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Kelly Filippopoulou

I’m a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Child and Adolescent Psychologist (MSc). I offer my services as a Child Psychologist  to the expat/ English or Greek speaking community. I offer my services as a behavioral consultant and as a direct care provider and I work with children and young people with a variety of diagnoses.

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them

I  was born and raised in Athens, Greece. During my study in psychology, I started volunteering in different NGO’s and public therapeutic centers and did internships in schools for children with special needs. In the meantime, I got certified as a parent training coach, undertook a certificate in learning difficulties and disabilities offered by the University of Thessaly and got trained to work with children with autism. Having clear in my mind that children and adolescents is the population I would like to focus on, I pursued a MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Leiden University  and successfully completed the BCBA requirements at The Florida Institute of Technology. 

Child Psychologist & Behavior Analyst

Behavior analysis is the science of behavior, with a history extending back to the early 20th century. Its guiding philosophy is behaviorism, which is based on the premise that attempts to improve the human condition through behavior change (e.g., education, behavioral health treatment) will be most effective if behavior itself is the primary focus. To date, behavior analytic scientists have conducted thousands of studies to identify the laws of behavior—the predictable ways in which behavior is learned and how it changes over time. The underlying theme of much of this work has been that behavior is a product of its circumstances, particularly the events that immediately follow the behavior. Behavior analysts have used this information to develop numerous techniques and treatment approaches for analyzing and changing behavior, and ultimately, to improve lives.