Jorge Jiménez Castillo
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Jorge Jiménez Castillo
Adolescents and adults
Languages: English and Spanish
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Jorge Jiménez Castillo
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Jorge Jiménez Castillo
Adolescents and adults
Languages: English and Spanish
  • Graduate in Psychology from the University of Valencia
  • Master's Degree in General Health Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Born in Albacete, thanks to his parent’s interest in languages he spent several summers as a teenager in the UK (Oxford and Cambridge), where he met peers from many different countries (Russia, Italy, France, Japan…). Thanks to this international experience he decided to attend the bilingual program psychology at the University of Valencia, during which he did a one year exchange at Rutgers University in USA. There, he shared a dorm with roommates from Taiwan, France, Australia and Hong Kong. He faced the challenges of an international student that has to adapt to a different academic system as well as learn to manage his finances and build healthy habits like eating and exercising. During his time in the USA he worked to support people on the Autism Spectrum at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, where ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) techniques are applied.

There, he also joined a neuroscience lab (the CLEF lab) and participated in experiments and scientific publications as well as attended international conventions.

Upon his return to Spain, he joined another research team at the University of Valencia at the same time he started his training at Hospital Clínico de Valencia, where he closely followed the team in charge of people going through their first psychotic episode, familiarizing himself with the reality of people with Severe Mental Disorders and the importance of educating the patient and their family on their disease, in order to challenge preconceived ideas and face their daily problems. During his senior year, he got involved in an LGBTIQ+ organization and became increasingly aware of the lack of inclusion of many studies in the field of clinical psychology, which motivated him to spend several years looking into the consequences that discrimination against LGBT people has on a person’s psychological wellbeing though a intersectional lens. This way, he completed a project on the prevalence of depression and anxiety among LGB people and another project focused on the protective role that social support has in the face of LGBTphobic discrimination.

He decided to move to the capital to study a Masters’ Degree in General Health Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and has the opportunity to receive training at the Center for Applied Psychology of said university. There, he gained interest in Behavioral Analysis as an evidence-based approach that allows for an efficient therapy that is tailored to the person and their context.

He was selected for an internship at SINEWS MTI, where he gained valuable experience and knowledge thanks to the guidance of therapists with years of experience with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Due to the high quality of his work, he was able to join the SINEWS team and moved to Murcia to work as a School Counsellor at the British School King’s College. During his work with teenagers, he became fascinated by the intensity and passion with which they experience their daily lives. He helped them manage their emotions and make decisions to get them closer to their goals, values and ambitions. At the same time, he worked online with adult expats and international students.

Jorge defines himself as a curious and patient therapist. He believes in an evidence-based, judgment-free therapy that allows for a work aligned with the client’s values.

  • Masters Degree in General Health Psychology: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2018-2020)
  • Bilingual Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology: University of Valencia, España (2013-2018)
  • Exchange program: Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (2015-2016)
  • Additional courses:
    • Epistemiology of Behaviorism (Engrama Psicología) - 2023
    • Sex therapy within a Behavor Analysis framework (Psicoflix) - 2023
    • Intervention during suicidal conduct (Psicoflix) – 2023
    • Psycopharmacology for psychologists (SINEWS MTI) –2020
    • Individual and group intervention in sexual trauma (SINEWS MTI) –2020
    • Functional Analysis in clinical settings (Centro de Psicología Aplicada, UAM) –2019
    • Intervention during emergencies and catastrophes (Psicoemergencias Comunidad Valenciana) –2018
    • Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (Asociación española de DBT) – 2017
  • Bilingual Psychologist - SINEWS MTI (2022-current date)
  • School counsellor at King’s College Murcia with students aged de 2 to 18. (2020-2022)
  • Intern Psychologist: SINEWS Multilingual Therapy Institute. (2019-2020)
  • Intern Psychologist: Centro de Psicología Aplicada de la UAM. (2019)
  • Intern Psychologist: Hospital Clínico de Valencia. (2017)
  • ABA Therapist: Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Nueva Jersey, EEUU. (2016)
  • Member of the youth group in the LGBT+ organization Lambda (2016 –2018)

Published article:
Phan, M. L., Gergues, M. M., Mahidadia, S., Jimenez-Castillo, J., Vicario, D. S., & Bieszczad, K. M. (2017). HDAC3 Inhibitor RGFP966 Modulates Neuronal Memory for Vocal Communication Signals in a Songbird Model. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 11, 65.

Author in the following international conventions:

  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2017 – Washington, DC, USA
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2016 – San Diego, California, USA
  • 10th Annual Perceptual Science Forum, 2016 – Rutgers University, NJ, USA
  • Aresty Undergraduate Symposium 2016 – Rutgers University, NJ, USA

Research Assistant: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Qualitative research: Minority stress, resilience factors and post-traumatic growth in sexual minorities.
2018 –   2020 

Research Assistant: University of Valencia
Study devoted to understanding the role of individual differences while learning to use a Brain-Computer Interface.
2016 –   2017

Research Assistant: Rutgers University, USA
The role of epigenetic mechanisms in the acquisition of auditory memories and the associated brain plasticity processes in the auditory cortex.
2015 –   2017

Final Bachelor’s thesis: University of Valencia
Literary review of the evidence relating minority stress and the prevalence of depression in sexual minorities.
2017 –   2018