Phototherapy Europe: Project Partners
The PIP Project is composed of seven partners from six European countries : England, Finland, Italy, Malta, Greece and Romania.
University of Roehampton
The project coordinator is University of Roehampton, London, which involves The Research Centre for Therapeutic Education (RCTE) & comprises of one of the largest concentrations of the psychological therapies in the UK, with its associated trainings in counselling, psychotherapy & the arts & play therapies.
Partner two is the Kiipula Centre of Education and Rehabilitation (KVC), Finland, which provides services on vocational special education, adult education, rehabilitation & work life development. KVC specialises in educating people with an impaired ability to work & function. It has a lot of experience of working with prisoners & staff in prisons.
Partner three is the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy, which is Europe's largest private university and with five campuses it is the only university in Italy operating on a national scale. Research activity in UCSC draws on 54 institutes and is aimed towards the study and understanding of crucial issues to life and society. The vibrant department of clinical psychology works with many aspects of psychology and in turn psychotherapy. The laboratory of Clinical Psychology of UCSC is particularly involved in the use of photography in the psychotherapeutic field and researching this also.
Partner four is the European Prison Education Association, Malta, which is an organisation made up of prison educators, administrators, governors, researchers and other professionals whose interests lie in promoting and developing education and related activities in prisons throughout Europe in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe. It is committed to working with prison administrations in Europe to further its aims, but is totally free-standing and independent.
Partner five is Amitié srl, an Italian research centre, focusing on education & training, with a large experience in the provision of support & management services. It has a long & positive track record of working with the Italian government, including the Ministry of University & Research & the Ministry of Cultural Heritage & Activities.
Partner six is GRADECO (The Group For Social Action & Economic Dialogue) of Iasi, Romania, which was established April 15th 2011 at the initiative of a work group which, since 2007 developed programs, projects & social campaigns addressed to certain categories of persons exposed to the risk of social exclusion. GRADECO was born from the desire to continue the activity of the initiative group in an organized framework, able to ensure the optimal approach to the aims of making available to beneficiaries social services at European standards, for the improvement of their life.
University of Thessaloniki
Partner seven is the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, which is the largest university in Greece, with a large School of Psychology that has extensive experience in the training of applied psychologists, including clinical psychologists (in both clinical and other community settings) and school psychologists. In the context of postgraduate studies, it provides training and supervision in assessment, in counselling and psychotherapy skills -individual and group work- as well as teaching and supervision in conducting research.