Dr Christina Moutsou

Position: Visiting Lecturer
Email: moutsouc@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Psychotherapy & Psychology

Professional Biography

Christina has been practising as a psychotherapist since February 1999. She is a Cambridge doctoral graduate in Social Anthropology (Ph.D., U. of Cambridge, 1999). As part of her doctoral research, she conducted anthropological fieldwork on the experience of living in the diaspora, ethnicity and cosmopolitanism. She trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Philadelphia Association in Hampstead. She is UKCP registered since September 2002. Since 1999, she has worked as a psychotherapist at various settings including the charity sector, as part of a multi-disciplinary hospital team and in private practice. She has long and diverse experience of teaching and supervising psychotherapy students at many university and training settings including teaching Freudian psychoanalysis at Birkbeck College. Other than at Regent’s, she is currently a supervisor of doctoral research at NSPC (Existential Academy). She is also an active member of the Relational School.

Qualifications

  • 1997-2002: Philadelphia Association, London: Training in Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Particular emphasis on psychosis, communities, phenomenology and continental philosophy. Thesis Title: Living at the Skin: A Clinical Approach to Therapeutic Communication in the World.
  • 1994-1999: University of Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College: PhD in Social Anthropology (Submitted on 27-08-1998; Formally approved with no corrections: January 1999). Examiners: Dr P. Sant-Cassia, Dr P. Filippucci. Thesis Title: Handling ‘Food for Thought’: Greek and Turkish Hybrid Representations in Brussels.
  • 1993-1994: London School of Economics and Political Science: M.Sc. in Social Anthropology. Upper Second Class obtained. Attended courses on Political, Legal and Economic Anthropology; the Anthropology of Religion; Kinship, Sex and Gender. Dissertation Title: Urban Definitions of Greekness: Selective Turkish Fragments in Salonikan Popular Expressions. 
  • 1989-1993: Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki: B.Sc. in History. Upper Second Class Honours Degree obtained. Courses attended include Ancient Greek, Latin, Ancient Greek History, Modern Greek History, Modern European History, Medieval History, Anthropology and Folklore.

Relevant Past Employment

  • 1999- current: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Private Practice. UKCP registered since 2002. BACP registered.
  • 2013: Senior lecturer in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the U. of Hertfordshire.
  • 2010- current: Research supervisor and lecturer on psychoanalytic theory at NSPC (New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling)
  • 2009- 2012: Sessional Lecturer in Psychoanalysis at Birkbeck College, U. of London. Teaching: ‘Freudian Foundations of Psychoanalysis’.
  • 2005- 2013: Teaching at the Philadelphia Association ‘Introductory Year in Psychotherapy and   Philosophy’ and at the Philadelphia Association training.
  • 2003- 2007: House psychotherapist at the Philadelphia Association therapeutic community ‘Freegrove’.
  • 1999-2002: Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge: Postdoctoral Research Associate.
  • 2000-2002: Huntercombe Manor Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital: Honorary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
  • 1999-2001: The Women’s Therapy Centre: Honorary Psychotherapist (emphasis on cross-cultural therapy).
  • 1998-2000: Centre 33, Young People’s Counselling and Information Service, Cambridge: Counsellor and Information worker.
  • 1997-1998: Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge: Teaching at undergraduate college students on ethnicity and multiculturalism. Teaching at Pre-fieldwork PhD Seminars on practical, emotional and research issues of anthropological fieldwork.
  • 1996-1998: Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge: Research Fellow under the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) Programme sponsored by the European Union.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

UKCP membership

Teaching & Course Development

  • 2013: Course Leader for the Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, University of Hertfordshire.
  • 2010- Current: Research supervisor and lecturer on psychoanalytic theory at NSPC (New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling)
  • 2009- 2012: Sessional Lecturer in Psychoanalysis at Birkbeck College, U. of London. Teaching: ‘Freudian Foundations of Psychoanalysis’.
  • 2005- 2013: Teaching at the Philadelphia Association ‘Introductory Year in Psychotherapy and   Philosophy’ and at the Philadelphia Association training.
  • June – July 2010: Teaching at the Arbours Association training on ‘Psychosomatics’.
  • February – March 2010: Short Course for adult learners on ‘Attachment Psychology’ for City Lit.

Research Supervision

  • 2010 - current: Research supervisor and lecturer on psychoanalytic theory at NSPC (New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling)

Examining

Internal examiner in Vivas for NSPC (New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling).

 

Publications

Books:

  • ‘The Mother in Psychoanalysis and Beyond: Matricide and Maternal Subjectivity’ (ed. with Rosalind Mayo, forthcoming), Routledge, September 2016.
  • ‘Rethinking Audit Cultures: A Critical Look at Evidence Based Practice in Psychotherapy and Beyond’(ed. with Lucy King), PCCS, 2010.
  • ‘Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories’ (ed. with Jaro Stacul and Helen Kopnina), Berghahn, 2006.

Papers:

  • ‘Disruption, Interruption, Connection: Psychotherapy as an Inter-subjective Dance. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Winter 2016.
  • ‘The Maternal and the Erotic: An exploration of the links between maternal and erotic subjectivity.’ In ‘The Mother in Psychanalysis and Beyond: Matricide and Maternal Subjectivity.’ Routledge, 2016.
  • ‘Not calling it a day: Considerations on Ending therapy from a Relational Perspective.’, Contemporary Psychotherapy, Winter 2015.
  • ‘The Fieldwork Model: An Anthropological Perspective on the Process of Change in Long Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy’ in EJPC, September 2011.
  • ‘Introduction (with Lucy King). Rethinking Audit Cultures: A Critical Look at Evidence Based Practice in Psychotherapy and Beyond, PCCS, 2010.
  • Book Review: James Davies, ‘The Training of Psychotherapists: An Anthropological Analysis, EJPC (European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling), June 2009.
  • ‘When Philosophy meets Practice: Setting up a Philadelphia Association Therapeutic 
  • Community Household’ in Therapeutic Communities for Psychosis (Ed. Gale et al),
  •  Routledge, 2008.
  • Introduction (with Jaro Stacul and Helen Kopnina). Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories, Berghahn, 2006.
  • Representing Europe: A Stroll in Brussels. Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond        Conventional  Geographical Categories, Berghahn, 2006.   
  • Fabricating and Consuming Greek-Turkish Relationships: An Ethnographic Account of Relationships and the Individual, Cambridge Anthropology, June 2004.
  • Dreaming Anthropology: Unfolding Intersubjectivity in Complex Anthropological         
  • Research. Journal of Irish Anthropology, Vol. V, 2000
  • When Ethnicity Matters: The Shifting Images of Greek Restaurants in Brussels. Roots and Rituals: The construction of ethnic identities (ed.), T. Dekker, J. Helsloot, C. Wijers.Het Spinhuis, 2000 
  • The White Acropolis Association: The Presentation of Greek Ideals and the Perpetuation of Internal Conflicts. Ethnologia Balkanica, Vol. 2, 1999

Conference Papers Given

  • December 2016: ‘Maternal Subjectivity’: Keynote speaker for the Parent Infant Centre Conference, December 2016.
  • October 2015.‘Revisiting the Maternal’. Co- organiser of an event with several speakers and an art exhibition. Philadelphia Association
  • September 2015: ‘From Matricide to Maternal Subjectivity’ Birthright Conference ‘From Womb to World; Cambridge,
  • May 2015: ‘A Phenomenological Perspective on the Relational and Intersubjectivity’. Presented at the 1st World Congress of Existential Therapy
  • November 2013: ‘What is the aim of a successful therapy? Some critical thoughts on audit and ‘getting better’. UPCA Conference on ‘Critical Psychotherapy’, Roehampton
  • July 2010: The Fieldwork Model: An Anthropological Perspective on the Process of Change in Long-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy’. Presented in the UKCP Inaugural Research Conference
  • September 2006:‘Audit Cultures: A Critical Look at Evidence Based Practice’Philadelphia Association Annual Conference. Tavistock Clinic, Conference Organiser.                          
  • February 2003: The Women’s Therapy Centre, London ‘Working with Difference in the Consulting Room: Some Reflections on Intercultural  Therapy and its Implications’.
  • January 2003: AGIP (with Arbours), London ‘Psychotherapy of Cultures and the Culture of Psychotherapy’
  • July 2000: EASA Conference, Krakow, Poland:  Panel Organiser (with Helen Kopnina and Jaro Stacul)  at the Biannual Conference of the Association of European Anthropologists. Panel Title: Crossing European Boundaries: Beyond Conventional Geographical Categories. Sixteen participants.

Grants Awarded

  • EU TMR Doctoral Research Fellow

Last updated: 08 December 2017