The AITANA Research Group aims to increase scientific knowledge that results in improved psychological treatments in children, psychological evaluation, and psychopathology in childhood and adolescence.
It is comprised of five PhD's from the UMH Department of Health Psychology assigned to the area of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment, in addition to three predoctoral interns.
Some group members have worked together since 2003, and since that time, their lines of research have been funded by various regional, national, and European research projects.
AITANA's general objectives include:
1. Develop and expand lines of research that allow learning aspects that affect psychological adjustment, evaluation and treatment of psychological disorders, and health promotion in children and adolescents.
2. Contribute to the development of clinical and health psychology research skills with undergraduate and graduate students.
3. Foster the use of knowledge to improve the quality of life in young people.
4. Offer and provide consulting services on research and intervention to public and private institutions and entities on programs and projects related to AITANA's lines of research.
5. Provide opportunities to conduct research with national and international groups.
This group's research interests are focused around three areas:
1. Child-youth evaluation and psychopathology.
2. Intervention in emotional disorders in children.
3. Health promotion in children and adolescents.