Juan Luis Linares

Juan Luis Linares, MD, PhD. Professor Titular of Psychiatry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Juan Luis Linares is Director of the Master in Systemic Family Therapy and of the Master in Systemic Coaching of the same university. He is also Director of the Psychotherapy Unit and of the Family Therapy School at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau of Barcelona.

He is past president of the Catalan Family Therapy Society (S.C.T.F.), the Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations (F.E.A.T.F.) and the European Family Therapy Association (E.F.T.A.). He is now the chair person of  RELATES (Spanish and Latin-American Network of Systemic Schools). He is also a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (A.F.T.A.).

He has published many books and articles on different psychiatric and psychological issues, mainly social psychiatry and family therapy. He has conducted researches on child abuse, multiproblem families and, in the present, he is developing several lines of clinical research on the relational basis of psychotic disorders, depressive disorders and personality disorders.

He is often invited speaker in the most important training institutes of family therapy of Europe and America