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Ramon Llull University
34 93 2533000
Luis Botella is a Professor at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). The primary focus of his research is to advance the understanding of human meaning making processes and the construction and reconstruction of self identity. Luis’ main theoretical sources of inspiration are Constructivism, Social Constructionism, Personal Construct Psychology, Narrative Therapy, and Postmodernism. In his research projects and studies, Luis uses and endorses a methodological pluralism combining quantitative methods (such as the Repertory Grid Technique) and qualitative ones such as Discourse and Narrative Analysis, or Grounded Theory Methodology. Luis’ main research efforts are addressed to psychotherapy (outcome and process) research, but he also has studied meaning making and constructive processes in other realms of human experience (spirituality, mindfulness, cognitive complexity, body image, loss and grieving, music and rhythm, fuzzy cognitive maps, self narratives). Luis’ approach to psychotherapy is markedly integrative: He is interested in a theoretically coherent combination of technically eclectic therapeutic tools. His main interest, however, are constructivist, constructionist, cognitive, narrative, systemic, and postmodern therapies. Luis finds these approaches to be the ones that he feels more comfortable with when working with his clients.
Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Ramon Llull University (Barcelona).
Licensed Specialist in Clinical Psychology.
Licensed Specialist in Psychotherapy. EuroPsy European Certificate in Psychology. Area of Practice: Clinical and Health. (EFPA/COP).
Licensed Psychotherapist, Supervisor and former President of the Spanish Association for Cognitive Psychotherapies (ASEPCO; member of the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapists Associations--FEAP).
Member of the Spanish School of Psychotherapy.
Member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research—SPR.
Member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and national representative in Spain of SEPI's Regional Network Committee.
Director of the Postgraduate Course on Cognitive Therapy. Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Ramon Llull University (Barcelona).
Director of the Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). Between the years 1995 and 2008.
Director of the Master’s Degree in Health Psychology and Psychotherapy. Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). Between the years 2008 and 2012.
Director of the Postgraduate Course on Mindfulness. Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Ramon Llull University (Barcelona).
Director of the Psychotherapy Service of the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna between the years 2000 and 2012. Ramon Llull University (Barcelona).
Principal Investigator of the Research Group on Constructivism and Discursive Processes (Currently a section of the Research Group on Psychology, Person, and Context) of the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). Research Group accredited by the Government of Catalonia.
Professor at various national and international psychotherapy masters courses.
Scientific Advisor of the Psychotherapy area of the CaixaProinfancia Program (socio-educational actions for children and families in social exclusion risk and/or Poverty).
Member of the Editorial Board of various international journals and author or co-author of more than 200 publications about my research topics.
Silvia Rodríguez Alonso, Ph.D.
Ilma Barros Pose, Ph.D.
María del Carmen Muñoz de Bustillo Díaz, Ph.D.
Benjamín Cortes, MD
Garbine Delgado, Ph.D.
Alberto Fernandez Liria
Jesús Garcia-Martínez, Ph.D.
María Dolores García Hernández, Ph.D.
Marco Gemignani, Ph.D.
Sara Olivé Horts
Carlos Alexis Chimpén López, Ph.D.
Pedro de León Martínez
Danilo Moggia Narváez
Alicia Moreno, Psy.D.
Maria Muñoz-Grandes, M.Sc.
Xavier Lobo Read
Inmaculada García Ruz
Miriam Subirana, Ph.D.
Beatriz Rodriguez Vega, MD