PhD in Neurosciences. Molecular Biotechnology Engineer from University of Chile. Master’s Degree in Neurosciences and PhD in Neurosciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He currently works as a Professor at the School of Psychology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, has worked as a teacher and assistant at the Adolfo Ibáñez University and the University of Chile. Formed in the Mindfulness program for schools in the United States and in the program of relapse prevention of addictive behaviors based on Mindfulness (MBRP) in England. He has implemented Mindfulness workshops with children and adults in different contexts.
His research area is focused on Mindfulness and its impact on the treatment of depression and mental health in general from a neuroscientific perspective, also with attention to adolescence and basic psychological processes. In his doctoral thesis, he conducted research on the effect of Mindfulness practice at the brain level.
Psychologist from the University of Chile, Master in Clinical Psychology and Doctor in Sociology from the University of Paris. He is currently a young researcher at the Millennium Nucleus to Improve the Mental Health of Adolescents and Youths (Imhay) and the Millennium Nucleus in Social Development (DESOC), Universidad de Chile.
His lines of research focus on the sociocultural dimensions of mental health problems, with special emphasis on a comparative perspective. He is currently investigating self-aggressive behavior in adolescence, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, and social determinants of depressive symptomatology. Álvaro is also a founding member of the Platform for Social Research on Mental Health in Latin America (PLASMA).
PhD in Psychology, Kerala University, India, Master’s Degree in Entire Psychology, Pune University, Maharashtra-India, and Bachelor’s degree in General Psychology, Islamic Azad University Naein-branch, Iran. She currently works as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the University of Chile.
She has developed analytical studies of Mental Health and Subjective Well-being in university students. In Iran, he worked in therapies for psychiatric patients, and in Mental Health and Welfare Promotion in older adults, a topic he is currently developing in our country.
Psychiatrist, PhD in Public Health from the University of Chile, Master in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, mayor in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Chile. Doctor-surgeon from the University of Chile.