Juan Antonio Moriana

University of Cordoba

Mental Health and Adolescence

Participants: Raquel Falcó1; José Antonio Piqueras1 y Lourdes Espinosa

1Miguel Hernández University; 2University of Jaen

Symposium Summary

Introduction: Adolescent mental health is one of the most relevant but least addressed topics in the scientific literature. Within this context, the evaluation of mental health and psychological well-being in adolescence and the search for new paradigms to promote mental health and well-being in the school environment, represent some of the most interesting approaches to increase the knowledge we have of the problems of adolescence, of special interest in both the educational and health contexts. Methods: The methodology used in different communications is diverse. On the one hand, we apply quasi-experimental, descriptive methodologies, systematic review using the PRISMA model. All the presentations have in common the work with child and/or adolescent population from different perspectives, complementary between them.  Results: The results indicate the need to approach the study of mental health from other non-psycho-pathological perspectives and more focused on the positive development and strengths of children. They also highlight the relevance of early assessment and of activating mechanisms for the best choice of treatments and prevention programs. Discussion: The results above could have implications for improving both the assessment and the treatment and prevention of this type of problem in the health, educational and social fields.

Short CV

Degree in Psychology from the University of Granada and Doctor from the University of Cordoba. He holds the Official Title of Specialist in Clinical Psychology. He began his professional career in the field of Mental Health and later in Social Services. He is currently a University Professor in the Area of Psychological Personality, Evaluation and Treatment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cordoba. He has been Director of the Department of Psychology, Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology and Director of the Master's Degree in General Health Psychology. He is responsible for the PAIDI Research Group "Evidence-based Psychology. Evaluation and design of effective psychological interventions" and carries out his research activity in the context of psychological treatments and clinical and health psychology within IMIBIC (Maimonides Institute of Biomedical Research of Córdoba) and the Reina Sofía University Hospital. He has participated and directed national and international research projects and written numerous scientific articles within this field.


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