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Dr Tatiana Tairi DCounPsych, MSc, PGCertPsychCoun, BSc

Lecturer in Professional Psychology

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Psychology

With respect to professional experience and cultural skills, I have worked in the public sector, namely in the National Health Service (NHS), in Community Mental Health Teams, with adults presenting problems that reflected the full clinical severity. In Greece, I also engaged in private practice. I work mostly from the cognitive behaviour therapy perspective informed with person-centred principles conducting both individual and group therapy. I have also extensive experience working successfully with an ethnically diverse range of colleagues and clients, reflected in my practice both in Greece, the UK and in New Zealand. 

I am a Registered Psychologist (Counselling) with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, as well as a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK. My research interests have focused on Mental Health and Well-Being in youth, particularly on the theory and practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and in the associations between dysfunctional cognitive processing and psychopathology in youth, including diverse cultural groups, as well as in characteristics of adolescents who have attempted suicide. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 04 9793606
    Location: 7C.64, Block 7
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology - The City University of London (2007)
  • Master of Science - The City University of London (2001)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Foundations of Psychological Counselling - The City University of London (1998)
  • Bachelor of Science - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University
  • Registration, Registered Psychologist, New Zealand Psychologists Board

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Dysfunctional cognitive processing and psychopathology in youth; low intensity CBT interventions; adolescent suicide attempts; professional practice and ethics.

 

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Tissera, N., & Tairi, T. (2020). Mental health literacy: New Zealand adolescents⇔ knowledge of depression, schizophrenia and help-seeking. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 49(1), 14-21
[Journal article]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T. (2020). Associations between cognitive errors and mental health status in New Zealand adolescents. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 48(3), 280-290
[Journal article]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Milojev, P., & Zilikis, N. (2018). Clinical Profiles Among Greek Adolescent Suicide Attempters. Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 39(5), 335-343 Retrieved from https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/pdf/10.1027/0227-5910/a000506
[Journal article]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., & Zilikis, N. (2016). Clinical, psychosocial and family characteristics of suicide attempts among Greek adolescents. Adolescent Psychiatry. 6(2), 130-139
[Journal article]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Adams, B., & Zilikis, N. (2016). Cognitive errors in greek adolescents: The linkages between negative cognitive errors and anxious and depressive symptoms. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. 9(3), 261-278
[Journal article]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Zilikis, N., Tairi, T., Abatzoglou, G., & Iacovides, A. (2012). Adolescent parenthood and offspring suicide attempts in adolescence. Adolescent Psychiatry. 2(4), 345-349 Retrieved from http://www.eurekaselect.com/104125/article
[Journal article]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Zilikis, N., Tairi, T., Abatzoglou, G., & St. Kaprinis, G. (2009). Family and psychosocial characteristics of adolescents with suicide attempt: data from a clinical population study. Aristotle University Medical Journal. 36(3), 35-44 Retrieved from http://aumj.med.auth.gr/article.php?MART_Code=2009102013421605229341444364485pX1020Z74xt8N113u41c
[Journal article]Authored by: Tairi, T.

Book

Zilikis, N., & Tairi, T. (2020). Suicide attempts in adolescence (Απόπειρες αυτοκτονίας στην εφηβεία).. In GA. Kolaitis (Ed.) Modern child and adolescent psychiatry: Mental health and psychopathology. Athens: Beta Medical Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Tairi, T.

Conference

Spill, K., Leathem, J., Hill, S., & Tairi, T. (2021). Theory of Mind (ToM) in pregnancy and the maternal infant attachment relationship. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Neuropsychological Society INS Mid-Year Congress. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hill, S., Tairi, T.Contributed to by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., & Fitzgerald, J. (2021, July). School-based prevention of youth suicide in New Zealand: Issues and recommendations for practice. Presented at 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2020+). Virtual.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T. (2019, October). Associations between cognitive errors and mental health status in New Zealand adolescents. Presented at Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) 40th National Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Pretorius, A., & Tairi, T. (2019, August). Tai Wātea/Waves of Freedom: An evaluation of a group-based surf therapy program for at-risk males. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.Contributed to by: Tairi, T.
Tissera, N., & Tairi, T. (2018, September). Mental health literacy among New Zealand adolescents. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Jubilee Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.Contributed to by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Fitzgerald, J., & Chadjipadelis, T. (2018, September). Cognitive distortions and suicide risk in a community sample of New Zealand young adults.. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Jubilee Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Fitzgerald, CM., Fitzgerald, JM., & Tairi, T. (2017, June). Listening to caregivers: Exploring the experiences of those supporting people with visual impairment. Presented at Vision 2017 - Low vision rehabilitation: A global right. 12th International Conference of the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR). The Hague, Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Milojev, P., & Zilikis, N.Clinical Profiles among Greek Adolescent Suicide Attempters: A Latent Class Analysis.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T. (2016, June). Cognitive errors in New Zealand adolescents: Associations with symptoms of anxiety depression and self esteem. Presented at 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., & Zilikis, N. (2015, August). Adolescent suicide attempts in Northern Greece. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T. (2015, July). Cognitive errors and symptoms of anxiety and depression in New Zealand youth. Presented at 14th European Congress of Psychology. Milan, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T, ., & Philipp, MC. (2014, August). The effect of gender and cognitive errors on depressive symptoms in adolescence. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Nelson, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Philipp, M., Tairi, T.
Tairi, T. (2013, September). Dysfunctional cognitive processing in youth and its association with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology: Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Zilikis, N., Tairi, T., Abatzoglou, G., & Kaprinis, G. (2009). Family and psychosocial characteristics of adolescents with suicide attempt (Οικογενειακές και ψυχοκοινωνικές παράμετροι στις απόπειρες αυτοκτονίας εφήβων). Poster session presented at the meeting of 6th Panhellenic Congress of Child Psychiatry. Aigli Zappeiou, Athens, Greece
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Zilikis, N., Tairi, T., & Abatzoglou, G. (2008, May). Psychopathological parameters in adolescent suicide attempts: Results from 152 cases assessed through an ongoing research in the Thessaloniki urban area (Ψυχοπαθολογικές Παράμετροι Στις Απόπειρες Αυτοκτονίας Εφήβων: Δεδομένα Από 152 Περιπτώσεις Μιας Συνεχιζόμενης Μελέτης Στην Περιοχή Της Θεσσαλονίκης). Presented at 20th Panhellenic Congress of Psychiatry. Crete, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
ZIlikis, N., Tairi, T., & Abatzoglou, G. (2008, April). Stable and changing parameters in adolescent suicide attempts: A study in the Thessaloniki urban area. Presented at 18th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. Hilton Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Zilikis, N., Tairi, T., Abatzoglou, G., & Kaprinis, G. (2007, September). Socio-cultural parameters in recent trends in adolescent suicide attempts in northern Greece: The increasing presence of immigrants from Eastern European and Balkan countries. Presented at 1st Psychiatric Congress of the Association of Eastern European Countries and the Balkans. Thessaloniki, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Zilikis, N., Tairi, T., Abatzoglou, G., & Kaprinis, G. (2007, June). Suicide attempts in adolescence: Clinical - psychopathological parameters as recorded through ongoing study (Απόπειρες αυτοκτονίας στην εφηβεία: Κλινικές – ψυχοπαθολογικές παράμετροι όπως καταγράφονται μέσα από συνεχιζόμενη μελέτη). Presented at 5th Panhellenic Congress of Child Psychiatry. Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Zilikis, N., & Tairi, T. (2007). Cognitive errors, anxious and depressive symptoms: Developmental differences in the course of adolescence. Poster session presented at the meeting of 7th Congress of the International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP). Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Canada
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Adams, B., & Zilikis, N. (2007). Cognitive errors in adolescence: The linkages between negative cognitive errors and anxious and depressive symptoms. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Zilikis, N., & Adams, B. (2007, November). Associations between negative cognitive errors and anxious and depressive symptoms among adolescents from the general population (Σχέσεις Μεταξύ Αρνητικών Γνωστικών Λαθών Και Αγχωδών Και Καταθλιπτικών Συμπτωμάτων Σε Γενικό Πληθυσμό Εφήβων). Presented at 1st Panhellenic Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapies. Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras, Patra, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Adams, B., & Zilikis, N. (2005). Research study of the possible linkages between negative cognitive errors and anxious and depressive symptoms in Greek adolescents. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th European Congress of Psychology. Granada, Spain
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Tairi, T.
Tairi, T., Zilikis, N., Abatzoglou, G., & Kaprinis, G. (2004, May). Investigation of the association of negative cognitive distortions with anxious and depressive symptoms among a community sample of adolescents (Μελέτη Πιθανής Σύνδεσης Αρνητικών Γνωστικών Λαθών Με Αγχώδη Και Καταθλιπτικά Συμπτώματα Σε Γενικώ Πληθυσμώ Εφήβων). Presented at 18th Panhellenic congress of Psychiatry. Kos, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tairi, T.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 1 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Olivia High - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Caring contact via text messaging: a pilot study

Co-supervisor of:

  • Kate Pennell - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The maternal “Babybrain” reconsidered: Theory of Mind in pregnancy and the association with infant attachment

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Mary Miller - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    MINT pilot study: a text message package as an adjunct to existing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in an Early Intervention setting.
  • 2017 - Bernice Gabriel - Doctor of Philosophy
    An analysis of the mechanisms of change in an intervention for caregivers in New Zealand: The Fostering Security Training Programme.