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Name: Ana Maria Vedes

Functional areas: Clinical Psychology, Research, Couples Therapy and Enrichment.

Nationality: Portuguese

Residence: Zurich, Switzerland


Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish

E-mail: anavedes@gmail.com




Current situation

 

2012 - Present      

 

Ph.D. Guest Student at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Ph.D. Internship in the Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology (Children/Adolescents and Couples/Families) of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

 

 

 

2011 - Present       

Ph.D. Internship in the Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology (Children/Adolescents and Couples/Families) of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

  

2010 - Present      

Individual Ph.D. Grant by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/) for the project Risk and Resilience Factors for the Promotion of Couples Satisfaction: A Path to Prevention? This PhD is enrolled in the Inter-University PhD Program in Clinical Psychology - Family Psychology and Family Interventions - organized by the University of Coimbra and the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Ph.D. Scientific orientation by the Professors Dr. Wolfgang Lind (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Dr. Guy Bodenmann (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

  

Professional Experience

 

 

2008-2011

Clinical practice in the Service of Family and Individual Support, of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon (FP-UL), with individuals, couples and families.

Clinical training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (http://www.iceeft.com/) – certified Externship with Sue Johnson and Core skills 3 and 4 with Gail Palmer.

Home-study clinical training in Gottman`s Method for couples by the Gottman Relationship Institute (http/:www.gottman.com)

Clinical training in psychotherapy by the Portuguese Society of Constructivist Psychotherapies (http://www.sppc.org.pt/english).

 

2009-2010              

Advanced Training Course in Family Psychology and Family Interventions, by the Universities of Lisbon and Coimbra, Portugal.

                  Main activities and responsibilities:

a) Preparation of a scientific paper: "Grounds and Tracks for the Promotion of Couples Satisfaction and Resilience in Portugal" (final classification 18/20)

b) Construction of my PhD Project: "Risk and Resilience Factors for the Promotion of Couples Satisfaction: A Path to Prevention?" (17/20)

c) Attended the following courses: Video Interaction Guidance, Parental Education, Intervention in Crisis; Domestic Violence; Marital/Parental Mediation; Family and chronic disease conditions; Narrative Therapies, Marital Therapy and counseling; Community Mediation; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; and Statistics.

 

2008-2009             

Specialization in Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution, by the Portuguese Institute of Family Mediation. Development of a final group work on "Bicultural couples and Ethnic Minorities: Implications for Family Mediation", Portugal.

 

2008      

Internship as therapist and member of the observing team, at the Community Service for Families and Individuals of Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon (6 months), Portugal.

 Main activities and responsibilities:

a) Monitoring, evaluation and discussion of cases (individual, marital and family) with the therapeutic team, under the influence of the models – Solutions Oriented Brief Therapy, by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg; Coordinated Management of Meanings; and Narrative Therapies. Supervision conducted by Professor Luís Miguel Neto (PhD).

 

 

2008-2009              

Coordinator of the Unit for the Integration in Working Life (UNIVA) and Socio-cultural Animator, in the Group of Schools Ferreira de Castro, in Algueirão/Mem-Martins, Portugal.

Main activities and responsibilities:

a) Educational and Vocational Guidance, in individual and group-class contexts with students from 8th and 9th year, in normal and special curriculum;

b) Customized orientation meetings with the parents and their children;

c) Individual assistance (for assessment of interests and skills);

d) Establish of internship protocols with companies and institutions;

e) Skills Trainer for Job Search with unemployment adults, by the Portuguese Institute of Employment and Professional Training.

f) Courtyard Animation with children of the 1st cycle (5 to 10 years old);


2006-2007             

Academic Internship, as Psychologist in the Department of Psychology and Orientation of the Basic School Ferreira de Castro, in Algueirão/Mem-Martins, Portugal.

 Main activities and responsibilities:

a) Psychological Evaluation;

b)  Development of a program to promote social and personal skills with a class of 9th grade;

c)  Development of a program to develop personal and social skills in a case of Hiperactivity and Attention Disorder with co-morbidities associated;

d) Development of parenting sessions

  

Graduation and Masters Studies

 

 

2007-2008      

Master Dissertation in Clinical and Health Psychology, “Looking" Satisfaction: an exploratory study with Portuguese Couples” (http://hdl.handle.net/10451/3080) about the relationships between global marital satisfaction, satisfaction with intimacy, closeness, attachment and satisfaction with communication and conflict, by the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2001-2008             

Master Degree in Clinical Psychology - Cognitive Behavioral and Systemic variant (300 ECTS)

 

Scientific Communications

 


a) Oral Communications:

 

Vedes, A., Bodenmann, G., Nussbeck, F., & Lind, W. (2012). Dyadic Coping and Emotion-Focused Approaches for Couple Therapy. Symposium in the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Vedes, A., Nussbeck, F., Bodenmann, G., Lind, W., & Randall, C. (2012). Dyadic Coping, We-ness and Relationship Satisfaction. Mittelbaukolloquium, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Vedes, A.M. & Lind, W.R. (2011) Risk a Resilience Factors for the Promotion of Couples Satisfaction: a Path to Prevention? Forschungskolloquium HS11- Klinische Psychologie mit Schwerpunkt Kinder/Jugendliche und Paare/Familien. University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Cunha, M., Vedes, A.M. & Lind, W.R. (2011). Looking for clues for a satisfied intimate relationship between stable risk indicators and different relationship arrangementsForschungskolloquium HS11- Klinische Psychologie mit Schwerpunkt Kinder/Jugendliche und Paare/Familien. University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Pires, A. R., Vedes, A.M. & Lind, W.R. (2011) Dyadic Coping and couples’ satisfaction in a Portuguese Sample. Forschungskolloquium HS11- Klinische Psychologie mit Schwerpunkt Kinder/Jugendliche und Paare/Familien. University of Zurich, Switzerland

Vedes, A. M., & Lind, W. R. (2010).  Couple’ enrichment using Feedback: Analysis of ethical issues and controversies.  2nd Seminar of the Inter-University PhD program. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Vedes, A. M., & Lind, W. R.   (2010).   Risk   and   resilience   factors   for   the   promotion   of   couples’ Satisfaction: A Path to Prevention? 1st Seminar of the Inter-University PhD program. University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Vedes, A. M., Lind, W.R., & Lourenço, M. (2010).   Grounds   and   tracks   for   the   promotion of resilience   and   couples` satisfaction   in   Portugal.   Workshop   at   the   European   Family  Therapy Association. Palais des Congrès, Paris.  http://www.eftacim.org/doc_pdf/vedeslind.pdf

Cunha, M., Lind, W. R., & Vedes, A.  M. (2010). The relationship between static risk indicators, marital forms and marital satisfaction. Brief communication at the European Family Therapy Association. Palais des Congrès,  Paris.

Vedes, A. M., Narciso, I., & Ferreira, A. S.  (2009).  “Looking" satisfaction:  An exploratory study with Portuguese Couples. Brief communication at the 16th Congress of the European Association of Psychotherapy: Meanings of Happiness and Psychotherapy.  Lisbon, Portugal.

  

b) Posters

 

Vedes, A. M., Bodenmann, G., Nussbeck, F., Randall, A., & Lind, W. (2013). The role of we-ness in mediating the association between dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction. Sixth International Meeting of Stress and Dyadic Coping - Couples Coping with Cancer-Related Stress: Translating Research to Practice. University of Louisville, KY, USA. 

Vedes, A. M. & Lind, W. R. (2010). Resilience and risk factors in the promotion of couple’s satisfaction: A path to prevention? Second Seminar of the Inter-University PhD program. University of Coimbra, Portugal. 

Vedes, A. M. & Lind, W. R. (2010).   Resilience   and   Risk   Factors   in   the   Promotion   of   Couples Satisfaction: A Path to Prevention? First Seminar in Psychology Research of the Faculty of Psychology. University of Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

c) Publications

 

Vedes, A., Bodenmann, G., Lind, W. (2013). What love styles got do with dyadic coping? An actor-partner interdependence analysis. (manuscript in preparation).

Vedes, A., Nussbeck, F., Bodenmann, G., Lind, W., & Randall, C. (2013). The role of we-ness in mediating the association between dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction (manuscript re-submitted to the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships).

Vedes, A., Nussbeck, F., Bodenmann, G., Lind, W.,  & Ferreira, A.  (2013). Psychometrics and validity of the Dyadic Coping Inventory in Portuguese.  Swiss Journal of Psychology , 72, 3, 138-149. 

Vedes, A.  M., Lind, W., & Lourenço, M.  (2011). Fundamentos para o desenho de estratégias de  promoção da satisfação e da resiliência conjugal. [Foundations for the design of prevention strategies for the promotion of couples’ satisfaction and resilience]. PSICOLOGIA, XXV. Edições Colibri. Lisboa.

 


Experience in Supervision and Teaching

 

Co-supervision of the Master Thesis of Andreia Correia about a Qualitative Journey Through Intimate Relationships: Clues for Couples Prevention and Enrichment.(2011-2012). Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Co-supervision of the Master Thesis of Marta Cunha about Marital Satisfaction, Marital Forms and Risk Indicators for Couples Success. (2009-2011). Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Co-supervision of the Master Thesis of Ana Raquel Pires about Marital Satisfaction, Dyadic Coping and Socio-demographic Variables (2010 - 2011). Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Relationship Education and Enrichment. Class given to the 5th year of The Integrated Master in Psychology, 2010/2011, regarding the Discipline of Community Psychology- Advanced Themes. Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Pathways to Relationship Satisfaction and Resilience - Grounds and Tracks for Intervention. Communication done through the Second Life platform for The Portuguese Society of Constructivist Psychotherapies. February 2011.

 

 

Participation in research Projects

 

The completion of the master dissertation was a clipping from a broader investigation on marriage and parenthood, which took place in 2008 at the nucleus of systemic clinical psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of University of Lisbon, under the coordination of the Professors Isabel Narciso Davide (Ph.D.), Maria Teresa Ribeiro (Ph.D.) and Ana Sousa Ferreira (Ph.D.).

 

 

Areas of Scientific Activities and Research Interest

 

Family Psychology 

Couples` satisfaction and resilience, stress, dyadic coping and creation of shared meaning.

Processes of negotiation between couple`s identity (We-ness) and the individual identity (I-ness), in stressful contexts. Emotional synchrony.

 

Family Interventions

Prevention and Couples Enrichment. Couples Therapy, Family and Conflict Mediation.

Cross-cultural, Minorities and Immigration studies and Community Psychology.

 

Methods

Dyadic Analysis, diary studies and longitudinal designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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