Pedro Teixeira among the top 2% researchers in the world
Considering impact throughout their career and in all research fields, 2 CIPER-FMH researchers were place in the top 2% in the world: Duarte Araújo and Pedro Teixeira. The score used In this independent analysis using the Scopus database values impact (citations) rather than productivity (number of publications) and it also incorporates information on co-authorship and author positions (single, first, last author). More info HERE.
Jorge Encantado presented on the topic of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
At the XI event of "Jornadas de Psicologia" organized by the University of Aveiro (March 1st), Jorge Encantado, a researcher at the CIPER Self-Regulation research group, gave a talk on the topic of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, contextualizing it historically and providing updated clinical evidence of its therapeutic potential for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and addiction. The slide deck for this presentation can be found HERE.
Pedro Teixeira presented an evidence synthesis on psychedelics and chronic pain
Pedro Teixeira, CIPER Self-Regulation research group director, at the 30th congress of pain medicine, reviewed the available evidence suggesting the potential future use of psychedelic-assisted therapies to treat chronic pain. The slide deck is available HERE.
Jorge Encantado provides training to CIPER's Researchers on Systematic Reviews
CIPER-SR researcher, Jorge Encantado Ph.D., presented in the CIPER Researchers' weekly meeting "An Introduction to Systematic Reviews". The presentation's goal was to provide students and researchers alike the fundamental knowledge regarding the procedures of a Systematic Review, the most critical steps, international guidelines, and some pitfalls that may occur during this long-term endeavour. A slide deck is available HERE.
Philipp Kadel at CIPER-SR research group
Psychologist Philipp Kadel, from the University of Mannheim, presented at CIPER Researchers' weekly meeting, a talk titled “The Planet's Health is Our Health - Psychological Perspectives on One-Health and Its Promotion”. It described the relevance of studying sustainable behaviours both for individual and environmental benefit (slide deck is available HERE). Philipp is an active member of the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations and the UN committee of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS).
New article from the NoHow project (Horizon 2020) published in the British Journal of Health Psychology
Several CIPER-SR researchers were involved in the article "Motivational and Self-efficacy Reciprocal Effects During a 12-Month' Weight Regain Prevention Program" published in the British Journal of Health Psychology (Impact Factor 2021: 8.101). As part of the NoHoW Project, it presents latent growth models and cross-lagged analysis to identify longitudinal predictors of long-term weight change.
Pedro Teixeira presented an evidence synthesis on the association between psychedelic use and health behaviour change
At the inaugural conference of the Portuguese Society for Lifestyle Medicine, Pedro Teixeira, CIPER Self-Regulation research group director, reviewed the available evidence suggesting the potential future use of psychedelic-assisted therapies to facilitate health behaviour change, including healthy eating and physical activity. The slide deck is available HERE.
CIPER-SR at the 26th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Our research team was represented at the annual congress of the European Health Psychology Society (August 23-27) by researcher Jorge Encantado. Two posters were presented, one to disseminate preliminary descriptive findings of a systematic review on the effects of psychedelic experiences in naturalistic settings; the other presented results of a survey about the attitudes and beliefs of Portuguese mental health professionals towards psilocybin-assisted therapy.
New world map of psychedelic science with CIPER-FMH’s Participation
As part of a collaborative effort between Blossom Analysis, CIPER’ Self-regulation group, and The Synthesis Institute, a non-profit educational website was recently launched allowing users to quickly find planned / ongoing research projects in psychedelic science - as well as researchers, research groups and their publications - all over the world. The Atlas of Psychedelic Research may be a useful tool for current and prospective student / researchers, to funding agencies, to journalists, and to private organisations looking for academic partnerships.
FMH-CIPER was present at ISBNPA 2022: Psychedelics and Health Behavior Change
A dedicated symposium named “Psychedelics and Health Behavior Change", was presented by Pedro Teixeira, CIPER-SR Lead Researcher, and the external collaborators Arlen Moller and Otto Simonson at the annual ISBNPA meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. This talk was based on the review article, “Psychedelics and health behaviour change”, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, and also covered the most recent research on the topic of Behavioural Psychedelics. The full video is available HERE.
Pedro Teixeira featured in the Psychedelic Medicine Podcast
Pedro Teixeira participated as a guest in the science dissemination podcast Psychedelic Medicine Podcast, hosted by Lynn Marie Morski. Pedro Teixeira discussed the most recent research in the field of "behavioural psychedelics", a new approach to studying the impact of psychedelic therapy on health behaviour change. The full podcast episode is available HERE.
Jorge Encantado presented an evidence synthesis of eHealth interventions
Jorge Encantado, CIPER Self-Regulation researcher presented an evidence synthesis of eHealth interventions to promote healthy behaviours, included in a series of scientific conferences organized weekly by ISPA - Instituto Universitário. To see the talk click HERE.
Pedro Teixeira included in the lists of highly cited researchers worldwide
Pedro Teixeira was recognized in Standard University's updated list of the most cited scientists worldwide in their respective fields (top 2%) throughout the year 2020. Other CIPER-FMH colleagues were also included in the lists of highly cited researchers worldwide: Duarte Araújo, Luís B. Sardinha, e Analiza M. Silva.
The new study led by scientists from Stanford University can be consulted free of charge at https://dx.doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw.
Protocol for NoHow project (Horizon 2020) published in JMIR
The research protocol article for the NoHow project, first-authored by Marta Marques, has been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. JMIR the leading digital health journal in quality / visibility (IF 5.43), ranking Q1 in the medical informatics category. It is also the largest journal in the field. https://www.jmir.org/2021/12/e25305
Pedro Teixeira and the Self-regulation group featured in international press
Pedro Teixeira and the new line of research from the Self-regulation group - psychedelics and health behaviour change - were featured in two recent articles in the popular press. See the piece in Lucid News and the one on ON Magazine. The coverage is directly related to this recent publication by Teixeira et al., which is openly accessible.
Pedro Teixeira featured in video interview "Get to know CIPER senior researcher"
On Wednesday 24th the CIPER series "Get to know CIPER senior researcher" featured Pedro Teixeira. The session was conducted as an interview format moderated by two researchers from the Self Regulation research group, Laura Carvalho and Jorge Encantado. The main topics were Pedro Teixeira's academic career, research interests and main achievements, providing relevant insights for early career and future researchers. The interview can be accessed HERE.
FMH-CIPER was present at Insight: Psychedelic Research & Therapy
With a lecture named “Can Psychedelics Improve Diet, Exercise, Meditation, and Weight Control?”, Pedro Teixeira was a presenter at the Insight 2021 conference in Berlin, organised by the MIND Foundation. This talk was based on the review article, “Psychedelics and health behaviour change”, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology and recently covered by Lucid News.
Jorge Encantado completed his PhD in Health Psychology
Jorge Encantado, researcher at the PANO-SR Research Group, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled "Digital Health for Weight loss Maintenance" on July 8th at ISPA - Instituto Universitário.
Pedro Teixeira new Research Director at the Synthesis Institute
Pedro Teixeira has been hired as Director of Research at the Synthesis Institute (partial time position) to coordinate all research projects and activities, in collaboration with leading research organizations worldwide. The Synthesis Institute is a pioneering organization in the field of psychedelics, providing legal, medically-supervised experiential retreats; practitioner training programs; and science outreach and dissemination activities.
Expert Consensus Article on Self-Determination Theory Techniques Published in Motivation Science
The article "Classification of Techniques Used in Self-Determination Theory-Based Interventions in Health Contexts: An Expert Consensus Study" has been published in APA's Motivation Science. Involving a large number of experts in self-determination theory (SDT), it presents the first consensus-based set of motivation and behavior change techniques based on SDT. It focuses on health contexts and behaviors, such as physical activity and eating.