Benjamín Cortes, MD, MA, MCs

Private Practice
Psychiatry and Psychotherapist

Calle Sánchez Llevot, 10, bajo
37005, Salamanca, Spain

Phone: (+34) 605 374 876
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Benjamín Cortés Morales was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and now he resides in Salamanca, Spain. His is a registered as a Psychiatry and Psychotherapist by Official Medical School of Salamanca and certified as Family Therapist by Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations. He is a Member of the Spanish Association of Private Psychiatry, of the Spanish Association of Narrative Therapy and The Castellano Leonesa Association of Family Therapy.

He has a private practice in Salamanca and is invited to lecture conferences to residents in psychiatrist and psychology in Clinical Hospital of Salamanca about Psychotherapy in general, Family Therapy, Clinical Systemic Approaches and Ericksonian Hypnosis; he also is invited every year to lecture conferences in Family Therapy to student in the University of Salamanca.

He has experience as Psychiatrist with inpatient and outpatient assistance, Family and Individual Psychotherapy. He earned of Psychiatrist in the Clinical Hospital of Salamanca (2012); a Master Degree in Systemic Therapy at Pontifical University of Salamanca (2007); a Residency in Brief Family Therapy at Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto, California (2011); a Professional Course in Ericksonian and Classical Hypnosis, by The Spanish Association of Classical and Ericksonian Hypnosis (2014); a Master Degree in Clinical and Health Management in Mental Health at University Pablo de Olavide (2015); a Diploma of expert in Bipolar Disorder at University of Barcelona (2016); and he is currently studying the Master in Narrative Therapy at Extremadura University (course 2017-2018). Benjamin’s approach to psychotherapy is markedly integrative about the systemic and ericksoninan approaches and narrative practices.

He is interested in how the people change in therapy, the outcome research in psychotherapy with quantitative and qualitative methods, spirituality and psychotherapy and the use of narratives practices in many contexts. He has published articles in scientific journals, like Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Journal of the Spanish Association of Neuropsychiatry and in the Nicaraguan Journal of Psychiatry.

He was participated in congress presenting some works as “Psychotherapeutic Interventions in a Psychiatric Consultation.” (National Congress of Private Psychiatry, 2017); “Drop-out in Psychotherapy: empirical findings” (XXV Meeting of the Castellano Leonesa Association of Psychiatry, 2010); “What makes for good outcomes in solution-focused brief therapy? A follow-up study” (European Brief Therapy Association, 2007).


  • Benjamín Cortés. La Terapia Narrativa: una terapia respetuosa y colaborativa que trabaja con la formación de una nueva identidad en los participantes en terapia. Una entrevista con Carlos Chimpén [in press].
  • Benjamin Cortés, Joemir Bécker, María Teresa Mories Álvarez, A. Marcos, Vicente Molina. Contribution of baseline body mass index and leptin serum level to the prediction of early weight gain with atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2014 Feb;68(2):127-32.
  • Benjamín Cortés Morales. Análisis psicodinámico breve en un caso de dependencia del alcohol. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq., 2013; 33 (120), 793-798.
  • Benjamín Cortés Morales, Pilar Andrés Olivera, Alejandro Ballesteros Prados, Joemir Becker Costa. El proceso de integración social del inmigrante. A propósito de un caso. Rev. Asoc. Esp. europsiq.,2013; 33 (117), 115-121.
  • Benjamín Cortés. Síndrome metabólico y antipsicóticos de segunda generación. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq., 2011; 31 (110): 303-320.
  • Vicente Molina, Benjamín Cortés, Javier Pérez, Carmen Martín, Rocío Villa, Dolores E. López, Consuelo Sancho. No association between prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex and europsychological deficit in chronic schizophrenia. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci (2010) 260:609–615
  • Vicente Molina, Gemma Galindo, Benjamín Cortés, Alba G. Seco de Herrera, Ana Ledo, Javier Sanz, Carlos Montes, Juan A. Hernández-Tamames. Different gray matter patterns in chronic schizophrenia and chronic bipolar disorder patients identified using voxel-based morphometry. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Aug;261(5):313-22.
  • Benjamín Cortés. Una psicoterapia basada en la colaboración: entrevista con Mark Beyebach. Revista Nicaragüense de Psiquiatría, No 15, Enero/Junio 2007.
  • Benjamín Cortés. Presupuestos teóricos en la terapia sistémica breve centrada en soluciones. Revista Nicaragüense de Psiquiatría, No 12, Abril/Junio 2006.
  • Benjamín Cortés. El MRI y la Formación de los problemas humanos. Revista Nicaragüense de Psiquiatría, No 5, Diciembre 2004.
  • Benjamín Cortés. Uso del lenguaje en la Terapia Centrada en Soluciones. Revista Nicaragüense de Psiquiatría, No 4, Julio/Septiembre 2004.