ΜΑΡΙΑ ΚΑΡΕΚΛΑ
ΚΑΡΕΚΛA ΜΑΡΙΑ
KAREKLA MARIA
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Department of Psychology
FEB 02 - Faculty of Economics and Management
University Campus
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(357) 22892100
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http://www.acthealthy.org/index.php/el/

Προσωπικό Προφίλ

Μαρία Καρεκλά, Ph.D.

Είναι εγγεγραμμένη Κλινική Ψυχολόγος και Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου και υπεύθυνη του εργαστηρίου “ACTHealthy.” Είναι κάτοχος διδακτορικού στην Κλινική Ψυχολογία, από το University at Albany, the State University of New York με ειδικότητα στις Αγχώδεις Διαταραχές και στην Ψυχολογία της Υγείας. Ολοκλήρωσε την ειδίκευση της στο University of Mississippi Medical Center and Veteran Administration Hospital. Η έρευνά της επικεντρώνεται στη συσχέτιση αγχώδη διαταραχών και προβλημάτων υγείας, στην εξέταση ατομικών διαφορών και άλλων παραγόντων στην αιτιολογία, συντήρηση, αξιολόγηση/διάγνωση και θεραπεία αυτών των προβλημάτων. Ασχολείται με την χρήση ψυχοφυσιολογίας και νέων εναλλακτικών μεθόδων στην διερεύνηση αυτών των παραγόντων. Επίσης ασχολείται με τη δημιουργία και αναπροσαρμογή θεραπευτικών παρεμβάσεων (π.χ. Θεραπείας Αποδοχής και Δέσμευσης) μετά από πειραματική εξέταση για σκοπούς αποτελεσματικότερης αλλαγής συμπεριφοράς. Ανάμεσα στις ερευνητικές της δραστηριότητες και δημοσιεύσεις συμπεριλαμβάνονται έργα με θέμα το κάπνισμα, τις διατροφικές διαταραχές, το άσθμα, τον καρκίνο, το χρόνιο πόνο και πονοκεφάλους. Οι ερευνητικές της δραστηριότητες έχουν χρηματοδοτηθεί από εθνικούς, Ευρωπαϊκούς και διεθνείς οργανισμούς. Το πρόγραμμά της για πρόληψη και αντιμετώπιση του καπνίσματος σε εφήβους βραβεύτηκε με το European Drug Prevention Prize 2010 από το Pompidou Group και το Council of Europe. Ενώ το έργο «Άλγεα» για αντιμετώπιση χρόνιων πόνων και πονοκεφάλων βραβεύτηκε το 2017 από το Association for Behavioral Medicine. Τα Ερευνητικά της ενδιαφέροντα: Ατομικοί παράγοντες και ανάπτυξη Διαταραχών- Αξιολόγηση και Θεραπεία Προβλημάτων που άπτονται της υγείας (ειδικότερα χρησιμοποιώντας νέες τεχνολογίες όπως το διαδίκτυο και εικονική πραγματικότητα) - Θεραπεία Αποδοχής και Δέσμευσης- Πειραματική Ψυχοπαθολογία και Συναισθήματα- Ψυχοφυσιολογία- Παράμετροι ποιότητας ζωής- Εμπλουτισμός συμπεριφορών υγείας και ανάπτυξη αυτό-διαχείρισης συμπεριφορών που επηρεάζουν την υγεία (συμπεριλαμβανομένου συμπεριφορές εθισμού όπως το κάπνισμα). Έχει στο βιογραφικό της πέραν των 70 δημοσιεύσεων σε επιστημονικά περιοδικά. Επίσης εκπροσωπεί το Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου και την Κύπρο σε διάφορες επιτροπές που άπτονται του επαγγέλματος της (π.χ. Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή Ψυχολογίας της Υγείας, την οποία προεδρεύει, και το task force on e-health, EFPA).

 
 
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- Ατομικοί παράγοντες και ανάπτυξη Αγχώδη Διαταραχών- Αξιολόγηση και Θεραπεία Αγχώδη Διαταραχών (ειδικότερα χρησιμοποιώντας νέες τεχνολογίες όπως το διαδίκτυο και εικονική πραγματικότητα) - Θεραπεία Αποδοχής και Δέσμευσης- Πειραματική Ψυχοπαθολογία και Συνασθήματα- Ψυχοφυσιολογία- Παράμετροι ποιότητας ζωής- Εμπλουτισμός συμπεριφορών υγείας και ανάπτυξη αυτό-διαχείρησης συμπεριφορών που επηρεάζουν την υγεία (συμπεριλαμβανομένου συμπεριφορές εθισμού όπως το κάπνισμα)

PUBLICATIONS-REFEREED ARTICLES

* indicates student first author and/or Karekla as author of correspondence when not first author

Gloster, A.T., Rinner, M. T. B., Ioannou, M., Villanueva, J., Firsching, V., Ferrari, G., Benoy, C., Bader, K., Karekla, M. (2020). Treating Treatment Non-Responders: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Psychotherapy Trials. Clinical Psychology Review, 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2019.101810

Karekla, M., Christodoulidou, N., Michaelides, M. & Constantinou, M. (2020). Reasons for Consuming Energy Drinks: Validation and factor structure of a new scale. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 16 (3)

*Koushiou, M., Nicolaou, P., & Karekla, M. (2019). Epidemiology of Eating Disorders in Cyprus. European Journal of Counseling Psychology, 8, 3–18. doi:10.5964/ejcop.v8i1.170.

Karekla, M., Mavraki, E., Nicolaou, P., & Koushiou, M. (2019). Validation of the Greek version of the Body Image-Acceptance and Action Questionnaire. European Journal of Counseling Psychology, 8, 93–107. doi:10.5964/ejcop.v8i1.173

Karekla, M. & Savvides, S.N. (2019). Feasibility and Acceptability of an Avatar-led Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Digital Intervention for Smoking Cessation in Young Adults. Translation Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz128.

Karekla, M., Konstantinou, P., Ioannou, M., Kareklas, I. & Gloster, A. (2019). The phenomenon of treatment dropout, reasons and moderators in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other active treatments: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 1(3), Article e33058. DOI: 10.32872/cpe.v1i3.33058.

*Koushiou, M., Merwin, R., & Karekla, M. (2019). An investigation of the affective experience of females at high risk for eating disorders in general and pathology-specific contexts. Appetite. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.05.037

*Vasiliou, V., Michaelides, M., Kasinopoulos, O., & Karekla, M. (2019). Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale: Greek adaptation, psychometric properties and invariance testing in chronic pain and headache samples. Psychological Assessment. DOI: 10.1037/pas0000705.

Karekla, M., Kasinopoulos, O., Neto, D., Ebert, D.D., Van Daele, , Nordgreen, T., Höefer, S., Oeverland, S. & Jensen, K.L. (2019). Best practices and recommendations for digital interventions to improve engagement and adherence in chronic illness sufferers. European Psychologist, 24, 49-67.

*Christodoulou, A., Michaelides, M. & Karekla, M. (2018). Network analysis: A new psychometric approach to examine the underlying ACT model components. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.10.002.

Collins, B.N., Nair, U.S., Komaroff, E., Karekla, M., Panayiotou, G., & McCormick S. (2018). Trait Persistence Moderates the Association between Gender and Change in Smoking Urge Across Repeated Cue Exposure Trials. The Journal of Smoking Cessation, 14, 42-61. DOI:10.1017/jsc.2018.12.

*Christodoulou, A., Michaelides, M. P., & Karekla, M. (2018). Greek Version of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth: Psychometric Evaluation and Gender Multigroup Invariance in                                                    Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(8), 844-849. DOI:0734282917713500.

*Vasiliou, V., Karekla, M., Michaelides, M., & Kasinopoulos, O (2018). Construct validity of the G-CPAQ and its mediating role in pain interference and adjustment. Psychological Assessment, 30(2), 220-230. DOI:10.1037/pas0000467

*Kkeli, N., Michaelides, M.P., & Karekla, M. (2018). The Greek version of the Restraint Scale: Validation in a student sample in Cyprus. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 15, 1-14.

Karekla, M., Karademas, E. & Gloster, A. (2018). The Common Sense Model of self-regulation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Integrating strategies to guide interventions for chronic illness. Health Psychology Review, 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/2018.1437550.

*Koushiou, M. & Karekla, M. (2018). Inducing negative affect using film clips with general and Eating Disorders related content. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 23 (6), 775-784. DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0485-2.

Hooper, N., Dack, C., Karekla, M., Niyazi, A., & McHugh, L. (2018). Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: An experimental and preliminary investigation.                                  Addiction Research and Theory, 26(5), 414-420. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1434156.

Ebert, D.D., Daele, T., Nordgreen, T. Karekla, M., Compare, T.A., Zarbo, C., Brugnera, A., Oeverland, S., Trebbi, G., Jensen, K.L. Kaehlke, F., on behalf of the EFPA E-Health Taskforce. & Harald Baumeister                            (2018). Internet and mobile-based psychological interventions: Applications, efficacy and potential for                               improving mental health. A report of the EFPA e-health taskforce. European Psychologist, 23(2), 167-DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000318.

Monestès, J.L., Karekla, M., Jacobs, N., Michaelides, M., Hooper, N., Kleen, M., Ruiz, F.J., Miselli, G., Presti, G., Luciano, C., Villatte, M., Bond, F., Kishita, N. & Hayes, S.C. (2018). Experiential avoidance                              as a common process in European Cultures. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34 (4),                              247-257, org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000327.

Karekla, M., Panayiotou, G., & Collins, B. (2017). Predictors of Urge to Smoke Under Stressful Conditions: An Experimental Investigation Utilizing the PASAT-C Task to Induce Negative Affect in Smokers.                                  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 31 (7), 735-743. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000309.

Karademas, E. C., Karekla, M., Flouri, M., Vasiliou, V. S., Kasinopoulos, O., & Papacostas, S. S. (2017). The impact of experiential avoidance on the relations between illness representations, pain                                                         catastrophising and pain interference in chronic pain. Psychology & Health, 32(12), 1469-1484.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M., Georgiou, D., Constantinou, E., & Paraskeva-Siamata, M. (2017).  Psychophysiological and self-reported reactivity associated with social anxiety and public speaking fear symptoms: Effects of fear versus distress. Psychiatry Research, 255, 278-286.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M., & Leonidou, C. (2017). Coping through avoidance may explain gender disparities in anxiety. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science6(2), 215-220.

Karekla, M., Karademas, E., Vasiliou, V., Kasinopoulos, O., Flouri, M., Christou, G., & Papacostas, S. (2017). In Search for Novel and More Effective Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain: The “Algea” Research Project. European Health Psychologist, 19(1), 297-301.

*Leonidou, C., Panayiotou, G., Bati, A., & Karekla, M. (2017). Coping with psychosomatic symptoms: The buffering role of psychological flexibility and impact on quality of life. Journal of Health Psychology24(2), 175-187. 

Karekla, M. & Michaelides, M. (2016). Validation and Invariance testing of the Greek adaptation of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire -II across clinical vs. nonclinical samples and sexes. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 6(1), 119-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.11.006.

Karekla, M., Papageorgiou, D., & Constantinou, M. (2016). Placebo effects: From myth to reality. [Review of the book Placebo Talks: Modern Perspectives on Placebos in Society by Amir Raz and Cory S.  Harris (Eds.) New York, NY: Oxford University Press]. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 61(43). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0040591

Michaelides, M., Christodoulou, A., Kkeli, N., Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Factorial Structure of the Perceived Stress Scale and implications for scoring. European Review of Applied Psychology, 66                                    (6), 309-316. DOI: 10.1016/j.erap.2016.07.002

Loizou, C., Phellas, C., Beck S., Karekla, M., & Talias, M., Christou, S., Michael, N. & Constantinou, C. (2016). How life would be without Thalassemia: Patients’ perceptions. The Cyprus Review, 28, 31-48.

Karekla, M., & Hadjikyriakou, D. (2016). A comprehensive guide to sleep medicine: From historical times to present practices across the world. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of                                  Books, 61 (30). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0040405.

*Pilipenko, N., Karekla, M., Georgiou, A., & Feldman, J. (2016). Impact of Psychiatric Illness Upon Asthma Patients’ Health Care Utilization and Illness Control: Are All Psychiatric Comorbidities Created Equal?                                    Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 787-799. DOI:1080/13548506.2015.1131995.

Hagger, M.S., Luszczynska, A., de Wit, J., Benyamini, Y, Burkert, S., Chamberland, P.E., Chater, A., Dombrowski, S., van Dongen, A., French, D.P., Gauchet, A., Hankonen, N., Karekla, M. et al. (2016).                                 Implementation Intention and Planning Interventions in Health Psychology: Consensus Statement and                            Psychology and Health, 1-26. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2016.1146719

Constantinou, M., & Karekla, M. (2015). Forensic Assessment and Empirically Supported  Psychotherapeutic Approaches in the Juvenile Justice System. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 271. IBSN 978-1-4338-1934-6.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M. & Panayiotou, M. (2014). Direct and indirect predictors of social anxiety: The role of anxiety sensitivity, behavioral inhibition, experiential avoidance and self-focused attention.                                   Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(8), 1875-1882.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M. & Mete, I. (2014). Dispositional coping in individuals with anxiety disorder symptomatology: Avoidance predicts distress. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3(4), 314-321.                       DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.07.001.

Twohig, M., Smith, B. M., Karekla, M., and Levin, M. E. (2014). Recent Contextual Behavioral Research Targeting Psychological Inflexibility. Psychology Faculty Publications. Paper 1145.                                                    https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/psych_facpub/1145.

Panayiotou, G. & Karekla, M. (2013). Perceived social support helps, but does not buffer the negative impact of Anxiety Disorders on quality of life and perceived stress. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric                         Epidemiology, 48, 283-294, doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0533-6.

Karekla, M., Pilipenko, N., & Feldman, J. (2012). Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek Language Validation and Sub-scale Factor Structure. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53, 1217-1226.

Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2011). Coping and experiential avoidance: Unique or overlapping constructs? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 163-170.

Constantinou, M. & Karekla, M. (2011). Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety: A Detailed Study.  PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56 (2).

Karekla, M., & Constantinou, M. (2010). Religious Coping and Cancer: Proposing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Approach. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17 (4), 371-381.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., Tsangari, H., Kapsou, M., & Constantinou, M. (2009). Smoking Prevalence and Tobacco Exposure Among Adolescents in Cyprus. European Journal of Public Health, 19(6), 655-661.                          DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckp064.

*Charilaou, M., Karekla, M., Constantinou, M. & Price, S. (2009). Relation of Physical Activity and Type of Smoking Behavior Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Cyprus. The Journal of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11(8), 969-976.

Karekla, M. (2009). The Psychology Publication Situation in Cyprus. Psychology Science Quarterly, 51,135-140.

Constantinou, M., Dipli, C., & Karekla, M. (2008). Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: How Science Becomes Practice. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA  Review of Books, 53 (49).

Karekla, M., Constantinou, M., & Stylianou, Y.M. (2008) Effective Smoking Cessation Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53(29).

Olatunji, B.O., Feldner, M., Karekla, M. & Forsyth, J.P. (2008). A comparative evaluation of panicogenic processes and quality of life in a sample of non-clinical panickers and age and sex matched non  panicking controls. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22 (2), 175-186.

Constantinou, M., Pilipenko, N., & Karekla, M. (2008). Violence and crime by youngsters: ”Little terrorism” or partly a myth in the making? PsycCRITIQUES-Contemp. Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (12)

Adonis, M., Karekla, M, & Constantinou, M. (2007). Psychology in Cyprus. Psychology International, 18 (5), 16-

Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2007). What if anything do our clients gain from life after eating disorders? PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (51).

Constantinou, M., Kapsou, M., & Karekla, M. (2007). Handbook for Trainees in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52                             (43), Article 11.

Constantinou, M., Pilipenko, N., & Karekla, M. (2007). A Survey of Childhood and Adolescent PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (33).

Constantinou, M., Karekla, M., & Hadjikyriakou, D. (2007). International practices for traumatic brain injury PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (2).

Kelly, M. M., Forsyth, J. P. & Karekla, M., (2006). Sex differences in response to biological challenge procedures: An experimental evaluation of panic vulnerability in a non-clinical sample. Behavior  Research and Therapy, 44 (10), 1421-1430.

Karekla, M., & Perdikogianni, M. (2006). Treating children through play. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (26).

Karekla, M., & Charilaou, M. (2005). The practicality of a practical guide to Acceptance and Commitment PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (52).

Zvolensky, M. J., Schmidt, N. B., Antony, M. M., McCabe, R. E., Forsyth, J. P., Feldner, M. T., Leen- Feldner, E., Karekla, M., Kahler, C. W. (2005). Evaluating the role of panic disorder in emotional                                    sensitivity processes involved in smoking. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19 (6), 673-686.

Karekla, M., (2005). A contemporary approach to the research and practice of generalized anxiety PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (14).

Karekla, M., (2004). A comparison between acceptance-enhanced panic control treatment and panic control treatment for panic disorder. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and                                Engineering, 65 (9-B), 4835.

Karekla, M., Forsyth, J. P., & Kelly, M. M. (2004). Emotional avoidance and panicogenic responding to a biological challenge procedure. Behavior Therapy, 35 (4), 725-746.

Karekla, M., Lundgren, J. & Forsyth, J. P. (2004). A survey of graduate training in Empirically Supported and Manualized Treatments: A preliminary report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11, 230-242.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K., Wilson. K. G., Bissett, R. T., Pistorello, J., Toarmino, D., Polusny, M. A., Dykstra, T. A., Batten, S. V., Bergan, J., Stewart, S. H., Zvolensky, M. J., Eifert, G. H., Bond, F. W., Forsyth, J. P., Karekla, M., & McCurry, S. M. (2004). Measuring experiential avoidance: A preliminary test of a working model. The Psychological Record, 54, 553-578.

Kelly, M.M., Forsyth, J.P, & Karekla, M. (2002). Brains, computer games, and behavior: What do they have to do with progress in behavior therapy? The Behavior Therapist, 25, 79-83.

Talor, C.R., Karekla, M, Zeigler, E., & Constantinou, M. (2000). The impact of disabilities and gender on the perceived appropriateness of college major. Higher Education Abstracts, 36, 36.

PUBLICATIONS - BOOK CHAPTERS

Gloster, A.T. & Karekla, M. (in press). A multi-level, multi-method approach to testing and refining intervention targets. In S.G. Hoffman & S. Hayes (Eds.), Beyond the DSM. Oakland, CA: Context Press/New Harbinger Publications.

Karekla, M., Zacharia, M., & Koushiou, M. (2018). Accept pain for a vital life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Pain. In C., Charis & G. Panayiotou. A Dialogue Between Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Perspectives, 163-191. Springer International Publishing AG. 10.1007/978-3-319-89360-0_1.

Constantinou,M. & KareklaM. (2015). Πειραματικός Σχεδιασμός και Ανάλυση Ατομικής Περίπτωσης  στιςΚοινωνικές Επιστήμες. Experimental Design and Analysis of Single Case Designs in Social Sciences. In Phellas, C., & Valourdos, D., (Eds.), ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ & ΕΡΕΥΝΑ-ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΠΟΣΟΤΙΚΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΙΤΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ. Research with Modern Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences. Athens, Greece: Papazisis Publications (ISBN: 978-960—2-311-6).

Karekla, M., Demetriou, A., & Gregoriou, I. (2011). Interventions for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. In M. Constantinou, & M. Kosmidis (Eds). Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment. Athens, GR: Parisianou Publications. ISBN: 978-960-394-796-7

Karekla, M., Giovanna G., & Savvidou, E. (2011). Behavioral methods in the treatment of individuals suffering from learning disabilities and related neuropsychological problems. In M. Constantinou, & M. Kosmidis (Eds). Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment. Athens, GR: Parisianou Publications. ISBN: 978-960-394-796-7.

Karekla, M., Kapsou, M., Symeou, A., & Constantinou, M. (2009). Smoking: Its psychosocial dimension in Cyprus. In C. Phellas (Ed.). Κοινωνία και Υγεία (Society and Health). Athens, GR: Kritiki Publications.

Levitt, J. T. & Karekla, M. (2005). Integrating Acceptance and Mindfulness with Cognitive Behavior Treatment for Panic Disorder. In M. M. Antony (Ed.). Acceptance and Midfulness-Based Approaches to Anxiety: Conceptualization and Treatment.  New York, NY, US: Klumer Academic/Plenum Publisher.

Forsyth, J. P., Kelly, M. A., Fuse, T., & Karekla, M. (2003). Anxiety Disorders in the Workplace. In J. C. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Psychopathology in the workplace: Recognition and adaptation. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Forsyth, J. P., & Karekla, M. (2001).  Biological challenges in the assessment of anxiety disorders.  In M. M. Antony, & S. M. Orsillo (Eds.). Practitioner's guide to empirically-based measures of anxiety (pp. 31-36). New York, NY, US: Klumer Academic/Plenum Publisher.

 

PUBLICATIONS - TEXTBOOK AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Forsyth, J. P., Karekla, M., & Kelly, M. M. (2003). Instructor’s manual for Durand and Barlow’s essentials of abnormal psychology, 3rd ed.  Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth Thompson-Learning.

 

PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS

Karekla, M., & Constantinou, S.I (2017). Anna and the Box, CCBP Publications, Nicosia, Cyprus; with the support of the University of Cyprus. (A psychotherapeutic story for children based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

 

PUBLICATIONS- TECHNICAL REPORTS

EuroPsy Specialist European Awarding Committee (2013). EuroPsy Specialist Certificate in Psychotherapy: Guide for Implementation, European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA).

EuroPsy Specialist European Awarding Committee (2013). EuroPsy Specialist Certificate in Psychotherapy: Training Standards for Psychologists Specializing in Psychotherapy, European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA).

Panayiotou, G. & Karekla, M. (2010). Dealing with Crisis Involving Aggressive Behavior in Schools. Nicosia, Cyprus: Ministry of Education and Culture.

Karekla, M. & Symeou, A. (2008). The habit of smoking in adolescents and young adults in Cyprus. Manual developed for the dissemination of the research project funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.

 

PUBLICATIONS- PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Karekla, M., Vasileiou, V. Papacostas, S., Christou, G., Constantinidou, F., Eracleous, E., Seimenis, I., & Constantinou, N. (2019, March). Altered grey matter density and resting state functional connectivity among headache sufferers vs. matched controls. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Ebert, D. D., Van Daele, T., Nordgreen, T., Karekla, M., Compare, A., Zarbo, C., ... & Kaehlke, F. (2018). Internet and mobile-based psychological interventions: Applications, efficacy and potential for improving mental health. A report of the EFPA E-Health Taskforce (vol 23, pg 167, 2018). European Psychologist23(3), 269.

Karekla, M. (2017, March). The new Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach for chronic pain and headache. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S10.

Karekla, M., & Vasileiou, V. (2017, March). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy vs. medical treatment as usual wait-list control group for primary headaches: The Algea Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S889-S889.

*Zacharia, M., Vasileiou, V., & Karekla, M. (2017, March). Psychometric properties of the mindful attention awareness scale (MAAS) in a Greek-Cypriot sample of chronic pain patients. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S591-S592.

Karekla, M. & Savvide, S. (2016). Can an internet-based avatar-led Acceptance and Commitment Therapy program influence youth to quit smoking? International Journal of Psychology, 51, 110.

Karayianni, E., Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Developing professional training for Psychologists: Challenges, opportunities, and possibilities from Cyprus. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 1124.

Karekla, M. & Papageorgiou, A. (2016). ACTmind: A mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy program for cultivating emotional health in children. European Health Psychologist,18(S),

Karekla, M., Stavrinaki, M., Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Constantinou, C., Loizou, C., Phellas, C., & Christou, S.(2015). The effectiveness of an ACT protocol for improving well-being in Thalassemia patients. European Health Psychologist17(S), 327.

*Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Stavrinaki, M., Karekla, M., Constantinou, C., Loizou, C., Phellas, C., & Christou, S.(2015). Which psychological aspects and individual difference factors affect quality of life of individuals with Thalassemia?. European Health Psychologist17(S), 325.

Constantinou, C., Loizou, C., Phellas, C., Stavrinaki, M., Siamata, M., Karekla, M., & Karademas, E. (2015). Psychosocial parameters and effects of Thalassemia. European Health Psychologist17(S),

Karekla, M., & Constantinou, M. (2015). Can psychological inflexibility predict physical observation of pain signs in patients with chronic pain?. European Health Psychologist17(S), 435.

Karekla, M., Collins, B., & Panayiotou, G. (2015). Differential gender effects on state frustration and urge to smoke among college regular smokers.European Health Psychologist17(S), 403.

Karademas, E., Karekla, M., Flouri, M., Vasileiou, V., Kasinopoulos, O., & Papacostas, S. (2015). Adaptation to chronic pain: psychological flexibility and the self-regulation mechanism. European Health Psychologist17(S), 432.

*Vasiliou, V., Karekla, M., & Karademas, E. (2015). Examining the role of acceptance and defusion processes in mediating pain interference and adjustment. European Health Psychologist17(S), 433.

Karekla, M, Karademas, E., Rovner, G., Vasiliou, V. , Constantinou, M., & Dahl., J. (2015). Psychological flexibility: examining its components and their relation to functioning in chronic pain. European Health Psychologist, 17S, 431. 

*Savvides, S. N., & Karekla, M. (2015). Evaluating an acceptance and commitment therapy internet-based intervention for smoking cessation in young adults. European Health Psychologist17(S), 415.

*Theodorou, C., Panayiotou, G., & Karekla, M. (2015). Coping skills and Depressive Symptoms: are they correlated? European Health Psychologist17(S), 791.

*Vasileiou, V., Flouri, M., Kasinopoulos, O., Stavrinaki, M., Siamata, M., Hadjikyriacou, D.,Karademas, E. & Karekla, M. (2014). Illness Representations and Quality of Life in Patients Suffering From a Chronic Pain Condition and Chronic Patients Without Pain: Similarities and Differences. European Health Psychologist16(S), 951.

*Leonidou, C., Panayiotou, G., Bati, A., & Karekla, M. (2014). Factors associated with clinical levels of somatization and hypochondriasis: The role of anxiety and panic symptoms. Psychomed, s1-2,

*Stavrinaki, M., Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Vasiliou, V., Kasinopoulos, O., Hadjikyriacou, D., Karekla, M., & Constantino, C. S. (2014). The Value of Valued Living Questionnaire for Chronic Illnesses: the Case of Thalassemia. European Health Psychologist16(S), 934.

*Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Stavrinaki, M., Karekla, M., Constantinou, C. S., Loizou, C., & Christou, S. (2014). Is Thalassemia Patient’s Well-being Impacted by Locus of Control, Gender and Experiential Avoidance? European Health Psychologist16(S), 877.

*Savvides, S. N., & Karekla, M. (2014). Evaluation of an ACT Internet Based Intervention on Smoking Cessation for Adolescents. European Health Psychologist16(S), 912.

Karekla, M., Karademas, E., Vasileiou, V., Flouri, M., & Kasinopoulos, O. (2013). Introducing" ALGEA", an interdisciplinary approach for understanding and treating chronic pain. In Psychology and Health, 28, 236-236.

*Kasinopoulos, O., Christodoulou, A., & Karekla, M. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) enhanced by text messaging for smoking cessation in adolescence. In Psychology and Health, 28, 236-237.

*Siamata, M., Karekla, M., Yiagkou, F., Loizou, C., Constantinou, C., & Phellas, C. (2013). Gender differences in cancer patients' quality of life, perceived social support, anxiety and depression. In Psychology and Health, 28, 310-310.

Constantinou, M. & Karekla,, M. (2012). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) appears to improve cognitive and psychological functioning. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 581-582.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla,, M., Kapsou, M. (2011). Anxiety disorders revisited: Differences in physiology and self-report. Psychophysiology, 48 (S1), S114.

Karekla,, M. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy for health related problems. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

Karekla, M., Pilipenko, N., Georgiou, A. (2011). Factors Affecting Asthma Psychomorbidity, Control, and Illness-Related Quality of Life: What is the Interaction? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

Karekla, M., Pilipenko, N., Feldman, J.M. (2011). Greek Language Validation of the Patient Health. Questionnaire. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

Karekla,, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2011). Coping and Experiential Avoidance: Unique or Overlapping Constructs? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

*Pavli, V.G., Kapsou, M. & Karekla, M. (2011). Anxiety sensitivity and smoking: A matter of gender? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

*Souroulla-Kay, F., Kapsou, M., Gregoriou, I, & Karekla, M. (2011). Happy or sad, lonely or social: Cypriot college smokers- Why do they smoke and when? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

*Stavrinaki, M., Koumi, E., Miltiadou, E., & Karekla,, M. (2011). Measuring the treatment effectiveness of CBT and ACT in work related stress: A comparison study. Psychology and Health, 26 (2), 170.

Karekla,, M. (2010). Acceptance and commitment therapy for health related problems. Psychology and Health,25(6),133-134.

Panayiotou, G., Kapsou, M., & Karekla, M. (2010). Specificity of physiological and self-report responses of anxious subjects to own vs. other phobic scenes. Psychophysiology, 47, S97.

Constantinou, S.C., Phellas, N.C., Loizou, C. & Karekla, M. (2010). Male Cancer Patients in Cyprus and Quality of Life. Journal of Men’s Health, 7(3), 306.

Karekla,, M., Kapsou, M., Ioannou, V.A., Gregoriou, I., Christodoulou, A., & Gkliaou, M.A. (2010). Emotional avoidance and its relation to reasons for smoking in adolescents. Psychology and Health, 25(6), 48-49.

Karekla, M., Kapsou, M., Ioannou, V.A., Gregoriou, I., Christodoulou, A., & Gkliaou, M.A. (2010). Pilot results from an acceptance and commitment therapy-enhanced smoking cessation intervention for Psychology and Health, 25 (6), 250.

*Charilaou, M., Karekla,, M., & Constantinou, M. (2010). Levels of physical activity and their relation to health risk behaviours among adolescents in Cyprus. Psychology and Health,25(6),177.

Karekla,, M., Forsyth, J. P., & Kelly, M. (2009). Can experiential avoidance predict reported distress in individuals with panic disorder? Psychology and Health,24 (1), 227.

Karekla,, M., & Kapsou, M. (2009). Smoking in Cypriot adolescents: Gender-specific patterns. Psychology and Health, 24 (1), 227.

*Kapsou, M., Karekla,, M., & Symeou, A. (2009). Which smoking related attitudes and knowledge matter most when it comes to smoking status? Psychology and Health, 24 (1), 226.

Michaelides, C., Neophytou, M., Karekla,, M., & Papacostas, S. (2009). A first epidemiological study of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) in Cyprus. Epilepsia, 50, 294.

Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2009). Smoking and Nicotine Addiction among Young People in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the Psychology and Health conference organized by the Cyprus Sociological Association.

*Andreou, A., Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2009). Coping, Social Support and Gender as Moderators of the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Health among Cypriot Adults. Conference proceedings of the Psychology and Health conference organized by the Cyprus Sociological Association.

*Kapsou, M., Karekla,, M., Symeou, A. & Constantinou, M. (2009). Greek-Cypriot adolescent smokers and non smokers: A comparison of smoking-related attitudes and behaviours in their families. Psychology and Health, 23, 157.

Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2008). Experiential avoidance and eating pathology in a sample of college students in Cyprus. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3-4), 417.

Karekla, M. Kapsou, M. & Constantinou, M. (2008). Anxiety and depression in an outpatient clinical sample in Cyprus. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3-4), 459.

Karekla, M., Phellas, C., Loizou, C., & Constantinou, C. (2008). The psychosocial parameters of Type 2 diabetes in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., Kapsou, M., Anderson, D. (2007). The freshman year of college: Critical period for weight gain? Health Psychology Review, 1(1), 1.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., Charilaou, M & Pilipenko, N. (2007). Prevalence and psychosocial parameters of smoking in Cypriot college students. Health Psychology Review, 1(1), 1.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., & Pilipenko, N. (November, 2007). Psychosocial Parameters of Smoking in Middle and High School Students in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE),

*Charilaou, M., Constantinou, M. & Karekla, M. (November, 2007). The relation between physical activity and smoking. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 163

*Kapsou, M., Perdikogianni, M., & Karekla, M. (November, 2007). Smoking Prevalence and Psychosocial Parameters of Soldiers in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 163

Karekla, M., Constantinou, M., Perdikogianni, M., & Charilaou, M. (November, 2007). Smoking Prevalence and Psychosocial Parameters of College Students in Cyprus. . Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE) 164.

Karekla, M., & Kapsou, M. (November, 2007). Anxiety and depression in first-year college students in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 83.

Karekla, M., & Pilipenko, N. (November, 2007). Prevalence of Social Anxiety in Cypriot College Students. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 85

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Maria Karekla, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor, University of Cyprus is heading the clinical psychology “ACTHealthy: Anxiety disorders and Behavioral Medicine” laboratory. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. She completed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital. Her research focuses on areas of health promotion and the investigation of individual difference factors (especially psychological flexibility parameters) as they relate to the development and maintenance of various behavioural difficulties (especially anxiety, eating, and health related problems). Additionally, she examines the treatment of these difficulties utilizing Acceptance and Commitment-based principles and innovative delivery methods (e.g., digital interventions, virtual reality). Her research received numerous local, European and international grants, and awards by (among others) the European Council and Pompidou’s group, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. She is currently the chair of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate committee, University of Cyprus. She is also the chair of the European Federation of Psychology Associations’ Psychology and Health committee and a member of the e-health task force. She recently completed terms in chairing the Cyprus Bioethics Committee on Biomedical Research, and being a member of the Cyprus Psychologist Licensing Board. She presently serves as the treasurer/secretary of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, from where she received the status of “Fellow” in 2019. In 2018 she was nominated as Cyprus “Woman of the Year: Academic/Researcher category.”

 
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- Individual difference factors and development of Anxiety Disorders and Human Fear Acquisition
- Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders (especially in the use of innovative delivery methods, e.g. internet based interventions, use of VR technology)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Experimental Psychopathology and Emotion- Psychophysiology
- Quality of life parameters
- Enhancement of health behaviors and promotion of self-management of health-related conditions (including addictive behaviors such as smoking)

PUBLICATIONS-REFEREED ARTICLES

* indicates student first author and/or Karekla as author of correspondence when not first author

Gloster, A.T., Rinner, M. T. B., Ioannou, M., Villanueva, J., Firsching, V., Ferrari, G., Benoy, C., Bader, K., Karekla, M. (2020). Treating Treatment Non-Responders: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Psychotherapy Trials. Clinical Psychology Review, 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2019.101810

Karekla, M., Christodoulidou, N., Michaelides, M. & Constantinou, M. (2020). Reasons for Consuming Energy Drinks: Validation and factor structure of a new scale. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 16 (3)

*Koushiou, M., Nicolaou, P., & Karekla, M. (2019). Epidemiology of Eating Disorders in Cyprus. European Journal of Counseling Psychology, 8, 3–18. doi:10.5964/ejcop.v8i1.170.

Karekla, M., Mavraki, E., Nicolaou, P., & Koushiou, M. (2019). Validation of the Greek version of the Body Image-Acceptance and Action Questionnaire. European Journal of Counseling Psychology, 8, 93–107. doi:10.5964/ejcop.v8i1.173

Karekla, M. & Savvides, S.N. (2019). Feasibility and Acceptability of an Avatar-led Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Digital Intervention for Smoking Cessation in Young Adults. Translation Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz128.

Karekla, M., Konstantinou, P., Ioannou, M., Kareklas, I. & Gloster, A. (2019). The phenomenon of treatment dropout, reasons and moderators in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other active treatments: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 1(3), Article e33058. DOI: 10.32872/cpe.v1i3.33058.

*Koushiou, M., Merwin, R., & Karekla, M. (2019). An investigation of the affective experience of females at high risk for eating disorders in general and pathology-specific contexts. Appetite. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.05.037

*Vasiliou, V., Michaelides, M., Kasinopoulos, O., & Karekla, M. (2019). Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale: Greek adaptation, psychometric properties and invariance testing in chronic pain and headache samples. Psychological Assessment. DOI: 10.1037/pas0000705.

Karekla, M., Kasinopoulos, O., Neto, D., Ebert, D.D., Van Daele, , Nordgreen, T., Höefer, S., Oeverland, S. & Jensen, K.L. (2019). Best practices and recommendations for digital interventions to improve engagement and adherence in chronic illness sufferers. European Psychologist, 24, 49-67.

*Christodoulou, A., Michaelides, M. & Karekla, M. (2018). Network analysis: A new psychometric approach to examine the underlying ACT model components. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.10.002.

Collins, B.N., Nair, U.S., Komaroff, E., Karekla, M., Panayiotou, G., & McCormick S. (2018). Trait Persistence Moderates the Association between Gender and Change in Smoking Urge Across Repeated Cue Exposure Trials. The Journal of Smoking Cessation, 14, 42-61. DOI:10.1017/jsc.2018.12.

*Christodoulou, A., Michaelides, M. P., & Karekla, M. (2018). Greek Version of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth: Psychometric Evaluation and Gender Multigroup Invariance in                                                    Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(8), 844-849. DOI:0734282917713500.

*Vasiliou, V., Karekla, M., Michaelides, M., & Kasinopoulos, O (2018). Construct validity of the G-CPAQ and its mediating role in pain interference and adjustment. Psychological Assessment, 30(2), 220-230. DOI:10.1037/pas0000467

*Kkeli, N., Michaelides, M.P., & Karekla, M. (2018). The Greek version of the Restraint Scale: Validation in a student sample in Cyprus. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 15, 1-14.

Karekla, M., Karademas, E. & Gloster, A. (2018). The Common Sense Model of self-regulation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Integrating strategies to guide interventions for chronic illness. Health Psychology Review, 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/2018.1437550.

*Koushiou, M. & Karekla, M. (2018). Inducing negative affect using film clips with general and Eating Disorders related content. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 23 (6), 775-784. DOI: 10.1007/s40519-018-0485-2.

Hooper, N., Dack, C., Karekla, M., Niyazi, A., & McHugh, L. (2018). Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: An experimental and preliminary investigation.                                  Addiction Research and Theory, 26(5), 414-420. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1434156.

Ebert, D.D., Daele, T., Nordgreen, T. Karekla, M., Compare, T.A., Zarbo, C., Brugnera, A., Oeverland, S., Trebbi, G., Jensen, K.L. Kaehlke, F., on behalf of the EFPA E-Health Taskforce. & Harald Baumeister                            (2018). Internet and mobile-based psychological interventions: Applications, efficacy and potential for                               improving mental health. A report of the EFPA e-health taskforce. European Psychologist, 23(2), 167-DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000318.

Monestès, J.L., Karekla, M., Jacobs, N., Michaelides, M., Hooper, N., Kleen, M., Ruiz, F.J., Miselli, G., Presti, G., Luciano, C., Villatte, M., Bond, F., Kishita, N. & Hayes, S.C. (2018). Experiential avoidance                              as a common process in European Cultures. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34 (4),                              247-257, org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000327.

Karekla, M., Panayiotou, G., & Collins, B. (2017). Predictors of Urge to Smoke Under Stressful Conditions: An Experimental Investigation Utilizing the PASAT-C Task to Induce Negative Affect in Smokers.                                  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 31 (7), 735-743. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000309.

Karademas, E. C., Karekla, M., Flouri, M., Vasiliou, V. S., Kasinopoulos, O., & Papacostas, S. S. (2017). The impact of experiential avoidance on the relations between illness representations, pain                                                         catastrophising and pain interference in chronic pain. Psychology & Health, 32(12), 1469-1484.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M., Georgiou, D., Constantinou, E., & Paraskeva-Siamata, M. (2017).  Psychophysiological and self-reported reactivity associated with social anxiety and public speaking fear symptoms: Effects of fear versus distress. Psychiatry Research, 255, 278-286.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M., & Leonidou, C. (2017). Coping through avoidance may explain gender disparities in anxiety. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science6(2), 215-220.

Karekla, M., Karademas, E., Vasiliou, V., Kasinopoulos, O., Flouri, M., Christou, G., & Papacostas, S. (2017). In Search for Novel and More Effective Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain: The “Algea” Research Project. European Health Psychologist, 19(1), 297-301.

*Leonidou, C., Panayiotou, G., Bati, A., & Karekla, M. (2017). Coping with psychosomatic symptoms: The buffering role of psychological flexibility and impact on quality of life. Journal of Health Psychology24(2), 175-187. 

Karekla, M. & Michaelides, M. (2016). Validation and Invariance testing of the Greek adaptation of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire -II across clinical vs. nonclinical samples and sexes. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 6(1), 119-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.11.006.

Karekla, M., Papageorgiou, D., & Constantinou, M. (2016). Placebo effects: From myth to reality. [Review of the book Placebo Talks: Modern Perspectives on Placebos in Society by Amir Raz and Cory S.  Harris (Eds.) New York, NY: Oxford University Press]. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 61(43). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0040591

Michaelides, M., Christodoulou, A., Kkeli, N., Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Factorial Structure of the Perceived Stress Scale and implications for scoring. European Review of Applied Psychology, 66                                    (6), 309-316. DOI: 10.1016/j.erap.2016.07.002

Loizou, C., Phellas, C., Beck S., Karekla, M., & Talias, M., Christou, S., Michael, N. & Constantinou, C. (2016). How life would be without Thalassemia: Patients’ perceptions. The Cyprus Review, 28, 31-48.

Karekla, M., & Hadjikyriakou, D. (2016). A comprehensive guide to sleep medicine: From historical times to present practices across the world. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of                                  Books, 61 (30). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0040405.

*Pilipenko, N., Karekla, M., Georgiou, A., & Feldman, J. (2016). Impact of Psychiatric Illness Upon Asthma Patients’ Health Care Utilization and Illness Control: Are All Psychiatric Comorbidities Created Equal?                                    Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 787-799. DOI:1080/13548506.2015.1131995.

Hagger, M.S., Luszczynska, A., de Wit, J., Benyamini, Y, Burkert, S., Chamberland, P.E., Chater, A., Dombrowski, S., van Dongen, A., French, D.P., Gauchet, A., Hankonen, N., Karekla, M. et al. (2016).                                 Implementation Intention and Planning Interventions in Health Psychology: Consensus Statement and                            Psychology and Health, 1-26. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2016.1146719

Constantinou, M., & Karekla, M. (2015). Forensic Assessment and Empirically Supported  Psychotherapeutic Approaches in the Juvenile Justice System. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 271. IBSN 978-1-4338-1934-6.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M. & Panayiotou, M. (2014). Direct and indirect predictors of social anxiety: The role of anxiety sensitivity, behavioral inhibition, experiential avoidance and self-focused attention.                                   Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(8), 1875-1882.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M. & Mete, I. (2014). Dispositional coping in individuals with anxiety disorder symptomatology: Avoidance predicts distress. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3(4), 314-321.                       DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.07.001.

Twohig, M., Smith, B. M., Karekla, M., and Levin, M. E. (2014). Recent Contextual Behavioral Research Targeting Psychological Inflexibility. Psychology Faculty Publications. Paper 1145.                                                    https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/psych_facpub/1145.

Panayiotou, G. & Karekla, M. (2013). Perceived social support helps, but does not buffer the negative impact of Anxiety Disorders on quality of life and perceived stress. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric                         Epidemiology, 48, 283-294, doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0533-6.

Karekla, M., Pilipenko, N., & Feldman, J. (2012). Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek Language Validation and Sub-scale Factor Structure. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53, 1217-1226.

Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2011). Coping and experiential avoidance: Unique or overlapping constructs? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 163-170.

Constantinou, M. & Karekla, M. (2011). Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety: A Detailed Study.  PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56 (2).

Karekla, M., & Constantinou, M. (2010). Religious Coping and Cancer: Proposing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Approach. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17 (4), 371-381.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., Tsangari, H., Kapsou, M., & Constantinou, M. (2009). Smoking Prevalence and Tobacco Exposure Among Adolescents in Cyprus. European Journal of Public Health, 19(6), 655-661.                          DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckp064.

*Charilaou, M., Karekla, M., Constantinou, M. & Price, S. (2009). Relation of Physical Activity and Type of Smoking Behavior Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Cyprus. The Journal of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11(8), 969-976.

Karekla, M. (2009). The Psychology Publication Situation in Cyprus. Psychology Science Quarterly, 51,135-140.

Constantinou, M., Dipli, C., & Karekla, M. (2008). Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: How Science Becomes Practice. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA  Review of Books, 53 (49).

Karekla, M., Constantinou, M., & Stylianou, Y.M. (2008) Effective Smoking Cessation Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53(29).

Olatunji, B.O., Feldner, M., Karekla, M. & Forsyth, J.P. (2008). A comparative evaluation of panicogenic processes and quality of life in a sample of non-clinical panickers and age and sex matched non  panicking controls. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22 (2), 175-186.

Constantinou, M., Pilipenko, N., & Karekla, M. (2008). Violence and crime by youngsters: ”Little terrorism” or partly a myth in the making? PsycCRITIQUES-Contemp. Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (12)

Adonis, M., Karekla, M, & Constantinou, M. (2007). Psychology in Cyprus. Psychology International, 18 (5), 16-

Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2007). What if anything do our clients gain from life after eating disorders? PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (51).

Constantinou, M., Kapsou, M., & Karekla, M. (2007). Handbook for Trainees in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52                             (43), Article 11.

Constantinou, M., Pilipenko, N., & Karekla, M. (2007). A Survey of Childhood and Adolescent PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (33).

Constantinou, M., Karekla, M., & Hadjikyriakou, D. (2007). International practices for traumatic brain injury PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (2).

Kelly, M. M., Forsyth, J. P. & Karekla, M., (2006). Sex differences in response to biological challenge procedures: An experimental evaluation of panic vulnerability in a non-clinical sample. Behavior  Research and Therapy, 44 (10), 1421-1430.

Karekla, M., & Perdikogianni, M. (2006). Treating children through play. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (26).

Karekla, M., & Charilaou, M. (2005). The practicality of a practical guide to Acceptance and Commitment PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (52).

Zvolensky, M. J., Schmidt, N. B., Antony, M. M., McCabe, R. E., Forsyth, J. P., Feldner, M. T., Leen- Feldner, E., Karekla, M., Kahler, C. W. (2005). Evaluating the role of panic disorder in emotional                                    sensitivity processes involved in smoking. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19 (6), 673-686.

Karekla, M., (2005). A contemporary approach to the research and practice of generalized anxiety PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (14).

Karekla, M., (2004). A comparison between acceptance-enhanced panic control treatment and panic control treatment for panic disorder. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and                                Engineering, 65 (9-B), 4835.

Karekla, M., Forsyth, J. P., & Kelly, M. M. (2004). Emotional avoidance and panicogenic responding to a biological challenge procedure. Behavior Therapy, 35 (4), 725-746.

Karekla, M., Lundgren, J. & Forsyth, J. P. (2004). A survey of graduate training in Empirically Supported and Manualized Treatments: A preliminary report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11, 230-242.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K., Wilson. K. G., Bissett, R. T., Pistorello, J., Toarmino, D., Polusny, M. A., Dykstra, T. A., Batten, S. V., Bergan, J., Stewart, S. H., Zvolensky, M. J., Eifert, G. H., Bond, F. W., Forsyth, J. P., Karekla, M., & McCurry, S. M. (2004). Measuring experiential avoidance: A preliminary test of a working model. The Psychological Record, 54, 553-578.

Kelly, M.M., Forsyth, J.P, & Karekla, M. (2002). Brains, computer games, and behavior: What do they have to do with progress in behavior therapy? The Behavior Therapist, 25, 79-83.

Talor, C.R., Karekla, M, Zeigler, E., & Constantinou, M. (2000). The impact of disabilities and gender on the perceived appropriateness of college major. Higher Education Abstracts, 36, 36.

PUBLICATIONS - BOOK CHAPTERS

Gloster, A.T. & Karekla, M. (in press). A multi-level, multi-method approach to testing and refining intervention targets. In S.G. Hoffman & S. Hayes (Eds.), Beyond the DSM. Oakland, CA: Context Press/New Harbinger Publications.

Karekla, M., Zacharia, M., & Koushiou, M. (2018). Accept pain for a vital life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Pain. In C., Charis & G. Panayiotou. A Dialogue Between Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Perspectives, 163-191. Springer International Publishing AG. 10.1007/978-3-319-89360-0_1.

Constantinou,M. & KareklaM. (2015). Πειραματικός Σχεδιασμός και Ανάλυση Ατομικής Περίπτωσης  στιςΚοινωνικές Επιστήμες. Experimental Design and Analysis of Single Case Designs in Social Sciences. In Phellas, C., & Valourdos, D., (Eds.), ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ & ΕΡΕΥΝΑ-ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΠΟΣΟΤΙΚΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΙΤΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ. Research with Modern Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences. Athens, Greece: Papazisis Publications (ISBN: 978-960—2-311-6).

Karekla, M., Demetriou, A., & Gregoriou, I. (2011). Interventions for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. In M. Constantinou, & M. Kosmidis (Eds). Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment. Athens, GR: Parisianou Publications. ISBN: 978-960-394-796-7

Karekla, M., Giovanna G., & Savvidou, E. (2011). Behavioral methods in the treatment of individuals suffering from learning disabilities and related neuropsychological problems. In M. Constantinou, & M. Kosmidis (Eds). Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment. Athens, GR: Parisianou Publications. ISBN: 978-960-394-796-7.

Karekla, M., Kapsou, M., Symeou, A., & Constantinou, M. (2009). Smoking: Its psychosocial dimension in Cyprus. In C. Phellas (Ed.). Κοινωνία και Υγεία (Society and Health). Athens, GR: Kritiki Publications.

Levitt, J. T. & Karekla, M. (2005). Integrating Acceptance and Mindfulness with Cognitive Behavior Treatment for Panic Disorder. In M. M. Antony (Ed.). Acceptance and Midfulness-Based Approaches to Anxiety: Conceptualization and Treatment.  New York, NY, US: Klumer Academic/Plenum Publisher.

Forsyth, J. P., Kelly, M. A., Fuse, T., & Karekla, M. (2003). Anxiety Disorders in the Workplace. In J. C. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Psychopathology in the workplace: Recognition and adaptation. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Forsyth, J. P., & Karekla, M. (2001).  Biological challenges in the assessment of anxiety disorders.  In M. M. Antony, & S. M. Orsillo (Eds.). Practitioner's guide to empirically-based measures of anxiety (pp. 31-36). New York, NY, US: Klumer Academic/Plenum Publisher.

PUBLICATIONS - TEXTBOOK AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Forsyth, J. P., Karekla, M., & Kelly, M. M. (2003). Instructor’s manual for Durand and Barlow’s essentials of abnormal psychology, 3rd ed.  Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth Thompson-Learning.

 

PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS

Karekla, M., & Constantinou, S.I (2017). Anna and the Box, CCBP Publications, Nicosia, Cyprus; with the support of the University of Cyprus. (A psychotherapeutic story for children based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

 

PUBLICATIONS- TECHNICAL REPORTS

EuroPsy Specialist European Awarding Committee (2013). EuroPsy Specialist Certificate in Psychotherapy: Guide for Implementation, European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA).

EuroPsy Specialist European Awarding Committee (2013). EuroPsy Specialist Certificate in Psychotherapy: Training Standards for Psychologists Specializing in Psychotherapy, European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA).

Panayiotou, G. & Karekla, M. (2010). Dealing with Crisis Involving Aggressive Behavior in Schools. Nicosia, Cyprus: Ministry of Education and Culture.

Karekla, M. & Symeou, A. (2008). The habit of smoking in adolescents and young adults in Cyprus. Manual developed for the dissemination of the research project funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.

 

PUBLICATIONS- PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Karekla, M., Vasileiou, V. Papacostas, S., Christou, G., Constantinidou, F., Eracleous, E., Seimenis, I., & Constantinou, N. (2019, March). Altered grey matter density and resting state functional connectivity among headache sufferers vs. matched controls. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Ebert, D. D., Van Daele, T., Nordgreen, T., Karekla, M., Compare, A., Zarbo, C., ... & Kaehlke, F. (2018). Internet and mobile-based psychological interventions: Applications, efficacy and potential for improving mental health. A report of the EFPA E-Health Taskforce (vol 23, pg 167, 2018). European Psychologist23(3), 269.

Karekla, M. (2017, March). The new Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach for chronic pain and headache. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S10.

Karekla, M., & Vasileiou, V. (2017, March). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy vs. medical treatment as usual wait-list control group for primary headaches: The Algea Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S889-S889.

*Zacharia, M., Vasileiou, V., & Karekla, M. (2017, March). Psychometric properties of the mindful attention awareness scale (MAAS) in a Greek-Cypriot sample of chronic pain patients. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S591-S592.

Karekla, M. & Savvide, S. (2016). Can an internet-based avatar-led Acceptance and Commitment Therapy program influence youth to quit smoking? International Journal of Psychology, 51, 110.

Karayianni, E., Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Developing professional training for Psychologists: Challenges, opportunities, and possibilities from Cyprus. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 1124.

Karekla, M. & Papageorgiou, A. (2016). ACTmind: A mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy program for cultivating emotional health in children. European Health Psychologist,18(S),

Karekla, M., Stavrinaki, M., Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Constantinou, C., Loizou, C., Phellas, C., & Christou, S.(2015). The effectiveness of an ACT protocol for improving well-being in Thalassemia patients. European Health Psychologist17(S), 327.

*Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Stavrinaki, M., Karekla, M., Constantinou, C., Loizou, C., Phellas, C., & Christou, S.(2015). Which psychological aspects and individual difference factors affect quality of life of individuals with Thalassemia?. European Health Psychologist17(S), 325.

Constantinou, C., Loizou, C., Phellas, C., Stavrinaki, M., Siamata, M., Karekla, M., & Karademas, E. (2015). Psychosocial parameters and effects of Thalassemia. European Health Psychologist17(S),

Karekla, M., & Constantinou, M. (2015). Can psychological inflexibility predict physical observation of pain signs in patients with chronic pain?. European Health Psychologist17(S), 435.

Karekla, M., Collins, B., & Panayiotou, G. (2015). Differential gender effects on state frustration and urge to smoke among college regular smokers.European Health Psychologist17(S), 403.

Karademas, E., Karekla, M., Flouri, M., Vasileiou, V., Kasinopoulos, O., & Papacostas, S. (2015). Adaptation to chronic pain: psychological flexibility and the self-regulation mechanism. European Health Psychologist17(S), 432.

*Vasiliou, V., Karekla, M., & Karademas, E. (2015). Examining the role of acceptance and defusion processes in mediating pain interference and adjustment. European Health Psychologist17(S), 433.

Karekla, M, Karademas, E., Rovner, G., Vasiliou, V. , Constantinou, M., & Dahl., J. (2015). Psychological flexibility: examining its components and their relation to functioning in chronic pain. European Health Psychologist, 17S, 431. 

*Savvides, S. N., & Karekla, M. (2015). Evaluating an acceptance and commitment therapy internet-based intervention for smoking cessation in young adults. European Health Psychologist17(S), 415.

*Theodorou, C., Panayiotou, G., & Karekla, M. (2015). Coping skills and Depressive Symptoms: are they correlated? European Health Psychologist17(S), 791.

*Vasileiou, V., Flouri, M., Kasinopoulos, O., Stavrinaki, M., Siamata, M., Hadjikyriacou, D.,Karademas, E. & Karekla, M. (2014). Illness Representations and Quality of Life in Patients Suffering From a Chronic Pain Condition and Chronic Patients Without Pain: Similarities and Differences. European Health Psychologist16(S), 951.

*Leonidou, C., Panayiotou, G., Bati, A., & Karekla, M. (2014). Factors associated with clinical levels of somatization and hypochondriasis: The role of anxiety and panic symptoms. Psychomed, s1-2,

*Stavrinaki, M., Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Vasiliou, V., Kasinopoulos, O., Hadjikyriacou, D., Karekla, M., & Constantino, C. S. (2014). The Value of Valued Living Questionnaire for Chronic Illnesses: the Case of Thalassemia. European Health Psychologist16(S), 934.

*Paraskeva-Siamata, M., Stavrinaki, M., Karekla, M., Constantinou, C. S., Loizou, C., & Christou, S. (2014). Is Thalassemia Patient’s Well-being Impacted by Locus of Control, Gender and Experiential Avoidance? European Health Psychologist16(S), 877.

*Savvides, S. N., & Karekla, M. (2014). Evaluation of an ACT Internet Based Intervention on Smoking Cessation for Adolescents. European Health Psychologist16(S), 912.

Karekla, M., Karademas, E., Vasileiou, V., Flouri, M., & Kasinopoulos, O. (2013). Introducing" ALGEA", an interdisciplinary approach for understanding and treating chronic pain. In Psychology and Health, 28, 236-236.

*Kasinopoulos, O., Christodoulou, A., & Karekla, M. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) enhanced by text messaging for smoking cessation in adolescence. In Psychology and Health, 28, 236-237.

*Siamata, M., Karekla, M., Yiagkou, F., Loizou, C., Constantinou, C., & Phellas, C. (2013). Gender differences in cancer patients' quality of life, perceived social support, anxiety and depression. In Psychology and Health, 28, 310-310.

Constantinou, M. & Karekla,, M. (2012). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) appears to improve cognitive and psychological functioning. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 581-582.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla,, M., Kapsou, M. (2011). Anxiety disorders revisited: Differences in physiology and self-report. Psychophysiology, 48 (S1), S114.

Karekla,, M. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy for health related problems. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

Karekla, M., Pilipenko, N., Georgiou, A. (2011). Factors Affecting Asthma Psychomorbidity, Control, and Illness-Related Quality of Life: What is the Interaction? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

Karekla, M., Pilipenko, N., Feldman, J.M. (2011). Greek Language Validation of the Patient Health. Questionnaire. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

Karekla,, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2011). Coping and Experiential Avoidance: Unique or Overlapping Constructs? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

*Pavli, V.G., Kapsou, M. & Karekla, M. (2011). Anxiety sensitivity and smoking: A matter of gender? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

*Souroulla-Kay, F., Kapsou, M., Gregoriou, I, & Karekla, M. (2011). Happy or sad, lonely or social: Cypriot college smokers- Why do they smoke and when? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(Suppl.),

*Stavrinaki, M., Koumi, E., Miltiadou, E., & Karekla,, M. (2011). Measuring the treatment effectiveness of CBT and ACT in work related stress: A comparison study. Psychology and Health, 26 (2), 170.

Karekla,, M. (2010). Acceptance and commitment therapy for health related problems. Psychology and Health,25(6),133-134.

Panayiotou, G., Kapsou, M., & Karekla, M. (2010). Specificity of physiological and self-report responses of anxious subjects to own vs. other phobic scenes. Psychophysiology, 47, S97.

Constantinou, S.C., Phellas, N.C., Loizou, C. & Karekla, M. (2010). Male Cancer Patients in Cyprus and Quality of Life. Journal of Men’s Health, 7(3), 306.

Karekla,, M., Kapsou, M., Ioannou, V.A., Gregoriou, I., Christodoulou, A., & Gkliaou, M.A. (2010). Emotional avoidance and its relation to reasons for smoking in adolescents. Psychology and Health, 25(6), 48-49.

Karekla, M., Kapsou, M., Ioannou, V.A., Gregoriou, I., Christodoulou, A., & Gkliaou, M.A. (2010). Pilot results from an acceptance and commitment therapy-enhanced smoking cessation intervention for Psychology and Health, 25 (6), 250.

*Charilaou, M., Karekla,, M., & Constantinou, M. (2010). Levels of physical activity and their relation to health risk behaviours among adolescents in Cyprus. Psychology and Health,25(6),177.

Karekla,, M., Forsyth, J. P., & Kelly, M. (2009). Can experiential avoidance predict reported distress in individuals with panic disorder? Psychology and Health,24 (1), 227.

Karekla,, M., & Kapsou, M. (2009). Smoking in Cypriot adolescents: Gender-specific patterns. Psychology and Health, 24 (1), 227.

*Kapsou, M., Karekla,, M., & Symeou, A. (2009). Which smoking related attitudes and knowledge matter most when it comes to smoking status? Psychology and Health, 24 (1), 226.

Michaelides, C., Neophytou, M., Karekla,, M., & Papacostas, S. (2009). A first epidemiological study of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) in Cyprus. Epilepsia, 50, 294.

Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2009). Smoking and Nicotine Addiction among Young People in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the Psychology and Health conference organized by the Cyprus Sociological Association.

*Andreou, A., Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2009). Coping, Social Support and Gender as Moderators of the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Health among Cypriot Adults. Conference proceedings of the Psychology and Health conference organized by the Cyprus Sociological Association.

*Kapsou, M., Karekla,, M., Symeou, A. & Constantinou, M. (2009). Greek-Cypriot adolescent smokers and non smokers: A comparison of smoking-related attitudes and behaviours in their families. Psychology and Health, 23, 157.

Karekla, M. & Kapsou, M. (2008). Experiential avoidance and eating pathology in a sample of college students in Cyprus. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3-4), 417.

Karekla, M. Kapsou, M. & Constantinou, M. (2008). Anxiety and depression in an outpatient clinical sample in Cyprus. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3-4), 459.

Karekla, M., Phellas, C., Loizou, C., & Constantinou, C. (2008). The psychosocial parameters of Type 2 diabetes in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., Kapsou, M., Anderson, D. (2007). The freshman year of college: Critical period for weight gain? Health Psychology Review, 1(1), 1.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., Charilaou, M & Pilipenko, N. (2007). Prevalence and psychosocial parameters of smoking in Cypriot college students. Health Psychology Review, 1(1), 1.

Karekla, M., Symeou, A., & Pilipenko, N. (November, 2007). Psychosocial Parameters of Smoking in Middle and High School Students in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE),

*Charilaou, M., Constantinou, M. & Karekla, M. (November, 2007). The relation between physical activity and smoking. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 163

*Kapsou, M., Perdikogianni, M., & Karekla, M. (November, 2007). Smoking Prevalence and Psychosocial Parameters of Soldiers in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 163

Karekla, M., Constantinou, M., Perdikogianni, M., & Charilaou, M. (November, 2007). Smoking Prevalence and Psychosocial Parameters of College Students in Cyprus. . Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE) 164.

Karekla, M., & Kapsou, M. (November, 2007). Anxiety and depression in first-year college students in Cyprus. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 83.

Karekla, M., & Pilipenko, N. (November, 2007). Prevalence of Social Anxiety in Cypriot College Students. Conference proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference of the Sub-specialties of Clinical and Health Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Organization (ELPSE), 85