Fábio André Sousa Dias

Fábio André Sousa Dias


Fábio is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Lusófona University (ULHT) and has a passion for using technology to enhance psychological practice. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychological Sciences from ISPA-IU and a Masters Degree in Cybertherapy & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation from ULHT. He currently works as a Junior Psychologist and Assistant in the Bachelors in Videogames and Psychology at ULHT. His current projects focus on developing new intervention strategies and technical solutions using virtual reality, nonverbal data capture, and artificial intelligence.


  • Licenciatura
    Psychological Sciences
  • Mestrado
    Cybertherapy & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation
  • Doutoramento
    Clinical Psychology


Journal article

  • 2022-05-04, Relaxing in virtual reality: one synthetic agent relaxes all, Virtual Reality
  • 2021, Ethical decision-making training goes virtual

Thesis / Dissertation

  • 2021, Master, Terapia online através de realidade virtual : revisão sistemática e proposta de aplicação

Conference paper

  • 2021-09-09, Synthetic agents: relaxing agents?, 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies
  • 2021-09-08, Virtual reality online therapy (VROT): Development of a multipurpose application for psychological intervention, International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies

Conference poster

  • 2021-10-22, Ogre-Ler: Development of an application to promote oral language skills in children entering primary school, Games and Social Impact Media Research Lab – GLOW
  • 2013-05-18, Testing a neuro-evolutionary theory of social bonds and addiction. Methadone reduces self-reported attachment anxiety, comfort with closeness/intimacy and proximity maintenance, Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment, and Social Cognition Conference - London
  • 2012-06-14, Differences in attachment and caregiving between addicts in drug-free treatment, methadone users and normal Controls., The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society Congress - Athens
  • 2012-06-14, Adult attachment and caregiving in university students: Development of a portuguese version of the caregiving questionnaire., The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society Congress - Athens


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