Cristina Márcia Caron Ruffino, Ph.D.

Rua Prof Alonso Ferraz, 81
Alto da Boa Vista
Zip Code 14025-530
Ribeirão Preto – SP, Brazil

Phone: +55 16 30215859
Mobile: +55 16 997924756

Cristina Ruffino holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Education from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), and a PhD in Psychology from the University of São Paulo (USP, Brazil). For several years, she worked with child education in the public school system as a teacher. During this time she coordinated projects directed to the inclusion and attention to human and speaking interactions.

Later she specialized in Family and Couple Therapy at the Familiae Institute where she started to integrate the Ribeirão Preto’s teaching staff, acting as teacher and supervisor in couple and family therapy under the social constructionist approach.

She is a co-founder of ConversAções Institute of Mediation and Dialog Facilitation with Marisa Japur. The purpose of the Institute is to work with human communication and conflicts, either in private contexts or in the development of social work, in a constructionist perspective. The Institute also offers training in mediation of conflicts. Currently, the Institute ConversAções includes Family Therapists training among its activities, also in a constructionist perspective.

She has always been in love with relations established in the teaching-learning process, dedicating special attention to the mediator and therapist formation process. A work that describes part of her dedication is on the joint authorship with Marisa Japur chapter “The mediator of conflicts formation in a social constructionist perspective” in the book “Social Constructionist: discourse, practice and production of knowledge”, organized by Guanaes-Lorenzi, Moscheta, Corradi-Webster and Souza. Published by NOOS Institute. 2014.

Recently, she also co-authored the chapter “The Creation of the Conversational Context of the Group” and “Conversations to Promote Conversations” in the book “Social Constructionist Perspectives on Group Work” organized by Emerson Rasera published by TAOS Institute. 2015.