Penny Papanikolopoulou studied Psychology at a post-graduate level at Georgia State University and completed her doctoral studies at the University of Athens –Psychology Program. Following her studies in the USA, she worked in the psychiatric unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. U.S.A. She also developed psychoeducational and counseling programs focused on substance abuse in the Georgia Corrections System. She was the Clinical Director of the “Theotokos” Foundation in Athens from 1994 until 2010, responsible among other duties for the Psychoeducational Centre, as well as Vocational Rehabilitation for children, adolescents and adults with developmental impairments. She is currently an external Clinical Consultant to two non- government and non- profit organizations where she supervises clinical staff. She specializes in individual, group and family therapy. She is an adjunct faculty member and she teaches in the BSPSY and MSPSY programs.