Luís Oliveira Couto

Biographical note

Degree in Psychology, Master in Applied Adult Neuropsychology from Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and currently a 2nd year doctoral candidate in Educational Sciences at ULHT. Researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development. Investigates and intervenes in the field of Neuropsychology in Unipolar and Bipolar pathologies. He is currently Vice-President of the Board, member of the scientific and neuropsychologist board of the Association for the Support of Depressive and Bipolar Patients.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Research in the field of unipolar and bipolar disease
  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Human rights
  • Intervention/rehabilitation through the Arts and Socially Useful Activities
  • Quality of life
  • Social exclusion

Individual doctoral project

Impact of the application of a Biopsychosocial Education Program / Cognitive Stimulation and its collaborators for a full inclusion of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder
Professor Jorge Oliveira


This research intends to evaluate the impact of a psychoeducation program combined with cognitive stimulation in virtual reality in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It will use an experimental study using as main methodology a quantitative causal research to evaluate the impact of the application of the program of cognitive stimulation and the program of psychoeducation, assisted by a quantitative methodology of multiple cases also using a causal research to give greater robustness to the investigation. This research aims to improve the cognitive functions (attention, memory, inhibitory control, organization, decision making), literacy and quality of life of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder.