Carmen Irene de Lisa Marques Carmen Irene de Lisa Marques
Venezuela-Portugal
Psychologist
Adults, adolescents and children
Languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese

  • Degree in Psychology. Andrés Bello Catholic University, Caracas - Venezuela
  • Master in Educational and Psychological Intervention. University of Navarra, Pamplona - Spain.
  • Master's Degree in General Health Psychology. European University, Madrid - Spain.

Carmen as a granddaughter of expatriates, has grown up in a multicultural environment (with the influence of Portuguese, Spanish, Venezuelan and US culture). From a very young age she collaborated as a volunteer with children and the elderly with low resources. It was the work she carried out with these people in a disadvantaged situation and her desire to help them with their emotional needs, that brought the awareness of the impact they had on their ability to cope with their studies. At the end this was the reason that motivate her to pursue a degree in Psychology.

Throughout her career, she had the opportunity to evaluate and provide psychological support to children with special needs in public schools, NGOs and Specialized Centers in the public scope.

After completing her undergraduate studies, she came to Spain to complete a Master's Degree in Psychological and Educational Intervention, at the University of Navarra, Pamplona. Here she carried out her practices in a concerted school for children with special needs, supporting attention in the classroom, creating agendas, organizing activities, training the children with sensory stimulation as well as intervening for the resolution of interpersonal and daily life problems.

Upon her return to Venezuela, she had the opportunity to work in a specialized association in which she provided psychological and educational support to children with learning disabilities and ADHD. At the same time, she was part of a multidisciplinary team at a private center where she would carry out psychoeducational evaluations and providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and their families. In this environment, she attended a variety of reasons for consultation such as behavior problems, anxiety, emotional difficulties, adaptation problems, grief, difficulties related to social skills ...

During her last years of experience in her home country she worked as a psychologist in a private school where she worked with children between 1 to 12 years old. One of the tasks she especially enjoyed during her years at the school was the training for teachers, parents and students on diverse topics such as bullying (detection and intervention in the classroom), social skills (empathy, assertiveness ...), training in sphincter control, resolution of conflict among peers, limits establishment (in school and at home), detection and attention to learning difficulties, self-esteem (what is and how to strengthen it), adolescence (what changes to expect, how to deal with them).

Carmen moved to Madrid two years ago with the aim of continuing to conquer new professional challenges. To improve her skills, she decided to deepen her clinical training by completing the Master in General Health Psychology. Therefor she had the opportunity to complete her practice in Sinews. She had the occasion to observe her tutor, Itxaso Cembrero, both in the clinic and at the Kings College of Soto de Viñuelas, who at last supervise her work with her own cases.

Her professionalism, previous experience and ability to approach the experiences of both parents and children or adolescents, supporting them through the challenges they face in everyday are the reasons why she was selected to join the team. Carmen shines with her own light.
Education
  • October 2017 – March 2019: Master's Degree in General Health Psychology. European University, Madrid - Spain.
  • October 2010 – July 2011: Master in Educational and Psychological Intervention. University of Navarra, Pamplona - Spain.
  • October 2004 – July 2009: Degree in Psychology. Andrés Bello Catholic University, Caracas - Venezuela. Title approved in the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain in 2011, file 2012 / H04585.
  • October 2008 – April 2009: Crisis Intervention. Elective seminar in psychological support of patients with long-term hospitalization diseases, carried out in the University Hospital of the UCV (Central University of Venezuela).
  • October 2008 – April 2009: Humanistic Psychotherapy. Elective seminar on expanding knowledge about humanistic theories to perform intervention and psychological therapy.
  • May 2009 – July 2009: Diploma in SPSS. Modular study of the SPSS statistical program, identifying its properties and applied uses.

Experience
  • Student in Practice/ May 2018 - March 2019: SINEWS MTI
    • Observation of the consultation of Child Psychiatry
    • Observation in the classroom and in therapeutic sessions within the school setting.
    • Support in the Evaluation of children with academic and emotional difficulties.
    • Evaluation and therapeutic intervention of adults and adolescents with diverse symptomatology such as anxiety, depression, difficulties in cultural adaptation, behavioral difficulties, among others.
  • School Psychologist/September 2014 - July 2016: Educational Institute Plaza Sesamo
    • Attention to parents in cases of need for support or referral to special counseling services according to the needs of the child.
    • Assistance to the academic staff that works in the institution for the management of children with different needs.
    • Attention and intervention in the students of the institution from the first level of pre-school education (3 years) to the sixth grade of basic education (12 years).
    • Organization and application of workshops aimed at motivating and guiding the personal and professional growth of the staff of the institution.
    • Planning and implementation of workshops oriented to the needs of school students in the intervention and prevention of issues such as school abuse; the behavior with the companions; grief, among others.
    • Recruitment and selection of the personnel that enters in the institution, management of the online search of curricula; interview planning; Test application.
    • Organization of personal agenda and completion of school reports and specific intervention.
    • Programming of meetings to report cases and strategies to be applied according to the needs of the children.
  • Child Psychologist/ June 2012- September 2015: Integral Psych pedagogical Unit of Macaracuay
    • Psychological evaluation of children between 3 years and 18 years of age, diagnosis, reports and therapeutic treatment according to the case (Behavioral, dynamic and integrative intervention).
  • Psychoeducational Therapy Psychologist July 2012 - July 2014: INVEDIN
    • Psych pedagogical evaluation of patients in order to establish the accurate parameters to perform a treatment according to the needs of each patient.
    • Application of treatments related to the academic area in order to guide and contribute to the improvement of the methods of study and understanding of school content.
  • Psychologist September 2012 - January 2013: ASODECO
    • Psychological support for students with disabilities. Formation of groups with the purpose of discussing and talking about various topics such as emotions, grief, interpersonal relationships, among other things.
    • Evaluation and completion of reports in order to update the information held by the students.
  • Assistant to Administrative Management May 2012 - September 2012: Special Olympics
    • Support for administrative management, coordination of events related to fundraising to contribute to the sponsorship of athletes to attend the Olympics or different sports competitions.
  • Support Scholar in Classroom April 2011 - June 2011: Special Education College El Molino
    • Support in the classroom for teachers and children with various disabilities. Attention of children with disabilities in the educational and emotional level.
    • Advice and special support of particular activities, group sessions with the psychologist of the center, outings and various walks.
    • Full participation in special activities organized by the management and the center.

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