About me

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My experience
I have a European PhD in Psychology (University of Barcelona, 2011) and I am a Specialist in Clinical Psychology, having graduated in Psychology (Clinical section) by the University of Barcelona in 1990.

Once I got my degree I went to London for further clinical training. During my stay in the UK, I started my professional training at Friern Hospital (Hampstead NHS Trust Health Authority) in the field of chronic psychiatric illness. Later on, I specialized in Adult Clinical Psychology at Guy's Hospital (Lewisham & The Maudsley NHS Trust), in Psychogeriatrics at Hither Green Hospital (Lewisham & The Maudsley NHS Trust) and in Psychosomatic Medicine at The Maudsley Hospital (The Lewisham & Maudsley NHS Trust).

I also took the Postgraduate course in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry (The Maudsley Hospital)in 1994 and the Master in Behavior Therapy (UNED) in 1995. In 1999 I returned to Barcelona where, after a brief period working in the field of eating disorders, I joined the Teknon Medical Centre where I'm working at present in clinical practice.

Academic field
Regarding academic studies, I am tutor of Psychology (Open University of Catalonia - UOC), lecturer in the Msc of Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (UAB - UAB), in the Oficial Msc of Clinical Psychology and Health (University of Barcelona - UB) and in the Msc of Clinical Psychology and Health (Institute of Psychological Studies - ISEP).

Moreover, I belong to the Board of the Catalan Society of Behavioral Research and Therapy (SCRITC) as Secretary, I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Member of the British Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and Member of the Official College of Psychologists of Catalonia (COPC). Likewise, I am a Cognitive Behavioral therapist, accredited by the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT).

I have written several scientific articles and self-help books like: Atrévase a no ser perfecto (Grijalbo Mondadori), Dormir bien (Grijalbo Mondadori), No dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy (Grijalbo Mondadori), La generación sándwich (Grijalbo Mondadori) i Fer-se gran també és un art (Pòrtic).

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Psychology applied day to day

Therapies can be conducted in Catalan, Spanish or English.
Psychological assessment and intervention in adults using a cognitive-behavioral approach.

Areas of intervention:
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Panic
- Health Anxiety
- Social phobia/Social anxiety
- Phobias
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Stress Management
- Chronic pain and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Insomnia
- Positive Psychology (i.e. Self-esteem)

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