Matthew Gosafat

Matthew Giosafat is a member of the academic council of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy.

He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Athens in 1963 and acquired the specialty of Neurologist-Psychiatrist in 1967. He studied for further studies in London where he remained for fifteen years. There he received several diplomas in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry (Diploma of Psychology, Higher Psychiatry Diploma of the Psychiatrists College, etc.). He was elected director of the National Health System (Center for Child and Family Psychiatry, Finchley, London). He taught at the Towistock Center and at the University of London (Medical Post Graduate School) as a Senior Lecturer. He has completed five years of formal psychoanalytic psychotherapy training and four years in Group Analysis and Family Therapy. On his return to Greece he was elected director of the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital of Attica. He founded with others the Hellenic Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, who trains in individual psychoanalytic therapy, and the Greek Society for Group Analysis and Family Therapy, of which he is also the president and director of the Institute’s Educator. He is a regular member of many international scientific societies and has participated in the writing of many scientific books and numerous articles. He has been invited to speak at many foreign centers (Oxford University, London School of Economics, etc.) as well as in many hospitals, scientific centers, Megaron Plus lectures etc. He is also the founder, with other colleagues, of the Child Psychiatric Society of Greece, which was elected the first President.