Human team


Dra. Teresa Maria Petit i Setó


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Degree in Philosophy and Arts, Psychology section of the University of Barcelona. Promotion 1977
Doctor in Clinical Psychology with the Thesis “Social Problem of the Disabled”
Title of Psychologist Specialist in Clinical Psychology
Collegiate in the Official School of Psychology of Catalonia nº 1332
Psychologist at Mataró Hospital (Maresme Health Consortium) being a Psychologist of the three Units (Infant, Juvenile, Drug Dependency, Adults) until it is effectively assigned to the Mental Health Center in the Psychiatry Department of the Unit of Health, Adults. (January of 1978 – December 2011)
Creator, coordinator and head of the Psychogeriatrics Unit of the “Cabanellas Geriatric Center” (Unit specially designed for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias) on 1989
Creator and Psychologist of the UFISS Team on 1992
Founding partner of the Entity Alzheimer Catalunya.
Extraordinary member of the Spanish Society of Gerontopsiquiatry and Psychogeriatrics.
Founding member and Member of the Association “Alumni and friends of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona”.
Founder and first President of I.M. (Invalides Group of Mataró)
Member and member of the board of AGIMM-Mataró-Maresme.

Esteve Montasell Jordana

Vice president

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Degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2012)
Master’s Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from ISEP (Higher Institute of Psychological Studies)
Ability as a General Health Psychologist for the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Europsy Certificate of European Psychotherapy.
Master in Forensic Psychology (ISEP).
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
He is currently conducting several projects on cognitive rehabilitation with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC-IBEC)
In possession of the National Accreditation of Specialist in Clinical Neuropsychology by the General Council of Psychology of Spain. Accredited as an expert by the Official College of Psychology of Catalonia. Member of the Catalan Society of Neuropsychology. Registered 21,040

Professional Experience:

National coordinator of the Neuropsychology Service at ITA Specialists in Mental Health (2016 – News)
Collaborator, and co-responsible for the day center of AGIM (Association Integrated Group of Mataró i Maresme) entity with a long history in the world of disability. (2012-2016)
In the private field, he has collaborated with different psychology centers in Mataró and Maresme.
Collaborate with the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron in the fields of cognitive rehabilitation in the unit of Neuropsychology at the Psychiatry Service with Doctor Carlos Jacas Escarcelle.

Montserrat Ramos Frias


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Degree in Psychology (clinical specialty) from the University of Barcelona. June 1990.
Postgraduate: “Clinic and Learning from the Psychoanalytic Perspective”. Barcelona University.
Postgraduate: “Groups in Mental Health”. Vidal i Barraquer Foundation. Pompeu Fabra University.
Postgraduate course: “Couple and Family”. Vidal i Barraquer Foundation. Ramon Llull University.
Collegiate COPC 6065

Professional experience:
Assistant in the Children’s Psychiatry Department of the “Vall d’Hebron” Sanitary City, performing functions of Clinical Psychology and collaborating in clinical functions and teaching activities.
Collaboration in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment. Barcelona University. Division of Health Sciences. Impeller of the Association of Relatives of Mental Ill people of Mataró and the Maresme.
Impeller of the Association of Mental Ill people of Mataró and the Maresme.
Co-creator of the Therapeutic Center “El Casal” for people with Severe Mental Disorders. Center linked to the Mental Health Center of Mataró. Adult Unit, PASS, Consorci Sanitari del Maresme. Association of Relatives of Mental Ill people of the Maresme.
Director of the Therapeutic Center “El Casal” for people with Severe Mental Disorders. Center linked to the Mental Health Center of Mataró. Adult Unit, PASS. Maresme Health Consortium.
Association of Relatives of Mental Ill people of the Maresme. Performing individual follow-up interviews for psychotic patients, follow-up interviews with families, group psychotherapeutic sessions, planning areas for psychosocial rehabilitation activities. Coordination with the different centers of the healthcare network. Clinical psychologist Doing first interviews, diagnoses, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychological studies, psychological reports and teaching activities. Mental Health Center of Mataró. Adult Unit, PASS. Maresme Health Consortium.
Therapist Groups of Therapy for Chronic Psychotic Patients. Mataró Mental Health Center, Adult Unit, PASS. Maresme Health Consortium.
Private consultation since 1991. Different publications and activities in conferences.

Elisabeth Dulcet Valls


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Graduated in speech therapy for the School of Language Pathology of the Hospital of the Holy Cross and of Sant Pau, Faculty of Medicine of the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona).
Collegiate by the official Collegiate of Logopedes de Catalunya (CLC) 08/003
Specialized in Audition for the Hospital of Sant Joan de Deu in Barcelona
MS speech therapy Specialist in neurology and early attention to the alterations of communication.
Member of honor of the Catalan Society of Speech Therapy of the ACMCB (2016-2018)
Formed as a certified therapist of the Hanen method and the Lidcombe method.
Driver of pilot studies of the current CREDA (Resource Centers for Children with Auditive Disabilities) of the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Creates the speech therapy department of the Socio-healthcare Center Llar Cabanelles of the Mataró Health Consortium.
Collaborator and tutor of practices and TFGs of the Degree of Speech Therapy of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and of Blanquerna (URLL).
Formed part of the Catalan Pedagogy Society and the Institute of Catalan Studies creating the Linguistic Thermometer. He has published several articles and is co-author of the Protocol for the Detection of Dyslexia of Catalonia (PRODISCAT).
Member of the International Association of Speech Therapists (IALP) and the American Society of Speech and Audiology (ASHA).
Professional experience
Director of the Institute of Neurosciences Applied to Language and Learning – INCALA
Speech therapy service from the Early Childhood Development and Care Center (CDIAP) of the Maresme Foundation in Mataró for 21 years.
In 1998 he founded and is one of the founders of the College of Logopedes of Catalonia (CLC), where he works as technical director, for 18 years
He has created the municipal services of speech therapy of the councils of Viladecans, El Masnou, Premia de Mar and Mataró.

Dr. Josep Maria Picaza Vilà


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Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona (1983).
Specialization in Geriatrics.
Expert in Palliative Care.
PADES (Home Attention Program and Support Teams) of Mataró (ICS) 1990-present day)
Collaboration and support at the PADES of Badalona-Sant Adrià del Besòs (ICS) (2018-present)
Geriatrician in a Complex Chronicity Assistance Unit (UProPCC) of the ABS of Llefià in Badalona (ICS) and the ABS of Sant Adrià del Besòs (ICS), in a new project for Comprehensive Assistance at the Complex Chronicity in Badalona and Sant Adrià del Besòs (ProPCC project of the MN of the ICS). (2017 – current affairs)
Assistant Professor of the Program for Prevention and Attention to Chronicity (PPAC).
Professor at the Chair of Palliative Care at the University of Vic (UVic).
Member of the Chronicity Research Group of Central Catalonia (C3RG).

Healthcare team

Comprehensive diagnosis and family counseling service

The Foundation foresees the integration and multidisciplinary work of all specialties. Thus, quality care work and global management of all facets of treatment are promoted.

The Foundation offers a comprehensive diagnostic service and family counseling and treatment. After the assessment of the case, the family is offered a specific and personalized treatment plan as well as the option to deepen the diagnosis and casuistry of the patient.

Thus our evaluation team could refer the case in question to our optional table:

  • Psychology
    • Júlia Pous Solé
    • Laia Solves Parera
    • Martina Marianela Parini
    • Montse Ramos Frias
    • Marta Buscà Casals
  • Music therapy
    • Dra. Maria Rosa Gutiérrez Grau
  • Physiotherapy
    • Marc Terradellas
  • Occupational therapy

  • Psychiatry
    • Dra. Blanka Sobotkiewiczova
    • Dr. Marcel Ventura
  • Technical adaptations and architecture
    • Laura Rota
  • Nursing
    • Marta Grau Pujol
    • Paula Tejada Escolano
  • Medicine
  • Speech therapy
    • Elisabeth Dulcet Valls
  • Neuropsychology
    • Laura Gomáriz Camacho
  • Nutrition
  • Social work
  • Social Education
  • Assisted therapy with animals Itcan

Internal departments of the Foundation:

  • Patient Care Department
  • Tax and Legal Department
  • Department of graphic design and website:

Advisory Committee

Dra. Sara Magallón

Further information

Degree in psychology. University of Barcelona, ​​1992.
Master in Communication Management in Organizations. University of Barcelona. Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, 1996.
Master in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising. Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​1996.
Public Relations Technician. Higher School of Public Relations center attached to the University of Barcelona, ​​1988.
Dr. Cum Laude in Advertising and Public Relations. Autonomous University of Barcelona (1998).
Accreditation Agency per al Qualitat of the Catalan University System (AQU), 2006.
Director (2000 / present) of the Higher School of Public Relations center attached to the University of Barcelona.
Teaching experience in different universities
University of Barcelona (UB)
Higher School of Public Relations center attached to the University of Barcelona (1992 / present).
Responsible for the Memoirs of the degrees:
Graduated in Public Relations and Communication in Organizations.
Degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Barcelona
University School of Business Studies.
Master of Business Communication.
Master in Financial Diagnosis.
Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Bachelor of Advertising and Public Relations. Subject: Theory and technique of PR.
Postgraduate of Clinical Bases in medicine and cosmetic surgery. Module: Communication Plan.
Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
University School of Business Studies of Maresme.
Business Diploma. Subject: Human Resources.
Ramón Llull University (URLL-Blanquerna)
Diploma of Labor Relations. Subject: Business communication.
Abat Oliba University-CEU
Master in University Management. Management and communication module.
University of San Martín de Porres de Lima
International Doctorate of Public Relations. Module: Epistemology of PR.

Research Lines and Projects
Public Relations Epistemology.
Project of research networks in university teaching 2014-15. 3268 Interuniversity NETWORK for the development of entrepreneurial skills in students of the degree in Advertising and Public Relations. PREPentre.
Project of research networks in university teaching 2015-16:. 3558 Interuniversity NETWORK for the development of entrepreneurial skills in students of the degree in Advertising and Public Relations. PREPentre.
REDICE’16. Ref. 1320. Thematic Block: Relationship between university education and the world of work. Project title: Attitudes of the university students, autonomy and time, requirements to work in the society of change Participation in a research project with Dr. Núria Codina as Principal Investigator. – Interuniversity NETWORK for the development of entrepreneurial skills in students of the degree in Advertising and PR. PRP-Emprende 2016.
Interuniversity NETWORK for the development of entrepreneurial skills in students of the degree in Advertising and PR. PRP-Emprende 2017.

Dr. Antoni Salvà

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Doctor of Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona. Diplôme Université Médicine gériatrique et gérontologie and Capacité National de Médecine (Gérontologie) by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montpeller. Master in Clinical Gerontology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Specialist in geriatrics.
Since 2004 he is director of the Fundació Institut Català de l’Envelliment of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (since 2014 called Fundació Salut i Envelliment UAB).
Director of the FSiE-UAB Chair of Research in Geriatrics-Long Term Care. IP of the Research Group on Aging and Health (GREiS). Associate Professor of Medicine at the UAB. Postgraduate Director of Person-Centered Care of the UAB.
From 1999 to 2003 he was the director of the “Vida als Anys” Program and Head of the Sociosanitary care division in the Catalan Health Service.
He has been co-director of the Sociosanitari Master Plan of the department of Salut (2004-2007)
President of the Social and Health Advisory Council of the Social and Health Master Plan of the Department of Health (2007-2010 and 2012-2016).
From June 2014 to 2016, member of the advisory board of the Inter-departmental Plan for Social and Health Care and Interaction (PIAISS).
He has been vice president of the Catalan-Balearic Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SCGG) (1996-2001). He is a member of the group of falls of the SEGG and the Sarcopenia Observatory ”of the SEGG. He is the coordinator of the “Teaching and Accreditation Commission of formation” of the SEGG from June 2015.
He has participated in different groups of experts and international “task forces” with whom he has published different consensus documents.
He has been editor in chief of the Spanish Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology (2004-2007). He has been director of “The Gerontological Year” and is a member, among others, of the editorial committee of the “Spanish Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology” “Research and Practice in Alzheimer Disease” “Nutrition Health and Aging” and “Frailty”.
Professional Excellence Award from the Medical Association of Barcelona, 2010.
2013 Presidential Award. International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology. ACRA award to the professional career 2017.

Dr. Joan Deus

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Degree in Psychology from the UAB (1989). Doctor in Psychology (1995) and extraordinary doctorate degree (1995) by the UB. Specialist in Clinical Psychology (2007), Expert in Clinical Neuropsychology by the General Council of Psychology in Spain (2017) and by the Official College of Psychology of Catalonia (COPC) (2008 and 2016) and European Certificate of Clinical Psychology (EuroPsy) (2010). Professor Agregado de la UAB with Accreditation of Advanced Research (Professor of Labor) (2013). Co-author of 162 publications and 110 in indexed journals being 92% of the Q1, 4 manuals (2003, 2006, 2018 and 2019) and 23 book chapters. Index of average impact of 6.088, an average of appointments of 36.10 and Factor H of 34. Research member in 10 competitive projects financed by state organism, being the main investigator in 4 (SAF2007-62376; SAF2010-19434; PSI2014- 53524-P; PSI2017-83777-P). He directed 12 doctoral theses. He has received 23 research awards, including the National Prize in Experimental Neuropsychology of the Clinical Neuropsychology Consortium (CNC) (2013), the Rosa Martí-Sensat Prize of the COPC (2009), the Fibromyalgia Research Prize (2008) and the Prize Ramón Bayés and Sopena for his professional career (2018). Lecturer in more than 180 scientific events. Currently, senior consultant at the Magnetic Resonance Research Unit at the Hospital del Mar-Parc Salut Mar and Assistant Manager of the Psychology and Speech Therapy Service of the UAB.

Dr. Carlos Jacas

Dra. Beatriz Giraldo

Mercedes Galan

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Degree in Law from the University of Barcelona
ESADE Master in Management and Management of NGOs
He has been Coordinator of the Management Area of the Gresol Foundation Home Project in Catalonia, Technical Secretary of the Catalan Federation of Drug Addictions and Director of the FITA Foundation.
He has participated in various work and debate boards on behalf of different entities: Social Welfare Council of the Barcelona City Council, CAB, Board of Directors of the Catalan Federation of Drug Dependencies, Dialogue Table for the Prevention of Food Disorders, as well as Other work groups related to mental health and the Third Sector.

Dr. Josep Vilajoana

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Clinical and social psychologist, licensed by the UB in 1982, a master’s degree in Drug Dependence from the same university in 1988, DEA in the field of psychogerontology, at the UB between 1999 and 2001. Doctor of Psychology at the UB in 2017.
Patron of the Fundació Alzheimer Catalunya (formerly association), with whom he has collaborated since 1992.
Patron of the Felix Llobet and Nicolau Foundation since 1995.
Patron (vice president) of the Spanish Foundation for the Promotion and Scientific Development of Psychology.
Patron of the Private Foundation Casal dels Avis d’Esplugues.
Dean of the Official College of Psychologists of Catalonia (2010 – 2018). Deputy Chancellor 2002-2006 and member from 1999 to 2002. Member of various work groups, commissions and professional sections related to health and social and community psychology.
Trained professionally as a psychologist for childhood mental health (1981-1988), the prevention and treatment of drug addictions (1987-1989) and the Municipal Social Services of the city of Barcelona from 1989 to 2018.
Teaching collaborator of various organizations since 1990 (UB, UAB, Ramon Llull University, Diputació de Barcelona, ​​INTRESS, ICASS, Avedis Donabedian Foundation, Hospital Consortium of Catalonia, Icesb, Fundació Pere Tarrés, among others).
Group driver, consultant and team supervisor.
Participating in multiple conferences and conferences as speaker, lecturer or member of scientific committees or organizers. Especially on issues of Social Services, dementia and health.
Contributor in some publications, has published articles in magazines related to Alzheimer’s disease, in particular in relation to the aspects of death and mourning.
Doctoral thesis “Advance duel in family caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and other dementias”.

Dra. Cristina Serra

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Degree in medicine. Faculty of Lleida. Promotion 1996-2002.
Specialization in pediatrician. Hospital Josep Trueta de Girona 2003-2007. Sub-specialty in neuropediatrics (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, 2006- 2011)

Professional experience:
Neuro-pediatrician and coordinator in the Child Development Unit (UDI), in the global neuropediatrical consultation and I consult the development of learning disorders and development at the Clínica Nostra Senyora de Meritxell (Andorra)
Neuro-pediatrician at the School Learning Disorders Unit (UTAE) that depends on the Sant Joan de Déu Pediatric Institute of Esplugues de Llobregat.
Early stimulation center (CDIAP-Aspronis) of Blanes as a neuropathic consultant since September (2007 – 2009).
Weekly assistance to CECE of neuropediatrics at the Sant Joan de Déu hospital, as well as the weekly session / meeting of clinical cases of neurology at this center (2006-2011).
Work at the center of early stimulation (CDIAP-Magroc) of Terrassa as a neuropediatrician (2012 – 2013).
Work at the precocious stimulation center (CDIAP-Magroc) of Terrassa as a neuropediatrician from (2013 to 2016).
Attached pediatrician service of the University Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta de Girona and the Girona specialties center (2007 – 2019). Reference of the province of Girona. Coordinator of the Cerebral Palsy Unit.
Neuro-pediatrician consultant at the private psycho-pedagogical center of Girona (PAUTA) and at the medical specialties center Creu Groga (Calella)
Practitioner in MIR doctors at the hospital Dr. Josep Trueta de Girona. Practitioner in medicine at the University of Girona. Practicing lecturer in psychologists in master’s degree in Neuropsychology at the University of Girona
Co-author of the monograph: Dyslexia: a theoretical-practical approach. We are all involved. Editorial Horsori.

Access prize Medical group of Girona scholarship for the project: “Genetic study by means of array of noncommunicated genomic hybridization (CHG array) in pediatric patients with idiopathic mental retardation.
Co-investigator in the research project “Difference in cognitive and behavioral profile in children with TEAF and ADHD in two age groups: phenotypic and neuroimaging correlation” funded by the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation.
Author and co-author of various national and international publications.

Dr. Gerard Escudero

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Computer Engineer and Doctor of Artificial Intelligence from the UPC.
Teacher of several subjects of programming languages and artificial intelligence at the UPC (since 2000) and at the UOC (since 2006).
Research in the application of techniques of automatic learning (artificial intelligence) to various problems of engineering (chemistry, language and medicine).

Dra. Rosa Terré

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– Specialist in Rehabilitation, doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD dissertation based on the study of oropharyngeal dysphagia secondary to acquired cerebral lesions, which deserved the extraordinary doctorate award.
– Deputy physician of the brain injury unit and coordinator of the dysphagia unit at the Neuro-rehabilitation Hospital of the Guttmann Institute.
– Professor of the Master’s Degree in Neurorehabilitation of the Guttmann Institute (assigned to the Autonomous University of Barcelona).
– Active member of the scientific meetings in neurorehabilitation and author of several scientific publications in international scientific journals of high impact in the field of neurorehabilitation and more specific in relation to neurogenesis dysphasia.
– Researcher in competitive projects in the field of neurorehabilitation.
– Evaluator of projects of the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospection (ANEP).
– Chair of the Assistance Ethics Committee of the Guttmann Institute of Neurorehabilitation Hospital.
– Member of the Catalan Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine and of the European Society of Dysfagia.

Dra. Marisa Garcia

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Dr. Cum Laude, in the Security of Gold Diffusion by the Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (DEAB-UPC). “The viscosity in the diet of Diphagia diagnostic patients”. Logopeda (UAB). Degree in Pedagogy Therapeutics (UB). Postgraduate Diploma in Voice Rehabilitation (ISEP).
Scientific adviser and professor at the Resource Center for Food Safety of Catalonia (CRESCA-UPC). Adviser in Implementation of the International Initiative for the Standardization of the Dysfunction Diet (IDDSI).
Member of the European Society of Degrowth Disorders (ESSD). Member of the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Member of the Catalan Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SCGiG). Member of the Societat Catalana de Logopèdia- Member of (NADOCAT), Catalan Initiative for the Integral Assistance of the Baby and the family. Member of the Spanish Society of Sensory Sciences (SECS) …
Occupational trajectory of health, hospital and social at all ages: Pematurs. Neurodevelopmental disorders, Brain damage, Patients with Pluripathology, Patients with a diagnosis of secondary dysfunction to other pathologies, Presbyopia. Hospitality experience in ICU therapy, PADES.