María Hilda Sánchez-Jiménez, Ph.D.

University of Caldas
Caldas, Colombia
Tel: 3206989237


María Hilda holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master’s in Clinical and Family Psychology from Santo Tomás de Aquino University. She received her undergraduate degree as a psychologist from the University of Manizales. She is currently a full-time professor of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Caldas, Department of Family Studies (Manizales, Colombia) and over the course of her career, has been invited to teach postgraduate courses in family therapy and clinical psychology at various public and private universities in Columbia. She is also a professor of the “International Diploma in Perspective and Generative Professional Practice ” hosted by the Interfas Foundation, the Taos Institute and Cinde.

In addition, she is the coordinator of the extension program in “Orientation and Socio-Family Accompaniment” (psychotherapeutic process, face-to-face and virtual modality); an advisor to the Support Center for families; and a member of the Family Studies Collective Research Group in Minciencias. 

She has conducted research in the field of family, family therapy, family relationships and processes, family violence, sociolinguistic codes, times and contexts in systemic-constructionist therapeutic conversations and has acted as principal investigator and co-director of the Spinning Political Capacities for Transition project in the Territories –of the Scientific Colombia Program: “Reconstruction of the Social Fabric in Post-Conflict Zones in Colombia”. It is a program of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology, whose central axis is the strengthening of education, a strategic focus that guides the development of public policies in Colombia, an engine to promote equity and peace.

María Hilda is the author of research books, book chapters and scientific articles. Books published in the last 5 years include: Sociolinguistic movements in therapeutic conversations. Towards the languages of change (2018); Family relationships. Crisis and generative changes (2020), Spinning political capacities for transitions in the territories. Epistemological, theoretical and methodological foundations (2021).