SCALab Seminar- Martin DEBBANÉ
Université de Lille, Maison de la Recherche
Professor Martin Debbané is Professor and director of the Developmental Clinical Psychology Research Unit at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva (Switzerland). He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London (UK).
His research activities focus on developmental psychopathology, examining the developmental roots of severe disorders in the psychosis or personality spectrum disorders. The scientific projects involve a number of different methodologies, including but not restricted to clinical measures and cognitive paradigms, as well as structural and functional neuroimaging. He is involved in a number of longitudinal projects following youth cohorts with clinical risk (schizotypy, borderline or antisocial traits) or genetic risk (22q11.2 Deletion syndrome) for severe psychopathology. He is a trained and licensed child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapist.
He acts as associate and trainer in mentalization-based therapies at the Anna Freud Centre in London. He teaches and practices psychotherapy, from a contemporary psychodynamic perspective.