María Elena Larraín
University of Los Andes
María Elena Larraín received her first degree in Psychology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has worked in psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy and drug and alcohol prevention programs with adolescents in Santiago. In 1998 she began studying Philosophy in a postgraduate program at the Universidad de Los Andes.
She was recognized as a Psychotherapist (1999) and Clinical Supervisor (2004) by “Colegio de Psicólogos de Chile”, “Sociedad Chilena de Psicología Clínica” and “Comisión Nacional de Acreditación de Psicólogos Clínicos”.
Since 1999, she has been Director of the School of Psychology of the Universidad de Los Andes. She has taught Developmental Psychology and Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Since 2002 she has taught Professional Ethics to students of Psychology. Her research interests have centred on the influence of different means of communication, particularly Internet use in adolescents (2002), and psychoanalytic theory, treatment modalities and diagnostic studies. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Navarra.