ANDRES CARDENAS, M.Sc.
Psychology Intern, OPQ Candidate
(equivalence in progress, temporarily supervised by Dr. Josée Douaire, psychologist)
Training and experience
Andres Cardenas holds a Master’s degree in developmental psychology with emphasis on child assessment and intervention (University of Manizales – Manizales – Colombia). He has 10 years of experience in the fields of mental health, and social services, has benefited from comprehensive training on the diagnosis and treatment of personality and behavioral disorders. He has a solid experience and works with children, teenagers and families. He has developed a specialization also in pervasive developmental disorder. He has worked in private practice as well as in the public sector (hospitals) or university (clinical research coordinator, professor). He practices psychotherapy according to the cognitive behavioral therapy approach. He is trained in emergency response techniques, signs of child abuse, and has advanced knowledge of learning disabilities and differential and complex diagnoses. In addition, he has experience in assisting people with disorders in the autism spectrum. It offers psychological assessment and psychotherapy services. It offers psychotherapy services in English, Spanish and French. He accepts cases and is currently in training to develop his expertise in psychological assessment in French as well (written, testing).
Description of clinical practice
- Customer base
- Teenager (s)
- Individual therapy
- Psychological evaluation
- Emotional assessment
- Personality assessment
- Assessment of learning disability (under supervision for French tests)
All services are offered in French, English and Spanish
Its clinical orientation is based on a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach. Above all, he favors a warm therapeutic relationship as well as personalized interventions adapted to the specific needs and difficulties of the client.