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Casa de Alba Team

João G. Pereira

Clinical Director

João G. Pereira is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Évora University and Clinical Director of Romão de Sousa Foundation (Casa de Alba).
He holds a Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Middlesex University, following a number of years in the UK National Health Service developing and researching therapeutic programs.
João is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council as MBT Therapist, a Registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and has been awarded the European Certificate of Psychotherapy by the EAP.
He is interested in understanding what goes on in developing and sustaining therapeutic relationships and in the intersection between psychoanalysis, philosophy and neuroscience.
He is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Philosophical Psychiatry at NOVA University of Lisbon and member of international research groups. He is also on the scientific committee of several mental health related events.
João is the author and editor of a number of mental health publications. He co-edited and authored the recently published book “Schizophrenia and Common Sense” by Springer-Nature.

 

António Paiva

Psychiatrist

Medical Doctor and Consultant Psychiatrist at Casa de Alba, Therapeutic Community. António is the Clinical Director of the Psychiatric Unit in Barreiro Hospital (Lisbon). He is Member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society.

 

 

 

 

 

Vitor Amorim Rodrigues

Psychiatrist

Victor has a Degree in Medicine, having completed a training internship in the Personality Disorders Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital and Personality Disorders Institute in New York in 1993. He obtained the Specialist Degree in Psychiatry (Order of Physicians/Ministry of Health) in 1994 with a score of 19 points. Victor was President of the Board of the Association for the Recovery and Social Reintegration of Drug Addicts from 1997 to 1999 and was Clinical Director of the Therapeutic Community of Lages de Freiria. He later finished a Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 1998 and a postgraduate degree in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology in 1999 at the then Instituto de Medicina Legal de Lisboa. Victor obtained the Degree of Consultant in Psychiatry (Ordem dos Médicos/Ministry of Health) in 2000. He was Director of the Navarro de Paiva Educational Center (Medical-Psychological Institute) of the IRS/Ministry of Justice (2000/2003) and gained experience (part-time) in prison psychiatry since 1996 and in forensic psychiatry since 1999 as a private consultant and as an expert in the Courts (work, civil and criminal areas). Victor is Founding Member and Supervisor of the Portuguese Society of Existential Psychotherapy, having also trained in Psychodynamic and Systemic Psychotherapy. He is Member of the Society of Existential Psychotherapy and Psychomaeutics of Rio de Janeiro. Victor has been a professor at ISPA since 1991 and is a regular contributor to the Department of Ongoing Training at ISPA-IU. He coordinates two training courses, in Clinic of Personality Disorders (10 editions) and Clinical Criminology (6 editions). He obtained the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Psychology (DEA) at the University of Extremadura in Spain (2010) and completed his Doctoral Thesis in Psychology at the same University (2014). He works in the fields of psychology, psychopathology and phenomenological and existential psychotherapies. His current research interests are in the area of ​​personality disorders and criminal psychopathology.

 

Raquel Pedrosa

Médica Psiquiatra

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Lídia Conim

Nurse Specialist

Lídia Conim is a Nurse Specialist at Casa de Alba. She has been a graduate nurse, since 1987, a specialist in Community Health and a Master’s degree in Health Unit Management, by the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, School of Health. She also has a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Évora. Currently working at the Estremoz Health Center – Basic Urgency Service, she has extensive experience in nursing care in an inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as home care. Worked in several places, namely: Santa Cruz Hospital (1987-2000), Hospital Egas Moniz (1991-1996); Rio de Mouro Health Center (2000-2001) and Estremoz Health Center (since 2001). Its practice emphasizes proximity nursing, focusing on users and their families, promoting autonomy in activities of daily living. Especially sensitive to the area of ​​mental health, in aspects related to differences (isolation, segregation, exclusion, depression), believes that its practice of monitoring and surveillance with focus on the individual, can make a difference in recovery and improvement of the conditions of mental health of the population. Their knowledge of practice with the National Network of Continuing Care and Primary Health Care can be very beneficial in the future implementation of Continuing Care in Mental Health.

 

Cláudia Pedro

Clinical Psychologist

Cláudia Pedro is Clinical Psychologist at Casa de Alba. Master in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Évora. Developed the master’s thesis “How do people cope with health crises? An analysis of the manifestations of secondary coping on Twitter during a crisis “, and is currently writing an article in this field to be published in scientific journals in the area. He completed the curricular internship at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health (DPSM) of the Hospital do Espirito Santo in Évora where he developed several activities such as psychological follow-ups, psychological assessments, participation in the Child and Adolescent Psychology Unit with the hosting of meetings, team in psychiatry with the objective of reporting the cases that would need to be followed up in an outpatient clinic. During the internship he began to use the Individualized Patient Progress System (IPPS) program, presenting him to the team, resulting in the interest of using some members and passing the DPSM to collaborate with the University of Évora in collecting data through these “Custom Measures Therapeutic Gain Monitoring “, title of the presentation. He recently participated in the training “Mental Health – implementation of responses in the community” in the Psychiatric Hospital Center of Lisbon – Júlio de Matos Campus.

 

Jéssica Nunes

Psychomotricist

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Diogo JaneiroDiogo Janeiro

Social Assistant

Diogo Janeiro is Social Worker at Casa de Alba. Degree in Applied Social Research and Post-Graduate in Safety and Hygiene and Health at Work.
She worked at Cercimb (Cooperativa dos Namidos Inadaptados de Moita and Barreiro), as a Senior Social Worker, working with disabled people and at-risk youth.
He held positions at the Municipality of Monforte, as Senior Technician of Sociology, and was responsible for an Equal Transnational Project, which sought to help the most disadvantaged, seeking to integrate them into the labor market and / or creating self-employment.
He worked as an External Trainer for several companies, both public and private, having contacted several target audiences.
He worked as a RVCC Technician at CNO, having followed processes of equivalence to Basic and Secondary education.
He held positions again in the City Council of Monforte, where he collaborated in the Communitarian Program of Delivery of Foodstuffs for the Careless (PCAAC), Municipal Card of the Elderly.
He was a collaborator of the Municipal Council of Sousel, where he held positions in the Social Action Office, participating in the various projects implemented. (Senior University, Social Shop, Memory Workshop, Gente Grande Grande Movement), updating of Social Diagnostics, among other projects.
He was a collaborator in the Technical Team of the Humanitarian Center of the Red Cross of Évora. He participated in the various responses promoted by the institution, such as: Teleassistance Service, Domiciliary Support Service, Social Assistance and Support, Food Supply Delivery, Social Refectory.

 

Maria NepomucenoMaria Nepomuceno

Psychotherapist

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina GomesCarolina Gomes

Psychotherapist

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Margarida NoitesMargarida Noites

Junior Psychologist

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Bruna AraújoBruna Araújo

Junior Psychologist

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Pablo Daniel VidalPablo Daniel Vidal

Music Therapist

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Sofia GraçaSofia Graça

Junior Psychologist

Biography to be updated soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Mariana SantosMariana Santos

Social Worker

Biography to be updated soon.