Catherine Mela (Greece) is a Neurologist, Medical Doctor with specification on Basic Research (Neuro-immune-oncology) and Brain Plasticity working as a scientific medical collaborator with many cancer hospitals. In private practice and on a clinical and research basis,she is working as a Neurologist and Group Analyst with cancer,neurologic and psychosomatic patients.She is Psychotherapist, Group-Analyst, Trainer, Supervisor and Clinical Researcher.
She is an IAGP (1*) Board-elected member since 2009 and she is elected as IAGP Vice President for the period 2018-2012.
She is the founding Chair of IAGP Research Committee (2012-2018) and served as IAGP Secretary (2015-2018) and conductor of the IAGP Educational Committee (2009-2012).
She is member of the Organizing Committee of the Summer Academy of Granada, Past Secretary of IOGAP, Melbourne (*2).
She has conducted Median and Large Groups, she presented key-note lectures in many Universities and Organizations worldwide and she is the author of many scientific articles in local and international journals. She has organized the 1st IAGP International Research Congress, on “Chronic Stress” (Greece, Athens, 2014) and the 2nd IAGP International Research Congress on “Trauma and Crisis” (Greece,Thessaloniki,2019).
(*1)IAGP: International Association of Group Psychotheapy & Group Processes
(*2)IOGAP: International Association of Group Analytic Psychotherapy (Melbourne)