George Karpetis

George Karpetis

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Associate Lecturer Edith Cowan University
    2021 - ongoing Senior clinician Women's and Children's Hospital
    2020 - ongoing Adjunct Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453) Can read and write
    Greek, Modern (1453-) Can peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2016 Flinders University Australia Graduate Certificate of Education (Higher Education)
    2001 - 2008 Democritus University of Thrace Greece Doctor of Philosophy
    1989 - 1991 University of Hull United Kingdom Master of Arts
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Registered Psychotherapist Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy -
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Karpetis, G. (2022). Process facilitation in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and social work, by Sylvia O’Neil, Abington, Routledge, 2019, 179 pp., £27.99 (paperback), ISBN 798-1-138-59109-7. Journal of Social Work Practice, 36(3), 375-376.
    2021 Karpetis, G. (2021). Clinical Supervision in Child Protection Practice: A Review of the Literature. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 22(4), 689-701.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS5
    2020 Karpetis, G. (2020). Neurobiology and Mental Health Clinical Practice: New Directions, New Challenges, by Miehls, D. and Applegate, G. (2015). New York: Routledge, 266 pp., $51.95 [Book Review]. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 27(2), 184-188.
    2020 Karpetis, G. (2020). How experienced social workers apply recovery-oriented mental health policies in everyday practice. European Journal of Social Work, 23(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2019 Karpetis, G. (2019). In-depth learning in field education: evaluating the effectiveness of process recording. Journal of Social Work Practice, 33(1), 95-107.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2019 Karpetis, G. (2019). Aggression in the academic workplace: a psychodynamic analysis of social work. Journal of Social Work Practice, 33(3), 311-324.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2018 Karpetis, G. (2018). Social Work Skills: A Narrative Review of the Literature. British Journal of Social Work, 48(3), 596-615.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10
    2017 Karpetis, G., & Athanasiou, E. (2017). Training fieldwork supervisors of social work students at a South European University: evaluation of the effectiveness of a relational psychodynamic model. Journal of Social Work Practice, 31(1), 37-49.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2017 Karpetis, G. (2017). Mental Health Knowledge Gaps in the Child Protection Work with Parents: A Narrative Review of the Social Work Literature. Journal of Social Work Practice, 31(3), 353-368.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS10
    2017 Karpetis, G. (2017). Theories on Child Protection Work with Parents: A Narrative Review of the Literature. CHILD WELFARE, 95(2), 33-70.
    2016 Karpetis, G. (2016). Identifying Effective Therapeutic Mechanisms in Psychodynamic Parent Work. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 86(2), 118-135.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS8
    2016 Karpetis, G. (2016). Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Reframing Technique in Psychodynamic Social Work Practice. Australian Social Work, 69(2), 194-205.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS12
    2015 Karpetis, G. (2015). Psychological distress among mental health social workers. European Journal of Social Work, 18(5), 745-755.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7
    2015 Karpetis, G. (2015). Psychoanalytic insights and empowerment in social work practice: evaluating the effectiveness of the ‘transference interpretation to the setting’ technique. Journal of Social Work Practice, 29(4), 429-444.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14
    2014 Karpetis, G. (2014). Advocating the Clinical Social Work Professional Identity: A Biographical Study. Journal of Social Work Practice, 28(1), 23-41.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS17
    2014 Karpetis, G. (2014). Clinical social work professionalization perspectives among mental health social workers. European Journal of Social Work, 17(2), 293-305.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS12
    2014 Karpetis, G. (2014). Projective identification: The fate of a concept. PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIAL WORK, 21(1-2), 175-179.
    DOI WoS2
    2013 Karpetis, G. (2013). Employing Assessment Systems in Social Work: A Practitioner-Researcher Approach. Social Work in Mental Health, 11(6), 542-562.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
    2012 Karpetis, G. (2012). Psychodynamic Supportive Psychotherapy Techniques in Clinical Social Work Practice with Parents. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 82(1), 63-89.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS16
    2011 Karpetis, G. (2011). A relational approach to the evaluation of the practice performance of social work students in Greece: The supervisors perspective. British Journal of Social Work, 41(6), 1158-1175.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS8
    2010 Karpetis, G. (2010). Psychodynamic clinical social work practice with parents in child and adolescent mental health services: A case study on the role of the father. Journal of Social Work Practice, 24(2), 155-170.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS22
    2010 Karpetis, G. (2010). Field practice supervision of social work students: A psychodynamic view on the emotional context of the process and the setting during the client assessment phase. European Journal of Social Work, 13(4), 503-522.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS15
    - Karpetis, G., & Borden, W. (n.d.). Neuroscience, Psychotherapy, and Clinical Pragmatism. Reflective Practice and Therapeutic Action. PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIAL WORK, 3 pages.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Siebler, P., & Karpetis, G. (2019). In the crossfire: intimate partner violence in military families. In R. Moejker, M. Andres, & N. Rones (Eds.), The politics of military families (1 ed., pp. 233-252). Abington, UK: Routledge.
    2019 Siebler, P., & Karpetis, G. (2019). “In the cross-fire”: Intimate partner violence in military families: A narrative review and implications for the military organization<sup>1</sup>. In The Politics of Military Families: State, Work Organizations, and the Rise of the Negotiation Household (pp. 233-252). Routledge.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Karpetis, G. (2022). Evaluating the effectiveness of a psychodynamic interventions with suicidal adolescents presenting at the Emergency Mental Health Department of a public hospital.. In -. Sydney.
    2021 O'Donnell, A. -J., Karpetis, G., & Jureidini, J. (2021). Improving infant mental health outcomes in the early learning sector: Intensive Emotional Support Plans (IESP) for children who’ve experienced trauma. In Creating Stories in Infant Mental Health: Research, Recovery and Regeneration. Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2016 Jurgens, K., & Karpetis, G. (2016). Grief Therapy & Social Work Practice: Identifying Effective Interventions. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2019 Louth, J., Mackay, T., Karpetis, G., & Goodwin-Smith, I. (2019). Understanding vicarious trauma Exploring cumulative stress, fatigue and trauma in a frontline community services setting.
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Psychotherapy & Counselling Public Community Engagement Private practice Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Social Work Practice: Psychotherapeutic approached in Health Welfare and Community University of Sussex, United Kingdom
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Psychoanalytic Social Work Wayne State University United States

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