Institutional relations and community extension
Through Miguel Torga Institute (ISMT), the Interdisciplinary Center for Psychosocial Research (
Experience. Most IRPC members not only have a long clinical practice or intervention
Activity. Most ICPR members have also been very active in coordinating training courses. Over the last years, the team carried out five projects funded by MTI (without public funding), supervised 180 master dissertations and 4 Ph.D., presented 114 communications at scientific events, and published 110 papers, 12 books, and 20 book chapters.
Roles. The team is comprised of very dynamic members. A considerable number of its members play relevant roles in many scientific fields: editorship a national journal (Revista Portuguesa de Investigação Comportamental e Social [Portuguese Journal of Behavioral and Social Research]) and an international journal (Human Reproduction); membership of scientific/professional associations [e.g., Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science; “Critical Software” Company (a
Team. ICRP integrates two senior researchers, with long academic careers, and somewhat younger ones, still enthusiastic and inventive, from various social sciences areas. The team integrates two medical doctors and renowned psychoanalysts with a strong clinical investment on mental health issues, but also a life dedicated to teaching, supervising, and writing. Other members are either psychologists from various areas (cognitive-behavior therapy, systemic therapies, mental health, third-wave cognitive-behavior therapies, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis) or social workers with both a Ph.D. degree in psychology and/or Social Work.The team also includes a researcher from both the area of computer science and psychology and another from both the area of management and psychology. This combination is determinant for a balanced team apt to conduct fundamental and applied research and to understand new psychological-health, neuropsychological, and social problems, and assessment.