- Degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra.
- Master's Degree in Health Psychology from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
- PhD in Psychology in the specialty of Clinical Psychology at the University of Algarve.
- Clinical psychologist in the career of Superior Health Technician – Ministry of Health (1994-2001)
- Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Algarve (2001-present).
Specialty in Clinical and Health Psychology.
- Advanced Specialty in Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by PsiRelational - Association of Relational Psychoanalysis.
- He has 47 scientific papers published in national and international specialized journals.
- Member of IARPP - The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy.
- Clinical psychology and relational psychotherapy (Affective disorders in adults and adolescents)