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International Diploma in Clinical Social Work: For an internship  contemporary therapy with individuals, families and groups

2nd Version - 2021



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Pioneering and unique program in Latin America, which is committed to the critical, political and contemporary clinical practice of Social Work.

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General information

On March 20, 2019, the Chilean Institute of Clinical Social Work was born with the purpose of providing training spaces regarding content, practices and specialized knowledge for the qualified exercise of the clinical practice of Social Work, as well as for other professions that are interested in develop an ethically collaborative, critical therapeutic exercise based on Social Justice.


Thus, a large part of our teaching team has been directly or indirectly involved with the development of Clinical Social Work in Chile and also internationally, promoting a contemporary therapeutic practice that is consistent with our Latin American reality, and specifically with the realities nationals. Given this, the Chilean Institute of Clinical Social Work as a broad social project, during all this time has been dedicated to participating through a series of meetings, courses, seminars, conferences, webinars, talks, etc; either with various public or private agencies, NGOs, trade union organizations and associations, higher education institutions and even with public health, mental health and psychosocial programs in force in the country, as well as abroad. It has been an intense journey, traveling through different places and countries, weaving professional ties, which has been exciting to be able to work in collaboration with many people, colleagues, forging friendships, sharing knowledge and commitments around what matters to us at Work. Clinical Social, as well as in the development of Latin America and in life.


Therefore, and due to all these efforts, this year 2021 we will carry out the 2nd Version of the International Diploma in Clinical Social Work: For a Contemporary Therapeutic Practice with People, Families and Groups . This time we will share a strengthened, high-quality systematic training program with unpublished bibliographic materials, coupled with the participation of prominent international colleagues from various countries who are clinical social workers. The purpose is to enrich our program with the integration between theory, research, methodology, international association and clinical supervision. We hope to be able to cultivate a professional community of Clinical Social Work with the intention of continuing to promote various therapeutic practices that are anti-oppressive, ethically collaborative, depathologizing, critical, transparent, that defend cultural dignity, being sensitive to gender and political aspects. wide. Our further intention is to be able to generate knowledge that is translated into professional practices that are applicable and translated to different people, families and groups, in different areas of professional performance, whether in public or private contexts, which can be related to mental health , community work, free exercise of the profession, practice in educational systems and / or in psychosocial programs or other new clinical settings or therapeutic contexts under development and / or construction.


Program Justification

The new challenges of the professional practice of Social Work in direct care and in the face of the growing mental health problems linked to the current type of society, and added to the demands of the National Mental Health Plan (2017-2025) regarding the promotion and strengthening Community Mental Health in social workers and other professions. During the last time, contemporary Clinical Social Work has been reflecting on the need to make efforts to socialize and update content and methodologies that can do justice to the new problems and challenges that our society experiences with respect to mental health. According to a global health reality, the World Health Organization (2018) announces the urgency of developing comprehensive care in the field of mental health, strengthening and promoting practices that provide responses across different human systems. This is mainly due to the fact that depression will become the second world disease that will cause disability in people, being number one in developing countries. All this is aggravated by some recent studies that report that today we enjoy the worst mental health in the region, this being catastrophic in the child and adolescent population. (Jiménez & Radiszcz, 2012; Salinas, 2019; Herrera, 2019)


Under this panorama, Clinical Social Work constitutes a postgraduate specialty of the profession, being an important professional practice in mental health, which is widely developed in the United States, Canada, Germany, Puerto Rico, Australia, etc. (Northen, 1995; Dorfman, 1986, 1996; Paquin, 2009; National Association of Social Workers, 2005; Canadian National Association of Social Workers, 2008; Rosario and Sánchez, 2014; Nieves-Rolón, IE, Rivera Rodríguez, E., Ortiz-Candelaria, VC, & Pérez-Martínez, K. L, 2019; Australian Association of Social Workers, 2019). However, these countries have regulations, high-level postgraduate training, maintaining the use of licenses and / or clinical records that clarify a vast disciplinary journey, this reality being the one that differs abruptly in several Latin American countries. It is for this reason, and given the specific training gap, added to the language gaps (English proficiency) and the limited access to clinical supervision, that we as an Institute have decided to offer for the second time in Latin America, a qualified program in Clinical Social Work, with a contemporary orientation, which seeks to do justice to our peoples, societies and cultures.


Therefore, our purpose in this course is to contribute to updating knowledge and technical-operational tools that will allow strengthening and / or carrying out Clinical Social Work practices in mental health and in psychosocial contexts, or in other therapeutic / clinical contexts. emerging through a specialized disciplinary perspective, integrative exercise, ethically collaborative and socially committed from a contemporary critical stance. Our entire program is traced by contemporary approaches to the clinical practice of Social Work, which are: trauma-informed practice, empowerment-centered practice, antiopressive practice, practice grounded in gender studies and feminisms, practice focused on networks and collectives; and finally, narrative practices, based on strengths and centered on cultural dignity. On the other hand, we hold conversations with relational, collaborative, solution-focused, dialogic or other perspectives that can provide answers to the formative and contextual needs of our clinical practices in Chile or for other Latin American countries or interested parties.

From these transversal approaches and in dialogue with other perspectives, it is possible to carry out a Clinical Social Work that maintains a humanly responsible, comprehensive, collective and ethically sensitive vision of the political and gender issues that are present in the problems of structural violence and violence. mental health in our society. We mainly want to take the principle of Social Justice of the profession to promote an embodied, anti-oppressive clinical practice, located in contexts, seeking the dignity of local cultures and with the intention of depathologizing the subjective suffering of individuals, families and groups.

General Objective of the Program


  • Formatively promote contemporary clinical processes that generate transformative and pertinent methodologies for the therapeutic approach with people (children and adults), families and groups; contributing to the construction of a disciplinary perspective in Clinical Social Work or in the related profession, that contemplates a broad reflective framework of social reality and that enables critical, ethically collaborative, respectful, transparent and sensitive clinical work to gender and diversity cultural, ethnic and socio-political.


Specific Objectives of the Program


  • Train clinically and preferably social workers or social assistants or other professions in the therapeutic field, in order to promote a contemporary practice of clinical work, which considers social changes in terms of mental health and psychosocial problems that impact people, families and groups.

  • Develop transversal and contemporary therapeutic approaches under perspectives that involve the increase of subjective well-being, quality of life and social justice in the various human systems.

  • Advise and clinically supervise Social Work professionals or related professions, to deploy intervention tools and systematization of their intervention processes, with the intention of creating methodologies relevant to the social, cultural and political reality of the respective country.


The diploma to be delivered will be certified by the Chilean Institute of Clinical Social Work and by the Spanish Institute of Clinical Social Work.



Addressed to:


People who preferably have the professional title of Worker and / or Social Worker (with 10 academic semesters), desirably it is expected that they have the academic degree of Bachelor of Social Work or in the respective discipline. Other professions related to mental health (Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, etc.) may also apply. However, there will be a limited quota for these related professions and their background will be evaluated by the Internal Evaluation Committee of the Chilean Institute of Clinical Social Work. Additionally, university students of the last year of the career of Social Work, Psychology or another profession may study the program in order, as long as they have a bachelor's degree and are studying professional practice in some place related to mental health, repair in serious mistreatment and sexual abuse, or other program and / or device compatible with the objectives of this program, demonstrating some competence or training skills that are related to the Diploma.


If you have questions about whether or not you can participate, please write to:


The modality of this diploma in this 2021 version will be ONLINE due to the health context. The activities will be carried out through the virtual platform –Moodle– and the classes are online in real time (synchronous) through Zoom. The real-time class schedule is: Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Once a month) and online classes of specialized thematic international seminars are on Saturdays (fortnightly).

Program Hours:

The hours of the academic program are distributed as follows:

Synchronous Online Hours:

  • Online classes in real time (160 hrs)

  • Online classes in real time by International Guest (56 hrs)

  • Preparation, Consulting and presentation of seminar work (60 hrs)


Asynchronous Online Hours:

  • Required Reading (122 hrs)

  • Online activities (132 hrs)


Total hours of direct classes: 276

Total non-contact hours: 254

TOTAL DIPLOMA HOURS: 530 teaching hours.

Requirement to obtain the diploma:

  • Have attended 85% of the elective activities in person (they can only miss 3 times with duly justified reasons).

  • 100% participation in activities on the digital platform.

  • Pass all the modules of the program with a minimum grade of 4.0.

  • Approve the seminar project to obtain a diploma.

  • Have paid the monthly payments for the program in full.

Requirements to Apply:


  • Complete the application form:

  • Attach professional documents (certificate of title and / or academic degree) in the Updated CV for selection. Inside the form is the respective section.



  • Once selected, an application interview is held via Skype and / or video call (gmail) with members of the Institute's Evaluation Team.



  • Once all the above requirements have been approved, enrollment in the program will be accepted.

Tariff, Place and Registration:

  • Registration $ 100,000.- CLP

  • Tariff $ 1,500,000.- CLP (General Public)

  • Fee $ 1,350,000.- CLP (Professionals who work in Health, Mental Health and Psychosocial Programs)

  • Fee $ 1,350,000.- CLP (Exceptional Cases upon request to the Institute)

  • Fee $ 1,250,000.- CLP (Chilean Association of Social Workers: Provincial Valdivia, Puerto Montt and Valparaíso)

  • International Registration $ 200 USD (American Dollars)

  • International Tariff $ 1,800 USD (American Dollars)

  • International Tariff with agreement (Professional Association of Jujuy & Santiago del Estero, Argentina - Association of Workers and Social Workers of El Salvador) $ 1350 USD (American Dollars)

  • International Tariff with CELATS Peru agreement $ 1350 USD (US Dollars)

  • Place: Moodle and Zoom Platform.

* Payment in cash of the Tariff, you get a 20% discount (does not apply if you meet the previous conditions. Payment in installments with a maximum of 10 installments (checks or guarantee promissory note)


If you want to see the curriculum, click here

If you are international and have been accepted, pay your tuition directly in the following button:

Teaching Team and  Cloister  IChTSC Academician | 2021

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B.Sc, BSW, MSW. E. Paola Grandón Zerega: Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist trained in Canada. Bachelor of Science: Major Psychology (B.Sc.) from the University of Toronto, Canada. Honors Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from York University Canada and Master of Social Work (MSW): Mental Health Specialization from the University of Toronto Canada. Revalidation of the professional title of Social Assistant by the University of Chile and Postgraduate Diploma in Child-Youth Clinical Intervention Strategies by the University of Valparaíso. Current member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She served as clinical supervisor, team leader and co-designer of the  gender-specific residential program of the Jean Tweed Center for Women and their Families in Toronto Canada. Today he has 20 years of experience in therapeutic practice and clinical supervision in public and private institutions in the area of mental health, problem use, and dealing with traumatic experiences in adults, as well as with children and adolescents. She has been a speaker at seminars, talks, courses and at national and international congresses on Clinical Social Work, Mental Health and contemporary clinical practice in Social Work. He is currently updating his postgraduate training in the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies of the Trauma Research Foundation of the United States, an internationally recognized foundation with teachers such as Bessel van der Kolk, Stephen Porges, Richard Schwartz and others. She is the founder, co-director and teacher of the Chilean Institute of Clinical Social Work.

MG. Diego Reyes Barría:  Clinical Social Worker and Graduate in Social Work from the Universidad de La Frontera. Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy from the University of Chile. International Diploma in Narrative Practices: For Therapy and Community Work by PRANAS Chile and Narrative Practices Adelaide Australia. Master in Clinical Adult Psychology: Specialization in Relational Systemic Psychotherapy from the University of Chile. He has served as Advisor and Clinical Supervisor in Reparation Programs for Serious Maltreatment and Child Sexual Abuse in Chile. He has been a speaker at various congresses, conferences, meetings, courses, seminars and talks on Clinical Social Work, Mental Health and Family Therapy, both nationally and internationally, supported by trade unions, professional groups, universities and other public or private organizations. He has worked as a social worker, both in private practice and in public mental health services and in psychosocial reparation programs for serious maltreatment and sexual abuse with children, adolescents and families under a legal protection context in Chile. He has also been an undergraduate and graduate teacher at Chilean Universities. He is currently the founder, teacher and co-director of the Chilean Institute of Clinical Social Work; It is also compiling the first book on Clinical Social Work in Latin America, sponsored by the Editorial Fundación la Hendija of Argentina, which is entitled "Clinical Social Work: Latin American Perspectives and Related Contexts."


MSW, JD.  Larry Alicea Rodríguez - International Collaborating Teacher  (Puerto Rico):  Clinical Social Worker and Lawyer with therapeutic and forensic practice. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Puerto Rico. Master in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in families with children from the University of Puerto Rico and Juris Doctor from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. He was President of the Puerto Rico Association of Social Work Professionals from 2012 to 2018, he is currently President for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Federation of Social Work (FITS), an organization of which he is also a member of the World Executive. He has written articles in newspapers, professional magazines and chapters in edited books, as well as an exhibitor in various countries around the world. His topics of interest are violence against the child-youth population, specifically sexual violence. Likewise, he studies and works as an expert in matters related to custody, relocation and affiliate relations matters in the family courts of Puerto Rico. She is a Human Rights activist, specifically in matters of the LGBTIQ collective. He is also Director of the Support Program for Victims of Sexual Abuse and their Families at the Carlos Albizu University. Finally, he works as an adjunct professor to the Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work at the Ana G. Méndez University in the Carolina Campus where he teaches courses on theories and models of behavior and human development, mental health and clinical intervention. He is also a professor of the Social Work Program at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, where he teaches the Intervention with People and Families I and II courses, the Social Work and Homosexuality course, and the Instruction in Supervised Practice courses. He is currently a doctoral student in Social Work at the University of Puerto Rico.

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DR. Jonathan Regalado Piñero - International Collaborating Teacher  (Spain):  Spanish Clinical Social Worker, Doctor in Psychology from the University of La Laguna, Master in Community Psychosocial Intervention from the University of La Laguna  and University Expert in Psychotherapeutic Intervention UNED. University Expert in Neurofelicity applied to the field of health, Collegiate Training as Social Expert, Certified as Coach by the Spanish Institute of PNL & International Coaching Center (ICC), Certified as Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming by the Spanish Institute of PNL and ACOPROA, Titled in Eriksonian Clinical Hypnosis​ . Co-author of the book "Practices of Clinical Social Work" compiled by Amaya Ituarte (2017). He currently works as a Social Worker in the Public Social Services and exercises the independent practice of Clinical Social Work in a private practice. Be part of the technical team  of the PRISMA Tenerife Sur Network in defense of the LGTBIQ collective. Founding member of the Association for the Free Exercise of Social Work EM-SOCIAL. Coordinator of the Collegiate Commission of Clinical Social Work of the Official College of Social Work of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Coordinator of the Office of Clinical Social Work of the National Association of Social Workers in Free Practice. Dr. Regalado has a long and proven professional career in the specialty of Clinical Social Work, both in Spain and in Latin America, developing an intense work, both professional and teaching, for the defense, legitimacy and promotion of the specialty of Clinical Social Work in Iberoamerica. He is the founder, director and teacher of the Spanish Institute of Clinical Social Work, he also has 14 years of experience in clinical and social intervention, he has intervened with more than 1,500 cases and has given more than 3,000 hours of specialized training.


© MG. Mauricio Díaz Valdés:  Social Worker and Graduate in Social Work from the Universidad del Bío Bío. Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy from the University of Chile.  Postgraduate in Family and Community Mediation from the University of La Frontera. Diploma in Social Skills and Labor Insertion from the Universidad del Bío-Bío. Diploma in Social Development from the  Development University. Candidate for a Master's Degree in Socio-Legal Intervention with Families from the Andrés Bello University. He has been a speaker at various seminars, courses and national talks on Clinical Social Work, Systemic Therapy and Narrative Therapy. In addition, he has vast experience as a social worker in social vulnerability and poverty programs; and in recent years he has worked in Repair Programs for Serious Abuse and  Sexual abuse with the child-adolescent population, both in direct care as a family therapist and as  technical coordinator. Currently form  part of the National Registry of External Experts of the Public Prosecutor's Office of Chile. He also carries out various reports for institutions in the country in the public and private sphere in Family Therapy for contexts of social vulnerability.


MG. Johanna Ramírez Mellado: 

Trabajadora Social y Licenciada en Trabajo Social por la Universidad de La Frontera. Diplomado de Postítulo en Psicoterapia Sistémica y Familiar por la Universidad de Chile. Certificación Internacional en Prácticas Dialógicas y Diálogos Abiertos por Network for Dialogical Practice y Diálogos Abiertos Argentina. Diplomado Internacional en Terapia Narrativa y Trabajo Comunitario del Instituto Chileno de Trabajo Social Clínico. Diplomado en Mediación Familiar y Comunitaria por la Universidad de La Frontera. Magíster en Estudios de Género y Cultura mención Humanidades por la Universidad de Chile. Ha participado y expuesto en seminarios nacionales e internacionales relacionados con temática de Trabajo Social Clínico con enfoque de género. Además, ha desempañado una práctica terapéutica desde el Trabajo Social Clínico en un Centro Comunitario de Salud Integral autogestionado en Villa Francia, Región Metropolitana, Chile. También ha recibido formación clínica, por medio del enlace académico y la supervisión clínica para atención de personas y familias, realizando atención terapéutica sistémica en el Centro de Atención Psicológica (CAPS) de la Universidad de Chile, además ha participado en los Equipos de Trabajo y Asesoría Sistémica (eQtasis), específicamente en Equipo de Atención Clínica a Familias y Parejas y el en grupo de Estudio Género y Familia, los cuales están anexados al Departamento de Psicología. En la actualidad se desempeña profesionalmente en un programa que trabaja con infancia vulnerada en Chile.

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Trabajadora Social y Licenciada en Trabajo Social por la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Magíster en Psicología Clínica: Estudios Sistémicos Avanzados en Familia y Pareja por la Universidad Alberto Hurtado y el Instituto Chileno de Terapia Familiar. Doctora en Psicología por la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Postítulo en Justicia, Derechos y Políticas Públicas para la Infancia y la Adolescencia de la Universidad Diego Portales, Diplomado en Estrategias de Intervención en Abuso Sexual de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Especialización y experiencia en temas de trauma, violencia y abuso sexual infantil. Formación narrativa por PRANAS Chile. Experiencia docente en diversos programas de pregrado y postgrado variadas universidades chilenas. Se ha desempeñado como trabajadora social y directora en programas de Reparación en Maltrato, como coordinadora de Centros de la Mujer, trabajadora social en programas de atención a mujeres sobrevivientes de violencia sexual y como directora ejecutiva en Fundación para la Confianza. Ha sido expositora en diversos congreso y seminarios especializados en temáticas de trauma, violencia y abuso sexual infantil.


MG. Estephanie Cruz Catalán: 

Trabajadora Social y Licenciada en Trabajo Social por la Universidad Santo Tomás. Magíster en Derecho de Familia e Intervención Familiar por la Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación. Diplomado Internacional en Trabajo Social Clínico: Para una práctica terapéutica contemporánea con personas, familias y colectivos del Instituto Chileno de Trabajo Social Clínico. Postítulo de Especialización Internacional en Trauma: Estudios Clínicos y Prácticas Terapéuticas Contemporáneas del IChTSC. Terapeuta conformación en el desarrollo de Terapia de Juego Vincular, niveles 1 y 2 por Theraplay Institute (Estados Unidos/Chile). Diplomada en pedagogía para la educación Superior por la Universidad Santo Tomás, Diplomada en Peritaje social en procesos judiciales de Familia, Diplomada en Parentalidad, apego y desarrollo de la infancia por Fundación Ideas para la Infancia. Se ha desempeñado como docente en programas de Pre-grado en la formación de Trabajadores sociales por más de 5 años, desarrollando instancias participativas que promueven el desarrollo de un pensamiento crítico y el acompañamiento profesional desde una perspectiva respetuosa. Cuenta con experiencia en el área de infancia y familia, donde ha abordado temáticas como prácticas sexuales abusivas de niños, niñas y adolescentes, abuso sexual infantil, maltrato e institucionalización temprana. Desde hace 4 años ejerce como Trabajadora Social Clínica en consulta privada, aplicando estrategias desde la Terapia de juego, crianza respetuosa y salud mental infantil. Actualmente y hace dos años, forma parte del Equipo de representación jurídica especializada de niños, niñas y adolescentes de la Corporación de Asistencia Judicial, Programa “Mi Abogado”, generando acciones orientadas hacia la reunificación familiar, incluyendo dentro de su quehacer profesional, enfoques centrados en fortalezas, resiliencia y empoderamiento de padres, madres y/o cuidadores.




La Asociación de Trabajo Social Clínico es la principal institución y más representativa de los trabajadores y trabajadoras sociales clínicas en los Estados Unidos. Sus principales objetivos son el fortalecimiento de la identidad profesional del Trabajo Social Clínico, la preservación de la integridad y la defensa de la profesión en el ámbito clínico-terapéutico. Su nacimiento es producto del trabajo realizado con anterioridad como Federación de Trabajo Social Clínico, la cual tiene más de 30 años de trayectoria. En 2006 se reformularon como organización dando paso a la actual Asociación. La Asociación de Trabajo Social Clínico representa, protege y amplifica las voces de los trabajadores sociales clínicos mientras nos esforzamos por crear una sociedad justa, saludable e inclusiva. La CSWA promueve los más altos estándares de práctica profesional a través de la promoción, apoyando la efectividad de las sociedades estatales y facilitando oportunidades educativas. CSWA es una consecuencia de la Federación de Trabajo Social Clínico, una organización nacional con una rica y exitosa historia de defensa de los trabajadores sociales clínicos a partir de 1974. Como Federación, la organización trabajó a través de sus sociedades estatales durante décadas. En mayo de 2006, su Junta Directiva transformó la Federación en una asociación de membresía individual para brindar servicios más eficaces y eficientes. En ese momento, la Federación de Trabajo Social Clínico se convirtió en la Asociación de Trabajo Social Clínico. Actualmente, los miembros de CSWA están formados por trabajadores sociales clínicos autorizados, nuevos profesionales (trabajadores sociales clínicos que se han graduado en los últimos cuatro años), miembros eméritos, estudiantes y sociedades estatales afiliadas.


DHL, MSW, ACSW. GARY BAILEY  - International Guest Teacher (United States):  American Clinical Social Worker currently based in Boston in the United States. He completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Eliot Pearson School of Child Study at Tufts University, and later obtained his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Boston University School of Social Work in the United States.  He is Doctor Honoris Causa  in Human Letters from the University of Connecticut, United States. He is currently an associate professor at  Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work, where he chairs research and teaching on the fundamental sequence dynamics of racism and oppression. What's more  it is​​ the vice dean of the Community Commitment and Social Justice in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Politics and Practice  (CSSPP) of Simmons University, serving as a professor of practice at the School of Social Work at Simmons University, and also teaches at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at said university. On the other hand, he is linked to the affiliated faculty of the Center for Primary Care of Harvard Medical Schools in the United States; being an interested academic, as well as a counselor  LGBTQ Individual and Family Advisor. It is also related to Brigham and Women Hospital; and is a consultant for Fenway Health in the Department of Behavioral Health. In June 2010, he was elected President of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW or FITS), being the first person of color to hold this position. He is also a past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and NASW National-Washington DC.  Professor Bailey has received numerous awards and honors, was named NASW National and Massachusetts Social Worker of the Year in 1998. Finally, he was named a Social Work Pioneer ( by NASW in 2005, making him the youngest person to receive this honor, joining the likes of Jane Adams, Whitney M. Young and Dr. Helen Reinherz of Simmons University.


MSW, LCSW-C. Joel Kanter - International Guest Lecturer (United States):  American Clinical Social Worker. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Michigan, later the Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Smith College School for Social Work and did  an Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program Certificate, at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He is currently in the private practice of psychotherapy and clinical case counseling in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional by the National Academy of Practice in Social Work, is also an Instructor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and is Consulting Editor of the prestigious Clinical Social Work Journal. He is a member of the Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. He has published more than 40 articles and book chapters, many of them on community care for people with serious mental health problems, in various Social Work, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry journals. He is a member and affiliate of important institutions such as the Clinical Social Work Association, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance, The Institute for Clinical Social Work, National Association of Social Work, International Association for Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the Greater Washington (DC) Society for Clinical Social Work in the United States.

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MSW, BSW. Kamelia Baez Solier - International Guest Teacher  (Puerto Rico):  Puerto Rican Clinical Social Worker dedicated to Child and Youth practice. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, later his Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and is currently studying the Doctoral Program in Clinical Social Work at the latter institution. . She is a certified Child Centered Gaming Therapist by the University of North Texas, United States, as well as a Counselor on Substance Use and Abuse by Puerto Rico & Florida Recovery Training Academy. As of 2017, he has dedicated himself to planning and coordinating actions in the area of mental health, where he has stood out by offering re-education and social reintegration services to the population that has committed sexual intercourse, as well as problems of substance use, child abuse. and victims of domestic violence. He has also had professional experiences at the San Juan Capestrano Psychiatric Hospital, where he trained to offer services in the Partial Hospitalization division. Currently, he is collaborating with the Puerto Rico Plays project, together with a team of professionals trained in Play Therapy. The service has been offered to children with acute stress and anxiety due to environmental catastrophes. She is currently the Director of Puerto Rico Play Therapy and President of the Center for New Opportunities for Change (NOAC) MK ENTERPRISE INC.


MNTCW, BSW. Poh Lin Lee - International Guest Teacher  (Australia / France):  Clinical Social Worker of Australian nationality. Bachelor of Social Work from Curtin University, Australia and Masters of Narrative Therapy and Community Work from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has more than 15 years of experience in clinical practice with populations from various countries (Australia, Mongolia, Benin, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Palestine, Turkey, Ukraine, Germany, Greece, Spain and the United Kingdom) addressing the effects of experiences traumatic events in populations that have been victims of torture and political asylum. For the past 6 years he has been developing narrative practice through consultations and workshops for filmmakers, artists and content creators to assist in the development of projects and ethical explorations, dedicating himself to creatively co-investigating alternative narrative practices in response to trauma. , injustice and the operations of power that cause individuals, families and communities to limit their possibilities to guide their lives and expressions, which can reflect their values and commitments. She has participated as the protagonist and consultant in the film projects "Island of the Hungry Ghosts" and in "The Island" by director Gabrielle Brady. Currently she is also a consultant teacher at the Dulwich Center in Australia (Center founded by one of the creators of Narrative Therapy, Michael White) and is a Clinical Mentor at the School of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, serving as a tutor for the Master in Narrative Therapy and Community Work.


PhD, BSW. Judith Brown – Docente Internacional Invitada (Australia): 

Es una trabajadora social clínica, terapeuta familiar y psicoterapeuta dialógica, quién ha sido pionera en la introducción de la práctica dialógica y el diálogo abierto en Australia. Ella posee un Bachillerato en Artes (B.A) y un Bachillerato en Trabajo Social (BSW) por la Australian Catholic University. Tiene una Maestría en Terapia Familiar y de Pareja por University of New South Wales de Australia, como también el grado de Doctora en Filosofía (PhD) por University of New South Wales de Australia. Ella posee una formación avanzada como Psicoterapeuta y Supervisora Clínica en Práctica Dialógica y Dialógos Abiertos por Dialogic Partners y la University of Jyväskylä de Finlandia. Como trabajadora social clínica y terapeuta familiar activa en Australia, Judith ha trabajado durante los últimos 13 años ofreciendo servicios terapéuticos a personas, parejas y familias en el sector privado, como también en una clínica especializada de salud mental para niños, niñas y adolescentes, trabajando con la población infanto-juvenil en cuidados fuera del hogar junto a sus cuidadores. Ella mantiene una amplia experiencia en el área de trauma, negligencia y alteración del apego de niños, jóvenes y adultos. Actualmente mantiene una práctica privada en una población de alto riesgo social en el norte de Sydney, donde brinda terapia a personas con diversos problemas de salud mental. Judith siempre ha tenido un interés particular en el Trabajo Social Clínico, como en la teoría y práctica de la Terapia Familiar y de Pareja, la cual ha complementado con la más recientemente formación internacional en psicoterapia dialógica, siendo la única australiana que ha viajado a Finlandia tanto para observar la práctica del diálogo abierto (Tornio, 2011) como para recibir formación en diálogo abierto y práctica dialógica (Helsinki, 2016-2018). Está acreditada internacionalmente para supervisar y capacitar clínicamente a otros terapeutas y clínicos familiares en Diálogo Abierto y en el enfoque dialógico para la terapia familiar y de pareja. Ella ha publicado artículos científicos en destacadas revistas tales como: Journal of Family Therapy, Child and Family Social Work y en la Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Actualmente está acreditada como Trabajador Social Clínica Especialista en Salud Mental (AMHSWs) y es miembro de la Australian Association of Social Workers y de la Australian Association of Family Therapy.

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