DIVISION OF PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COACHING
María José Rubio Alfonso
Psychologist
Adults and adolescents
Languages: English and Spanish
Clinic Appointment
  • Degree in Psychology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology / General Health Psychology at the Universidad a Distancia de Madrid.

Daughter of a Cuban mother and Spanish father, Maria was born in La Habana and moved to Spain a year after with he parents. Having half of her family in central America, international travel and the merge between cultures has always been a part of her life.

At the age of 2, she started nursery at Montessori school receiving a British education from that age until she was 18. The multicultural nature of British education lead to an increase in her interest in travel and other cultures

Her first contact with psychology was at the age of 14, when her baby sister was diagnosed with developmental delay and ADHD later. It was here where her interest in psychology and it’s capacity to transform lives started.

Maria completed her degree in psychology in the bilingual program of Universidad Complutense de Madrid and her master’s degree in sanitary psychology also in Madrid. When she finished her studies she decided to leave for two years yo undertake an experience in completely diverse cultures, starting in South East Asia and finishing in Australia.

During her trip she was a volunteer in Cambodia, working with the Khmer population for a few months, helping with work habilites, English language and job interview preparation. In Australia she performed all types of jobs, from agriculture to hospitality or cleaning, meeting people from all around the world. There she could share working and living experiences with people from Latin America, South Korea, EEUU, South Africa, India, China, Japan and different parts of Europe between others.

During her internship from the master’s degree, she worked in a psychological centre o focused on child sexual abuse, where she realized she wanted to focus her career on the area of Trauma. She is starting the training in EMDR to lead her career towards this area.

Lately, she has been working with young adults and adolescents in an integrative manner, conducting online sessions with clients from all over Spain.

Maria works with a cognitive conductual base and integrative perspective,adapting the course of therapy to the personal needs of each individual.

  • MASTER´S DEGREE IN GENERAL SANITARY PSYCHOLOGY (OFFICIAL MASTER) UNIVERSIDAD A DISTANCIA DE MADRID-2017-2018
  • PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE (BILINGUAL PROGRAM) WITH SPECIALITY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID-2012-2016
  • BRITISH COMPULSORY EDUCATION (PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOL). MONTESSORI SCHOOL, ALPEDRETE-1997-2012
  • Nov 2015 - Jun 2016- CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGIST IN PSICOMORAL, MORALZARZAL, MADRID. Degree internship as a therapist for children, teenagers and adults.
  • Apr 2016 - Jan 2017- PSYCHOSOCIAL VOLUNTEER at Abalú Asociación para la ayuda psicológica social, Madrid.
  • Sept 2017 - jun 2018- CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST AT Centro psicológico Noguerol, MADRID. Master´s degree internship in psychological centre specialized in child sexual abuse and bullying.
  • Sept 2020 - Jul 2021- TUTOR/PSYCHOLOGIST FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS at Sinews, Madrid. specialised academic support teacher for children with learning difficulties.
  • Jan 2021 - Sept 2021- MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS PSYCHOLOGIST at Centro médico Las Rosas, MADRID. realization of aptitude tests for driver, weapons and dangerous animals licenses.
  • Mar 2021 - currently- VOLUNTEER SANITARY PSYCHOLOGIST at Amalgama social and NB psicología, MADRID. Psychotherapy with an integrative base, online therapy with clients all around Spain.
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION IN EMERGENCIES AND CATASTROPHES. ETV FORMACIÓN-AUG 2020
  • HOW TO DETECT AND INTERVENE IN CHILD MISTREATMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE XII EDITION TEA ONLINE COURSE.
  • DETECTION, PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION IN BULLYING V EDITION InTEA ONLINE COURSE.
  • DRIVERS LICENSE B
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM ILSC Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, | jan 2019-Abr 2019
  • CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY (CPE) CAMBRIDGE- LEVEL C2 Cambridge examinations, | jul 2012
  • SANDPLAY COURSE (7 HOURS) IN CENTO DE FORMACIÓN EL NÚCLEO, MADRID. september 2021

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