Luis Joaquín García-López

Universidad de Jaén

Interventions and new approaches for emotional adjustment of children and adolescents

Participants: Juan Antonio Moriana1; Maite Garaigordobil2; Raquel Falcó3; Maria-Belen Diez-Bedmar4

1University of Cordoba; 2University of The Basque Country; 3Miguel Hernandez University of Elche; 4University of Jaen

Symposium Summary

First, Mario Gálvez, Fátima Cuadrado, Judith Velasco, Eliana Moreno, Francisco García Torres, Carolina Pérez, Araceli Sánchez, and Juan Antonio Moriana will analyse the main psychological interventions based on evidence, which are used to address emotional problems in children and adolescents highlighting some keys for choosing the best treatment and pointing out the main problems for its implementation. Second, Maite Garaigordobil, Elena Bernarás and Joana Jaureguizar will describe and present the validation data of a new protocol for the Prevention of Child Depression entitled “Pozik-Bizi” (Happy Living). Third, Raquel Falcó, José Antonio Piqueras, Juan Carlos Marzo-Campos, Beatriz Moreno-Amador, Victoria Soto-Sanz, Tíscar Rodríguez-Jiménez, and Michael Furlong will focus on suicidal behaviours and socio-emotional skills in Spanish adolescents through the Study Covitality-Spain. Results of this study indicated that the prevalence rates of suicidal ideation, desire to die, detailed plan, non-detailed plan, risk behaviours, suicide attempts and self-harm behaviour were 9.2%, 15.2%, 5.3%, 12.4%, 9.2%, 3.5% and 9.3% throughout people life, and 7.7%, 10.4%, 3.7%, 7.4%, 6.5%, 2.4% and 5.6% during the last 12 months, respectively. People who recognize having any of these symptoms have less social and emotional competencies than people who do not want to answer those questions, followed by people who do not recognize these symptoms. Last, thanks to an interdisciplinary study between teams, Maria-Belen Diez-Bedmar, Luis-Joaquin Garcia-Lopez and Aroa Orrequia Barea will present the results of differences in the linguistic pattern between adolescents with a social anxiety disorder and healthy adolescents (controls). The objective of this study is that school staff can identify adolescents with the probability of this disorder, paying attention to the language showed by the student. The 4 talks are framed in the activities of the PROEMA Network (Red PROEMA) financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (PSI2017-90650-REDT).

Short CV

University professor of the Department of Psychology at the University of Jaen, whose main research line is the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders and emotional problems in childhood and adolescence. He has around 100 indexed papers within the framework of these research lines. He is the PI of a Network of excellence within the modality of Dynamization Actions and of ERDF Andalucía project. He is also a Co-PI of a national project and a project funded by a provincial entity. Currently, he is part of 3 international COST networks financed by the European Commission, as the Spanish representative appointed by the Ministry in the Management Committee (MC) for the actions: a) CA16102 European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders; b) CA17117 Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research; and c) CA17114 - Transdisciplinary solutions to cross-sectoral disadvantage in youth.

Finally, he has been a reviewer of research projects at national, regional and international level.

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