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Certificate in Trauma Studies, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy (2010)

Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (2009)   

Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy (2004)       

Ph.D.   Fordham University (2005, Educational Psychology)   

M.S.     Fordham University  (1996, Bilingual School Psychology)   

B.A.      Hunter College, CUNY  (1993, Psychology) 


Katherine Stavrianopoulos is Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is currently serving as the Deputy Chair of the Department.  Dr. Stavrianopoulos received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and a Masters in School Psychology from Fordham University.  Dr. Stavrianopoulos is a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor.  She is a Founding member of NYCEFT, where she serves on the Board of Directors.  She is interested in relationship counseling and provides training and supervision to mental health professionals.

JJC Affiliations
Affiliated with Human Services and Community Justice major
Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association (ACA); New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT)
Scholarly Work

Stavrianopoulos, K. (2019). Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Rebuilding Family Bonds.  https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/emotionally-focused-family-therapy-rebuilding-family-bonds

Stavrianopoulos, K. (2015). Enhancing relationship satisfaction among college student couples: An Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) approach. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 14, 1-17.

Stavrianopoulos, K. (2015).  Changing college students’ perceptions and participation in organ donation: A classroom and service learning intervention. Journal of Distress and Homelessness, 23, 71-79.                

Stavrianopoulos, K., Faller, G., & Furrow, J. L. (2014).  Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) as a treatment modality with adolescents and their parents.  Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 13, 25-43.

Ventoura, R.  & Stavrianopoulos, K. (2014).  Being a person centered therapist and the challenge of working with the Emotionally Focused Therapy Model:  A Case Study.  Journal of Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 13, 169-183.

Honors and Awards
Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012, John Jay College.