Rocío Fernández Cosme Rocío Fernández Cosme
Dominican Republic
Psychologist
Child, adolescent and adult therapist
Languages: English and Spanish

  • After earning her Bachelors Degree as a Psychologist from the Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE (Dominican Republic), Rocio moved to Madrid where she completed two additional degrees:
  • A Master in Family and Couples Therapy and a Specialist in Clinical and Psychanalytic Psychotherapy: The Child and his/her Family, both through the Universidad Pontifica Comillas de Madrid.

Rocio’s professional experince began in the Dominican Republic where she worked at the Rober Reid Cabral children’s hospital. There, she worked with children under 5 years of age and focused on the diagnosis and use of game therapy as an instrument to improve the quality of attachment that occurs between children and their parents. In Spain she worked during her internship for her Master in two Mental Health Centers with families to improve communication and manage clinical problems.

Later, she worked in a private center in Madrid helping little ones through group therapy to identify, understand, and manage their feelings and to train their social skills through group games.

Her areas of special interest are problems in bonding, family therapy, and autism.

Her previous experience as a teacher of English as a foreign language adds a special sense of understanding in regards to the educational needs of bilingual children.
Education
  • 2006-2008: Master degree in Family and Couples Therapy. Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. (Madrid)
  • 2006-2008. Specialist degree in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. ¨The Child and his/her family. Escuela de Libre Enseñanza de Psicoanálisis ¨ELIPSIS¨, in alliance with the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. (Madrid)
  • 2002-2005 Psychology degree. Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE. (Santo Domingo, D.R). Validated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Credential No: 2010/H01463).

Experience
  • April 2011-June 2012: Growing Well. Emotional Intelligence Schools. (Madrid)
    Psychologist. Conducted Child group sessions with the purpose of helping them develop adequate emotional management and social skills. One to one sessions with children and adolescents encouraging motivational growth and healthy academic performance. Psychological evaluation and intervention.
  • September 2012- to present Date: Vaughan Systems (Madrid).
    Extra-curricular activities program coordinator: Class planning supervision, behavioral difficulties management.
  • August 2008- to present date: Vaughan Systems. (Madrid)
    Teacher. Teaching English as a second language (to young learners) through a completely oral method.
  • October 2007- June 2008: Centro de Salud Mental Hortaleza (Madrid).
    Family Therapist: Therapeutic and co-therapeutic duties. Active participation in pre and post session group discussions. Active role in the making of the therapeutic plans. Psychological intervention with complete families and or subgroups within them, managing members with specific psychological diagnosis and promoting a healthier interaction of the family as a system.
  • October 2007- June 2008 Centro de Apoyo a las Familias. CAF-VI (Madrid).
    Volunteer Psychologist in an infant and toddler support program, seeking positive interaction between them and their parents.
  • November 2006- June 2007: Centro de Salud Mental Vallecas (Madrid)
    Family Therapist: Therapeutic and co-therapeutic duties. Active participation in pre and post session group discussions. Active role in the making of the therapeutic plans. Psychological intervention, with complete families and or subgroups within them, managing members with eating disorders, depression and specific developmental crisis that correspond to a family’s natural cycle.
  • March 2006- August 2006: Centro Terapéutico Prisma. (Santo Domingo, D.R.)
    Child Psychotherapy sessions that included working hand in hand with autistic children. School Support classes for children that needed individualized attention.
  • April 2005- August 2005. Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral. (Sto. Dgo, R.D)
    Psychologist (Internship) within the mental health division. Psychological evaluation and participation in the design of therapeutic approaches complemented by supervised interventions.
  • January 2005-April 2005. Centro de Estudios e intervención de la conducta. (Sto. Dgo, D.R.)
    Psychologist (internship). Child Psychological evaluations and participation in the design of therapeutic approaches complemented by supervised interventions.

Additional studies
  • June 2012. Piscologíamadrid. Course: Psychological Abuse and emotional dependency.
  • Feb. 2010- May 2010. Escuela de Psicoterapia y Psicodrama. (Madrid). Course: “Psychodrama Psychotherapy with children and youngsters”.
  • November 2007- May 2008. Centro terapéutico UmayQuipae. (Madrid). Course. “Children’s Psycho diagnostic”.
  • May 2008. Instituto de lenguaje y Desarrollo. ILD Psicología. (Madrid). Course: “Assessment and intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders. A Neuropsychological approach”.
  • April 2008. Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. (Madrid). Workshop: “The therapist´s tool box”.
  • June – August 2006. Centro de Estudios en Desarrollo Humano. (Sto. Dgo, D.R.) Workshop. “Family health prevention”.
  • June– August 2005. Centro de Estudios en Desarrollo Humano. (Sto. Dgo, D.R). Workshop. “Autism: Mysteries and solutions”.
  • August 2004. Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE. (D.R.) Seminar: “Therapeutic skills to work with children and adolescents.”

Research
  • 2004-2005: Collaborated in research for: “Attachment assessment among Dominican mothers that live with the HIV virus and their infants (aged between 12 and 16 months)". Facultad de psicologia Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE.

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