Leticia Martínez Prado Leticia Martínez Prado
Spain
Psychologist and Coach
Adults
Languages: Spanish and English

Psychologist specializing in third-generation therapies, counseling and research with severe mental disorders:
  • Degree in Psychology from the University Autónoma of Madrid
  • Expert Psyco-oncology from the Hospital Quirón of Madrid
  • Expert in Nutrition and TCA from UNIR
  • Expert Coaching and Mindfulness
  • PhD at the Complutense University of Madrid

Leticia studied at the British Council in Madrid, she made study trips in the US and she is currently working with the University of Boston creating clinical manuals. She is fluent in three languages: much of her doctoral research is in English; her partner is Italian and she´s Spanish.

During the college years and after graduating Leticia worked as volunteer with various NGOs: in the hospital La Paz in Madrid supporting children hospitalized and in a labor camp in Mozambique giving workshops on assertiveness and sexual education. She also has extensive experience in eating disorders such as obesity, weight management, anorexia and bulimia.

After completing her undergraduate studies Leticia continued her postgraduate training at the Universidad Europea in Madrid doing a Master in Clinical and Health Psychology. Leticia did her internship in Sinews and after one year training with us she was elected to join SINEWS clinical team.

She currently works in individual psychotherapy, group Mindfulness and Self-Compassion sessions and she is in charge of university counseling service in CUNEF where, among other tasks, she is responsible for the preparation of interviews and selection dynamics for companies through coaching processes, amplification of strengths, work on competencies and regulation of weaknesses such as anxiety.

She combines her work at SINEWS with her research about Positive Psychology and Psychosis at the University Complutense in Madrid.

Professional Experience - Clinical Practice
  • PSYCHOLOGIST - SINEWS
    Sinews is a multilingual therapy institute that offers psychology services for adult, children and couples, psychiatry services for adults and children, speech therapy, coaching and outsourcing services for companies, schools and universities. (September 2014- Currently)
    Sector: Counseling and Health
    Responsibilities:
    • Evaluation and intervention in eating disorders
    • Evaluation and intervention in anxiety disorders
    • Evaluation and intervention in mood disorders
    • Evaluation and intervention in PTDS (post traumatic stress disorder)
    • COUNSELOR at CUNEF
  • PSYCHOLOGIST - PSICONUTRICIÓN MADRID ( May 2014-June 2016)
    Responsibilities:
    • Individual psychotherapy for weight management (patients with obesity and overweight)
    • Individual psychotherapy with patients with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder)
    • Psychotherapy in anxiety disorders
    • Group therapy program: "Food and Mindfulness"
    • Workshops: healthy habits and prevention.
  • COUNSELOR - COMISIÓN PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN DE MALOS TRATOS (January 2013 - June 2014).
    Sector: Counseling
    Responsibilities: Psychological care for women victims of trafficking (extensive experience in trauma)
  • INTERNSHIP AT HEALTH COUNSELLING - HOSPITAL QUIRÓN DE MADRID (June 2012 – December 2012).
    Sector: Health
    Responsibilities: Individual therapy in cancer patients and family therapy grieving process and group sessions.
  • INTERNSHIP NEUROPSYCHOLOGY - SAR QUAVITAE ALBUFERA (January 2012 – June 2012).
    Sector: Health
    Responsibilities:. Neuropsychological assessment and individual therapy, focused on mood disorders in patients and relatives.

Research and Conference Lectures

2016- Currently: PhD Candidate at University Complutense of Madrid: "EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF AUTO-ATTENDANT PARANOIA BIAS: WELLFOCUS-PPT (Intervention based on Positive Psychology) AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES"

2016: Professor at MINDFUL EATING Course at the College of Psychologists of Madrid.

April 2016: Presentation at the Conference of eating disorders and obesity at the College of Psychologists of Madrid. "APPROACHES TO THIRD GENERATION AND CONTEXTUAL THERAPIES FOR INTERVENTION IN EATING DISORDERS AND OBESITY"

2015: SELF-ESTEEM IMPLIED AND PERSECUTORY DELUSIONS in patients diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in the team of Carmen Valiente and Carmelo Vazquez (Complutense University of Madrid). This research is focused on the influence of implicit self-esteem and improved due to conditioning on persecutory delusions in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia in different CRPS of the Community of Madrid.

Volunteer Experience

VOLUNTEER PSYCHOLOGIST
HOSPITAL LA PAZ DE MADRID AND COOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL (June 2010 – December 2014).
Sector: Non-governmental organization
Responsibilities: Participation in supported programs for chronic diseases and transplantation children through the provision of workshops for children and familie.

VOLUNTEER TRAINER
NGO MAKUA, MOZAMBIQUE (June 2011 – September 2011).
Sector: Non-governmental organization
Responsibilities: Teaching a second language and assertiveness workshops, sexual education and career counseling

VOLUNTEER SPANISH TEACHER
CPI Centro HispanoParaguayo
Sector: Non-governmental organization
Responsibilities: Teaching Spanish to immigrants and how to get a job (create a resume, preparation for a job interview…)

Education
  • 2016- Currently: PhD in Clinical Psychology from Complutense University of Madrid
  • 2016: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion from Hazel Clinic
  • 2016: Expert in Coaching from Esneca Bussiness School
  • 2014: MBSR from COP Madrid (Psychology School of Madrid)
  • 2014: Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the European University of Madrid (Practicum training a year in third-generation therapies: ACT and Mindfulness)
  • 2013: Title of Expert in Nutrition and Eating Disorders from the UNIR
  • 2011-12: Title of Expert in psycho-oncology from Hospital Quirón and the European University of Madrid
  • 2008-12: Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University Autónoma of Madrid

Languages
Spanish: Native
English: Bilingual (comprehension, written and spoken)
Italian: Bilingual (comprehension, written and spoken)
French: Upper-Intermediate level (comprehension, written and spoken)


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