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I started my studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in 1999 and graduated with honors from the master's degree in clinical psychology in 2005. I joined the Professional College of Psychologists of Costa Rica since 2002 with the code 2061.
Since 2005 I started my private practice, I currently work at the Hospital la Católica, at CETREC at the top hospital and at the Escazú momentum; providing psychological care for adults, couples and families. I give group therapy and I impart talks and workshops in institutions and companies both in Costa Rica and abroad.
I work from the rational emotional behavioral approach (TREC) and cognitive behavioral (TC). To do couples therapy I use varied techniques from other approaches such as emotion-centered therapy. I like to use evidence-based therapies to guarantee the person seeking help, measurable and observable results. I'm passionate about working with groups because I recognize that the group context itself becomes a protective factor for people.
I focus on the client, recognizing that everyone has the potential to fix themselves and that what they sometimes need is an accompaniment to be able to do it successfully.
Find me on Facebook as: Psychologist María Paula González.
Conceptualization of treatment of TREC and CT in eating disorders with Kristine A. Doyle, Director of the Albert Ellis Institute
February 2017 - February 2017
Conceptualization and strategies of treatment of TREC with couples and sexual dysfunctions, Lic. Francesc Sorribes Co-Director RET - Cetrec Institute - UNIBE, Barcelona
March 2016 - March 2016
Suicide training for professionals: "Key tools for effective intervention against suicide risk"
March 2016 - March 2016
Seminar "Mindfulness and its clinical application"
March 2015 - March 2015
Course: "University didactic pedagogy"
Congress on Migration and Mental Health.
Training in group coordination.
Second International Congress of Attention Deficit.
Seminar on Professional Ethics and Advanced Seminar on Psychotherapy.
Advanced Seminar on Psycho-Diagnostics and Rorschach Seminar.
Seminar on Professional Ethics - College of Psychologists of Costa Rica
"The Psychological Autopsy: Procedures and Methods; Assessment of Psychological Damage in Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse "
April 2001 - April 2001
Primary Certificate in Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy - Albert Ellis Institute NY
Externship in Emotion-Focused Therapy with Dr. Samuel Jinich, Certified Trainer at SFCET
Professional College of Psychologists of Costa Rica cod. 2061 - active