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Young Researchers 2019-10-07T17:30:35+00:00

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist from University of Chile. PhD in Psychotherapy from the Pontifical Catholic University and the University of Chile. Assistant Professor Department of Eastern Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile.

President of the Society for the Development of Psychiatry (SODEPSI) period 2017-2019 and Director since 2013; Academic Director of the Gaceta de Psiquiatría Universitaria Magazine since 2017 of which he was General Editor between 2011 and 2017. Visiting Professor of the PhD in Development Sciences and Psychopathology Program at Diego Portales University since 2018 and guest professor of the Postgraduate in Dynamic Psychotherapy UPD Psychiatric Institute Dr. José Horwitz Barak. He is a full member of the Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery (SONEPSYN), the Chilean Society of Biological Psychiatry, the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalisys and Psychotherapy (IARPP) and its corresponding Chilean chapter.

caceres3Adult Clinical Psychologist, Central University of Chile.
Training Course in Cognitive-Behavioral – Emotional Treatment (Central U).
Improvement for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients Addicted to Alcohol and Other Drugs (School of Public Health U. of Chile and Flor de Maipo Clinic).
Diploma in Health Institution Management (U. of Chile).
Responsible for “Mental Health Consulting” for teams of “Depression Program” installed in primary health offices in the municipality of Cerrillos.
Psychomedical Tobacco Unit.

Psychologist (Universidad del Mar), Magister and PhD in Psychotherapy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychodiagnostic and research; Postgraduate Degree in Operationalized Psychodynamic Psychodiagnostic(OPD) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and University, and a Postgraduate Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Dynamic Psychotherapy Unit of the Dr. José H. Barak Psychiatric Institute.

In the clinical area, she has worked in restorative psychotherapy with girls and boys who have suffered serious violence, specializing in cases of domestic sexual abuse. In the field of research, she is trained in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She has participated in projects in the area of social and educational psychology, and she is currently focusing on psychotherapy research, specifically, process-outcome research.

Psychologist and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Chile. PhD in Psychotherapy at the University of Chile and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Trained Professional in Mentalization-based Treatment (MBT) at Anna Freud Center and University College London. Diploma in Psychodynamic Diagnosis Operationalized (OPD-2) at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Accredited as a specialist in psychotherapy by the National Commission of Accreditation of Clinical Psychologists. Extensive experience in clinical psychology and adult psychotherapy especially in working with Mood Disorders, Anxious Disorders and Personality Disorders.

Adjunt Researcher at the Center of Studies in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the Diego Portales University. Research areas: Research in Subjective Experience and psychotherapeutic process: relevant episodes and therapeutic change, mutual regulation, attachment and mentalization.

Undergraduate teaching at Universidad Diego Portales, Universidad San Sebastián and Universidad de los Andes.

Teaching and postgraduate supervision at the University of Chile, Master’s Degree in Adult Clinical Psychology. Diploma in Cognitive Constructivist Psychotherapy for Adults and Supervision of Psychologists in training. Postgraduate teaching at Universidad Diego Portales in Diploma in Psychotherapy research for Mental Health professionals.

foto_daniel-150x150He is a Psychologist from the University of Antioquia (Colombia) and PhD in Psychotherapy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He is currently a professor-researcher at the Faculty of Psychology of the CES University of Colombia. His research topics are adolescence, process research in psychotherapy, research in psychotherapy with relevant episodes and therapeutic change.

Physician-surgeon of the P. Catholic University of Chile and Psychiatrist of the University Paris VII – Center Hospitalière Sainte-Anne. He is a Mindfulness instructor trained through the Center for Mindfulness of the U. of Massachusetts. He currently serves as a psychiatrist and mindfulness instructor in the Mental Health Unit – San Joaquin Medical Center of the UC-Christus Health Network, UC Department of Psychiatry and privately. He is a professor at the School of Psychology of the Catholic University of Chile (EPUC) and a researcher at the Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research (MIDAP). Participates as a teacher at the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Diploma UC – MIDAP. He is co-founder of the Mindfulness and Medicine Center.

His research interests are Mindfulness in clinical populations and health workers; psychosomatic and autoimmunity; Mindfulness and attention deficit.

Cristian Montenegro

He is a sociologist, currently undertaking the PhD in Social Research Methods in the Department of Methodology of the London School of Economics. His doctoral project is entitled “User organizations and the Mental Health System in Chile: Observing the construction of an emerging frontier”, an ethnographic exploration of incipient forms of collective action among users of mental health services in Chile.

His main research interest is the sociological analysis on the field of mental health, in particular the encounter between global discourses, local institutional designs and everyday experiences, through two analytical-methodological inclinations: 1) oral history to reconstruct policies, plans and programs from different voices and registers and 2) ethnographic approaches to reach out the experience of those who receive these policies, plans and programs.

Cristián studied sociology at the University Academy of Christian Humanism, and then obtained an MSc in Health, Community and Development at the Institute of Social Psychology at LSE. He has taught courses on qualitative methodology for the Summer School of LSE, on design and evaluation of interventions for the mention in Community Psychology at the School of Psychology of the Pontifical Catholic University, and on Social Communication in Health for the Master in Public Health. by the School of Public Health of the University of Chile. He has been a member of the Observatory of Rights of Persons with Disabilities and, along with other doctoral students, founder of the Platform for Social Research on Mental Health in Latin America (PLASMA).

Álvaro Verges (2

PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and Psychologist from the University of Chile, with extensive research experience including classification, epidemiology, background, course, and consequences of substance use disorders and personality disorders. Extensive training in quantitative methodology, which includes the management of statistical techniques such as structural equation models, multilevel models, and cluster analysis.

Interest in clinical practice that includes knowledge derived from research, the treatment of comorbid disorders (especially for substance use and personality disorders), and innovation and dissemination of knowledge in psychotherapy. Training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and family therapy.

PhD in Psychotherapy from the University of Chile and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in Adolescents and Psychologist from the University of Valparaíso. Currently working as a Capsi Teacher and Coordinator at the School of Psychology at the University of Valparaíso.