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Ioanna Karaoulani

PhD Researcher in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Counselling and Psychotherapy of Children, Teenagers & Adults. Personal Development Groups, Personal Growth with Clay Art Work, Family Counselling. Mental Health Counselling and Intervention Planning. Walk Leader -Walking for Well Being Social Skills Training Group for Schizophrenics Alliance Psycho-education Program for schizophrenia. This program addresses information on schizophrenia and psycho-social therapeutic interventions to benefit the mentally ill. Coping strategies on how to learn to respond to stress and trauma Health and Well Being awareness psycho-education programme Time scheduling with Capacity planning on Goals set programme Personal development and Social Skills workshops and activities on individual and group basis Group-based parent training programmes for improving parental psychosocial health.

Teaching Summary

Professional Skills in Counselling

Intreprofessional Learning

Research Summary

Emotional Reactions in the Unemployed during Economic Recession in Greece,

Construction of self rating emotional scale for use in unemployment -University of Nottingham Emotional Scale (UNEScale)

Aim of Research

Emotional Reactions in the Unemployed during Economic Recession in Greece, UNEM Scale. The main concept of the majority of interventions for the unemployed is to teach them and underline their job search skills (Rife 1994, Maysent 1995). Contemporary job loss approaches and interventions systematically disregard the personal meaning of emotions and events for the unemployed people.

Unemployment in 2015 does not concentrate on specific groups in the population as all workers are threatened as result of the European financial crisis. The present high unemployment rate in all European countries reminds that we have a lot to be modest about since the main reason of unemployment is not anymore the job opportunity and skill obsolescence (Bartley 2010). In order to understand the relationship between emotions, long term unemployment and the use of those emotions in unemployed peoples' everyday life, we need to be able to effectively assess them.

The Emotional Unemployment Scale (UNEM Scale) was theoretically derived by literature on emotions rather than empirically generated. There have been many studies indicating the effect of economic recession on mental health and the deterioration of psychological health in the unemployed. Emotions prepare the organism to deal with important events in their lives.

Emotional expression in the unemployed, however, is under-researched and measures of the specific target construct do not exist. Thus the primary aim was to create a measure and further, to reduce the items in a more manageable manner, drop items that confuse research participants and add new ones to improve the scale according to participants' responses, in order to be user-friendly, simple to score and widely used towards unemployed people.

Past Research

How Volunteer PCEP- counselors feel they have been affected by not finding work.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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