Events

Upcoming events

Date (dd/mm/year)
and time
Venue Speaker Format Title
19/02/2019; 11:00 - 12:00 ISCTE-IUL Alain Giami
(Institut de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale)
Talk PhD Seminar: "Measuring gender diversity in surveys: An essay in political epistemology"
20/02/2019; 11:00 FP-UL Elisa Kerns de Castro
(Unisinos)
Talk FRED Talk: "Infantile cancer as trauma: Post-traumatic stress disorder and Post-traumatic Development in survivors and caregivers."
28/02/2019; 14:00 ISCTE-IUL Jesús Palacios
(Universidad de Sevilla)
Talk PhD Seminar: "Developmental changes after early adversity. Lessons from adoption resarch"

Conferences

No conferences are scheduled at the moment.

Talks, Seminars and Workshops


PhD Seminar: "Measuring gender diversity in surveys: An essay in political epistemology"

Speaker: Alain Giami (Institut de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale)
Date and time: 19/02/2019; 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: ISCTE-IUL; Mário Murteira's Auditorium - Sedas Nunes Building
Registration: Please email ISCTE-IUL's PhD Programme Manager to register or find out more.

Abstract:
Gender, i.e., the binary distinction between men and women, is the main variable used in most surveys (sociology, demography, epidemiology, etc.). Based on a narrative analysis, this presentation examines how tras population surveys have designed questionnaires to improve the social and statistical visibility of people who do not fit into the gender/sex binary system. Beyond the analysis of the existing international literature, the presentation analyzes the "solutions" that have been developed in different surveys (France, Brazil, Norway) on the health and citizenship of transgender people using the same protocol. These are open-ended questions that allow participants the freedom to choose the expression by which they define their gender identification, self-definitions that are then used as categories for analyzing the quantitive data collected through the questionnaire. The partnerships established with Trans organizations and health professionals are based on a political epistemology that will be discussed.


FRED Talk: "Infantile cancer as trauma: Post-traumatic stress disorder and Post-traumatic Development in survivors and caregivers."

Speaker: Elisa Kerns de Castro - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos) Escola de Saúde.
Date and time: 20/02/2019 - 11:00.
Venue: FP-UL, Room 7
Registration: No registration required.

Abstract (translated):
Currently, 70% of children who have had child cancer have survived and little attention has been paid to their quality of life and mental health, as well as that of their progenitors. For the increase in life expectancy to be accompanied by quality of life, it is important that the possible psychological consequences of these traumatic experiences are known.

Child cancer survivors and their progenitors may present risk of psychological suffering, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On the other hand, overcoming a life threatning situation has also been linked to positive psychological changes, like the post-traumatic growth (PTG). Those changes caused by the trumatic experience of child cance, together with the perception that survivors and their progenitors have of the disease, may have an impact i their quality of life.

Following this line of reasoning, this conference will approach the theme of PTSD and PTG in child cancer survivors and their progenitors from the premise that the experience of child disease is a trauamtic event. Preliminary results of a study conducted in Brazil with child cancer survivors and their progenitors, with the possibility of having psychological conseling in the matter from a health psychologist.

Keywords: Mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-regulation, Child Cancer.

Check out the event's page to find out more!


PhD Seminar: "Developmental changes after early adverstiy. Lessons from adoption research"

Speaker: Jesús Palacios (Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Date and time: 28/02/2019; 14:00
Venue: ISCTE-IUL; C1.04 Auditorium, Building 2
Registration: Please email ISCTE-IUL's PhD Programme Manager to register or find out more.

Abstract:
Developmental psychology and psychopathology have always asked to what extent early experiences shape personal development for the rest of our lives. What is the long-term impact of early adversities and traumas? Obviously, we cannot purposefully introduce these experiences to assess their impact. However, there are circumstances that can be used to find a response. Some children exposed to maltreatment and trauma in their early years are later adopted by nurturing, loving and stimulating families. Will these new positive experiences be able to overcome the ill consequence of the early adversities? Findings from adoption research will be used to illustrate the principle of "differential plasticity", the answer to the old question.