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Prof. Rafael Penadés

Rafael Penadés psychiatrist Controversies Psiquiatry Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Talk Cognitive remediation and improving social skills as a tertiary prevention for psychosis
Date Friday, September 17th, 2021
Time 17:30 - 18:15
Round Table 4. Psychotic disorders

BIOGRAPHY

Rafael Penadés is a Clinical Psychologist working at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. He is currently in charge of the neuropsychology and psychological treatments area at the Barcelona Clinic Schizophrenia Unit (BCSU). He is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine –area of Medical Psychology- at the University of Barcelona. He is also a researcher at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) in the area of "Biological bases of mental disorders" and is a member of Group 4 in the area of schizophrenia of the Network Research Center in Mental Health (CIBERSAM).

His research interests are neuropsychology, neuroimaging, genetics and psychological treatments applied to serious mental disorders. He has conducted different projects being supported by national and international funding, including a 2016 NARSAD Independent Investigator Award by the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation (US). He has written 2 books on the subject and numerous chapters, and articles published in international journals.

He has a degree in psychology from the University of Valencia and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Barcelona (granted with the extraordinary doctorate award). He is certified as a clinical neuropsychologist (COP) and as a psychotherapist (EuroPsy). He undertook specialist training in Clinical Psychology at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. He undertook short research fellowships at different centres: Hospital Aita Menni Mondragón, The Canberra Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London, and Université Paris X Nanterre. He also obtained a master's degree in affective neuroscience from the University of Maastricht.

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