Vitor Bruno Faustino Almeida

Vitor Bruno Faustino Almeida


Bruno Faustino is a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Psychology and Life Sciences of the Lusofona University (FPCV-ULHT). He has a degree in Psychological Sciences (FPUL), a Master in Clinical and Health Psychology (FPUL), a Master in Applied Neuropsychology (FPCV-ULHT) and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (FPUL). Post-graduate in Psychotherapy by the Portuguese Association of Behavioral, Cognitive and Integrative Therapies (APTCCI). Author of the Transtheoretical Integrative Metamodel based on Psychotherapy and Neurobiology (2021). He is a scientific reviewer in several international scientific journals and has authored more than 50 scientific articles. He has several participations, posters and oral communications in conferences and scientific events related to Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Neuropsychology and Neurosciences.


  • Licenciatura
    Ciências Psicológicas
  • Mestrado
    Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde
  • Pós-Graduação
    Neuropsicologia Clínica
  • Doutoramento
    Psicologia Clínica
  • Mestrado
    Neuropsicologia Aplicada
  • Pós-Graduação
    Avaliação e Reabilitação Neuropsicológica
  • Pós-Graduação
    Psicoterapia Cognitivo-Comportamental e Integrativa
  • Título de especialista
    Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde
  • Título de especialista


Artigo em revista

  • 2023-05-15, Exploring relationships between executive functions and maladaptive cyclical patterns in a transdiagnostic sample, Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • 2023-01-10, Exploring Factor and Correlational Analysis of the Portuguese version of the Unconditional Self-Acceptance Questionnaire-Revised
  • 2022-12-31, Research Agenda on Complex Neural Networks Approach to Psychopathology, International Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • 2022-12-16, Affective neurobiological systems underlie emotional needs, interpersonal motivations and life themes from a biopsychosocial and contextual perspective, Current Psychology
  • 2022-06-09, Correction to: The relationships between reading fluency and different measures of holistic word processing, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • 2022-05-12, The relationships between reading fluency and different measures of holistic word processing, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • 2022-04-26, Rethinking Leahy’s Emotional Schema Scale (LESS): Results from the Portuguese Adaptation of the LESS, Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • 2022-03-21, Path analysis from COVID-19 Perceptions to Psychological Health: The roles of Critical Distance and Mastery, Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • 2022-03-20, Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the Portuguese Version of the Personality Belief Questionnaire—Short Form in a Community Sample, Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • 2022-02-16, Change detection vs. change localization for own-race and other-race faces, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • 2022-02-07, Emotional processing difficulties scale-revised: preliminary psychometric study, Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies
  • 2022-02, Minding my brain: Fourteen neuroscience-based principles to enhance psychotherapy responsiveness, Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • 2022-01-11, Maladaptive and Adaptive Cognitions About the Self and Others: Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Brief Core Schemas Scales, Psychological Reports
  • 2022-01-05, Early Maladaptive Schemas and COVID-19 Anxiety: The mediational role of Mistrustfulness and Vulnerability to Harm and Illness, Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • 2022, The relation between holistic processing as measured by three composite tasks and face processing: A latent variable modeling approach, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • 2021-08-30, COVID-19 Inventory and Mental Health: Preliminary Analysis, American Journal of Psychotherapy
  • 2021-06-04, Psychological inflexibility as a transdiagnostic construct: relationships between cognitive fusion, psychological well-being and symptomatology, Current Psychology
  • 2021-03-20, Emotional schemas mediate the relationship between emotion regulation and symptomatology, Current Psychology
  • 2021-02-28, Neurocognition applied to psychotherapy: A brief theoretical proposal based on the complex neural network perspective, Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • 2021-01-14, Exploring the impacts of COVID-19 related social distancing on loneliness, psychological needs and symptomatology, Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome
  • 2020-12-22, Factor Structure and Convergent Validity of the Portuguese version of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems – 32, Journal of Relationships Research
  • 2020-12-01, Self-assessment of patterns of subjective experience: development and psychometric study of the States of Mind Questionnaire., Research in psychotherapy (Milano)
  • 2020-11-30, Sound symbolism is modulated by linguistic experience, Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
  • 2020-09-08, Transdiagnostic perspective on psychological inflexibility and emotional dysregulation, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • 2020-09-08, Normative scores of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in a sample of the adult Portuguese population, Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • 2020-06-08, Relationships between emotional processing difficulties and early maladaptive schemas on the regulation of psychological needs, Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • 2020-02-19, Holistic word processing is correlated with efficiency in visual word recognition, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • 2020, Relationships between emotional schemas, mindfulness, self-compassion and unconditional self-acceptance on the regulation of psychological needs, Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome
  • 2019-12-07, Early Maladaptive Schemas and Cognitive Fusion on the Regulation of Psychological Needs, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • 2019-10-24, Metacognitive self-assessment scale: psychometric properties and clinical implications, Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • 2019-07-05, Holistic face processing is penetrable¿…¿depending on the composite design, Visual Cognition
  • 2019-06-07, Psychometric and Rash Analysis of the UCLA Loneliness Scale-16 in a Portuguese Sample of Older Adults, Psychological Studies
  • 2019-05-06, Diagnostic precision of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in assessing cognitive deficits in substance use disorders, Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • 2019-03-14, Schematic Functioning, Interpersonal Dysfunctional Cycles and Cognitive Fusion in the Complementary Paradigmatic Perspective: Analysis of a Clinical Sample, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • 2019-01-02, Hemispheric asymmetry in holistic processing of words, Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition
  • 2017-06-20, The Word Composite Effect Depends on Abstract Lexical Representations But Not Surface Features Like Case and Font, Frontiers in Psychology

Tese / Dissertação

  • 2021, Doutoramento, Evidence-based clinical decision-making : Conceptual and empirical foundations for an integrative psychological and neurobiological transtheoretical metamodel
  • 2018, Mestrado, Características psicométricas do Wisconsin Card Sorting Test em várias amostras da população portuguesa
  • 2016, Mestrado, Funcionamento esquemático, ciclos interpessoais disfuncionais e fusão cognitiva na perspetiva do modelo de complementariedade paradigmática


  • 2022, A State-Trait Approach to Self-Compassion: Is It a Schema or a State of Mind?, Faustino, B.

Artigo em conferência

  • 2016, The effect of virtual reality-based serious games in cognitive interventions


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