Neophytos Papaneophytou

Biography

Neophytos Papaneophytou

Neophytos L. Papaneophytou, PhD, is a child psychologist in New York who holds additional counseling licenses in multiple U.S. states. With his clinical focus on young children, Dr. Papaneophytou’s research interests pertain to acculturation and immigration as processes impacting children and their families, fatherhood, Parent-Infant Mental Health, as well as autism. Dr. Papaneophytou has received extensive training on issues pertinent to child abuse and neglect, and has conducted numerous forensic psychological interviews. He has a clinical practice within midtown Manhattan and Kingston, New York. Since 2000, he has been teaching abnormal, child, developmental, family & marriage, industrial social, sex and gender, and other psychology courses for the City University of New York. Dr. Papaneophytou has recently established the U.S.-based, non-profit organization, “Magic Always Happens, Inc.” through which he is intensely working toward expanding education, research, and treatment in support of people of all ages on the autism spectrum. All proceeds from sales of all of his children’s books, “Magic Always Happens: My Daddy Loves Me!”, “Fluffadelia”, and “Strong as a Lion, Big as a Tree”, support his charitable cause. His most recent academic book entitled “Acculturation Experiences and Personality Characteristics of Greek-Americans” is also available worldwide.

Dr. Papaneophytou is a postgraduate fellow of the infant-parent mental health program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a graduate fellow with the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, Department of Psychiatry, in New York. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Dr. Papaneophytou is both a National Certified Counselor, and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. In his spare time he enjoys music, theater, horticulture, swimming, and running. He has ran two New York City half marathons, and the full marathon for charity; he aspires to run the Athens Classic Marathon with Team Magic, his non-profit organization’s running team.

Dr. Neophytos Papaneophytou established the Annual Cyprus International Conference on Autism Treatment and Research. Parallel to this process, he is working toward the creation of an International Center for Autism Diagnosis, Education, Treatment, and Research, in Cyprus, while investigating additional metropolitan areas around the world. Send your feedback, suggestions, or recommendations to Dr. Papaneophytou at neophd@hushmail.com, or +212-498-9877. Please visit www.MagicAlwaysHappens.org for more information.