Doctor in Philosophy from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Magister in Clinical Psychology from the same university; Family Therapist from the  Instituto Chileno de Terapia Familiar. She is a Researcher in the Faculty of Psychology and Research Management at the University of the Americas, of which she is also a Professor. She also works as a psychotherapist in private practice for adults, individual therapy and couples.

Her research areas are the investigation of psychotherapeutic process, therapeutic alliance, change processes and significant events of psychotherapy; the micro-analytical approach to process research: affective regulation, facial expression of emotions, implicit phenomena in psychotherapy; the events of rupture and resolution in the therapeutic process and its association with personality; and the subjective perspective of the participants about the process of change and the therapeutic relationship in psychotherapy.

Psychologist and researcher at the Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Universität Heidelberg, Germany. She is Head Researcher at the Research Centre for Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Heidelberg and at the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention.

Her research focuses on psychotherapy, E-Mental Health and eating disorders.

Director of Research of MIDAP 

Clinical psychologist and researcher, Doctor in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and currently Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the same university. since March 2018 he is Director of Mental Health Unit at Centro Médico San Joaquín – Red Christus UC.

His lines of research include psychoanalysis, trauma, comorbidity, depression/personality pathology and suicide. To study these problems, he is interested in longitudinal statistical models, particularly growth curve models to examine processes of change in psychotherapy and analyze mechanisms of change taking into account temporal relationships between constructs.

Alex Behn received his undergraduate degree from Diego Portales University and then obtained a Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, he did his pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center and has received a Psychoanalytic Fellowship from Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Doctor in Psychology and Academic Department of Psychology at Universidad de Chile. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the Department of Psychology of the University of Chile on topics of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy and Childhood Youth Psychopathology, from an evolutionary constructivist perspective, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Interventions in Sexual Aggressions towards children and adolescents.

Her line of research is developed in processes of change and psychotherapy with children and adolescents, sexual abuse, clinical psychology of children and adolescents.


Psychologist (Universidad de Chile, 1994). PhD in Psychotherapy (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Heidelberg University, 2012). Individual psychotherapist, with a specialization in Family and Couple Therapy completed at the Psychiatry and Psychology Institute of Santiago de Chile (1993-1995).

Carla has worked as a clinical psychologist since 1993, both in her private practice and in other public institutions and non-governmental organizations. She has experience in issues related to family violence and trauma. She is a teacher and researcher at Universidad Internacional SEK and Pontificia Universidad Católica, among other institutions.

She is a consultant and instructor at institutions such as the District Attorney’s Office, Family Courts, and UNICEF, among others. Her doctoral research concerns relational victimization and its connection with mental health and early trauma histories, employing the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD-2).

DagninoShe is a clinical psychologist (Universidad Gabriela Mistral) and holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She earned the double degree of PhD in Psychotherapy (2012) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Heidelberg University (Germany). She has worked as a psychotherapist both in her private practice and in the Adult Psychotherapy Unit of Universidad Católica’s Psychiatry Department.

In the academic field, she has worked as a teacher at Universidad Católica and Universidad Gabriela Mistral. In the latter institution, she is in charge of the adult area of the Psychological Care Center, in adittion she is also in charge of the Clinic Area at the Psychology Faculty of Alberto Hurtado University.

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She is a psychologist with a degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a psychotherapy specialist, accredited by the National Committee for the Accreditation of Clinical Psychologists and the Psychologists’ Association, Chile. She is also accredited as a Psychotherapy Supervisor by the National Committee for the Accreditation of Clinical Psychologists and the Association of Chilean Psychologists, and holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology.

Her areas of research include: adult psychotherapy, personality disorders, patients with suicide risk and its relationship with personality and other psychological variables.


PhD in Clinical Psychology awarded by the University of Massachusetts and Master’s Degree in Psychology by Boston University. Psychologist (P. Universidad Católica de Chile). Accredited as a Clinical Psychologist with a Specialization in Psychotherapy by the National Committee for the Accreditation of Clinical Psychologists, part of the Association of Chilean Psychologists.

Academic at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Psychology. She is in charge of teaching the classes Clinical Psychology, Integration Workshop I, and Clinical Psychological Diagnosis; in addition, she supervises students during their internship and guides postgraduate students during their thesis process. Her research is focused on the process and outcome of psychological interventions.

She was the principal investigator in the FONDECYT project “To know or not to know: Does therapists’ access to feedback about patients’ psychological dysfunction and alliance perception affect treatment adherence, alliance, and outcome?”. Currently, aside from being a researcher at the Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research (MIDAP), she is an associate researcher at the National Research Center for Integrated Natural Disaster Management (CIGIDEN).

She provides psychotherapy for young people and adults in her private practice, where she specializes in psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapy. She supervises other psychotherapists and provides psychotherapy in English for foreigners.

OlgaPhD in Psychotherapy Research, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Universidad de Chile. Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Master’s Degree in Adolescent Psychology, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago. Psychologist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Accredited Clinical Supervisor.

To date she is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile

Work Experience:

Integral Health Center for Adolescents, Linares. Mental Health Program, Linares Hospital
Director, Universidad Católica del Maule School of Psychology
Director, Universidad Santo Tomás School of Psychology (Talca)
Teacher and Thesis Supervisor in the Master’s Program in Adolescent Psychology. Universidad del Desarrollo
Professor, Universidad Santo Tomás (Santiago).
Member of the Change and Psychotherapy Research Program. Member of teaching staff, Society of Psychoanalytic Studies in Infancy and Adolescence (SEPIA).
Researcher of the Psychological Intervention and Depression Millennium Nucleus.
Post-doctoral researcher, Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research (MIDAP).

Lines of research:

Change processes in psychotherapy and adolescence, depression.


Psychologist of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC), Master’s Degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at UC, where she is also the Director of the “Mindfulness and Psychotherapy” Diploma and the “Personality Disorders: Theory, Diagnosis and Treatment” diploma.

his field of research include Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Personality Disorders and Difficult Patients. His main lines of research are related to two main themes: Mindfulness and the impact of mindfulness practice on psychotherapists (in their experience as people, as therapists, in relation to the perception of their corporality, and in their experience with their patients), and the Work with Difficult Patients (conceptualization of these patients and challenges in working with them in the public health service, therapists’ training in this area – impact of a diploma program in the therapists’ training and in the acquisition of tools treatments for better management of these patients).


Medical Doctor, Universidad de Los Andes. Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatric Clinic, HCUCH. Postgraduate course in Philosophy, with a specialization in Bioethics (U. de Los Andes). Master of Public Health, Harvard University.

Area of specialization:
Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry


Clinical psychologist and postdoctoral researcher at Universidad de Almería (UAL), Spain. He studied Psychology at Universidad Internacional SEK, where he was taught by Professor Humberto Maturana Romesín. Afterwards, he earned a Master’s Degree in functional analysis in clinical and health care contexts from UAL and a PhD in Psychology (Doctor Europaeus) from the same institution. He was awarded a scholarship by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) within the Training Program for University Professors (FPU) and participated in the psychological care unit of UAL. He has also completed research internships in Italy and Germany.

His research interests involve the study of psychological experiences (e.g. hallucinatory experiences) in clinical and general populations. He has also worked on the application and assessment of cognitive-behavioral therapies based on acceptance and mindfulness.

Psychologist, Master’s Degree and PhD in Psychology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Associate Professor at Research Department in Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, England. Associate Professor Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculty, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
Research Area: Depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, personality disorders, clinical psychology of religion.

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Executive Director of MIDAP

Bachelor of Science with a Specialisation in Biology and MSc in Biological Sciences with a specialisation in Ecology from the Universidad de Chile. She has more than 25 years of experience organising 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 Plant Sciences Network (RLB). Between 2007 and 2013 she acted as Head of Millennium Centres of the Millennium Sciences Initiative Programme (MSI), implemented by the Ministry of Planning (currently administered by the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism) until late 2013. During 2014, she worked as an independent consultant and manager of scientific projects. She joined MIDAP in March 2015 as Head of Management and Development. She was in charge of managing technical information, coordinating continuing education, and fund raising, amongst other tasks.

In January 2018, as Executive Director of the Institute, her role expanded to include supervision of the entire operation of the Institute.


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Education (undergraduate and postgraduate):
 Psychologist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Psychotherapy Specialist, Association of Chilean Psychologists
Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
 M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration), Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
 PhD in Psychotherapy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Universidad de Chile

Current professional activities:
Clinical psychologist providing treatment for outpatients (UC Health Network and private practice)
Adjunct Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, UC Faculty of Medicine

Líneas de interés:
Individual psychotherapy with young people and adults
Depression, suicide risk
Personality difficulties

 Clínica UC San Carlos de Apoquindo
 Camino El Alba 12.351, Las Condes
 Fono: 22754 89 35.

Psychologist, PhD in Health Psychology from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). FULBRIGHT Fellow. Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, University of La Frontera. Director of the PhD in Psychology Program, University of La Frontera. To date he is in charge of the Stress and Health Laboratory.

His field of interest include teaching and quantitative research, multivariate methods of data analysis and psychometry. FONIS & FONDECYT researcher. Member of the Committee of Clinical Experts Ley Ricarte Soto 20850, Ministry of Health of Chile

Psychologist from University of Chile and PhD in Psychotherapy, she is an academician at the Faculty of Psychology of Alberto Hurtado University, where she is part of the Early Link Program. His main lines of research are early childhood, specifically, childhood attachment, triadic family interactions, regulatory disorders and parental depression. She is currently interested in studying the effects of a triadic psychotherapeutic model in families with children between 0 and 3 years old where one or both parents have depressive symptoms associated with postpartum.


  • Psychologist, P. Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • PhD in Psychology, P. Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Family and Couple Therapist, IChTF.
  • Accredited by the C.N.A.P. as a Supervisor and Clinical Psychologist Specialized in Psychotherapy.
  • Teacher and Postgraduate Supervisor, Chilean Family Therapy Institute.
  • Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Psychology, undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

IMG-20151118-WA0003-bMedical Doctor, Child and Adoloscent Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, MD, Dissertation at University Frankfurt 1992, Senior Doctor Research Department, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospitals Basel, Switzerland. Leader of training and supervision in the Evaluation of Adolescent Identity Treatment Study (EAST) in Basel, Switzerland. Lecturer in Psychotherapy:
– Seminar of Psychotherapeutic Training Rhein-Main (Germany)
– Academy of Psychotherapy Wiesbaden (WIAP) (Germany)
– Alfred Adler Institute Mainz (Germany)
– Institute of Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents (IPKJ) Basel, Bern, Zurich (Switzerland)

Pesonality Disorders in Adolescence, Transcultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Process Research
EAST Evaluation of Adolescent Identity Treatment Study (Clinical ID: NCT02518906) Co-Investigator, University of Basel

IMG-20151118-WA0001_bChild and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Psychologist, Doctor in Medicine, University of Frankfurt.
Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Basel
President of the Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy of the University Hospitals Basel, Bern, Zurich (IPKJ)
President of the Ethics Committee of the Psychiatric University Hospitals Basel
Secretary of the Board of European Forensic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Personality disorders in adolescence, development of psychometric instruments, psychotherapy process research.


He earned his degree in Psychology from Universidad de Panamá in 1996. He holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical psychology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2004) and has participated in several Fondecyt projects since. He earned the double degree of PhD in Psychotherapy (2012) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Heidelberg University (Germany). In 2012, UC’s Research Office awarded him the Excellence Prize for Doctoral Theses for his study entitled “Patients’ Verbal Emotional Expressions and Their Connection with Psychotherapeutic Change: A Multi-Level Analysis of Psychotherapeutic Activity”.

He is currently in charge of the Research Unit of the Schilkrut Medical Institute and teaches Qualitative Research Methodology. In his role as MIDAP Adjunt Researcher, his research areas are part of the Therapeutic Processes line. On one hand, he has been dedicated to the analysis of relevant segments during the therapeutic conversation, such as: episodes of change, stagnation, ruptures, resolution of ruptures, relational episodes, moments of self-definition, among others. In addition, it is in charge of coordinating the multicultural study conducted jointly between Chile and Switzerland, whose objective is to determine the effectiveness of the AIT (Adolescent Identity Treatment) approach for the treatment of adolescents diagnosed with identity diffusion.

Surgeon from the University of Santiago, Specialist in Adult Psychiatry from the Dr. Horwitz Psychiatric Institute. Sub-Specialist in Mood Disorders from Tufts Medical Center, Boston by Prof. Nassir Ghaemi. He also completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Research at Tufts University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University, both in Boston, USA.

Currently he works as Assistant Professor at the University of Chile and Research Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA. His areas of interest are in the field of heterogeneity in the clinical presentations of Depressive Disease, Nosology of Mood Disorders, diagnostic validators in mental health, early detection of mood disorders in primary care.