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JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE




SEGMENT 5: 2.30 - 3.00


Schema Activations in Online Teaching During the Pandemic

with Leticia Marin and Samantha Flores Reynoso 

 It is important that we assess the impact that the COVID-19 has had on people’s psychological and mental health. We can do this by observing the emotions and schemas triggered during more than one year of pandemic. Upon the appearance of meaningful clinical symptoms linked to the coronavirus that trigger schemas, people might well use more than one coping style. This fact led us to conduct a survey studying people’s maladaptive behaviors and the emotions they were experiencing. We chose a quantitative research method using the Early Maladaptive Schema Questionnaire together with a checklist for the negative/positive emotions, which we applied to Latin American and Italian people who were working remotely. During the observation period, the sample revealed that the sample triggered different maladaptive schemas. We concluded that the fundamental thing is to identify the maladaptive schemas triggered during the pandemic and find effective coping styles. 

Keywords: working remotely, pandemic, stress, coronavirus, maladaptive schemas, emotions, working under pressure, covid-19, lockdown. 

About the Presenters

Leticia Marin

Leticia Marin is a psychologist and researcher who graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome and UNAM in Mexico. She is an expert in ethnopsychiatry, transcultural and migration psychology and her specialisation is in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Emergency Psychology, as well as being a member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). She’s currently being certified in Schema Therapy. She has lectured in various universities, such as Barcelona University, Loyola University Chicago, John Carroll, Pontifical Gregorian and Angelicum in Rome. She has coordinated the department of clinical psychology in different institutions in Mexico and Italy, collaborating with the program of Psychology for migrants in the Vatican Radio and the Caritas. Additionally, Marin has founded the Department of Psychological Service for vulnerable people in SAL and an international network for psychologists and psychotherapists. She co-authored in various books and authored scientific articles in maladaptive schemas and migration, as well as developing the Migratory Process Stress Questionnaire (MPSQ) based on Schema Therapy.

Samantha Flores Reynoso

Samantha Flores Reynoso is a physician specializing in neuropsychiatry. She has a Master´s Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a certified advanced schema therapist who who took the certification course in the New Jersey Schema Therapy Institute. 

She currently runs a private practice in psychiatry and psychotherapy. She works with a variety of diagnoses of psychiatric  and neuropsychiatric patients through medication and psychotherapy. She has a special interest in patients who suffer functional neurologic disorders and patients with chronic mental illness as well as personality disorders. She also teaches psychopharmacology to psychology students at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. 

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