I graduated in Psychology at the University of Deusto, located in my hometown, Bilbao. This city in Northern Spain has an indisputable personality: cold at first, but warm when you let yourself fall in love with it. Deusto’s broadly behavioral approach combined well with the more biological approach that I experienced in the Middlesex University London during my time in an Erasmus exchange. Currently, I live in Madrid and my practical specialization is focused on the third wave of behavior therapies.
Years ago, I belonged to a group working on the research and diffusion of psychopedagogical strategies for the National University of San Marcos (Lima, Perú). This experience allowed me to understand how much I admire Latin America in many areas. Back on the Iberian Peninsula, I began to combine my career in communications and sales with my pre-doctoral studies in the Psychology of Creativity at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
These were followed by a master’s degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Esneca and the Catholic University of Cuyo together with continuous training in affirmative therapy as well as inclusive and diverse sexology. I am a member of the APA-Division 44 because of my commitment to the LGBTI community, and although I do not exclusively work with this group, I am specialized in their needs.
I was entirely sure that I wanted to have an integrating perspective when it came to understanding and managing the whys of the human mind. However, this was thanks to the European Institute of Positive Psychology when I began my journey through personal strengths and the starting point to work from the PP 2.0 paradigm created by Paul Wong. For that reason, I am member of a work group in the Association of Psychology of Madrid investigating posttraumatic growth.
In a practical manner, the main summary would be that I am passionate about continuous study and learning.
In a different professional sphere, I have also published a pair of fictional books dealing with themes such as acceptance and the management of emotions. This second job is actually not too far away from the field of psychology because it is my way of bringing meaning therapy to a general audience.