Leticia Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Zanotti Cavazoni 253 c/el Dorado
Asunción, Paraguay. CP: 1586

Email: leticiarodriguez06@gmail.com
Phone: 595 21 223 925
Mobile: 595 981 404 609
Web: www.enfoque.org.py

Leticia is a licensed psychologist from Universidad Católica de Asunción and has a Master in Social Psychology and Family Therapy. She is the co-founder and member of ENFOQUE Niñez Organization, Asunción, Paraguay. ENFOQUE Niñez is a nonprofit organization that advocates for children and adolescents right of living in a family. They offer foster care, therapeutic approaches with the biological families, research, and produce documents and the reports on public policies related to the issue.

Leticia finished her Ph.D. through the Taos Programe in collaboration with Vrije University Brussels. Her dissertation was: Dialogue with young women, family home mothers and professionals on collaborative working processes with adolescents separated from their families (2019). 

She is the director in Paraguay of the Iccp programme offering the International Certificate in Collaborative Dialogical Practices sponsored by Houston Galveston Institute and the Taos Institute from 2012. She is also an Open Dialogue practitioner and trainer (certified by Dialogic Partners Finland and ENFOQUE Niñez, Paraguay, 2022). She was the academic coordinator of the Master course in Systemic Interventions, collaborative and dialogical practices.  She teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has been a professor of Family Therapy at the Catholic University in Paraguay since 2018.

She has been, together with others, Coordinator for Paraguay, of the Relational and Network Collaborative Program, Tromso University College, Tromso, Norway and Universidad Nacional de Lanús, Buenos Aires (2005-2007). This Project was called “Triangulo Austral” and was created by Norwegian psychiatrist Tom Andersen. This experience with Tom Andersen strongly marked her vision and her practice as well as allowed her to meet Carina Hakansson from Sweden, with who maintains a close relationship of collaboration and who supervised her work.

She was a member of TILAC (Taos Institute Latin American Council) from 2015 to 2020. 
She has served as President for Paraguayan Association of Systemic Psychology and Psychotherapy (2003-2006) and Member of the Academic Council until 2009  and she is a member of the Advisory Council of the Latin-American Foster care network (Relaf) since 2008.

She presents her work in national and international conferences and publications as well as workshops. Her main areas of interest are related to promoting human rights, therapeutic work in social and community framework especially in contexts of social injustice. She considers her practice as a therapist a political action and strongly believes in avoiding the institutionalization of children and people in general. As a private therapist, consultant, trainer and supervisor, she promotes collaborative and dialogical practices.