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Alves, S.

Alves, S.
ste***@ulusofona.pt
C719-228A-C18C
0000-0002-7326-7115

Resume

Stephanie Alves has completed a Master Degree in Clinical and Health Psychology (2013) and received her PhD degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Coimbra in 2019. Her general area of research is the transition to parenthood, with a focus on couple-related processes and dyadic data analysis, dyadic coping, parents¿ mental health, quality of life, risk assessment and prediction in multiple domains (e.g., postpartum depression), cognitive-behavioral interventions, as well as family foster care and adoption. She published several papers, 1 book chapter, participated in more than 50 presentations at national and international scientific meetings/conferences, and received 15 rewards. She also supervises master theses. Since 2009, she is a member of the Relationships, Development and Health (RD&H) research group researcher at the Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention of the University of Coimbra. Between 2013 and 2018 she has collaborated as a clinical psychologist at the Psychological Intervention Unit (UnIP) of the Maternity Daniel de Matos (CHUC, E.P.E - Coimbra). Between January 2020 and August 2022, she has conducted several research projects (within the area of family foster care and child adoption) at ProChild CoLAB (Guimarães, Portugal), a Collaborative Laboratory aiming to develop a national strategy against child poverty and social exclusion. She is the co-Principal Investigator of the ongoing project All4Children - The Integrated Model of Family Foster Care (MIAF®) to promote high-quality child welfare practices in Portugal, funded by FCT (2022.03592.PTDC). She is a member of the COST Action Euro-CAN - Multi-Response Sectorals to Child Abuse and Neglect in Europe: Incidence and Trends (CA19106), which aims to create and boost international networks, interconnect experts and stakeholders in order to promote the development of a rigorous, consistent and comparable methodology for monitoring mistreatment data, namely administrative data, in European countries. Since September 2022, she is an Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology and Life Sciences, Lusófona University (Lisbon) and an integrated member of the research unit HEI-Lab: Digital Human-Environment Interaction Labs.

Graus

  • Curso médio
    O doente com patologia dual nos cuidados primários de saúde
  • Curso médio
    Curso Intensivo de Neuropsicofarmacologia
  • Curso médio
    Curso de Língua Inglesa
  • Mestrado integrado
    Integrated Master in Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Curso médio
    Workshop Terapias de Casal
  • Curso médio
    New Developments in Mediation and Moderation
  • Curso médio
    Guidelines for publishing in international journals
  • Curso médio
    Wokshop CBT for medical conditions
  • Curso médio
    Curso Intensivo em SPSS AMOS
  • Curso médio
    Formação Pedagógica Inicial de Formadores (CCP nº F637480/2015)
  • Curso médio
    Revisão Sistemática de literatura e meta-análise em ciências da saúde
  • Curso médio
    Revisões sistemáticas e meta-análises
  • Curso médio
    Análise Multinível no HLM e no SPSS
  • Curso médio
    Introdução à Análise de Big Data para as ciências sociais
  • Curso médio
    Investigação replicável
  • Curso médio
    Revisões sistemáticas e meta-análises
  • Curso médio
    Assisting Individuals in Crisis
  • Curso médio
    Como lidar com missing values?
  • Curso médio
    Análise Multivariada (com R)
  • Curso médio
    Writing High Impact Scientific Papers and Getting Them Out for Review
  • Curso médio
    Curso Intensivo de Terapia de Casal (E-Learning)
  • Curso médio
    Advanced mixed and multilevel models in R: Latent Growth Models & Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling (ML-SEM)
  • Curso médio
    Coping-oriented couple therapy: Strenghtening dyadic coping in couples
  • Curso médio
    Getting published! The ins and outs of getting a manuscript accepted.
  • Curso médio
    CBT for Chronic Illness
  • Curso médio
    Curso de Formação associado ao Estágio Profissional da Ordem dos Psicólogos
  • Doutoramento
    PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Pós-Graduação
    Postgraduate Studies in Child Protection

Publicações

Journal issue

  • Special issue Parenting and Mental Health
  • Addressing women and men perinatal mental health: Towards a multi-dimensional approach

Journal article

  • 2024, We-perspective on vision impairment: Pathways between couples' common dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction
  • 2024, Protecting mothers against posttraumatic stress symptoms related to childbirth: What’s the role of formal and informal support?
  • 2024, Mindfulness-Based Interventions for parents: A systematic review on target groups, effects, and intervention features
  • 2024, From stress communication to depressive symptoms among couples facing vision impairment: The mediating role of dyadic coping
  • 2023-10-24, Psychometric properties of the European Portuguese version of the modified perinatal PTSD questionnaire (PPQ-II), Current Psychology
  • 2023-09, Adopting a child in times of COVID-19: Lessons learned from adopters and professionals views, Children and Youth Services Review
  • 2022-09-08, Post-Adoption Help-Seeking in Portugal: A Comprehensive Study on Parental Difficulties and Help-Seeking Behaviors and Perceptions, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2022, Post-adoption help-seeking in Portugal: A comprehensive study on parental difficulties and help-seeking behaviors and perceptions
  • 2020-12-08, Perceptions of Portuguese parents about the acceptability of a multicomponent intervention targeted at behavioral inhibition during early childhood, Infant Mental Health Journal
  • 2020-11, Be a Mom, a Web-Based Intervention to Prevent Postpartum Depression: Results From a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, Behavior Therapy
  • 2020-09-30, Does Dyadic Coping Predict Couples’ Postpartum Psychosocial Adjustment? A Dyadic Longitudinal Study, Frontiers in Psychology
  • 2020, Linking internalizing symptoms and dyadic adjustment during pregnancy among Portuguese first-time parents: The mediating role of dyadic coping, Psychologica
  • 2020, Does Dyadic Coping Predict Couples’ Postpartum Psychosocial Adjustment? A Dyadic Longitudinal Study, Frontiers in Psychology
  • 2019-06-25, Intra-couple similarity in dyadic coping and partners’ adjustment to the birth of a child, European Journal of Social Psychology
  • 2019-06, Romantic attachment, dyadic coping, and parental adjustment across the transition to parenthood, Personal Relationships
  • 2019, What protects at-risk postpartum women from developing depressive and anxiety symptoms? The role of acceptance-focused processes and self-compassion, Journal of Affective Disorders
  • 2019, Prevalence and factors associated with fertility desires/intentions among individuals in HIV-serodiscordant relationships: A systematic review of empirical studies, Journal of the International AIDS Society
  • 2019, Predictive validity of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised (PDPI-R): A longitudinal study with Portuguese women, Midwifery
  • 2019, Perceptions of Portuguese psychologists about the acceptability of a child intervention targeted at inhibited preschoolers, Análise Psicológica
  • 2019, Be a Mom, a web-based intervention to prevent postpartum depression: The enhancement of self-regulatory skills and its association with postpartum depressive symptoms, Frontiers in Psychology
  • 2018, Preventing and Treating Women’s Postpartum Depression: A Qualitative Systematic Review on Partner-Inclusive Interventions, Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • 2018, Preliminary Psychometric Testing of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised (PDPI-R) in Portuguese Women, Maternal and Child Health Journal
  • 2018, Dyadic coping and dyadic adjustment in couples with women with high depressive symptoms during pregnancy, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • 2016, Que mães/futuras mães utilizam a internet para questões relacionadas com saúde mental? [Which mothers/expecting mothers use the internet for questions related to mental health?], Psicologia, Saúde, & Doenças
  • 2015, Attachment in patients with mental health disorders: Associations with patient and partner’s adjustment, Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice
  • 2014, O papel do ajustamento diádico na sintomatologia psicopatológica e qualidade de vida de doentes com perturbação psiquiátrica e dos parceiros saudáveis [The role of dyadic adjustment in psychopathological symptoms and quality of life of patients with psychiatric disorders and their healthy partners], Análise Psicológica
  • 2014, Assessing quality of life in middle-aged and older adults with HIV: Psychometric testing of the WHOQOL-HIV-Bref, Quality of Life Research

Thesis / Dissertation

  • 2019, PhD, Transition to parenthood in a parenthood in transition: from women- to couples-based approaches
  • 2013, Master, Influência da vinculação no adulto na associação entre o ajustamento diádico e o ajustamento individual: um estudo comparativo com casais com perturbação mental e casais da população geral [Influence of adult attachment on the association between dyadic adjustment and individual adjustment: A comparative study with couples with mental disorder and couples from general population]

Book chapter

  • 2016, Escala de Resiliência para Adultos (ERA) [Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA)], Instrumentos de Avaliação Familiar: Vol. II – Vulnerabilidade, Stress e Adaptação, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra

Conference paper

  • 2013, Estudos preliminares das características psicométricas da Escala de Resiliência para Adultos (ERA), VIII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia

Conference abstract

  • 2018, Vinculação e ajustamento parental de casais durante a transição para a parentalidade [abstract], 12º Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde - Promover e Inovar em Psicologia da Saúde
  • 2017, How to explain couple’s emotional interdependence during the perinatal period? Exploring the indirect effects of dyadic coping [abstract], 37th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • 2017, Does dyadic coping predict couple’s postpartum quality of life? Exploring longitudinal actor and partner effects [abstract], 31st European Health Psychology Society Conference
  • 2017, Does dyadic coping during pregnancy predict postpartum parenting stress differently among primiparous and multiparous parents? [abstract], 37th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • 2017, Bidirectional relationships between stress communication and psychological distress in couples during the transition to parenthood [abstract], 31st European Health Psychology Society Conference
  • 2016, Variáveis diádicas numa gravidez subsequente a perda gestacional: impacto na adaptação individual [abstract], 11º Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde: “Desafios da Psicologia da Saúde num mundo em mudança”

Conference poster

  • 2023-12, Prenatal depression symptoms are associated with fear of childbirth during pregnancy: Preliminary results of the INTERSECT Portuguese study, V Encontro Anual do Grupo de Língua Portuguesa da Sociedade Marcé
  • 2023-12, Exclusive breastfeeding moderates the association between childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and mother-infant bonding difficulties: Preliminary findings from the INTERSECT Portuguese study, V Encontro Anual do Grupo de Língua Portuguesa da Sociedade Marcé
  • 2023-11, Dyadic adjustment, coparenting, parenting stress, and child’s adjustment after adoption: A serial mediation model , 9th International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology in Children and Adolescents
  • 2023-07, Motivações para ser Família de Acolhimento em Portugal [Reasons for becoming a foster family in Portugal], Risco, Perigo e Resiliência Familiar: Vozes cruzadas da investigação e da intervenção
  • 2023-03, Medical support during pregnancy and mother-infant bonding: A serial multiple mediation model of satisfaction with childbirth and postpartum posttraumatic stress symptoms, IV Congresso Internacional do CINEICC
  • 2023-03, Explaining anxiety symptoms in adoptive parents: Do coparenting and dyadic adjustment play a similar role?, IV Congresso Internacional do CINEICC
  • 2022-11, Family Foster Care In-Service Training: What do Foster Carers prefer?, 8th International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents
  • 2022-10, The mediating role of perinatal trauma in the association between negative perception of childbirth and maternal stress during COVID-19 pandemic, VIII Encontro Ser Bebé
  • 2021-07-07, Post-adoption mindful parenting interventions: Acceptability and preferences of Portuguese adoptive parents, 7th International Conference on Adoption Research
  • 2020, Que mulheres estão em maior risco de virem a desenvolver depressão pós-parto? [Which women are more at-risk of developing postpartum depression?], 13º Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde
  • 2020, Perceptions of Portuguese families about the impact of the Turtle Program, 13º Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde
  • 2019, What do Portuguese parents think about the acceptability of the multi-component intervention for inhibited preschoolers?, 5th International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents
  • 2019, Dyadic adult attachment style and dyadic coping behaviors among couples during pregnancy, 2019 Mini IARR Conference on Applied Relationships
  • 2018, What protects at-risk postpartum women from developing depressive and anxiety symptoms? The role of acceptance-focused processes, 38th Annual SRIP Conference
  • 2018, User’s perceptions about Be a Mom: Comparing completers and non-completers of a web-based intervention to prevent postpartum depression, 48th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)
  • 2018, Long-term effects of couples’ similarity in dyadic coping on postpartum dyadic adjustment, 9th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations
  • 2018, Does similarity in dyadic coping matters? A prospective longitudinal Study with couples during the transition to parenthood, PsihD – 2ª Mostra de Doutoramento em Psicologia da FPCEUC
  • 2018, A systematic review of factors associated with fertility desires/intentions among individuals in serodiscordant relationships for HIV, PsihD – 2ª Mostra de Doutoramento em Psicologia da FPCEUC
  • 2017, Longitudinal relationships between dyadic and psychosocial adjustment across the transition to parenthood, PsihD – 1ª Mostra de Doutoramento em Psicologia da FPCEUC
  • 2017, How to explain couple’s emotional interdependence during the perinatal period? Exploring the indirect effects of dyadic coping, 37th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • 2017, Does dyadic coping during pregnancy predict postpartum parenting stress differently among primiparous and multiparous parents?, 37th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • 2017, Bidirectional relationships between stress communication and psychological distress in couples during the transition to parenthood, 31st European Health Psychology Society Conference
  • 2016, Variáveis diádicas numa gravidez subsequente a perda gestacional: Impacto na adaptação individual [[Dyadic variables in a subsequent pregnancy to gestational loss: impact in individual adaptation], 11º Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde: “Desafios da Psicologia da Saúde num mundo em mudança”
  • 2016, A systematic review of partner-inclusive interventions to prevent or treat women’s postpartum depression, 36st Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • 2015, Vinculação pré-natal, adaptação individual e preocupações parentais numa gravidez subsequente a uma perda gestacional [Prenatal attachment, individual adaptation and parenting worries in a subsequent pregnancy to gestational loss], 3º Congresso Internacional do CINEICC / 3º Congresso Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Terapia do Comportamento
  • 2015, Reliability and validity of the Portuguese version of the Revised Anticipated Sexual Jealousy Scale, 3º Congresso Internacional do CINEICC / 3º Congresso Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Terapia do Comportamento
  • 2015, Qualidade de vida e ajustamento diádico de casais num contexto de perturbação psiquiátrica: Qual o papel das dimensões de vinculação? [Quality of life and dyadic adjustment of couples in the context of psychiatric disorder: What is the role of attachment-related dimensions?], II Congresso em Psicologia da ULP - (Des)construindo famílias: Propostas de investigação e intervenção
  • 2015, Psychometric studies of the Dual Coping Inventory in a sample of bereaved parents, 3º Congresso Internacional do CINEICC / 3º Congresso Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Terapia do Comportamento
  • 2015, O processo de oscilação no processamento dual de coping face à perda de um filho: qual o contributo da relação conjugal?, II Congresso em Psicologia da ULP - (Des)construindo famílias: Propostas de investigação e intervenção
  • 2015, O modelo de investimento de Rusbult nas relações amorosas: Associação com as representações de vinculação e o papel moderador do género [Rusbult Investment Model in romantic relationship: associations with attachment representations and the moderating role of gender], 3º Congresso Internacional do CINEICC / 3º Congresso Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Terapia do Comportamento
  • 2014, Resilience in couples facing a psychiatric disorder acts as a protective factor against psychological distress and impaired quality of life, 21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research
  • 2014, Couples similarity in attachment styles and its relation to psychological distress and quality of life among men with a psychiatric disorder and their spouses, 44th Annual Congress of European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies
  • 2013, Pathological gambling: just an impulse control disorder? Dual pathology in avoidant personality disorder, II International Congress on Dual Disorders: Addictions and other mental disorders
  • 2013, Jogo patológico: e se não for só uma Perturbação do Controlo dos Impulsos? O papel de variáveis psicológicas, de personalidade e ambientais, II Congresso de Patologia Dual e Comportamentos aditivos – Tratar o doente dual: desafios para a Psiquiatria do Séc. XXI
  • 2013, Estudos preliminares das características psicométricas da Escala de Resiliência para Adultos (ERA), VIII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia
  • 2013, Drogas novas… ou velhas disfarçadas? Smart Shops, “drogas legais” e… nova geração de dependentes?, II Congresso de Patologia Dual e Comportamentos aditivos – Tratar o doente dual: desafios para a Psiquiatria do Séc. XXI
  • 2013, Adaptação de casais num contexto de perturbação psiquiátrica: O papel do ajustamento diádico na adaptação do doente e do parceiro saudável [Adjustment of couples in the context of psychiatric disorders: The role of dyadic adjustment in the adjustment of the ill and healthy partner], VIII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia

Other output

  • 2018, Portuguese validation of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory (Beck, 2002)

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