Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Programa de Maestría y Doctorado en Psicología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala. Avenida de los Barrios Número 1, Colonia Los Reyes Ixtacala Tlalnepantla, Estado de México, C.P. 54090
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Vanessa is a psychologist, family therapist and researcher. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She also has a certification in Gender Relationships from the Program of Gender Studies (PUEG) at UNAM. She has worked as a therapist into a non-governmental organizations and she was professor at the University of the Gulf of Mexico, campus Huatulco, Oaxaca, as well as in the Program of Family Therapy at UNAM.
Her interest in research has been focused on intimate partner violence and child sexual abuse. She is also interested in exploring the reflective posture of therapists who work with families. In both cases, inspired by social constructionism and with a gender perspective. She is open to trying new forms of inquiry and in engaging in the co-construction of knowledge.
Vanessa is currently a PhD Candidate in Psychology Postgraduate Program at UNAM. Her dissertation focuses in narrative co-construction of long-term ‘sexual effects’ of child sexual abuse. As part of her professional development, she did a research stay with Sheila McNamee, PhD., at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).
She has presented her work in different national and international conferences and she is the first author of the papers:
Guzmán Díaz, A. (2013). Resonancia: La construcción subjetiva de una terapeuta familiar, Psicoterapia y Familia, 26, 1, 69-80.
Guzmán-Díaz, A., & Trujano, P. (2019). La aproximación Dialógica al Abuso Sexual Infantil y sus ‘Efectos’ Sexuales: La Experiencia de un Hombre con Identidad Gay. The Qualitative Report (Aceptado).