Online Counsellor

Valentina Barrios, B.P.; M.A - Online Therapy

professionPsychologist

experience4 Years of Experience

locationArgentina

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About Valentina Barrios

I am a psychologyst specialized in cognitive-behavioural therapy. I consider as as mental health professional that is very important to have the ethical obligation on having a permanent update in evidence-based treatments. In other words, treatments in which the scientific evidence have proven to be effective for the client’s problem.

I am a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and also of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Also, I am a teacher at the University of Buenos Aires.

I propose treatments focussed on the goal which is agreed with the client and specific interventions that aim to the maintenance factors of the client’s problem.

I provide short or long term treatments with clients, taking into consideration the different levels of complexity of different difficulties and presentations. I am also a member of tthe International Association for the Study of Pain.

I count with training and experience in: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, burn-out, trauma, OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, grief, stress, insomnia, phobias, eating disorders (obesity,, binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia), medical an chronic diseases (chronic pain, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, cancer), PTSD, social anxiety disorder.

Every intervention I offer is tailor-made to the individual client’s needs.
If you have any queries at all about what I offer, please feel free to send me a message. I am happy to help.

This is my CV:

--------------------------------University Education-------------------------

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. University of Buenos Aires.
Thesis:“ The influence of psychological and social variables on the impact and prognosis of cancer.”

Average score: 8.18. Honour Diploma.

---------------------------------------Experience----------------------------
Clinical experience:

Private Practice.
Clinical Psychologist.

General Hospital Dr. Enrique Tornú.
Clinical Psychologist of the Specialty in Clinical Psychology.

I made rotations on the following hospital services:
1) Outpatient offices: attending children, adolescents and adults.
2) Cognitive-Behavioural clinical supervisions.

Private Centre of Psychotherapy.
Clinical Psychologist.

Teaching experience:

University of Buenos Aires.
September 2019 – Currently.

Other job titles:

Argentine Association for the Study of Pain (AAED).
Board member
January 2020 – Currently.

--------------------------------Postgraduate Training----------------------------
1. Therapeutic alliance: Strategies and Therapeutic Resources. Complementary class of the Annual Postgraduate Course of the Argentine Association of Anxiety Disorders (AATA).
Number of hours: 5 hours.

2. Anxiety in Special Circumstances: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Third Age. Complementary class of the Annual Postgraduate Course of the Argentine Association of Anxiety Disorders (AATA).
Number of hours: 5 hours.

3. Transdiagnostic Models in Anxiety Disorders. Complementary class of the Anual Postgraduate Course of the Argentine Association of Anxiety Disorders (AATA).
Number of hours: 5 hours.

4. Anxiety, Sexuality, Smoking and Problematic Use of Internet. Complementary class of the Anual Postgraduate Course of the Argentine Association of Anxiety Disorders (AATA).
Number of hours: 5 hours.

5. Training in Process-Based Therapy. University of Buenos Aires.
Number of hours: 56 hours (28 hours of theory and 28 hours of practice)
Currently attending the classes.

SPECIALISATIONS:

Specialty in Clinical Psychology, General Hospital Dr. Enrique Tornú.

Regular Student at the Specialisation Course of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, from the Postgraduate of Psychology in the University of Buenos Aires (Director of the Specialization Course: Eduardo G. Keegan).
Number of hours: 420 hours.
Courses:
 Clinic of anxiety (grade: 8).
 Clinic of depression (grade: 8).
 Clinic of schizophrenia (grade: 9).
 Brief psychotherapy in medical coverage systems (grade: 9).
 Theories, treatments and investigation in eating disorders (grade: 9).
 Diagnosis, nomenclature and clasification (grade: 9).
 Clinical psychofarmacology for psychologists (grade: 9).
 Basis of cognitive-behavioral treatments (grade 9).
 Clinic of personality disorders (grade: 8).
 Supervised clinical practice 4: complex cases (grade: 9)
 Supervised clinical practice 2 (currently attending).
 Supervised clinical practice 1 (currently attending).

-----------------------------Courses, Seminars and Workshops-----------------

1. Training Seminar in Stress Management and Related Pathologies: psychophysiological theories and techniques, cognitive-behavioural interventions and third wave techniques.
University of Buenos Aires.

2. Introduction to psychological interventions for the treatments of medical diseases: Chronic Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Sleeping Disorders.
Association for the Progress of Psychological Science (AACP).

3. Suicidal Ideation in Clinical Practice.
ETEO.

4. Workshop of Behavioural Activation for Depression. ACT Group.
Number of hours: 5 hours.

5. XVI Intensive Seminar of Anxiety Disorders. Updating 2018.
Argentine Association of Anxiety Disorders (AATA).

6. Techniques and strategies for Burn-Out Syndrome.
ETEO.

-------------------------------Congresses and Conferences--------------------

VIII Latinoamerican Conference of Psychoneuroinmunoendocrinology. “Addictions, mind, stress and brain.” CAECE University.

IV Conference of CBT Based on Acceptance, Metacognition and Mindfulness. University of Buenos Aires.
Number of hours: 3 hours.

XXIII Argentine Congress of Pain. Argentine Association for the Study of Pain (AAED).

III Conference of the Chapter of Anxiety Disorders. Argentine Psychiatrists Association (APSA).
Buenos Aires, September of 2018.

VIII Conference of Neuroscience, Education and Emotional Intelligence. Educational Association for Human Developments.

XXIV Argentine Congress of Pain. Argentine Association for the Study of Pain (AAED).

--------------------------------------Memberships----------------------------
Board Member of the Argentine Association for the Study of Pain (AAED).

Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

Member of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)

--------------------------------------Research-------------------------------

Special Interest Group of Psychology in Pain of the AAED.

------------------------------------------Languages--------------------------
English: fluent reading, writing and speaking.
Certificate in English (ESOL). First Certificate in English. University of Cambridge.

Certificate in English (ESOL). Preliminary English Test. University of Cambridge.

Certificate in English (ESOL). Key English Test. University of Cambridge.

-French: fluent reading and writing and good speaking.

Diplômed´études en Langue Française. DELF A1. République Française, Minitére de l´ÉducationNationale.

Diplômed´études en Langue Française. DELF A2. République Française, Minitére de l´ÉducationNationale.

Specialties

Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Coping With Medical Issues

Languages

English, Spanish

Age Group Focus

Adults, Seniors

Treatment Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing

Issues

ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Caregiver Stress, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, End of Life Issues, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Hearing Loss, Immigration Issues, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Introversion, Life Coaching, Obesity, OCD, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Drive - Low, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Smoking Cessation, Tinnitus, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues

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