Marina Carvalho is a Clinical and Health Psychologist at the Psychiatry and Mental Health Department of C.H.A. (Centro Hospitalar do Algarve) and Associate Professor at the Mind and Movement Department at I.S.M.A.T. (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portimão). She is also the Head of the Psychology Research Centre, and Director of the Psychology Course and the Master in Occupational Health Psychology, both at the University. Marina Carvalho completed her undergraduate training in Clinical Psychology in 1997 and her Master Degree in Health Psychology in 2000, both at I.S.P.A. In 2007, she completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at University of Minho, with a thesis on Attachment, information processing bias, and emotional and behavioral disorders in pre-adolescents. In her clinical practice, since 1997, she deals with patients (children, adolescents and adults) with emotional and behavioral disorders, personality disorders, and with adjustment problems to chronic and other health conditions (pain, oncological disease, hiv/aids, burnout, compassion fatigue), and her work is based on empirically based treatments, providing diagnostic assessment and psychotherapeutic treatments in both group or individual format. As a therapist, Marina Carvalho received training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Meaning Centered Therapy. Certified as CBT Therapist and Supervisor, she was also the National Representative in European Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), since 2005 to 2008.
Marina Carvalho research interests are Psychopathology: Clinical manifestations, developmental paths, risk and protection factors related to the onset, maintenance and modification of emotional and behavioral disorders. Cognitive Psychology: Basic psychological processes, information processing, information processing bias and emotional and behavioral disorders. Empirically Based Treatments: Prevention and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders. EVTs directed to Adjustment, Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Psychotherapeutic treatments directed to the adaptation to chronic diseases. Health Risk Behaviors: determinants and factors involved in behavioral change. Efficacy of theoretical models and preventive programs directed to behavioral change.