PROJECT OVERVIEW

Project title: “Wise” interventions: improving and disseminating psychological treatments
from the laboratory to society (INTERSABIAS in Spanish)

  • Reference: PROMETEO/2018/110
  • Grant year: 2019
  • Duration: February 2019 – April 2022
  • PFunding Program: Prometheus Program Grants for Groups of Excellence
  • Funding Entity: Consellería de Educación, Investigación, Cultura y Deporte
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  • Coordinator: Rosa Mª Baños Rivera
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  • IP: Rosa Mª Baños Rivera
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  • Partners of the Consortium:
  • – Carmelo Vázquez Valverde (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • – Javier Campayo García (Miguel Servet University Hospital of Zaragoza; University of Zaragoza)
  • – Soledad Quero Castellano (Jaime I University)
  • – Juana María Bretón López (Jaime I University)
  • – Azucena García Palacios (Jaime I University)
 
  • UVEG research team:
  •  – Jéssica Navarro Siurana
  • – Marta Miragall Montilla
  • – Ausiàs Cebolla
  • – Rocío Herrero
  • – Mª Dolores Vara

Brief description of the Project: The INTERSABIAS project has as a general aim to investigate how brief psychological interventions, guided by grounded theories and coming from the laboratory (“wise” interventions) can enrich the current evidence-based psychological treatments for various mental disorders (addressing specific mechanisms and processes that underlie the vulnerability, aetiology and/or maintenance of theseproblems). In addition, the project aims to investigate how these “wise” interventions can be delivered with the aid of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in order to improve their efficiency, efficiency and effectiveness.
More specifically, the INTERSABIAS project intends to address the gap between laboratory-based and theory-driven research and the implementation of therapeutic techniques that may be useful for a large number of people (due to their approach and the way of its administering). INTERSABIAS is going to focus on emotional disorders, developing several brief interventions, which are theoretically guided and psychologically accurate, specifically directed to promote changes in one of the five transdiagnostic domains identified in the literature: attention, memory, thoughts, reasoning and behaviour.

Our participation consists of: Coordination, development, and execution of the project.

 

Attention bias retraining through virtual reality in population with fear of public speaking

Enhancement of positive autobiographical resources through virtual reality (Google Earth tool) in population with depressive symptoms

Reduction of self-criticism through the creation of multisensory illusions of body-swapping through ” The Machine To Be Another ” technology

Assessment and treatment of bias in emotional reasoningl in people with the fear of public speaking.

The effect of body posture during a re-training on interpretation bias in people with dysphoria.

Effect of Imagery rescripting on exposure therapy in people with the fear of public speaking

Effects of the psychoeducation of embodied cognition on exposure therapy in people with the fear of public speaking.

Efficacy and efficiency of the variability of phobic stimulus during exposure therapy with Augmented Reality in people with cockroach phobia.

Associated publications:

Miragall, M., Borrego, A., Cebolla, A., Etchemendy, E., Navarro-Siurana, J., Llorens, R., … & Baños, R. M. (2020). Effect of an upright (vs. stooped) posture on interpretation bias, imagery, and emotions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 68, 101560.

Carrillo, A., Martínez-Sanchis, M., Etchemendy, E., & Baños, R. M. (2019). Qualitative analysis of the Best Possible Self intervention: Underlying mechanisms that influence its efficacy. PloS one, 14(5). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216896

Cebolla, A., Herrero, R., Ventura, S., Miragall, M., Bellosta-Batalla, M., Llorens, R., & Baños, R. M. (2019). Putting oneself in the body of others: A pilot study on the efficacy of an embodied virtual reality system to generate self-compassion. Frontiers in psychology, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01521

Colombo, D., Suso-Ribera, C., Fernandez-Álvarez, J., Fernández-Felipe, I., Cipresso, P., García-Palacios,, Riva, G. & Botella, C. (2019). Exploring affect recall bias and the impact of mild depressive symptoms: An ecological momentary study. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, 288, 208-215.

Ventura, S., Brivio, E., Riva, G., & Baños, R. M. (2019). Immersive Versus Non-immersive Experience: Exploring the Feasibility of Memory Assessment Through 360° Technology. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02509

Carrillo, A., Rubio-Aparicio, M., Molinari, G., Enrique, Á., Sánchez-Meca, J., & Baños, R. M. (2019). Effects of the Best Possible Self intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 14(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222386

Fernández-Álvarez, J., Rozental, A., Carlbring, P., Colombo, D., Riva, G., Anderson, P. L., Baños, R.M… & Cárdenas, G. (2019). Deterioration rates in Virtual Reality Therapy: An individual patient data level meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 61, 3-17. 10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.06.005

Fernández-Alvarez, J., Colombo, D., Botella, C., García-Palacios, A. & Riva, G. (2019). Virtual reality for anxiety and stress-related disorders: A SWOT analysis. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, 288, 43-54.

Colombo, D., Fernández-Álvarez, J., Patané, A., Semonella, M., Kwiatkowska, M., García-Palacios, A., Cipresso, P., Riva. & Botella, C. (2019). Current State and Future Directions of Technology-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment and Intervention for Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(4), 465. 10.3390/jcm8040465.

Mira, A., Díaz-García, A., Castilla, D., Campos, D., Romero, S., Bretón-López, J., … & Botella, C. (2019). Protocol for a randomized controlled dismantling study of an internet-based intervention for depressive symptoms: exploring the contribution of behavioral activation and positive psychotherapy strategies. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 133.  doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2099-2.

Presentations at international  congresses

Miragall, M., Burychka, D., Navarro-Siurana, J., Cebolla, A., Borrego, A., Llorens, R., Fernández-Álvarez, J., Blackwell, S., & Baños. M. “Exploring the effect of an upright (vs. stooped) posture during a cognitive bias modification”

Type of presentation: Poster

Congress: 20th Herbstakademie “Synchronization in Embodied Interaction”.  Freiburg (Germany). Fecha: 2019, 28-2 marzo.

Miragall, M., Fernández-Álvarez, J., Riva, G., & Baños, R.M. “Can we regulate our emotions through the body? Effects of the posture on spontaneous emotion regulation”.

Type of presentation: Oral Communication.

Congreso: Emotions 2019: 7th International conference on emotions, well-being, and health.  Tilburg (The Netherlands). Fecha: 2019, 16-18 octubre.

Botella, C; Baños, R. “Internet-based psychological interventions for depression in Spanish primary care settings: an overview”

Type of presentation: Oral Communication.

Congress: 1st European Congress on Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment of EACLIPT. Dresden, Alemania. Fecha: 2019, 31-2 noviembre.

Botella, C., Fernández-Álvarez, J., Colombo, D., Suso, C., Castilla, D., Bretón-López, J., Mira, A., & García-Palacios, A. “Using Virtual Reality and Ecological Momentary Assessment for improving autobiographical memory and positive affect in depressed individuals: a single case design”

Type of presentation: Oral Communication.

Congreso: ABCT’s 53th Annual Convention. Atlanta (EE.UU). Fecha: 2019, 15-18 noviembre.

Cebolla, A; Herrero, R; Miragall, M; Ventura, S; Bellosta, M; LLorens, R; Baños, R.M. “Putting oneself in the body of others: a pilot study on the efficacy of an embodied virtual reality system to generate self-compassion”

Type of presentation: Poster.

Congress: ABCT’s 53th Annual Convention.  Atlanta (EE.UU). Fecha: 2019, 21-24 noviembre.

Botella, C., Colombo, D., Suso, C., Castilla, D., Breton-lopez, J., Mira, A. & Garcia-Palacios, A.

“Using Virtual reality and ecological momentary assessment for improving autobiographical memory and positive affect in depressed individuals: a single case design”

Type of presentation: Poster.

Congress: ABCT’s 53th Annual Convention. Atlanta (EE.UU). Fecha: 2019, 21-24 Noviembre 2019