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Psychological Service

ORIENTACION PSICOLOGICA

UC3M is aware of the increase in mental health problems in our society, and in particular in our university community. Together we must face up to an important challenge, preventing and treating emerging psychological problems in students at an early stage.

The university period is a period of special relevance in evolutionary development. This stage presents a series of characteristics that may favour the appearance of difficulties and disorders: adaptation to a new environment, academic demands, new relationships, distancing from the family environment, etc.

If you think that you need help, that you have some symptoms and/or unpleasant intense emotions that you find it difficult to manage properly (anxiety, mood problems, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, etc.), register with our Psychological and Psychopedagogical Service. We will try to help you as best as possible to improve your state of mind. Not all problems are the same, some are easily solved and others require much more work and effort, so we will work in a personalised way.

We also invite you to browse the resources we have prepared for you, they can be of great help. To deal with moments of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and to reinforce your self-esteem, you can sign up for one of the workshops and sessions of the Emotional Wellbeing Programme for this academic year. They are a complement to your academic and life journey.

We have reached the maximum number of students we can cater for at all campuses. We are leaving the waiting list open.

Team and timetable

Equipos y horarios

Team of psychologists 

Alfonso Fernández-Martos Abascal, Loida Rueda Sánchez,  Amaya López Bautista, Beatriz García Fernández-Quintanilla, Alba Martín Gómez y Pablo Fuentes Vicente.

Timetable

Getafe Campus

Psychologist Alfonso Fernández-Martos Abascal. Office 2.2.05. No appointments available for first time students.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Psychologist Loida Rueda Sánchez. Office 2.2.08. No appointments available for students applying for the first time.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 to 13:45 h. 

Psychologist Beatriz García Fernández-Quintanilla. Office 2.2.08. No appointments available for students applying for the first time.

  • Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 am to 2 pm.
  • Mondays, from 2pm to 7pm.

Psychologist Pablo Fuentes Vicente. Office 2.2.07. No appointments available for students applying for the first time.

  • Monday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays and Fridays, from 2pm to 7pm.

Leganés Campus

Psychologist Amaya López Bautista. Office 1.0.I.02C

  • Mondays, from 8:45 to 13:45 h.

Psychologist Alba Martín Gómez. Office 1.0.I.02C

  • Monday, from 14:00 to 19:00 h.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Colmenarejo Campus

Psychologist Amaya López Bautista. Office 1.1. A13bis

  • Thursday, from 8:45 to 13:45 h.

 We have reached the maximum number of students that we can attend to at all campuses. We leave the waiting list open.

Cómo solicitar cita con nuestros psicólogos/as

Asesoria de drogas y adicciones

If you want to be seen you have to register and make a single payment of 30 euros. From then on, you will be able to request face-to-face and/or online appointments with your psychologist and be seen throughout the course as many times as your case requires, depending on the availability of the professional who will see you. We advise you to check the times and days of each of our psychologists before requesting an appointment.

Due to the high demand for the service, not all students enrolled will be able to be seen in individual therapy. The first assessment interviews will always be individual, but in cases where it is considered appropriate, the student will be referred to psychological care in group format. The Unified Protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders has proved to be very effective for group therapy.

TWO GROUP THERAPY GROUPS ARE OPEN 
They will be held on the following days:

 GETAFE CAMPUS GROUP: Thursday mornings, from 11.30 to 13.30 h.; 8, 15, 22 and 29 February, 7, 14 and 21 March and 4 and 11 April.
 LEGANÉS CAMPUS GROUP: Wednesday afternoons, from 4 to 6 p.m.; 7, 14, 21 and 28 February, 6, 13 and 20 April and 3 and 10 April.

Registration: Group therapy form.

In order for the Psychological Service to be able to provide the necessary professional, quality and regular services, there will be a maximum number of students enrolled. All our team of psychologists has a full timetable, so we have opened a waiting list.

Metodologías de intervención

METODOLOGÍAS DE INTERVENCIÓN

Cada persona es única y por tanto debemos ajustar la intervención al estudiante concreto que acude a consulta. Tampoco es lo mismo una consulta puntual que un tratamiento regular por problemas psicológicos específicos.

Por lo general podríamos hablar de 3 fases diferenciadas, aunque en ocasiones se solapan entre sí:

  • Evaluación. El psicólogo recaba la información necesaria para conocer en profundidad los problemas o motivos de consulta. Es necesario poder desmenuzar los problemas y explorar lo que lo ha desencadenado, el origen y lo que hace que se mantengan actualmente. Esta fase puede llevar 2 o 3 sesiones.
  • Tratamiento. En función de la fase anterior, se plantean unos objetivos realistas acordados con el paciente y se eligen las técnicas más adecuadas para resolver los problemas y poder cumplir con dichos objetivos. El tiempo puede variar mucho según la problemática existente. En ocasiones un paciente puede necesitar solo 2 o 3 sesiones, y otras veces puede requerir un tratamiento largo de más de 20 sesiones. La variabilidad es enorme entre un caso y otro, dependerá de muchas circunstancias y variables.
  • Seguimiento. Una vez que el paciente ha cumplido sus objetivos en un porcentaje importante, las sesiones se van distanciando en el tiempo para comprobar que los aprendizajes y la mejoría se han consolidado.

Hay que decir también, que es fundamental el trabajo personal que el estudiante realiza entre sesiones. Los psicólogos solemos mandar lo que llamamos “tareas para casa”. El cambio de hábitos, aprender a gestionar las emociones de forma más eficaz, es complejo y requiere dedicación, esfuerzo y mucha perseverancia. Los milagros en psicología no existen y se necesita trabajo y buen hacer por parte del psicólogo y del paciente.

Recursos y guias de ayuda

Guias de ayuda

Useful tools for your full development:

Drug and addiction counselling

Asesoria drogas y adicciones

Information and counselling on substances and drugs, and on behavioural addictions such as pathological gambling, addiction to ICT or physical activity (vigorexia)...

Further information

Si dudas sobre tu recorrido académico

Oferta formativa

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