Ricardo José Martins Pinto

Ricardo José Martins Pinto


Ricardo Pinto is Assistant Professor at University Lusófona of Porto, Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sports, and Director of the Master in Juvenile Justice and Protection of Children and Young People in Danger. He is also member of the Hei-Lab Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 in Health Psychology at the University of Minho. He has expertise in quantitative methods and his programmatic work is in the area of the effects of interpersonal violence on women and children, including child maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder in adolescents. His work has been published in high-impact journals in the field of social and behavioral sciences. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, and has been invited to have editorial participation as a reviewer in several international journals.


  • Licenciatura
    Psicologia da Saúde
  • Doutoramento
    Psicologia da Saúde / PhD in Health Psychology


Journal article

  • 2022-10-27, Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and dissociation as serial mediators of the relationship between cumulative victimization and adjustment problems among poly-victimized at-risk youth., Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  • 2022-10-20, The psychometric properties of the adolescent dissociative experiences scale (A-DES) in a sample of Portuguese at-risk adolescents, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
  • 2022-07-28, The mediating role of posttraumatic stress symptoms on somatization in adolescents: A two-wave longitudinal study., Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  • 2021-10-01, The Impact of Psychopathology Associated With Childhood Trauma on Quality of Life in Portuguese Adolescents: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Study, Frontiers in Psychiatry
  • 2019-12, Alternative Models of DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Portuguese Adolescents Exposed to Trauma and Childhood Adversity, Journal of Traumatic Stress
  • 2019-11, Assessing Reliability and Validity of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale in Portuguese Adolescents, European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
  • 2019-07-05, Health Behaviors as a Mediator of the Association Between Interpersonal Relationships and Physical Health in a Workplace Context, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2019-05-14, Shelter Versus Living with Abusive Partner: Differences Among Mothers and Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence, Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • 2018-04-30, Typologies of intimate partner violence-maternal parenting and children’s externalizing problems: The moderating effect of the exposure to other forms of family violence, Child Abuse & Neglect
  • 2017-10, Efficacy indicators of four methods in outpatient addiction treatment, Archives of Clinical Psychiatry (São Paulo)
  • 2017, When social support is not enough: Trauma and PTSD symptoms in a risk-sample of adolescents, Child Abuse & Neglect
  • 2016-12, Cortisol awakening response among women exposed to intimate partner violence, Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • 2016, Psychological distress and posttraumatic stress symptoms: The role of maternal satisfaction, parenting stress, and social support among mothers and children exposed to intimate partner violence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • 2015-09-21, The Strongest Correlates of PTSD for Firefighters: Number, Recency, Frequency, or Perceived Threat of Traumatic Events?, Journal of Traumatic Stress
  • 2015, Childhood Adversity among Institutionalized Male Juvenile Offenders and Other High-Risk Groups without Offense Records in Portugal, Violence and Victims
  • 2014, Assessing the Reliability of Retrospective Reports of Adverse Childhood Experiences among Adolescents with Documented Childhood Maltreatment, Journal of Family Violence
  • 2013-02-11, Psychopathology among youths who were victims of documented childhood maltreatment, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • 2013, Psychopathology, Physical Complaints and Health Risk Behaviors among Youths who were Victims of Childhood Maltreatment: A Comparison between Home and Institutional Interventions. , Children and Youth Services Review
  • 2013, A Comparison Study between Official Records and Self-Reports of Childhood Adversity, Child Abuse Review
  • 2008, Comorbilidades na Toxicodependência, Revista da Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa


  • 2015, Tráfico de pessoas e tramitação criminal, 1, Marlene Matos; Ângela C. Maia; Mariana Gonçalves; Pinto, Ricardo José, Comissão para a Cidadania e a Igualdade de Género

Other output

  • 2015, Health Risk Behavior Checklist
  • 2014, Tráfico de pessoas: Da sinalização à condenação criminal
  • 2013, II Plano Nacional Contra o Tráfico de Seres Humanos (II PNCTSH 2011 - 2013) Relatório Intercalar
  • 2013, Estudo de avaliação do II Plano Nacional contra o Tráfico de Seres Humanos (2011-2013)
  • 2009, Dos maus-tratos na infância aos comportamentos de risco na idade adulta: Um modelo conceptual.


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