In this episode, we talk about building lasting relationships, maintaining mental health amidst a pandemic and fighting social media addiction. Dr Andreas Anastasiou also gives us an insight into what a career in psychology entails and answers the question ‘why divorce rates are so high?’.
Dr Andreas Anastasiou has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has worked as a psychologist in several settings in the United States including a Veteran’s Affairs hospital, counseling centers, and state agencies. As Associate Professor at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, USA, he served as chair of the psychology department for four years. He repatriated to Cyprus six years ago and, since then, has been an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nicosia, where he also served as Chair of the Social Sciences Department. He has served as Board member of the Cyprus Psychological Association. In addition, Andreas maintains a private practice in counseling psychology. His research focuses on gender differences in the communication of empathy, conflict resolution, and multicultural issues.
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00:44 What does a Psychologist do?
04:49 Who is Therapy for and when is it needed?
08:03 What does it mean to be happy?
09:36 Setting boundaries and building walls
11:02 Why are divorce rates so high?
17:33 The difference between empathy and compassion
19:31 Building lasting relationships
23:24 Active listening and Self Reflection
25:19 How to build and maintain Mental health
28:37 Social Media and Screen Addiction
31:07 Personal Questions
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