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The Team

Maria João Valdôde


Psychologist and psychotherapist, with experience in artistic-pedagogical projects.


Born in 1974 in Lisbon. She graduated in educational psychology at ISPA in 2000 and worked in schools as a psychologist and coordinator. She finished her master's degree in clinical psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon in 2016, currently working in this area. She founded and coordinates the Psychology Service for the Comunidade da Voz do Operário, where she also consults. She also works at Clínica das Horas and in a private practice. She is a member of the Portuguese Psychologists Association and of the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy where she is training as a psychotherapist. Has experience as a trainer in different areas.

​She has accompanied Cepa Torta since their beginning as an enthusiastic audience and joined the association when it was formed. Participated in the creation and dynamization of theater workshops for children, consulted for plays.


Currently, she collaborates as a consultant in the construction of projects, contributing with knowledge about the areas
social and educational.

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