Dr.ª Joana Ferreira

Child and adolescent psychiatrist

Academic Background and Training

  • Degree in Medicine from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2005-2011).
  • Registered with the Portuguese Medical Association in September 2011 with professional card number 53841.
  • Common Year of Medical Internship at Hospital do Divino Espírito Santo, Ponta Delgada, EPE.
  • Internship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of the Pediatric Hospital – Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (2013-2017).
  • Training activity: Accreditation as a Parent Group Leader in the “Incredible Years” program; Training in the “More Family, More Youth” parenting education program; Accredited training in the “Life Story Work”, “PEERS” and “The Greenspan Floortime Approach” programs. Accredited clinical training in the “Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule (ADOS-2)” diagnostic instrument.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapist by the Portuguese Association of Behavior Therapy.

Areas of interest: Child and adolescent psychiatry, parenting, autism spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety. Psychotherapeutic intervention.

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