During the STSM several meetings with researchers/PhD students from the University of Porto - Portugal initiated by presenting them my research interests and recent findings as well as by getting interested in details of their investigations - thus sharing ideas on common research interests in the field of healthcare/psychotherapy research as foundations for further collaboration.
Previous STSM grantees
I went from Lithuania to visit the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention, with Prof. Svenja Taubner at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. My topic was on strengthening research competencies in the field of youth psychotherapy research with focus on mentalization.
I had the great pleasure of visiting Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schmidt’s laboratory and the University of Bern.
The aim of the STSM was to learn about new measures of mentalization in order to measure child patients’ pre-treatment mentalization levels and in session mentalization processes.
STSM title: Effective and enjoyable: how human computer interaction could contribute to successful App-delivered mental health intervention for young people.
As the TreatMe STSM researcher, I had an opportunity to be part of the team of inspiring scientists guided by Dr. Martin Debbané at the University of Geneva.
Silvana Markovska-Simoska visited the Centro Internazionale dei Disturbi di Apprendimento, Attenzione e Iperattività (CIDAAI) in Italy.
The STSM at the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention, University of Heidelberg gave me the opportunity for a month to be a part of this world-known center of excellence.