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Economou, P. (Book, Feb 2021).

Mindfulness Workbook for Beginners: Exercises and Meditations to Relieve Stress, Find Joy, and Cultivate Gratitude

Unlock the benefits of a mindfulness practice with simple exercises and meditations

Mindfulness can help us stay present and cultivate greater positivity, compassion, gratitude, and calm. Begin your own mindfulness practice with help from the Mindfulness Workbook for Beginners, filled with specific guidance, step-by-step meditations, and easy activities for newcomers.

Economou, P. (Book, June 2021).

Meditation Journal for Anxiety: Daily Meditations, Prompts, and Practices for Finding Calm

A guided approach to soothing anxiety through meditation

Worry less and relax more with the Meditation Journal for Anxiety. This guided journal combines daily meditations with short writing prompts to help you explore your thoughts and feelings. Simple instructions teach you how to gradually expand your meditative routine and find the strength to overcome your anxiety.

Black Student-Athletes and racism pandemic: Building antiracist practices in athletics.

Black student-athletes are faced with systemic racism within all the worlds they live in, and as it pertains to being an athlete of color within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Black student-athletes are also coping with major life stressors and, as such, this paper gathered the lived experiences of student-athletes identifying as Black and explored how they experienced support during their tenure as student-athletes in an attempt to establish anti-racist and supportive practices within athletic communities.

Spiro, C. & Economou, P. (2022).

The future of psychotherapy for youth. Advanced Journal of Social Science. Volume 11, Issue 1, pp.52-62. ISSN: 2581-3358. DOI:

Economou, P. (2022, September).

Rutgers Addictions Research Center. September 2022 Fall Retreat. Presented "The athletes' conundrum: The story of varying substance use policies across sports" in Public Policy Subcommittee.

Economou, P. (2022, June).

Stress Fracture Management in the Female Athlete: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Sports Grand Rounds presented at RWJ Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. June 10, 2022.

Chafos, V., Foley, P., Economou, P. (2022).

The Relationship between Sex Role, Mindfulness, Stress, Anxiety, and Flow in Female Athletes. Poster presented at APA, Minneapolis.

Economou, P. (2021, November).

Ten Academic Alliance. Student Success Forum: Student and Community Mental Health. November 19, 2021.

Palmateer, T., Wieland, A., Haugen, E., Golightly, T., Economou, P. (August 2020).

Mental Health Screening Procedures Across NCAA Division I Institutions. Symposium presented at APA. Washington, DC.

Economou, P. & Fackina, K. (August 2020).

Working with High Performers' Romance: Relational Adjustment and IPV and Integrated Care. Poster for Division 47 presented at APA 2020. Washington, DC. Virtual.

Fackina, K. (2018).

Family Psychoeducational Treatments for Schizophrenia in Family Therapy. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York, NY: Springer

Fackina, K. (2018).

Family Focused Therapy (FFT) for Bipolar Disorder. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York, NY: Springer

Economou, P. & Fackina, K. (2017).

Emoting and Behaving: Blending EFT and CBT for working with couples. Presentation for the American Psychological Association – Annual Conference, Washington DC.

Fackina, K. (2016).

Benefits of Peer Support and Collaboration for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) in Couple and Family Psychology. The Family Psychologist, 32(2).

Torres, C. & Economou, P. (2016).

Probiotics can improve mood: A correlational study investigating the relationship between probiotics and overall mental health. Journal of Probiotics and Health. DOI: 10.4172/2329-8901.1000143

DiChristina, E. & Fackina, K. (Ed.) (2015).

Are You A Glow Kid? A Psycho-Social Emotional Storybook Educational Program for Optimal Child Development. New Jersey: Kinailuk/DiChristina Publications.

Economou, P., Chafos, V., Farfan, M, & Idirraga, M. (Article 851; January 2015).

Reducing cravings: Implications for treating addictions mindfully. Vistas. American Counseling Association.

Economou, P., Farfan, M, Idirraga, A., Chafos, V. (Article 926; September 2015).

Modismos: Mindfulness and the importance of language with Latin American Clients. Vistas. American Counseling Association.

Chafos, V. & Economou, P. (2014).

Beyond borderline personality disorder: The mindful brain. Social Work Journal. p. 297, doi: 10.1093/sw/swu030

Economou, P. & Oredein, T. (2010, November).

Mental health services for the LGBT community. Workshop conducted for the Family Service Association; funded by the NJ Division of Mental Health Services in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Economou, P. (2010, August)

Benefits and challenges of an international training experience. In L. K. Palmer (Chair), Lymin’ and learning: International clinical training experience in Trinidad & Tobago. Conversation Hour presented at the APA, San Diego, CA.

Economou, P. (2010, August).

Stress and coping in LGBT individuals. In N. G. Smith & S. V. Hamilton (Chairs), LGBT psychology 2025: The cultural mental health needs of LGBT communities. Conversation Hour presented at the APA, San Diego, CA.

Economou, P., Sbaratta, C., Maris, M. (2009, August).

Not quite White: Therapeutic implications for Greek-Americans. Poster presented at the APA, Toronto.

Palmer, L., Economou, P., Huntington, J., Cruz, D., McLennon, S., Maris, M., McKay-Cook, S., Fiorito, M., & Gross, M. (2008, August).

The relationship between fatigue, perceived stress, neurocognitive functions, and learning challenges in college students. Poster presented at the APA, Boston, MA.

Economou, P. & Maris, M. (2008, March).

Challenging the western dichotomous view of gender identity. Poster presented at the ICPC, Chicago, IL.

Palmer, L., Cruz, D., Economou, P., Huntington, J., Mclennon, S., Maris, M., McKay-Cook, S. (2007, November).

The relationship between stress, fatigue, psychological trauma and learning. Poster presented at the ISTSS, Baltimore, MD.

Economou, P. and Mott, K. (2007, October).

Clinical Implications of Exclusivity in Gay Male Relationships. Symposium presented at the NJPA Fall Conference, Iselin, NJ.