Mariane Krause

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.

Mª Pía Santelices

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. 

Carola Pérez


Psychologist (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.

As Director of Research at MIDAP, she is in charge of the general coordination of the studies conducted and its members.


Susana Maldonado

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Director of Management and Research

Bachelor of Science with a Specialization in Biology and MSc in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Ecology from Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Sciences. She has experience in organizing and implementing development projects connected to sciences and scientific-academic activities in Latin America.

From 1991 to 2007 she was the Executive Director of the Latin American Botanics Network (RLB). In late 2007 she became part of the Millennium Scientific Initiative (ICM), implemented by the Ministry of Planning (currently administered by the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism) as Head of ICM Institutes and Nuclei, where she worked until late 2013. During 2014, she worked as an independent consultant and manager of scientific projects, and entered MIDAP in March 2015.

Member of the Latin American Botanics Association and the Chilean Ecology Society.

As Director of Management and Development at MIDAP, she is in charge of managing technical information, coordinating continuing educational activities, contributing to the generation of links with other institutions, and obtaining new sources of funding.


Elisa Barrientos


Journalist and holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication from Universidad de Chile. Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences awarded by the same institution. She earned a Diploma in Science Communication, a specialization program taught by Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Sciences. She is a member of the Chilean Association of Science Communication Journalists and Professionals (Achipec).

She has experience in the internal and external communications of centers of excellence in research, both in the social sciences and natural sciences, where she has held posts connected with the management and organization of science communication activities and collaboration networks, the generation of dissemination projects and research networks, event organization, and institutional outreach, among other areas.

As Director of Communications and Outreach, she is in charge of dissemination activities, media contacts, the execution of outreach activities, scientific collaboration networks, and the organization of MIDAP activities.


Fernanda Gatica Oyola

Ana María Galvez

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Executive Secretary with a vast experience in the academic and scientific fields. During her professional career, she has worked at Pontificia Universidad Católica, where she was the Secretary of the School of Psychology’s Primary Health Care Center (currently, Mental Health Center), the Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy, the Master’s Degree in Intersubjective Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and the Postgraduate Program in Psychodiagnosis with Projective Techniques.

Currently, she is the Management Assistant of MIDAP, where she collaborates with the Institute’s management team.


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