Director of the Psychology Program
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
External University of Colombia
Calle 12 Nº 1.17 este, Bogotá, Colombia
Calle 123A Nº 11B-89. Apto 203, Bogota, Columbia
Diana Rodriguez-Charry studied Psychology in her native country and earned a post graduated from the University of Louvain, in Belgium. Her work skills have been developed at universities in Colombia and Latin America in the area of social sciences, training and supervising the training of psychotherapists. Psychotherapist and consultant in national and international entities, related to the improvement of social and humanitarian services as well as promoting relational climate aid teams for psychological help and social services.
Academic positions: Diana Rodriguez has held managerial positions in psychology programs at Colombian universities and faculties. Today, she works with External University of Colombia, where is the Director of the Psychology Program. Professor in clinical psychology in the post-graduate programs, she teaches and supervises the training of psychotherapists and specialists in the family field. Professor in post-graduate law for training in mediation processes and help for couples and families in situation of restitution of rights. For several years she taught at business schools at postgraduate level. She has been invited as a guest lecturer at various universities in Colombia and Latin America. She has been invited as a speaker by Colombian universities, the University of Louvain in Belgium and University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, as well for regional and international organizations. Member of scientific committees for Colombian Psychology Conferences. Regular member of committees for thesis in the areas of social sciences both in undergraduate and at a Masters level.
Member of research groups in: Clinical and Family Psychology and psychotherapy, in the Clinical and Family Psychology programs at the Santo Tomas University in Bogota where she taught and oversaw psychotherapists for more than 20 years; in Social Critical Psychology at the Department of Psychology and Center of Social Studies at Andes University in Bogota, Colombia, for the creation of protocols for psychosocial care of young people and families affected by the internal armed conflict in Colombia and, in Family Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the External University of Colombia, for the research about the relationships of gender and intergenerational.
Interests: Her teaching and research work is placed at the interface between the psychological, cultural and socioeconomic domains as necessary framework needed to understand the subjectivity in which personal and collective experiences are configured. Her main interest has been around family relationships, the most intimate and personal relationships and how they intersect with the diverse institutions that organize and regulate todays life. One of the questions that remain constant in her work is the one pertaining psychological and social phenomena related to cultures and their historic struggle, specially related to Latin America.
Psychotherapist: Private practice for over 20 years.