Triliva is an Associate Professor at the Department of
Psychology, University of Crete where she teaches graduate and undergraduate
level courses in applied psychology. The
focus of her work is the creation, application, and evaluation of mental health
prevention initiatives at the community level.
Along with esteemed colleagues she has created, evaluated and published
both the empirical validations as well as the interventions of 7 handbooks of
prevention and mental health promotion.
They have been applied widely in schools, prevention centers, and
communities in Greece and in Cyprus. These
- Triliva, S., Xarli, P., & Spinthaki, A. (2012). Nurturing young people’s character: from learning to teaching. Thessaloniki:
- Triliva, S., Anagnostopoulou, T., Marvakis, A., & Pavlou,
M. (2012). An educator’s handbook for fighting racism, violence and discrimination
in schools. Athens: Ministry of Education of Greece.
- Triliva, S., Anagnostopoulou, T., & Hatzinikalaou, S.
(2008). Neither better nor worse just
different. Athens: Gutenberg.
- Triliva, S. & Anagnostopoulou, T. (2008). Experiential
leaning: a handbook for mental health professionals and educators applying
mental health promotion programming.
- Triliva, S., & Chimienti, G. (2002). Self-
Discovery, Awareness, composure, respect: emotional and social competence. Athens:
Patakis. Available online at: http://crete.academia.edu/SofiaTriliva/Books/60790801
- Triliva, S., & Chimienti, G. (1998). Conflict
control: You and Me = We. Available online at: http://crete.academia.edu/SofiaTriliva/Books/1161815/_
- Triliva, S., & Chimienti, G. (1998). Conflict control: experiential exercises. Athens:
Sofia Triliva led the steering
committee and was the Director of the Counseling Center of the University of
Crete (2002-2004). She was the coordinator of Family Programming at the Lyceum
for Women for the past 20 years and has worked pro bono in several other
community outreach and prevention programs in Crete. She has also published over 80 scientific
articles and chapters in international and Greek journals and edited
volumes. She serves on the editorial
board of Behavioral Medicine and the Annual Review of Critical Psychology and
as a reviewer in many journals. During
the past several years her research has focused on how mental health services
and professionals perform their work in contexts where socioeconomic upheaval
- Koutra, K., Triliva, S.,
Roumeliotaki, T., Basta, M., Lionis, C.,
& Vgontzas, A.N. (2016). Family
functioning in first-episode and chronic psychosis: the role of patient’s symptom severity and
psychosocial functioning. Community Mental Health Journal.
- Koutra, K., Triliva, S.,
Roumeliotaki, T. Basta, M., Simos, P., Lionis, C., & Vgontzas, A. N.
(2015). Impaired family functioning in
psychosis and its relevance to relapse: a two-year follow-up study. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 62, 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.06.006
- Triliva, S.,
Anagnostopoulou, T., & Vleioras, G. (2014).
Sensitizing children to the social and emotional issues involved in
racism: a program evaluation. International Journal of Emotional
Education, 6(2), 3-20. ISSN 2073-7629
- Triliva, S., Varvantakis, C., & Dafermos, M. (2014).
YouTube, young people and the socioeconomic crises in Greece. Information,
Communication & Society, DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2014.953564
- Triliva, S. & Georga, A. (2014). Austerity and precarity: the
social milieu creeps into the psychotherapeutic
context. Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. 1, 140-153.ISSN 1828-9363
- Triliva, S., Fragkiadaki, E. & Balamoutsou, S. (2013). Forging Partnerships for Mental Health: the case of a prefecture in crisis ravaged
Greece. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 15(4),