HEALING University Team

Universidade Catolica Portuguesa

Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) is a research university characterized by a humanist vision committed to contribute to knowledge and the wellbeing of society. It is a national university with strong inter-sectoral ties to the surrounding regions in accordance with a smart development strategy. In addition to the commitment to fundamental research, the University is recognized for the social impact of its research agenda, namely in the cultural domain. UCP is going to participate with School of Arts (CITAR and CCD) and the Faculty of Education and Psychology (FEP). The Research Center for Science and Technologies of the Arts (CITAR) has been fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and promoting theoretical and applied research in artistic production. The Digital Creativity Center (CCD), acknowledged as one of the anchor projects from the Creative Industry Cluster in Northern Portugal, is a center of competence and creative excellence with an infrastructure equipped with cutting edge technology in the areas of Digital and Interactive Arts, Computer Music, Sound Design, Audiovisual and Cinematic Arts, Computer Animation. At Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH), several national and international research projects are being developed. CEDH assumed a major role in helping the refugees: Training host institutions on Trauma and Psychological Intervention requested by the Portuguese Support Platform (PAR); Founding the Humanitarian Intervention Program PAR Frontline @ Greece with major contributions to field work; Cooperation with governmental entities and asylum services from Portugal and Greece, IOM, UNHCR, European Asylum Support Office, Jesuit Refugee Service and CARITAS Hellas for relocating persons under the Refugee Support Program; Selection and training of volunteers; Development of Psychosocial Support Program for refugee children and women; Evaluation of the Refugee Support Platform Host Program ‘PAR Families’. As a recognition for the above contributions, CEDH was invited to be part of the Board of the Refugee Support Platform (recognized by the European Parliament with the European Citizen Prize/Award).
Contact Person

Luís Teixeira

Research expertise: PhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineer at Universidade do Porto, has expertise in audio-visual and immersive and interactive media production, creative coding, and digital signal processing. In recent years has been involve in projects such as PINFRA/22133/2016 “Digital Creativity Center”, POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024498 CHIC – Cooperative Holistic view on Internet and Content, NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000061 “Media, Arts & Technologies”, EXPL/MHC-PCL/1011/2013 “MIPA-MOBILE Monitoring psychotherapy with adolescents using mobile applications”, EU Lifelong Learning Programme Intensive Program 2011-1-IT2-ERA10-27052, "Art of Sound, Sound of Art", Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo da Vinci “Creative Energy Educational Exchange Project (CEEEP)”. He has been national delegate to COST ISCH Action IS1004 Webdatanet, Cost Action on Sonic Interaction Design, COST Action 287 - Gesture Controlled Audio Systems.

ORCID:  0000-0002-1206-4576

Ciência ID: 4E12-263B-3CF6

Contact us
Telephone: (962)6 535-50-00
Email: Art.Therapy@ju.edu.jo
Website: www.ju.edu.jo