Dr. Ricardo João Teixeira graduated in Psychology with a pre-specialization in Clinical and Health Psychology. He received his Ph.D in Health Psychology from the School of Psychology, University of Minho (Portugal). For his dissertation he was granted with a scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He is now conducting a Post-Doc in Psychology at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro (Portugal). He completed post-graduation studies in Health Psychology, Cognitive-Behavior Therapies (CBT's advanced course), and Palliative Care. He received several national and international scientific awards, and is an award-winning member of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). As a clinician, researcher and lecturer, he collaborates with various institutions of higher education (University of Minho, University of Aveiro, Institute of Research and Advanced Training in Health Sciences and Technologies - CESPU, and Polytechnic Institute of Porto). He currently works as a Psychotherapist at Clínica da Ordem (Porto, Portugal). His special research interests are emotion regulation, mindfulness, third wave CBT's, alexithymia, posttraumatic growth, psycho-oncology, psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine, and psychological prophylaxis (mental health prevention). He has published several scientific papers and book chapters on these topics.
Emotion regulation; Psychopathology; Alexithymia; Emotional schemas; Mindfulness; Posttraumatic growth; Psycho-oncology; Psychotherapy; Psychosomatic medicine: Prophylaxis; Screening distress programs for cancer patients.