Grafanaki, Sotiria - Saint Paul University


Grafanaki, Sotiria

Professeure adjointe / Assistant Professor

Sciences pastorales / Pastoral Studies

Bureau / Office 330

(613) 236-1393 poste/ext. 2262


PH.D., Counselling, Keele University, UK, 1997

Membre de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


Effectiveness of Counselling and Psychotherapy Training

Client and counsellor experience of therapy interaction.

Positive Psychology and implications for counselling.

Flow and Counselling.

Spirituality and Leisure.

Counsellor self care and sources of renewal.

Good/significant moments of psychotherapy.


Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Research Seminar

Practicum in Group Work (concentration on Families)

Clinical Supervision in Individual Counseling I


Grafanaki, S., Alvarez, S., (2005). Positive Psychology: Fad or Focus for Creative Therapies?, British

Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, vol.20(2) 39-52.

Grafanaki, S., Pearson, D., Cini, F.,Godula, , D., McKenzie, B., Nason, S., & Anderegg, M. (2005): Sources of Renewal: A Qualitative Study on the Experience and Role of Leisure in the life of Counsellors and

Psychologists. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 18 (1), pp. 31-40.

Grafanaki, S. (2003) “On Becoming Congruent”: How Congruence works in Person-centred Counselling and

Practical Applications for training & Practice, In: Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman and Margaret Warner

(Eds). Client Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy in the 21st Century: Advances in Theory, Research and Practice p.p. 278-290, Ross-on-Wye, UK: PCCS Publication.

Karlis, G., Grafanaki, S., and Abbas, J. (2002): Leisure and Spirituality a theoretical model, Leisure and

Society, vol 25 (1) pp. 205-214.

Grafanaki, S., & McLeod, J. (2002) Refinement and expansion of the concept of experiential congruence: a qualitative analysis of client and counsellor narrative accounts of significant events in time-limited personcentred therapy. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research vol.2 (1), pp. 20-33.

Grafanaki, S. (2001). What counselling research has taught us about congruence: Main discoveries and unresolved issues. In : G. Wyatt, Rogers TherapeuticConditions Evolution, Theory and Practice Vol 1:

Congruence, p.p. 18-35, Ross- on-Wye, UK: PCCS publications.

Grafanaki, S., & McLeod, J. Narrative processes in the construction of helpful & hindering events in experiential psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research. 9 (3): 289-303: Special Issue on Qualitative


Grafanaki, S., Brennan, M., Holmes, S., Tang, K., & Alvarez, S. (final revisions submitted).“In Search of

Flow” in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Identifying the Necessary Ingredients of Peak Moments of Therapy

Interaction, Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies.

Grafanaki, S., Reitsma, L. (undergoing revisions) Attachment to God and Counselling, Counselling and


Marrie, E., & Grafanaki, S. (submitted) Narrative Therapy and Sexual Trauma: Therapeutic Processes and

Practices for Helping Clients Regain their Identities, Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and