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Matias Castagnola

Psychodynamic therapist

Clinical Psychologist developed as an individual/group therapist working with substance use/abuse disorders. Co-creator/performer of @Kintsugi Theater Workshop Program and Drama Play.

About

I gained my experience as a clinical psychologist in Argentina, where the University of Buenos Aires provided me with a deeply rooted psychoanalytical framework. Coming from a country in which urgency often characterizes the mental health service, I developed as a psychologist dealing with cases related to trauma, attachment, anxiety and drug abuse. Working among different institutions provided me with an interdisciplinary framework experience, which I strongly believe enriches the perspective that accompanies the person in his or her individuation. These axes have shaped the construction of my individual practice.

My Approach

I believe that suffering finds its origin and meaning both in an individual and collective way. Following this belief, and through working on treatments in group settings, I trained to become a drama actor and developed a theatre workshop program. From that training, I took part in creating and performing a theatre play involving drug abuse patients and professional drama actors. This experience has enriched my work perspective, in which an artistic point of view tends to offer new ways to look into oneself's symptoms: trauma, attachment, addictions or existentialist crises.

My Qualifications

Education

2015-2018
Training in Drama Acting - Performer in a leading role
'Kinstugi – or the art of resilience' @kintsugiobra

2015
Clinical Approach in Drug Abuse and Addictive Practice. Psychoanalytic Approach in Individual, group and family counselling
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014-2015
Individual Therapist and Training in HIV Testing Protocols
AIDS HEALTH FOUNDATION Argentina

2013-2014
Community Assistance Intervention in Drug Abuse Prevention and Damage Reduction
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006-2013
Degree in Psychology

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Experience

2016
Congressional Member
International Congress of Substance Abuse: 'Public Society and Government Politics in Drug Abuse Issues'. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015-2018
Individual Therapist and Therapeutic Group Coordinator
PROGRAMA SUR Drug Abuse Treatment, Argentina

2014-2018
Psychoanalyst with private practice
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2013-2018
Individual Therapist and Family Counselling
CETRAQ Drug Abuse Treatment, Argentina

Languages

English, Spanish

Book a session

Mon Mar 30
Tue Mar 31
Wed Apr 01