Ricardo João Teixeira, PhD, graduated in psychology with a pre-specialization in clinical and health psychology. He received his PhD in health psychology from the School of Psychology, University of Minho (Portugal). For his dissertation he was granted with a scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He is now finishing a Post-Doc in Psychology at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro (Portugal). He completed post-graduation studies in Health Psychology, Cognitive-Behavior Therapies (CBT's advanced course), and Palliative Care.

He received several national and international scientific awards, and is an award-winning member of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). As a clinician, researcher and lecturer, he cooperates with various higher education institutions (University of Aveiro, University of Minho, Institute of Research and Advanced Training in Health Sciences and Technologies - CESPU, and Polytechnic Institute of Porto). Dr. Teixeira coordinates the clinical psychology and psychotherapy department at Clínica da Ordem (Porto, Portugal), and also works with cancer patients at MamaHelp, a Breast Cancer Support Center (Porto, Portugal).

His special research interests are emotion regulation, mindfulness, third wave CBT's, alexithymia, posttraumatic growth, psycho-oncology, psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine, and psychological prophylaxis (mental health prevention). He has published several scientific papers and book chapters on these topics.

Ricardo João Teixeira
University of Aveiro, Department of Education and Psychology, Portugal Clínica da Ordem, Porto, Portugal CESPU, Institute of Research and Advanced Training in Health Sciences and Technologies, Gandra, Portugal
Ricardo João Teixeira, PhD, graduated in psychology with a pre-specialization in clinical and health psychology. He received his PhD in health psychology from the School of Psychology, University of Minho (Portugal). For his dissertation he was granted with a scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He is now finishing a Post-Doc in Psychology at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro (Portugal). He completed post-graduation studies in Health Psychology, Cognitive-Behavior Therapies (CBT's advanced course), and Palliative Care.

He received several national and international scientific awards, and is an award-winning member of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). As a clinician, researcher and lecturer, he cooperates with various higher education institutions (University of Aveiro, University of Minho, Institute of Research and Advanced Training in Health Sciences and Technologies - CESPU, and Polytechnic Institute of Porto). Dr. Teixeira coordinates the clinical psychology and psychotherapy department at Clínica da Ordem (Porto, Portugal), and also works with cancer patients at MamaHelp, a Breast Cancer Support Center (Porto, Portugal).

His special research interests are emotion regulation, mindfulness, third wave CBT's, alexithymia, posttraumatic growth, psycho-oncology, psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine, and psychological prophylaxis (mental health prevention). He has published several scientific papers and book chapters on these topics.

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