Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar

  • Investigadora Principal, Línea de Inclusión Psicosocial.El Impacto de la Salud Mental en la Educación de las Minorías

Contacto:

  • acaqueo@uta.cl

Affiliation

– Professor, Department of Philosophy and Psychology of the Universidad de Tarapacá.
Main Researcher, Psychosocial Inclusion Line.

Academic Degre

– PhD in Clinical Psychology and Health, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.
Psychologist and Bachelor of Psychology, Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile.

Research Projects 

– 2017-2021: “Psicosocial Inclusion: El impacto de la salud mental en la educación de las minorías”. Proyecto CIE160007, Main Researcher.
– 2016-2019: “Efecto diferencial del tratamiento de pacientes con esquizofrenia de los Servicios de Salud Mental de Bolivia, Perú y Chile en variables clínicas y de percepción subjetiva del paciente”. Proyecto Mayor UTA 3732-16.
– 2014-2016: “Factores Psicosociales asociados a la Calidad de Vida de Pacientes y Familiares”. Proyecto Mayor UTA 3731-14.

Research Projects

Dr. Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar read a Postdoctorate in the School of Public Health at Harvard University from 2013 to 2016. Her line of research is related to the study of psychosocial factors linked to the quality of life of patients with schizophrenia and their families. Her main areas of interest are: schizophrenia in ethnic minorities, ethnopsychiatry, epidemiology of mental health, social determinants of mental disorders, quality of life related to health and psychoeducational intervention programs. She possesses experience in clinical and educational sectors, analyzing the main coping strategies of Aymara children in the North of the country.

 

 Recent Publications

– Caqueo-Urízar, A., Boyer, L. & Gilman, S.E. (2017). Needs of patients with schizophrenia among an ethnic minority group in Latin America. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19(3), 606-615.
Caqueo-Urízar, A., Alessindrini, M., Urzúa, A., Zendjidjian, X., Boyer, L., Williams, D.R. 82017). Caregivers’ quality of life and its positive impact on symptomatology and quality of life of patients with schizophrenia. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15(1), article 76.
Caqueo-Urízar, A., Rus-Calafell, M., Craig, T.K.J., Irarrázaval, M., Urzúa, A., Boyer, L. & Williams, D.R. (2016). Schizophrenia: impact on family dynamics. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(2). DOI 10.1007/s11920-017-0756-z.
Caqueo-Urízar, A., Urzúa, A., Boyer, L. & Williams, D.R. (2016). Religion involvement and quality of life in patients with schizophrenia in Latin-America. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(4), 521-528.
Caqueo-Urízar, A., Fond G., Urzúa A, Boyer L. & Williams, D.R. (2016). Violent Behavior and aggression in Schizophrenia: prevalence and risk factors. A multicentric study from three Latin-America countries. Schizophrenia Research, 178(1-3), 23-28.
Caqueo-Urízar, A., Boyer, L. & Gilman, S. (2016). Needs of patients with schizophrenia among an ethnic minority group in Latin America. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, (in press). DOI: 10.1007/s10903-016-0376-4.