Intervention Programs

ACORDA

Wake Up For Your Life - Psychotherapeutic Intervention Program for Depression in Teens

Program consisting of 12 weekly sessions, applied to depressed adolescents aged between the 14 and 18 years old. Based on the third generation psychotherapeutic approaches, the program integrates components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. Its main objective is to develop psychological flexibility and self-compassion, since this are psychological processes that are significantly associated with depression and that appear in the literature as important mediators and moderators of therapeutic results.

Contact

Andreia Azevedo

andreia.azevedo81@gmail.com

Alinha com a Vida – Programa de Promoção de Competências Emocionais e Sociais

The Program aims to promote emotional intelligence of adolescents.

Contact

Célia Barreto Carvalho

celia.mo.carvalho@uac.pt

BeAMom

Be a Mom: A web-based intervention to prevent postpartum depression and promote emotional wellbeing in the postpartum period

BeAMom is a web-based psychological intervention designed to promote maternal mental health (by preventing postpartum depression and promoting wellbeing) in the postpartum period. BeAMom is a self-guided short-term intervention, developed upon the third-generation CBT-approaches (self-compassion and acceptance and commitment therapies) applied to the specificities of the perinatal context. It has a modular set-up that is updated weekly, with each of the 5 modules addressing 1 or 2 specific thematic contents (e.g., emotions, cognitions, social support). In each module, participants will be provided with psychoeducational content (text format, audio, video and animations) and therapeutic strategies, with interactive and feedback tools to support learning. The concept and content of the BeAMom was developed by the research team and the technical development was conducted by our technology company partner, Redlight Software.

Contact

Ana Fonseca

ana.fonseca77@gmail.comVisit site

BeCA

Be Compassionately Aware – A compassion and mindfulness-based intervention for the promotion of mental and physical well-being in the general population

The BeCA is an 8-week compassion and mindfulness-based group intervention, supported by digital online resources, that aims to develop adaptive emotion regulation abilities, specifically (self-)compassion and mindfulness, and to promote mental well-being and psychophysiological, neuroendocrine and inflammatory stress responses, in the general population.

Contact

Marcela Matos

marcela.s.matos@gmail.com

BeCAM

Be Compassionately Aware for Motherhood – A compassion and mindfulness based intervention for the promotion of perinatal and postpartum health and wellbeing

BeCAM is a 8-week group compassion and mindfulness-based intervention, supported by digital online resources, that aims to promote women’s perinatal wellbeing, emotion regulation, experience of motherhood and childbirth self-efficacy, and reduce psychopathology symptoms. BeCAM also aims to improve the mother-infant bond, childbirth outcomes, and newborn health indicators.

Contact

Marcela Matos

marcela.s.matos@gmail.com

BeCAW

Be Compassionately Aware at Work – A compassion and mindfulness-based intervention for the promotion of mental well-being of corporative staff

BeCAW is an 8-week compassion and mindfulness-based group intervention, supported by digital online resources, that aims to develop adaptive emotion regulation abilities, specifically (self-)compassion and mindfulness, and to promote mental well-being, job-related well-being, work engagement and motivation and interpersonal relationships, in corporative staff and leaders.

Contact

Marcela Matos

marcela.s.matos@gmail.com

BEfree

BEfree: Group Intervention Programme for Binge Eating Disorder

BEfree is a psychological program for women with binge eating and obesity. It integrates psychoeducation, mindfulness, compassion and promotion of self-care actions in a complementary manner throughout its 12 sessions, each with duration of 2h30. BEfree is a standardized intervention carried out in a group format, and it is manualized in order for trained health-care professionals to guide group sessions.

Contact

José Pinto-Gouveia

jpgouveia@fpce.uc.pt

BT-SAD-A

Behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder in adolescence

Intervention program based on the principles of the behavioral theory as applied to social anxiety disorder in adolescence and designed to be applied in school context with students attending the 7ththrough the 12thgrade. It includes six one hour weekly sessions in which the following techniques are applied: behavioral gradual exposure, muscular relaxation and breathing, and counter-conditioning of anxious social events.

Contact

Paula Vagos

paulavagos@fpce.uc.pt

CARE

Compassionate Attention and Regulation of Eating Behaviour

The CARE is a mindfulness and compassion-based brief (4-week) self-help intervention designed for women from the general population with binge eating and BED.

Contact

Cristiana Duarte

c.duarte@leeds.ac.uk

CFT for young offenders

This is a structured 20-session handbook of Compassion Focused Therapy for young offenders, including youth with psychopathic features. It adapts CFT to this specific population and it was designed to attend young offenders’ mental health intervention needs, including relational problems and emotion regulation impairment. It can be delivered within forensic settings when delivering individual psychotherapeutic treatments to these youth.

Contact

Daniel Rijo

drijo@fpce.uc.pt

CMT

Compassion Mind Training – Brief Intervention

The Brief Compassion Mind Training intervention is a low intensity (2-week) program, supported by digital online resources, that comprises a psychoeducational component and a set of core CMT practices: soothing rhythm breathing; friendly facial expressions and voice tones; mindfulness; compassionate imagery and focusing.

Contact

Marcela Matos

marcela.s.matos@gmail.com

COMP.ACT

COMP.ACT: ACT and Compassion Program for Chronic Pain

One of the main objectives is the development, application and evaluation of the effectiveness of COMP.ACT, a group manualized intervention program based on acceptance, mindfulness and self-compassion for Chronic Pain.

Contact

Sérgio Carvalho

sergio.and.carvalho@gmail.com

COMPASS

Compassionate Approach to Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorder

COMPASS is a compassion-based group intervention for early psychosis (diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective or schizophreniform disorders in the critical period without moderate-severe cognitive impairment or severe psychotic symptomatology). Its development was based on the theoretical model of Compassion-focused Therapy, research on self-compassion, adaptations of mindfulness for psychosis and studies on loving-kindness meditation. COMPASS comprises 12 two-hour group sessions and the groups evolve through three phases: Group as a safe place, Activating the soothing system and developing compassionate relationships and Recovery.

Contact

Maria João Martins

martins.mjrv@gmail.com

Cognitive-Emotional Intervention Program for Homebound Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Program consisting of 10 weekly sessions, applied to homebound older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and depressive and anxious symptomatology (aged ≥ 65). Focused on psychoeducation, cognitive training (memory and attention control) and symptomatology/emotional difficulties presented by the subjects, sessions aim to improve cognitive function (mnesic abilities and attention control); promote the development and utilization of cognitive strategies (i.e. memory) and stress management strategies (i.e. relaxation); reduce depressive and/or anxiety symptoms; and contribute to the improvement of the Quality Of Life, the subjective perception of memory and subjects' health.

Contact

Andreia Jesus

jesus.andreia03@gmail.com

Compassionate Schools

Compassionate Schools Programme: A compassion-based intervention to promote teachers and children wellbeing

Compassionate Schools is a 6-week compassion-based group intervention, designed to improve hear-rate variability, to promote compassion, empathy, mindfulness, engagement, wellbeing and mental health indicators, and to reduce fears of compassion, self and other criticism, negative affect, demotivation and burnout in teachers.

Contact

Marcela Matos

marcela.s.matos@gmail.com

CT-SAD-A

Cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder in adolescence

Intervention program based in the principles of the cognitive therapy applied to social anxiety disorder in adolescence and designed to be applied in school context with students attending the 7ththrough the 12thgrade. It includes six one hour weekly sessions in which cognitive restructuring is applied to the before, during and after moments of confronting with a fear social event.

Contact

Paula Vagos

paulavagos@fpce.uc.pt

GPS

Growing Pro-Social – A group based prevention and rehabilitation program for individuals with anti-social behavior

GPS’s theoretical framework is based on a cognitive–interpersonal perspective which conceptualizes aggressive behavioral patterns as a result of a distorted view of the self and the others. It aims to achieve behavioral change through the promotion of change in cognitive correlates of antisocial behavior (core schemas, cognitive distortions and cognitive products). The ultimate goal is to reach change in particular dysfunctional core beliefs underlying the social information processing of antisocial individuals. This is accomplished through a gradual strategy of change, requiring GPS to be delivered in a predefined sequence of five modules: Human Communication, Interpersonal Relationships, Cognitive Distortions, Function and Meaning of Emotions, and Dysfunctional Core Beliefs. It was designed to be applied with young and adult offenders.

Contact

Daniel Rijo

drijo@fpce.uc.ptVisit site

Hands

Prevention of Elder Abuse

The project “Hands" aims to contribute to the awareness and information of the community on the issue of abuse and abuse against the elderly use as a resource for dramatizing scenes of elder abuse followed by discussion/ information to dramatized scenes. It is important not only to clarify and sensitize potential "victims" but also current or future caregivers, family members and all professionals who interact and support the elderly. Thus, this intervention program intends to cover a large number of people, taking advantage from the time that people spend in the waiting rooms of the Healthcare Centers. Its main objectives are: formal and informal care, adaptation to different challenges and living conditions, promotion of the meaning of life and hope and facilitating personal development.

Contact

Margarida P. de Lima

mplima@fpce.uc.pt

HIT

Home Intervention Therapy

The program HIT-Home Counseling Intervention Therapy consists of an individual approach to provide psychological support, aimed at elderly people, to their personal development. The program’s main objective is the reduction of ill-feeling and its prevention, intervening in the following areas: relationship with formal and informal caregivers, adaptation to the different challenges and living conditions, promotion of the sense of life and of hope and facilitating personal development.

Contact

Margarida P. de Lima

mplima@fpce.uc.pt

Incredible Years – P

Incredible Years Basic for Parents (Webster-Stratton, 2008)

This program mainly aims to promote mental health in preschoolers (between 3-6 years-old) by training parents to use positive parenting strategies, including playing with children, praising and rewarding, setting limits effectively, handling misbehavior in respectful ways, and strengthening parent-child relationships. The program is implemented in group weekly sessions involving up to 12 parents and led by two facilitators with certified training. A strong emphasis is put on a collaborative approach, including active learning methods, such as role-play, video modeling, homework assignments and group discussion directed to the identification of social learning principles.

Contact

Maria João Rama Seabra Santos, Maria Filomena Gaspar

seabramj@fpce.uc.ptVisit site

Incredible Years – TCM

Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (Webster-Stratton, 2003)

This program is a classroom-based intervention designed to promote 3-8-year-old children’s socio-emotional skills and self-regulation and to reduce conduct problems by strengthening teacher strategies of classroom management and home-school communication. The program is implemented in monthly workshops and focuses on contents such as: a) promoting positive relationships with children and family and the pro-active teacher; b) the importance of positive attention, encouragement and praise; c) using incentives to motivate children; d) reduction of inappropriate behaviors; e) negative consequences; f) promoting social skills and problem-solving. The workshops are led by facilitators with a certified training, using a collaborative approach as well as active and experiential methods, like role-play and group discussion triggered by vignettes of teacher-children interactions.

Contact

Maria Filomena Gaspar, Maria João Rama Seabra Santos

seabramj@fpce.uc.ptVisit site

Kg-Free

Kg-Free: an acceptance, mindfulness & compassion-based group intervention for women struggling with their weight

Kg-Free is a manualized acceptance, mindfulness & compassionate-based group intervention for women struggling with their weight. Kg-free aims to reduce weight self-stigma and unhealthy eating behaviors and promote quality-of-life by targeting weight-related experiential avoidance and self-criticism patterns.

Contact

Lara Palmeira

larapalmeira@gmail.com

#KindGirlsInAction

#KindGirlsInACTion: Um programa para a promoção da saúde mental em adolescentes portuguesas

O #KindGirls é um programa estruturado de aplicação em grupo e em contexto escolar, que visa a promoção de processos de regulação emocional adaptativos (tais como a compaixão, aceitação e afiliação), para a promoção da qualidade de vida e proteção em relação à psicopatologia (geral e alimentar) em adolescentes do sexo feminino.

Contact

Cláudia Ferreira/Joana Marta-Simões/Ana Laura Mendes

claudiaferreira@fpce.uc.pt

MBPI

Mindfulness Based Program for Infertility

The MBPI is based on the Mindfulness-Based Program for Stress Reduction, the Mind/Body Program for Infertility, and basic principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). It is a structured group intervention targeting infertile women that aims to cultivate mindfulness and acceptance, helping them to move in a chosen and valued life direction.

Contact

Ana Galhardo

anagalhardo@ismt.pt

+Memória

Mais Memória

+Memória” is an intervention program focused on the combination of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with cognitive training to investigate neuroplasticity in older adults and further explore the involvement of the cerebellar cortex in memory processes. TDCS is a neuromodulation technique that allows the stimulation of superficial brain regions in a non-invasive way. On the other hand, cognitive training is based on exercises focused on memory training, specifically verbal episodic memory. The intervention comprises 12 individual sessions (consecutive days with the exception of weekends) of 1h30 each.

Contact

Mário R. Simões

simoesmr@fpce.uc.pt

MEMO+

Memory training program for mild Alzheimer Disease

MEMO+ is a tailored memory training program that was build and tested with patients with mild Alzheimer Disease. This program comprises a set of motivation, attention and memory exercises with a particular focus in the practice of internal memory techniques (spaced retrieval, errorless learning, vanishing cues). The development of these exercises was based in the recent research of the most effective techniques to delay the progression of memory deterioration typical in AD.

Contact

Ana R. Silva

ana.rita.ess@gmail.com

MIM

MIM – Mother in Me

This program aims to prevent and early intervene in perinatal depression, by giving strategies to pregnant women to deal better with stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms, throw psychoeducational and cognitive-behavioral exercises, together with mindfulness and self-compassion practice.

Contact

Ana Telma Pereira

apereira@gmail.comVisit site

MIND

MIND programme for cancer patients

The MIND (as in “mentality” and “care”) programme is a manualized psychotherapeutic intervention that overall aims to improve psychological health in cancer patients. This 8-week group programme integrates mindfulness practice, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT).

Contact

Inês Trindade

almeidatrindade@fpce.uc.pt

NoHoW

NoHoW: Evidence-based ICT tools for weight loss maintenance

The NoHoW toolkit (TK) is a mobile-enabled website delivered as a portfolio of embedded tracking technologies, mini-apps, and web resources designed to promote weight loss maintenance in overweight individuals. The active intervention lasts six months and remains available to the user for a further 12 months to re-visit. The TK presents a self-weighing component and evidence and theory-driven thematic modules targeting behaviour regulation, motivation and emotion regulation mechanisms.

Contact

Berit Heitman, Marcela Matos, Cláudia Ferreira, José Pinto-Gouveia, Cristiana Duarte, Lara Palmeira, Sérgio Carvalho

berit.lilienthal.heitmann@regionh.dkVisit site

PABS – A

Prevent Aggressive Behavior in Schools – Adolescent version

Intervention program directed to students attending the 7ththrough 12thgrade, which intends to prevent and/or diminish aggressive behavior as practiced in school contexts. It includes 13 weekly sessions lasting one hour each and applied to one entire class (i.e., universal approach) that had been signaled for the existence of aggressive behavior. It is derived from a social information processing theory, and so includes a psychoeducational component, a cognitive restructuring component, an emotional management component, and a social skills training component.

Contact

Paula Vagos

paulavagos@fpce.uc.pt

PABS-T

Prevent Aggressive Behavior in Schools – Teacher version

Intervention program of a psychoeducational nature built for intervened with teachers of students attending the 7ththrough the 12thgrade. It intends to promote an adequate management of social behaviors as they occur in the classroom, particularly aggressive ones. It includes 7 monthly sessions of 4 to 5 hours each, in which the following contents are addressed: 1) understand the forms, functions and actors of aggressive behavior, 2) understand the cognitive and emotional vulnerability underlying aggressive behavior, and 3) training in behavioral and relational strategies to manage social behavior within the classroom.

Contact

Paula Vagos

paulavagos@fpce.uc.pt

PAVD

Intervention Program for Domestic Violence Offenders

PAVD is the official response of the Portuguese Ministry of Justice to treat intimate partnership abusers receiving treatment in community settings. It is made of an individual intervention (based in motivational strategies to decrease resistance to change) and a 20-session cognitive-behavioral group intervention program designed to promote change at a cognitive, an emotional and a behavioral level in this population. Is has been disseminated across the Portuguese territory and outcome research concerning recidivism reduction are being carried out.

Contact

Daniel Rijo

drijo@fpce.uc.pt

PPDA

Program for the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents

The Program for the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents (PPDA) was adapted for the Portuguese population from the preventive program for adolescents “Mind and Health” developed by Arnarson and Craighead (2009, 2011). It’s a selective prevention program, composed by 14 sessions in a group format. The program is based on the cognitive behavioral model of depression and is a structured intervention designed to increase the resilience of adolescents, reducing the major cognitive-behavioural risk factors: disturbing thoughts, emotional dysregulation and behavioural problems. The PPDA includes a manual/homework book for the adolescent participants, a manual for group leaders, comprising various materials that are presented in an attractive way.

Contact

Ana Paula Soares de Matos

apmatos@fpce.uc.pt

3PDA

Parental Program for the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents

The Parental Program for the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents (3PDA) was developed to improve the efficacy of the Program for the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents (PPDA). The 3PDA is an innovative intervention, includes contents such as emotional validation and compassion towards their children and increases the parents’ comprehensibility about risk and protective factors for adolescent’s depression and the quality of the relationship between parents and adolescents. It is based on the cognitive behavioral model and its 3rdWave Generation developments and includes psychoeducation and parental coaching. It is expected that more resilient and skilled parents can help vulnerable children to learn how to cope with everyday life and adversity. The 3PDA consists of 10 group sessions (and an additional session for celebration and program ending) for parents.

Contact

Maria do Rosário Pinheiro

mrpinheiro@fpce.uc.pt

PRNG

Group Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program

The PRNG includes exercises of cognitive stimulation (linguistic, gnostic, mnesic, praxic, executive, and attentional) organized into 10 sessions (10 sessions x 5 exercises). It includes reminiscent-like warm-up exercises and a reality-oriented memory closing-session exercise. It is targeted to cognitive impairments resulting from various brain diseases, especially in old age.

Contact

Helena Espírito Santo

helenum@gmail.comVisit site

Projet’Ar-te

Projet’Ar-te

Projet’Ar-te is a psychosocial and socio-educational intervention for young people aged between 12 and 18 years old living in Residential Care that aims to promote and monitor the process of youths’ autonomy during and after the residential care.

Contact

Maria do Rosário Pinheiro

mrpinheiro@fpce.uc.pt

Vamos Sentir com o Necas – Programa de Promoção da Inteligência Emocional para o 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico

The Program aims to promote emotional intelligence of children in elementary school.

Contact

Célia Barreto Carvalho

celia.mo.carvalho@uac.pt

Mindkindful

Mindkindful

O MindKindful é um programa para cuidar da mente que contempla práticas de mindfulness e compaixão ao longo de oito semanas. O mindfulness e compaixão estão intimamente ligados e toda a prática do mindfulness deve ser realizada com uma atitude de gentileza, bondade e compaixão pelo próprio, pelos outros e pela natureza. Fazemos aqui a sua apresentação separada apenas para facilitar a
descrição da organização dos conteúdos do curso.
http://www.apmindfulness.com/pdf/programa_mindkindful.pdf

Contact

José Pinto Gouveia

jpgouveia@fpce.uc.ptVisit site

LIFE with IBD

Living with Intention Fullness and Engagement with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Acceptance, mindfulness, and compassion-based group intervention for people with inflammatory bowel disease aiming to increase quality of life and mental health.

Contact

Cláudia Ferreira, Inês Trindade

claudiaferreira@fpce.uc.pt

PLAYwithHEART

PLAYwithHEART: Desenvolvimento e estudo de eficácia de um Programa para a promoção de competências de aceitação e cooperação para atletas adolescentes. //PLAYwithHEART: Development and effectiveness study of a Program for the promotion of acceptance and cooperation skills for adolescent athletes

O PLAYwithHEART é um programa destinado a atletas adolescentes que tem como principal objetivo a melhoria do bem-estar dos atletas e a diminuição dos seus níveis de ansiedade desportiva. Embora não seja um objetivo primário deste programa, é possível que potencie melhores resultados na motivação, prática de treino e na performance dos atletas, uma vez que serão promovidas competências de mindfulness, aceitação, compaixão.

PLAYwithHEART is a program for promoting acceptance and cooperation skills in adolescent athletes. This group application program aims to decrease levels of sport anxiety, and increase the quality of life of young athletes, by promoting skills inherent to an affiliation mentality (mindfulness, acceptance and compassion), as an alternative to a social ranking mentality (based on maladaptive processes, such as shame, self-criticism and insecure striving), to deal with the challenges and demands of the sport context.

Contact

Sara Oliveira

sara.oliveira.uc@gmail.com

MyJourney

My Journey - 10 steps to build acceptance of your unfulfilled wish for children

MyJourney is a free online interactive self-help program based on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy that provides step-by-step support to promote psychological adaptation to an unfulfilled wish for children.
MyJourney was developed by Cardiff University Fertility Studies Group, in collaboration with the Portuguese Fertility Association and Fertility Network UK. Its development is informed by research and carried out with members of the public who have an unfulfilled wish for children.

Contact

Sofia Gameiro

GameiroS@cardiff.ac.ukVisit site

O Eu e o Nós das Emoções – Academias Gulbenkian Conhecimento 2020

O projeto “O Eu e o Nós das Emoções” objetiva o aperfeiçoamento e avaliação de eficácia de um programa psicoeducativo emocional para crianças do 3º e 4º ano de escolaridade. Os objetivos específicos do projeto são: ensinar estratégias de autorregulação emocional focadas na tranquilização e compaixão, bem como encorajar comportamentos de coesão social e cooperação na relação com os outros

Contact

Ana Maria de Jesus Xavier

Ana.mj.xavier@gmail.com

SMSyouths [SMSjovens]

Success, Mind and Health program for youths [Programa Sucesso, Mente e Saúde para adolescentes]

The SMSyouths program, which was originated from the Program for the Prevention of Depression in Adolescents (PPDA) consists of 10 weekly sessions, applied to students attending the 7th - 9th grade. The main aims of this intervention program is to promote mental health and prevent depression in adolescents.
In each session, skills based on cognitive-behavioral and Third Generation therapy are worked on and trained, which have proven to be effective in preventing and treating many mental health problems in adolescence. The program addresses topics such as problem-solving, compassion, communication with others, how to deal with irrational thoughts, goals, mindfulness, and how to improve the mood.
The face-to-face intervention of SMSyouth will be accompanied by an e-health platform (SMS eSaúde web).
The SMSyouths program has been previously tested at international level and in Portuguese 3rd cycle schools in the center of Portugal.

Contact

Ana Paula Matos

apmatos@fpce.uc.pt

SMSparents [SMSeducadores]

Success, Mind and Health for parents [Sucesso, Mente e Saúde para educadores]

The SMSparents program, which was originated from the Parental program (3PDA) was created and implemented exclusively in Portugal, by the SMS’ project team.
This program includes 5 weekly 90-minute post-work session sessions. It’s designed to promote communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional support, and improve the quality of the relationship with adolescents.
The face-to-face intervention of SMSparents will be accompanied by an e-health platform (SMS eSaúde web).
The SMSparents program has been previously tested at national level proving its effectiveness.

Contact

Ana Paula Matos

apmatos@fpce.uc.pt

Self-care to care

"Self-care to care: Group program based on compassion and mindfulness for informal caregivers of individuals with mood disorders"

Program based on Mindfulness and Compassion approaches, which aims to support informal caregivers of individuals with mood disorders.

Contact

Joana Moura Cabral; Célia Barreto Carvalho; Paula Castilho and Carlos Pato

Joana.m.cabral@uac.ptVisit site

Projeto CR55+

O Conselhos Repórteres 55+ promove a participação ativa das pessoas mais velhas e isoladas na transformação comunitária local, no sentido da criação de melhores condições para um envelhecimento ativo.

Contact

Paulo Nossa (Margarida P. Lima)

mplima@fpce.uc.ptVisit site

Cognitive-Emotional Intervention Program for Homebound Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Program consisting of 10 weekly sessions, applied to homebound older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and depressive and anxious symptomatology (aged ≥ 65). Focused on psychoeducation, cognitive training (memory and attention control) and symptomatology/emotional difficulties presented by the subjects, sessions aim to improve cognitive function (mnesic abilities and attention control); promote the development and utilization of cognitive strategies (i.e. memory) and stress management strategies (i.e. relaxation); reduce depressive and/or anxiety symptoms; and contribute to the improvement of the Quality Of Life, the subjective perception of memory and subjects' health.

Contact

Andreia Jesus

jesus.andreia03@gmail.com

Digi&Mind

Individual Stimulation Program in Digital Cognitive Stimulation Format for Elderly

The project proposes the promotion of independent life for the elderly with fragility through the improvement of cognition. The aim is to respond to health needs by promoting the improvement of the quality of life and offering services to the community.

Contact

Timóteo Areosa

timoteojtcamacho@gmail.com

Mindful Moment

Mindful Moment: Programa de parentalidade mindful e compassiva para mães de bebés

Mindful Moment is an online psychological intervention that aims to help mothers in the postpartum period to better cope and regulate their parenting stress and develop mindful parenting skills. It is a self-guided program with 6 modules that includes cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and compassion-based techniques.

Contact

Daniela Ventura Fernandes; Helena Moreira; Maria Cristina Canavarro

daniela_fvf@hotmail.com

UP-C

Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children

The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children (UP-C) is a transdiagnostic and emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral group intervention for children (7-13 years) with emotions disorders (i.e., anxious and/or depressive). It aims to reduce the intensity and frequency of strong and aversive emotional experiences in children, by helping them learn how to confront those emotions and respond to them in more adaptive ways. It includes cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques for parents and children.

Contact

Brígida Caiado; Helena Moreira; Maria Cristina Canavarro

brigidacaiado.psi@gmail.com

bUP-C

blended Unified Protocol for Children

The blended Unified Protocol for Children (bUP-C) is a blended intervention for children (7-13 years) with emotions disorders (i.e., anxious and/or depressive) and their parents. It based on the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and integrates face-to-face and online sessions for parents and children into one treatment protocol. It is a transdiagnostic and emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, designed to help children reduce the intensity and frequency of strong and aversive emotional experiences through cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques.

Contact

Helena Moreira

helena.tcmoreira@gmail.com

PU-C Stepped-Care

Protocolo Unificado para Crianças Stepped-Care

O Protocolo Unificado para Crianças Stepped-Care é um programa de intervenção stepped-care (em duas etapas) para pais e crianças entre 7 e 13 anos com sintomatologia clinicamente significativa/diagnóstico principal de perturbação de ansiedade e/ou de humor. O protocolo de intervenção baseia-se no Protocolo Unificado para o Tratamento Transdiagnóstico das Perturbações Emocionais das Crianças (PU-C), uma abordagem transdiagnóstica que integra componentes da intervenção cognitivo-comportamental e técnicas de mindfulness e que visa ajudar as crianças a reduzir a intensidade e frequência de experiências emocionais fortes e aversivas, bem como ajudar os pais a reduzir a frequência de comportamentos que reforçam as dificuldades das crianças (e.g., criticismo, superproteção) e a desenvolver novos comportamentos mais funcionais.

Contact

Ana Carolina Góis; Helena Moreira; Maria Cristina Canavarro

anacgois14@gmail.com

Mind the Mom

Mind the Mom: An online intervention for perinatal mental health in times of pandemic

Mind the Mom is a brief psychological intervention, delivered through a mobile app, which aims to promote mental health of women who are pregnant through the pandemic of COVID-19. The preliminary studies of its efficacy are undergoing. Mind the Mom is a self-guided intervention, with a modular structure, with each of its five modules addressing a theme (psychoeducation about stress and incertitude caused by the pandemic and the importance of stress management and selfcare, emotion recognition and coping, automatic and negative cognitions and coping, mindfulness and self-compassion and communication). Pregnant participants are given information, exercises, and therapeutic strategies, by means of text, animations, video, and audio content. The content was developed by the research team; Hyp was the technology company responsible for the software development.

Contact

Anabela Araújo Pedrosa

anabela.araujopedrosa@gmail.com

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