Languages Department
Learning Differences Conference 2013

Matsoupoulos, Anastassios, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of School Psychology
University of Crete, Greece

Anastassios Matsopoulos has received his B.A with specialization in Psychology from the University of Athens and has obtained his Masters degree in Educational Psychology and Statistics and his Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in the USA.

Dr. Matsopoulos has worked as a school psychologist at University clinics and assessment centers  such as Center for Psychological Services Fairleigh Dickinson University and at the P. Winkler Clinic of College of Saint Rose. He as also provided psychoeducational services to community mental health agencies and centers for children with disabilities such as the Center for Disabled in Albany, New York. He has worked as a full-time school psychologist at the Schalmont School District in upstate New York and he has also taught full-time as an Assistant Professor at the graduate program of School Psychology at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York from 1997 to 2000. In addition, he has also taught full-time as an Assistant Professor at the Doctoral Program in School Psychology (Psy.D.) at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey up to 2001.

Dr. Matsopoulos has a permanent certification as a school psychologist for the State of New York and has also the permanent license to practice psychology in Greece. He has participated in numerous international conferences and has trained school psychologists in Cyprus, Latvia and Russia. He is a founding member and the first vice-president of the first professional association of School Psychologists (Greek Association of School Psychologists, 1999) in Greece.

Since 2001, Dr. Matsopoulos is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology with tenure at the Preschool Education department of the University of Crete and he is the director of the School Psychology Unit at the Lab for Psychological Research. He has written a series of articles and book chapters  and his last book is entitled “School Psychology: An New Field of Psychology-Applications for the Current Educational System” which was published on 2005. His interests  focus on preschool education and early intervention, mental health of students and prevention of behavioral problems, primary prevention programs for Social-Emotional Learning for all students and resiliency of students within school and family context.