Adam Harvatis is a narrative therapist, psychologist, MSc in School Psychology and a doctor of psychology.
He has been trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Systematic Representation and Narrative Therapy. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Institute of Narrative Therapy (Greece). He is the coordinator of the program of narrative therapy training in Greece of the Dulwich Center in Australia, the educational-therapeutic center that developed the Narrative Therapy and narrative therapy instructor. He is also the co-founder, coordinator and instructor of the popular program ” Folk School Psychology ”
He has been working in counseling-psychotherapy with adults, children, couples, families and groups since 2000.
Among other things he has worked as a school psychologist in private schools, special schools, and at Diagnosis and Evaluation of Students’ Population Centers of the Ministry of Education. He has worked as a prevention executive at the Center for Drug Prevention and as a consulting psychologist in the Department of Psychological Support at the Welfare management of Thessaloniki’s Prefecture (where he worked with people with low financial means). He has worked in business as a coach and staff consultant – psychologist. He has also been a trainer in a large number of counseling and school psychology training programs (from volunteer programs to university-organized programs).
He has been a founding member and participates in many voluntary initiatives on social and mental health issues, some of which are the Disability Volunteer Group and the Self-Education Network for Psychology. He has also taught – as a temporary lecturer – courses in School Psychology and Counseling Psychology at four Greek universities. The methodology he also uses in his courses at the University is experiential.
He has coordinated for the Institute of Narrative Therapy the action of the Institute for the European program SHELDON project, a program for adolescents with learning disabilities and emotional / behavioral difficulties.
He has six publications in Greek and foreign language scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has translated Alice Morgan’s first book of Narrative Therapy in Greece, “What is Narrative Therapy: An Easy-to-Read Introduction”, and has co-authored a chapter on Narrative Therapy in the book “Family – System Therapy Schools”.