About Dr. Renata Fernandes de Oliveira
Renata is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Forensic Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She works with patients diagnosed (and with comorbidities) with psychosis, bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Her areas of expertise include mental health, analytical psychology, expressive arts therapy, individual, group, and family therapy, psychiatric and addiction-related intervention.
Renata has started her career in mental health, researching forensic psychiatric patients both in her Master’s and PhD. She has conducted two post-doctoral investigations at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro: In the first (Institute of Psychology) she has researched criminology and mental health; during the second (Institute of Psychiatry), she has researched the stigma of madness and dangerousness. During both periods she has taught seven courses about psychology, criminology, and mental health for undergraduate and post-graduate students, apart from working at the day hospital of the Institute of Psychiatry as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Renata has a collaborative approach, mostly dedicated to the analytical psychology developed by Carl Gustav Jung, which comprises dream analysis and expressive arts therapy as tools in the therapeutic process.
Chartered Psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.)
Chartered Counselling Psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Couns.Psychol., Ps.S.I.)
Chartered Forensic Psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Forensic.Psychol., Ps.S.I.)
Board Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology of The Psychological Society of Ireland
Post-doctorate of Psychology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Post-doctorate of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Doctorate of Psychology, University of Minho
Masters in Criminal Sciences and Law, University of Coimbra
Bachelor in Psychology, University of Saint Ursula
Bachelor in Law, University Gama Filho