A successful year has been completed in collaboration with the Hellenic Institute for Group analytic and Family psychotherapy.

"Life Lessons in schools", the innovative action of the Teacher Education Program of AUEB has been successfully completed in scientific collaboration of Dr. Vasiliki Brinia with the Hellenic Society of Analytical Group and Family Psychotherapy on the initiative of the president of Mr. Panteli Papadopoulou, psychiatrist-psychotherapist, team analyst.

The topics briefly developed in the 2021-2022 academic year were:


1st meeting

Topic: Theoretical and practical (experiential) approach of the dynamics observed in a group such as a school classroom. What kind of relationships might develop? In what ways can they manifest themselves?

Speakers: Athanasiou Vera, Nikolopoulou Maria, Papageorgiou Dionysia, Pantelis Papadopoulos.

2nd meeting

Topic: Ability to empathize and diversity of others through psycho-emotional evolution.

Speakers: Gerasimos Makris, Annita Loudarou, Papageorgiou Dionysia, Pantelis Papadopoulos.

3rd meeting

Topic: Communication issues. The development of different forms of communication, based on different personalities.

Speakers: Athanasiou Vera, Nikolopoulou Maria, Annita Loudarou, Pantelis Papadopoulos.


4th meeting

Topic: Forms of manifestation of aggression. Presentation of specific cases and phenomena. (Bullying, cyberbullying, self-harm, setting boundaries)

Speakers: Athanasiou Vera, Nikolopoulou Maria, Pantelis Papadopoulos.

5th meeting

Topic: Thoughts and notes on the crisis of adolescence: A journey from disappointment to conquest.

Speakers: Annita Loudarou, Pantelis Papadopoulos

6th meeting

Topic: "Diversity, sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom"

Speakers: Gerasimos Makris, Pantelis Papadopoulos.

Specifically, the topic that was discussed and caught the students' attention in the last meeting, on 13/5/22, was that of adolescents' sexuality and gender identity and how incidents that arise in the context of school life are dealt with by students, teachers, and society. During the discussion, important concepts were clarified and attitudes and behaviors around the expression of students' gender identity and sexual orientation were analyzed. The speakers discussed with the prospective teachers and resolved the questions that arose regarding the school life and the issues of adolescents' sexuality and gender identity, thus developing a beautiful and constructive discussion with everyone in the auditorium.

The impressions of the students on the innovative action "Life Lessons in schools" were excellent. All students were happy with the pedagogical point of view through which all the topics of the year were approached, while at the same time, the feelings about the completion of the "Life Lessons In Schools" action were intense. There was emotion, satisfaction and joy for everything the students learnt from the specialists of the Hellenic Institute for Group analytic and Family psychotherapy in the previous months.

As a sign of appreciation, love and gratitude, the TEP's students offered a bouquet to the president of the Hellenic Institute for Group analytic and Family psychotherapy, Mr. Pantelis Papadopoulos as well as to the scientific director of the program, Dr. Vasiliki Brinia.

The successful innovative action of AUEB's Teacher Education Program, "Life Lessons in schools", in scientific cooperation with the Hellenic Institute for Group analytic and Family psychotherapy will continue in the coming academic year 2022-2023.