Doctor in Psychology
Professor of Psychotherapy
University of Las Americas
University of London
Cleveland # 35, Col. Nochebuena 03720
Mexico City, Mexico
Tel. (55) 50-25-61-85 Cel. 044 55 13 01 74 70
On twitter: @monicasesma
Dr. Monica Sesma is a systemic/social constructionist therapist and supervisor. Dr. Sesma currently works at Medica Sur Hospital, Mexico City, within the Eating Disorders's Clinic where she uses a social constructionist perspective in her work with child obesity, anorexic and bulimic dilemmas
She is also teaching Family Therapy within the master’s programs at University of Las Americas and University of London. Classes include writing academic documents, Qualitative Research methods, clinical seminars, epistemology and foundations of Family Therapy, Postmodern Therapies (Narrative, Solution Focused, Reflective and Collaborative Therapies), and new paradigms in Family Therapy (http://www.udla.mx/htdocs/posgrados/psicologia.php). She is part of the Campos Eliseos Group team in the seminar “Writing, cinema and literature as therapeutic means” (http://grupocamposeliseos.com/eventos/la-escritura-como-medio-terapeutico/#comment-11). She is very interested in the inclusion of social constructionist ideas in her teaching and supervising activities.
Dr. Sesma has worked on the journal Psicoterapia y Familia as an Editor Assistant for four years and she is currently working as a Spanish Translation Editor for the International Journal of Collaborative Practices (http://collaborative-practices.com/editorial-board/).
She has her private practice in Mexico City using a social construcionist perspective and a collaborative stance.
A sampling of her published work includes:
- Sesma, M. (2010). Pathways to dialogue: The work of Collaborative Therapists with couples. International Journal of Collaborative Practices: http://ijcp.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/sesma-vazquez_english_final_2.pdf
- Sesma, M. (2010). The collaborative therapist in Mexico. Mexico Quarterly Review: http://admin.udla.mx/mrs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80&catid=6&lang=es&Itemid=21
- Sesma, M. (2008). The effectiveness of Couple Therapy. Memoirs of the Doctoral Program in Psychology. University of the Americas, Mexico City: http://www.udla.mx/2008/images/dps/memorias.pdf