USA. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with the Cyprus Psychologist Registration Board. Her clinical experience covers a range of age groups and psychological difficulties, while her activities in the community cover the areas of prevention and early intervention in various contexts (e.g., schools, workplace, etc). Her research activity has received funding by national and international agencies. She has been working as Clinical Training Coordinator at the Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus since 2008. Since 2015, she has been acting Director of the University of Cyprus Mental Health Center. At national level, she participates and represents the Cyprus Psychologists’ Association as Treasurer (2011 – 2013), Vice-President (2013 – 2015), and President (2015 – 2017, 2018 - present). She has been a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Council of Europe Campaign “1 in 5” battling child sexual abuse in Cyprus (2013 – 2016), member of the KENTHEA Scientific Board (2011 – 2016), and as Chair (29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 2015) or member (19th Conference of the European Cognitive Psychology Society και 15th Panhellenic Conference on Psychological Research of the Greek Psychological Society, 2015) of Organizing Committees of European and international conferences that have taken place in Cyprus. Furthermore, she has been the expert consultant taking on the scientific guidance of the following manuals/guidelines: Ministry of Education and Culture (2017) “Educators’ Manual for Recognizing and Handling Child Sexual Abuse Cases” and "Hope For Children" UNCRC Policy Center (2017) “JudEx+: Towards a child-friendly justice in cases of sexual violence against children.” Since 2017, she has been the clinical supervisor for the Children’s House operated by "Hope For Children" UNCRC Policy Center with regards to dealing with children sexual abuse cases. At the international level, she is an elected member of the Executive Council of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA, 2015 – 2019), and she collaborates with the Council of Europe on issues pertaining to children, adolescent and young people’s rights.