Director of the Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research – MIDAP.

Mariane Krause, Directora de MIDAP

Mariane Krause, Directora de MIDAP

She is Full Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Psychology. She obtained her Doctorate at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). Her areas of research are change processes in psychotherapy, depression, and the interaction between sociocultural and mental health conditions. She has led several research projects in these areas, with funding from the Millennium Scientific Initiative of the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism (ICM-Chile), the National Committee of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT- Chile), and the United Nations Development Program. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of the Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research, a Chilean center of excellence in research, which received funding for 10 years starting in 2015.

Dr. Krause has published multiple scientific articles and a number of books on psychotherapy and psychosocial issues. She is a member of the editorial board of 6 international journals. Currently, she is a Book Review Editor for Psychotherapy Research, has been Guest Editor for several journals, and is currently in charge of a special number on psychotherapy process research for the journal Estudios de Psicología (Studies in Psychology). Between 2013 and 2016 she was the President of the Latin American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. She has also participated in the organization of several scientific events, including the Latin American and Chilean Psychotherapy Research Conferences.

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Deputy Director of the Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research – MIDAP.

Ma. Pía Santelices, Sub-Directora MIDAP

Ma. Pía Santelices, Sub-Directora MIDAP

She holds a Psychology degree from Universidad de Chile, an MA in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from Université Lumière-Lyon 2, France, and a PhD in Psychology from the same institution. She is Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Psychology and specializes in attachment during pregnancy and the early mother-baby bond. At present, she leads Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy.

Diego Cosmelli, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

Diego Cosmelli, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

He holds a degree in Biochemistry from the Universidad de Chile and a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the École Polytechnique, France. He is Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Psychology and specializes in the study of human experience from both an experimental and theoretical point of view. Based on this motivation, he works in two specific areas: the biological basis of subjectivity and the study of the stream of consciousness.

Presently, he is the Deputy Director of Research and Postgraduate Affairs of Universidad Católica’s Faculty of Psychology.

Pamela Foelsch, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Pamela Foelsch, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

She holds a PhD awarded by Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA. She is professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian Hospital and therapist at the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI).

Claudio Martínez, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

Claudio Martínez, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

Associate Professor at Universidad Diego Portales’ Faculty of Psychology, he holds a PhD awarded by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His field of study includes psychotherapeutic processes, specifically the regulation of patient-therapist processes. Other of his areas of research are attachment in adulthood, mentalizing processes, crisis intervention, and personality disorders.

Vania Martínez, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Vania Martínez, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Psychiatrist (Universidad de Chile) specializing in Childhood and Adolescence. She is an academic at Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Medicine, at the Reproductive Medicine and Integral Adolescent Development Center (CEMERA). She holds the following academic qualifications: Doctor of Psychotherapy (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Doctor of Medicine (Heidelberg University, Germany – International Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy), Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (Universidad Diego Portales).

The positions she holds include: Family Therapist at the Chilean Family Therapy Institute, Member of the Chilean Society of Pediatrics, Member of the Society of Childhood and Adolescence Psychiatry and Neurology, and Member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Her lines of research are depression in adolescents, quality of life in adolescents, and sexuality in adolescents.

Claudia Miranda, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Claudia Miranda, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Psychologist and Bachelor of Psychology (Universidad de Tarapacá). Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She completed her PhD in Mental Health and Aging at University College London, England.

Her lines of research are focused on three areas of psychogerontology: assessment and improvement of psychosocial aspects in older adults, implementation and assessment of the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions intended to improve the wellbeing of dementia sufferers and their family caregivers, and psychotherapeutic aspects connected to clinical work with older adults.

1DSC_9308Psychologist (Universidad de Concepción), Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Her interests include understanding the development of well-being in children and adolescents and the way in which family conditions and contexts foster and/or hinder it. She is also deeply interested in understanding the interplay among family members and how such dynamics lead to their well-being. In addition, she seeks to understand what makes personal change possible, considering both psychotherapy itself and interventions intended to improve physical health.

Her competences include methodological aspects and the management of quantitative data. She is also familiar with a variety of analysis methods, ranging from the simple to the complex (for example, SEM and HLM). Currently, she has teaching and research roles in several research teams of Universidad del Desarrollo and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Graciela Rojas, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Graciela Rojas, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Full Professor at Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Medicine, current member of the University Senate, Deputy Director of the School of Medicine, and former Director of the Psychiatric Clinic of this institution.

During the last 20 years, Dr. Rojas has stood out due to her participation in major mental health research projects: from studies that demonstrated the importance of common mental disorders in the general population and in people being treated in primary health care centers to studies that tested the effectiveness of staggered programs for the treatment of depressed women and of combined treatments for postpartum depression in Chilean primary health care centers.

At present, Dr. Rojas is leading a research project intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of an on-line collaboration program for the treatment of depression which connects psychiatrists and family doctors through information technologies.

Luis Salazar, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

Luis Salazar, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

Medical Technologist (Universidad de La Frontera). Master’s Degree and PhD in Pharmacy with a specialization in Clinical Analysis and Postdoctorate in Applied Molecular Biology (Universidad de São Paulo, Brazil).

He has been principal investigator, co-researcher, and tutor in more than 30 projects in the biotechnology and health areas. Member of the Scientific Board of Chimica Acta and associate editor of Biomedical Science. Representative for Chile of Wiener lab. Foundation. Full Professor, Director of the Doctoral Program of Sciences (Applied Cell Biology and Applied Molecular Biology Specializations) and Institutional Representative of the Academic Agreement for Doctoral Thesis Co-Supervision signed by Universidad de La Frontera and Universidad de Sao Paulo. Inventor of an anti-cavity toothpaste with a patent request lodged via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Jaime Silva, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

Jaime Silva, Investigador Asociado MIDAP

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Universidad Central), Master’s Degree in Cognitive-Social Psychotherapy (Universidad de Barcelona), and PhD in Psychobiology (Universidad Complutense, Madrid). He has completed specialization programs in Affective Neuroscience (University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience) and in analysis through brain activation microstates using EEG measures (Harvard University’s Affective Neuroscience Laboratory). He also earned a Diploma in Cognitive Neuroscience Methods Using Dense Electrodes Array (Geodesics Inc., University of Oregon)

His lines of research concern dietary restriction and overfeeding, self-referential processing in schizophrenia, and affective neuroscience. Currently, he is the Director of Universidad del Desarrollo’s Attachment and Emotional Regulation Center (CARE) and an academic at the same institution.

Alemka Tomicic, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

Alemka Tomicic, Investigadora Asociada MIDAP

She earned her degree in Psychology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and her PhD from the same institution with a thesis entitled “Vocal Coordination: A Window for the Study of Mutual Regulation in Psychotherapeutic Dialog”.

She is a specialist in process-outcome psychotherapy research. She was part of the Change and Psychotherapy Research Program (www.psychotherapyandchange.cl). She has also focused on the study of the interaction and mutual regulation of the participants of the psychotherapeutic process and has researched these interactive regulation processes in both their verbal and nonverbal manifestations.

As a researcher, she is familiar with qualitative and quantitative methodologies. In addition, she has been trained in the use and application of qualitative methodologies in general and in psychotherapy research in particular. Within the context of these interests, she is part of the Qualitative Research Group (www.investigacioncualitativa.cl), whose objective is to collect and generate a network of academic resources on this research methodology.