Dr Greta Darmanin Kissaun

Dr Greta Darmanin Kissaun

Dr Greta Darmanin Kissaun



Room 215 Old Humanities Building
Department of Psychology
Faculty for Social Wellbeing
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3129
Dr Greta Darmanin Kissaun is a Clinical psychologist and Psychotherapist who has worked extensively with severe mental illness. Before joining the Department of Psychology she was employed as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Mount Carmel Hospital, Malta. She also worked in private practice for several years. She read for her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Malta and then pursued a professional degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Padua, Italy. This was followed by a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the G.P.T.I.M. She obtained her PhD in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University, London. Dr Darmanin Kissaun has been co-ordinating the Master's Programme in Clinical Psychology at the University of Malta since 2005. Her teaching and research revolve mainly around Psychopathology and Psychotherapy and she has supervised several undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations in these areas. Her current research interests include:Shame in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy; issues in training and supervision of Clinical Psychology trainees; emotional processing in older adults. She is currently Head of the Department of Psychology and Deputy Dean of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.

Selected Publications

Catania, G., & Darmanin Kissaun, G. (2016). The Repertory Grid Technique: An idiographic technique used to elicit tacit knowledge in Subject Matter Experts. In G. Sammut & S. Salvatore (Eds.), Yearbook of Idiographic Science: Methods of Intervention. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Darmanin Kissaun, G. (2016). Malta's great mother archetype, individuation and separation in psychotherapy. In C.Cefai, & L.Lagana (Eds.), Psychology and the Arts: Perceptions and perspectives. Malta: University of Malta Publishing House.

Darmanin Kissaun, G., & Catania, C. (2016). Photographs as aids in eliciting existential themes in cognitively intact older adults: A case study. In C.Cefai, & L.Lagana (Eds.), Psychology and the Arts: Perceptions and perspectives. Malta: University of Malta Publishing House

Sammut, G., Clark, M., & Darmanin Kissaun, G. (2014). Dialogue, Linguistic Hinges and Semantic Barriers: Social Psychological Uses and Functions of a Vulgar Term. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 44: 326–346. doi: 10.1111/jtsb.12045
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Shame in psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy for older adults
  • Older adults and emotional processing
  • Shame in the Maltese Culture
  • Issues in Supervision of Clinical Psychology Trainees
  • PSY1610 - Major Paradigms in Psychology: The Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Paradigms, and Behaviourism
  • PSY1623 - Developmental Psychology 2
  • PSY1628 - Introduction to the Psychology Profession
  • PSY2610 - Psychopathology
  • PSY3504 - Psychotherapeutic Methods 1: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and the Humanistic Existential Approaches
  • PSY3631 - Symposia in Psychology
  • PSY5111 - Researching Addictive Behaviour
  • PSY5617 - Core Placement 2 Clinical Psychology - Adults
  • PSY5700 - Research Methods