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Dr Vassiliki N. SIMOGLOU, PhD

Counseling Psychologist

 

CREDENTIALS

Greek-European License to practice as a Psychologist, serial N.:13/3747/21-8- 2003

Dubai Psychologist License CDA-PL-0001064

Member of the Panhellenic Psychological Association

 

EDUCATION

2011-2015 PhD with Scholarship at the Doctoral School of Research in Psychoanalysis and Psychopathology (ED 450), Centre for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society (CRPMS – EA 3522), University Sorbonne Paris Cité – Université Paris Diderot, France. Subject : “Psychoanalytic study of oocyte donation failures”, supervised by Pr Christian Hoffmann. Grade awarded: ‘’Very Honorable, with Committee Praise’’

2002-2003 MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, UK

2001-2002 Post-graduate pre-doctoral 5th year diploma in Human Psychology and Psychopathology (DEA), Faculty of Psychology, Louis Pasteur University – Strasbourg I, Strasbourg, France.

2000-2001 MSc in Psychology majoring in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology (Maîtrise), Faculty of Psychology, Louis Pasteur University – Strasbourg I, Strasbourg, France.

 1997-2000 Bachelors in Psychology (License), Faculty of Psychology, Louis Pasteur University – Strasbourg I, Strasbourg, France

 1996-1997 5th Public High School, Kavala, Greece. Distinction

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2017-today Counseling Psychologist at the MapleTree Center DMCC – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May 2016-May 2017 Counseling Psychologist at Moving Forward Counseling Services, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Feb 2013-May 2013 Researcher Psychologist at the Center for the Study and Conservation of Eggs and Sperm (CECOS) of the Cochin Port-Royal Hospital, CHU-APHP, Paris, France

Apr 2005-Aug 2012 Counseling Psychologist in private practice, Kavala & Athens, Greece

Nov 2008-Feb 2012 Counseling Psychologist in charge of the Psychological Support Service of EmBIO Medical Center, Gynecology and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Unit, Athens, Greece

May 2008-Jul 2009 Counseling Psychologist at Hellas EAP SA (Employee Assistance Programs), Athens, Greece

Nov 2006-Oct 2008 Counselor under the European Program “Education and Employment” for socially challenged groups of population, for Anaptyksiaki S.A., Kavala, Greece

Dec 2005-Jun 2006 Counselor under the European Program “Education and Employment” for repatriate Greeks, for Apopsi Occupational Education Institution, Kavala, Greece

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sep 2016-today Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Wollongong in Dubai

Sep 2012-Aug 2015 Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychoanalytic Studies, Doctoral School of Research in Psychoanalysis and Psychopathology (ED 450), Centre for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society (CRPMS – EA 3522), University Sorbonne Paris Cité – Université Paris Diderot, France

Jun 2009-Dec 2011 Lecturer in Psychology and Psychological Sciences Department Coordinator at the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus, Greece

Oct 2010-Jul 2011 Lecturer in Psychology at New York College, in particular SUNY-ESC (State University of New York – Empire State College) and University of Greenwich – UK, Athens Campus, Greece

 

CONFERENCES & ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Speaker at the Conference « East & West: Cutting Edge Fertility Sciences ». Subject: « Psychological support for couples during the fertility journey », organized by Orchid Reproductive and Andrology Services, Dubai, UAE, 27-28/1/2017

Conference at the Congress « Look for the woman! ». Subject: « Loans from another woman’s body in the era of biomedicalisation », organized by the University Paris Diderot, Paris, France, 23/1/2015

Conference at the International Congress in Athens « The body in crisis in the medical and psychoanalytic world ». Subject: « Egg donation IVF: A borrowed gift? », organized by the University Paris Diderot and the University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 7,8 & 10/11/2014

Intervention at the 10th International Conference of Clinical Ethics (ICEEC). Subject: “The patient’s voice and procreative tourism procedures for gamete donation: an impeded voice?”, National Clinical Ethics Council, Paris, France, 24-26/4/2014

Organisation of the Doctoral Workshop « The body gifts » and intervention on the subject : « The unlikely gift of egg donation », organized by the University Paris Diderot, Paris, France, 20/3/2014

Intervention at the XIVth Doctoral Day « Psychopathological occurrences of the living being ». Subject: “The subject in waiting – the missed pregnancy », organized by the SIUEERPP and the University of Rouen, Rouen, France, 7/12/2013

Intervention at the Doctoral Day « The unexpected in the clinical field ». Subject : “The expected pregnancy”, organized by the Doctoral School Research in Psychoanalysis, Faculty for Psychoanalytic Studies, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Paris, France, 15/11/2013

Intervention at the 6th Doctoral Meetings LLSHS Paris-Diderot “Multidisciplinarity at work: The Link”. Subject : “Not pregnant following egg donation IVF”, organized by the University Paris Diderot – Paris 7, Paris, France, 6-7/6/2013

Intervention at the International Congress « Subjectivities and bodily mountings in the contemporary world ». Subject : “Failures of egg donation of a space for subjectivity”, organized by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-25/5/2013

Intervention at the 15th World Congress on Human Reproduction, organized by the International Academy of Human Reproduction. Subject : “Not pregnant following egg donation IVF”, Venice, Italy, 14/3/2013

Intervention at the XIIIth Doctoral Day “Clinical challenges”. Subject : “Not pregnant following egg donation IVF”, organized by SIUEERPP and the University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1/12/2012

Intervention at the Doctoral Day “Body in default”. Subject : “Failures of egg donation IVF or the child-”purpose of life”, organized by the Doctoral School Research in Psychoanalysis, Faculty of Psychoanalytic Studies, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Paris, France, 19/10/2012

Intervention at the Conference “Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society”. Subject: “Failures of egg donation IVF or a locus for subjectivity”, organized by Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom, 9/6/2012

Intervention at the 15th International Congress of APPAC: Venetikou M., Zafeiropoulou A., Pantazopoulou K., Simoglou V., Paraschos Th., Chrousos G., Darviri Ch. (2010). The Psychological and Neurohormonal Impact of Infertility. Athens-Hilton, Greece. 15th International Conference of the Association of Psychology and Psychiatry for Adults and Children (A.P.P.A.C.), Athens, 6.5.2010

Speaker at the Parents’ Day organized by the Career Orientation Bureau of Kavala: “The important role of family in the choice of profession – Different perspectives from the view of the sexes”, Kavala, Greece, 16.5.2007

Speaker at the presentation of the book of Peter Tatsopoulos “The kindness of strangers: a true story”, from the Association of Friends of Literature and Arts of Kavala, the Association of Booksellers of Kavala and Metaixmio Publications, Kavala, Greece, 9.3.2007

Speaker at the 6th annual Open Scientific Seminar for Football League Soccer Coaches, Kavala: “Coaching a team: communication issues”, Kavala, Greece, 4.11.2006

Coordinator and responsible for the organisation of the “Forum of Psychanalysis: 150 years since the birth of Freud”, Kavala, Greece, 10.9.2006

Speaker in the Scientific Forum on Quality of Life for DANEK (Municipal Development Enterprise of Kavala): “Approaching the concept of quality of life”, Kavala, Greece, 4.6.2006

Keynote speaker in the event organized by Inner Wheel Association of Kavala: “From woman to mother”, Kavala, Greece, 27.3.2006

 

RESEARCH

Psychoanalytic study of oocyte donation failures. Oocyte donation IVF is a type of feminine filiation characterized by the absence of a hereditary link to the child to be born and at the same time, by the presence of a link in the body. This psychoanalytic study questions its specificities from the viewpoint of infertile women, whenever technique fails. Alongside the recurring themes of exchange and debt, “too late”, secret, and reparation through pregnancy, within the context of neoliberal Bioeconomy, the gift of gametes turns out to be impossible to admit, since the lack it aims at is a lack of being: it fails when a woman cannot conceive its limit identifying it to an object. (Doctoral research: October 2015, language: French, supervisor: Pr Christian Hoffmann)

Psychoanalytic study of melancholia in French writer Marguerite Duras and her works. The writer’s melancholia is filtered through her works, allowing her to write down her suffering. In this way, she manages to remain alive, as a living-dead person writing about psychic death. (MA dissertation: September 2003, language: English, supervisor: Pr Simon Critchley)

Psychoanalytic study of the intricacies of womanliness with motherhood, as it is revealed by the way it impregnates the spoken words of a subject. How does a woman cope with the feminine and maternal elements in her as she speaks, in order to preserve her subjectivity? (Pre-doctoral thesis: June 2002, language: French, supervisor: Mrs. Marie-Lorraine Pradelles-Monod)

Psychoanalytic study of female infertility as a subjective response to symbolic barriers. Not having a child would be a way for a woman to rewrite the story of her life as the effect of a family inheritance, answering to eventual gaps in the process of transmission. (BA dissertation: June 2001, language: French, supervisor: Pr Françoise Hurstel)

The Ego is not master in its own house.

S. Freud

Practice

The MapleTree Center DMCC
Jumeirah Bay X2 Tower
JLT - Cluster X, Dubai
Tel:+971524019570
Email: vsimoglou@gmail.com