Dr. Eirini Lordou, a Consultant Child Psychiatrist, is currently the coordinator of ‘Resilient Lives ’, a centre for the social and emotional health of children, adolescents and their families, as well as the non-profit organization Resilient Lives Foundation. She is also the President of the Child Psychiatric Committee in Cyprus.
Having worked for several years as a Child Psychiatrist in the out-patient mental health unit of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Lordou has extensive and wide experience in the assessment and treatment of all Child Psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders and other less common conditions.
While possessing broad experience in the safe and appropriate use of psychopharmacology, Dr. Lordou has also completed formal training in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which she incorporates into her interventions with children, adolescents and their families within the context of an integrative biopsychosocial treatment approach.
Dr. Lordou holds a master’s degree in Medical Genetics, during which she focused her research on the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders . She has also been trained and certified with ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – II). Apart from general child and adolescent psychopathology, Dr. Lordou has special clinical interest in, the early (i.e. preschool) detection and intervention of neurodevelopmental disorders and other issues of clinical concern; differentially diagnosing physical, psychological and sexual abuse while addressing the needs of victims; building psychological resilience in children, adolescents and their families. In addition to the above, recently she gained research and clinical interest in supporting the social and emotional development of gifted children and adolescents and worked on the development of group intervention programmes for gifted children in cooperation with academic professionals from the University of Cyprus.
Dr. Lordou is married and has three children, two of them are currently in adolescence.