Faculty of Health Sciences holds 2nd Forum of Psychology





The Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) held the 2nd Forum of Psychology on November 18, 2022.

The 2nd Forum of Psychology, organised by the Department of Psychology (DPY) of the Faculty of Health Sciences, took place on the evening of November 18th, Friday, at the Basement of the Kent Wong Exhibition Gallery of the University of Saint Joseph’s Ilha Verde Campus.

After a welcome speech by Prof. Vitor Teixeira, Head of the DPY, the Master dissertations of the 2021/2022 Academic Year that were awarded the highest grades were presented:

Afterwards, Prof. Teixeira, on behalf of the DPY, gave the students a small token of appreciation, before opening the floor to an enriching networking opportunity, as participants were free to directly talk to the presenters and browse the scientific posters on display, created by the year 2 MCP and MOP students.

Over 50 participants, including Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Programme students and alumni, as well as staff and strategic partners, learned more about the different research projects being conducted in the department, promoting the scientific discussion of the many subfields of Psychology and strengthening the recognition of Psychology as a core STEM discipline.

The next DPY event showcasing research in Psychology is scheduled to take place in April 2023.


The event began in 2016 as the Forum of Counselling and Psychotherapy (FCP), solely with students of the MCP. With the creation of the MOP in 2018, the event was expanded to include MOP students in 2020, having been rebranded, last year, as Forum of Psychology.

Its main purpose is to empower and inspire Psychology students, facilitating a space where the second year of the MCP and the MOP can present and share their research projects. Students have the opportunity to practice communication skills that will come in handy for their oral defences, while inspiring Bachelor of Psychology students, potential Master students, and increasing awareness of what it takes to conduct advanced research projects.

Whilst it is mainly organised for the DPY community (students, alumni, professors, and strategic partners), it is also open to the remaining University of Saint Joseph members and the general public that are interested in the field of Psychology.