Our History

Based in Athens, Greece, the Association of Psychology and Psychiatry for Adults & Children (A.P.P.A.C.) was founded in 1986 and it is one of the first certified scientific associations in Greece. The A.P.P.A.C. is a member of the Medical Association of Athens (IEA) and it involves a wide range of communication among psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and special therapists across the country.

The A.P.P.A.C. mainly offers individual as well as group psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and families. The A.P.P.A.C. also provides psychological assessments, including neuropsychological, psycho-educational and psycho-diagnostics.

With the collaboration of specialised psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, special educators, speech- therapists, physiotherapists and doctors of almost all fields, the main aim of the A.P.P.A.C. is to provide psychological services of the highest standards in Mental Health Care to its clients. Further to that, the A.P.P.A.C. actively promotes education on psychological issues with the aim to raise M.H. awareness in Greece and embraces scientific research in order to raise the standards in the fields of diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.

For almost 25 years now, the A.P.P.A.C. supports its educational purpose by organising seminars, symposia and conferences (national and international). During the last years, the International Congresses of the A.P.P.A.C. became established annual meeting points, where participants have the opportunity to get in touch with the latest knowledge and exchange ideas with worldwide distinguished experts from different scientific areas, in a true multidisciplinary approach.

 John Kouros                                     

 J. Kouros was the President, Scientific Director and Founder of the A.P.P.A.C.

John kouros, a world-renowned psychiatrist, passed away unexpectedly, on February24, 2018, at the age of 68.

John was born in Tripoli Arkadia, in 1949. After completing his Medical Studies in Athens, he moved to Paris where he specializein Adult Psychiatry (CES, Paris VII), Psychoanalysis (École Freudienne), and Child Psychology & Paedagogics (DEA, Paris V). He was a member of the European Psychiatric Association, the European Family Therapy Association and the Athens Medical Association.

John was trained as a psychiatrist (1974 – 1980) at Ville-Evrard Hospital, Evreux Hospital and Sainte Anne Hospital. Upon his return to Greece, he worked for St. Sophia Hospital, the Institution for Social Insurance, UCB Pharmaceutical Co., the Red Cross and the Communal Medical Center of Kifissia.

In 1986 he founded the A.P.P.A.C., and in 1989 he became the Greek representative and President of the Hellenic Association of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (H.A.S.B.HY.). A year later, he founded the Hellenic Association for Protection & Rehabilitation for Multihandicapped People.

Since 1994, he has been a supervisor of medical book editions and the Chief Editor of A.P.P.A.C. Archives, a quarterly medical journal. His sensitivity towards raising Mental Health awareness has driven him to organize numerous seminars, symposia and conferences, and to participate in over 500 radio and T.V. broadcasts analyzing related matters.


His grate work and thoughts have left an indelible legacy. He will be much missed. 

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of the family, friends and colleagues, for all of the expressions of sympathy during the recent loss of our beloved, John.