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Hellenic Journal of Psychology 
 Psychological Society of Northern Greece


VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1 INFORMATION



HELLENIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
SSN 1790-1391

Edited three times a year by the Psychological Society of Northern Greece (PSNG)
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2006

Legally responsible:
Anastasia Efklides, President of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece
School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece.
Tel: ++30-2310-997374. Fax: ++30-2310-997384. E-mail: efklides@psy.auth.gr


Editors
Editor-in-Chief:  Anastasia Efklides Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Associate Editors: Maria Dikaiou
Angeliki Leondari
Georgios D. Sideridis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
University of Crete, Greece
Assistant Editors: Irini Dermitzaki
Mary H. Kosmidis
Robert Mellon
Plousia Misailidi
Pagona Roussi
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Crete, Greece
University of Ioannina, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Guest Editor of Issue 1 Maria Zafiropoulou University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece



Editorial Board

Anastasia Efklides
Shulamith Kreitler
Diomedes Markoulis
Robert Neimeyer
Markku Niemivirta
Jose M. Prieto
Wolfgang Schnotz 
Yannis Theodorakis
Maria Tzouriadou
Marja Vauras
Marcel Veenman
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Memphis, USA
University of Helsinki, Finland
Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Turku, Finland
University of Leiden, The Netherlands


Publisher:
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Copyright 2004: Psychological Society of Northern Greece (PSNG)
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) for commercial purposes without the written permission of the copyright own-ers. Manuscripts submitted to the journal in no case are returned back


Volume 3, Issue 1, 2006    


HELLENIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Founded 2004






SPECIAL SECTION:
COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOUR THERAPY WITH CHILDREN 

Guest Editor of the Special Section: Maria Zafiropoulou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELLINIKA GRAMMATA


 

CONTENTS


Editorial
           
Anastasia Efklides ....................................................................................................VII

Special Section: Cognitive-behaviour therapy with children

Introduction
         Maria Zafiropoulou .....................................................................................................IX

Cognitive behaviour therapy with children: Skills-directed therapy  
         Tammie Ronen............................................................................................................1

The involvement of parents in child-focused CBT
         Paul Stallard
..............................................................................................................22

Social skills training in high functioning autism and Asperger's disorder 
         M. Mary Konstantareas...............................................................................................39

Articles

Dance as a therapeutic medium for drug users: A qualitative research
        
Agni Miliou & Evrinomy Avdi..........................................................................................57

Neuropeptide Y and feeding behavior  
         Stavroula Kyrkouli......................................................................................................79


Hellenic Journal of Psychology, Vol. 3 (2006), pp. VII

EDITORIAL


The Hellenic Journal of Psychology (HJP) was founded two years ago by the Psychological Society of Northern Greece and six issues have already been published. They constitute Volume 1 of 2004 and Volume 2 of 2005. The issues of Volume 2 cover developmental psychology, health psychology, aging, motivation, social psychology, and biological psychological issues. The guest editors of the two special issues of HJPs second volume were young researchers with a good reputation in their field. They invited colleagues from Greece, as well as from other countries, to present their work in HJP and thus contribute to the scientific dialogue that promotes research on and understanding of psychological phenomena. In all, 15 papers were included in Volume 2, authored by 26 colleagues from Greece, Canada, Austria, Japan, United Kingdom, and USA, after a blind review process by 36 peers from all over the world.
       As Editor-in-Chief, I am thankful to the contributing authors, the reviewers, and the guest editors that supported HJP in its first steps so successfully. They set the standards of quality for the journal from the beginning of its publication. The Editorial Board and I are also deeply grateful for the reviewers constructive feedback and for sharing their expertise with authors of the articles. The names of the reviewers of Volume 2 are listed at the end of Issue 3 as an appreciation of their contribution. 
       Finally, I would like to add that HJP receives individual submissions and aspires to continue with high quality articles as the ones published in Volumes 1 and 2. More information about the journal and the activities of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece can be found in the website http://www.pseve.org 
       It is our pleasure to announce also that HJP is indexed in the PsychINFO database of the American Psychological Association and is included in the collection of the British Library and Saarlaendische Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek.

Thessaloniki, January 2006

Anastasia Efklides
Editor-in-Chief 


Hellenic Journal of Psychology, Vol. 3 (2006), pp. IX-X

PROLOGUE


Being a Guest Editor of the
Hellenic Journal of Psychology special section is for me a big challenge and a great honour. I owe both of them to Prof. Anastasia Efklides, Editor of the Periodical, who kindly entrusted me with this task. 
      This special section entitled Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy with Children addresses major issues of cognitive-behavioural therapy for children. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), a relatively recent development in child therapy, is still in the process of proving its efficacy. Despite the fact that behavioural therapies for children and adolescents appeared quite earlier than those for adults, childrens CBT still raises questions of inadequacy, due to childrens concrete thinking, time-limited perceptions and egocentricity in their thinking. The present special issue wishes to become part of the growing international interest in child-focused CBT. 
      The present section opens with T. Ronens paper entitled Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children: Skills Directed-Therapy. In her article, she argues that the difficulties in applying cognitive behaviour therapy with children derive from the lack of an integral theoretical framework and suggests that such a theoretical framework should integrate several features, like developmental considerations, social and emotional development, and the nature of child information processing. She goes on to propose that the main component in child CBT constitutes skill acquisition, which means that children must undergo training and practice in the application of appropriate skills, in order to achieve change. The proposed key components are tied together in a cognitive intervention with children with aggressive behaviour. 
      While the need to adapt CBT programmes to the developmental, cognitive and verbal level of the child has become a major issue in a number of recent publications which provide practical examples of how this can be achieved, the unique context of the child and the role of parents in child focused CBT has received comparatively little attention. To fill this gap, the second paper by P. Stallard entitled The Involvement of Parents in Child-focused CBT, addresses the different ways in which parents have been involved in child-focused CBT and discusses the results of those studies comparing child CBT with and without parental involvement. 
      The social deficit is argued by many to be of central importance to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) along with emotional and cognitive deficits. The third article by M. Konstantareas entitled Social Skills Training for High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome is a review paper aiming to provide an account of some key social intervention strategies, based on CBT, that have been employed with the high functioning subgroup of individuals with ASD, including those with Aspergers Syndrome (AS). 

Volos, June 2005

Guest Editor

Maria Zafiropoulou
Associate Professor


Address: aria Zafiropoulou, 21 Eleon Rd., Kifissia, 145 64 Athens, Greece. Tel/Fax: +30-210-8075978, E-mail: zafirop@groovy.gr & mzafirop@uth.gr