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Qualifications

BSc in Psychology – Panteion University, GR
MSc in Clinical Psychology – Leiden University, NL
MSc in Health Psychology – Leiden University, NL
PhD in Clinical/Experimental Psychology – Panteion University, GR

Registered Psychologist, Hellenic Republic Public Health Sector
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

About

Dr Ioannis Angelakis received his PhD summa cum laude in Psychology at Panteion University (Athens, Greece). He has a range of clinical and research experience working with people with mental disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety. His research interests focus on examining the impact of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and depression on suicidality and self-harm, understanding the effects of aversive stimulation on the development, maintenance and/or exacerbation of mental health disorders, and investigating and refining therapeutic approaches for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders and depression. He is currently a Lecturer in Psychology and Coordinator of the Behaviour Therapy Service at the University of South Wales, where he teaches modules on research methods, clinical and health psychology.

Responsibilities

Coordinator of the Behaviour Therapy at USW (http://pawb.southwales.ac.uk/ABA/BehaviourTherapy/)

Publications

Angelakis, I., Lewis, V., Austin, J. L. & Panagioti, M. (2018). Examining the effects of punishment schedule density on the development and maintenance of avoidance and safety behaviors: Implications for exposure therapies. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

Angelakis, I., & Austin, J. L. (2018). The effects of the non-contingent presentation of safety signals on the elimination of safety behaviors: An experimental comparison between individuals with low and high obsessive-compulsive profiles. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 56, 100-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.12.005

Angelakis, I., Austin, J. L., Slater, C., & Roderique-Davies, G. (2017). Experiencing adverse social relationships: The development and validation of a self-report scale that measures individuals’ histories of social punishment (HoSP). Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-017-9641-7

Panagioti, M., Angelakis, I., Tarrier, N., & Gooding, P. A. (2017). A prospective investigation of the impact of distinct posttraumatic (PTSD) symptom clusters on suicidal ideation. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 41, 645-653. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-016-9829-2

Angelakis, I., Panagioti, M., & Austin, J. (2017). Factor structure and validation of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI- R) in a Greek non-clinical sample. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 39, 164-175. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-016-9575-5

Angelakis, I., Panagioti, M., & Austin, J. (2017). Erratum to: Factor structure and validation of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI- R) in a Greek non-clinical sample. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-016-9580-8

Angelakis, I., Gooding, P. A., & Panagioti, M. (2016). Suicidality in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): A systematic review with meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 49, 55-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2016.08.002

Angelakis, I., Gooding, P. A., Tarrier, N., & Panagioti, M. (2015). Suicidality in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 39, 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2015.03.002

Angelakis, I., & Austin, J. L. (2015a). Maintenance of safety behaviors via response-produced stimuli. Behavior Modification, 39, 932-954. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/0145445515610314

Angelakis, I., & Austin, J. L. (2015b). Aversive events as positive reinforcers: An investigation of avoidance and safety signals in humans. The Psychological Record, 65, 627-635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40732-015-0133-4

Angelakis, I., & Mellon, R. C. (2013). Psychotic and obsessive-compulsive behavior in the community: Common features with a personal history of social punishment. In A. Tsamparli & K. Kounenou (Eds.). Subjects of Community and Clinical Psychology (pp. 137-151). Athens: Papazisis Publishing.

Angelakis, I. (2012). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An experimental analysis of its relation to punishment, negative reinforcement and safety signals. Panteion University. http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/eadd/29849

Mellon, R. C., & Angelakis, I. (2010). Perfectionism and compulsiveness in relation to career indecisiveness: Empirical analysis and implications for counseling. Review of Counseling – Guidance, 90-91, 181-193.

Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS)
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

External

Editorial Board, Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment
Reviewer, Psychological Assessment, Assessment, Behavior Therapy, Journal of Affective Disorders, Cognitive Therapy & Research, Journal of Clinical Psychology, International Journal for Nursing Studies, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, European Journal of Behavior Analysis

Research

- The investigation of suicidality (e.g., thoughts, attempts) and self-harm in obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and depression; the link between the use of coercive methods of behavioural control and suicidality.
- Aversive stimulation and its relation to the development, maintenance and/or exacerbation of mental health disorders. The effects of various types of punishment on health-related problems, i.e., chronic fatigue or chronic pain.
- Investigating and refining therapeutic approaches for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (e.g, exposure therapy and response prevention) and depression.

Recent Research Projects:
1. Adverse Social Experiences & their relation to anxiety and related disorders. Online survey link: https://usw.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/survey-on-anxiety-copy
2. Assessing the Relative Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Components for Treating Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Adults (PhD Project). For more infirmation, please visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BJO951/phd-studentship-psychology/

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