María del Río Diéguez

PhD in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

Teacher of the Dto. of “Artistic, Plastic and Visual Education” of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM): Degrees in Infant and Primary Education and “Master in Art Therapy and Art Education for Social Inclusion”

Further training:

Expert in “Artistic Education” (UCM); Master’s Degree in “Art Therapy” (UCM); Master’s Degree in “Psychotherapeutic Intervention” (UNED); Diploma in “Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy Based on Mindfulness” (UMASS Medical School); Diploma in “Personality, Trauma and Resilience” (Spanish Institute of Resilience); Expert in Ericksonian Psychotherapy (Erickson Institute Madrid); Expert U. in “Mindfulness in Health Contexts” (UCM); Certified Teacher of “MSC” (Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, University of California, San Diego); and Certified Teacher of “MBSR” (Mindfulness Center at Brown University)

Current teaching and research activity:

Member of the G. of Research GICE (Educational Change for Social Justice);

Within the Interdepartmental Research Collaboration Project for the development of research projects on art therapy, between the departments of “Artistic, Plastic and Visual Education” and “Psychiatry” of the Autonomous University of Madrid, signed in 2007:

  • Responsible for the “Art Therapy” Program of the Psychiatric Day Hospital of the U. Puerta de Hierro Hospital and
  • Collaborator of the Psychiatry Service of the University Hospital of La Paz for the Development of “Art Therapy and Mindfulness” programs in: Chronic Pain, Oncology and Trauma;

Member of the Research Group “Serious Mental Disorder” of the U. Puerta de Hierro Hospital;

Researcher of the Project “Study for the comparison of the efficacy of a Program based on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in front of a Cognitive-Behavioral Program for the improvement of the Self-care and the Quality of life in patients with Chronic Pain”, of the Hospital U. La Peace;

Professor of the Integrative Master in Art Therapy at the University of Girona.