About Dr Mauricio Alvarez:

Dr Mauricio Alvarez (he/him) is a Mexican HCPC-registered chartered clinical psychologist and Clinical Fellow at UCL, specialising in LGBTQIA+ mental health. Prior to his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in University College London, he completed a joint MSc programme in Developmental Neuroscience and Psycholopathology between UCL, Anna Freud Centre and Yale University. Mauricio has research and clinical experience in Mexico, UK, and The Netherlands working with individuals, families and groups. Mauricio’s research focuses on emerging drug problems among young adult men who have sex with men. Mauricio has been trained in cognitive behavioural, systemic/family, and psychodynamic approaches, and uses an integrative approach to address the specific needs of his clients. Mauricio is currently undergoing training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families to better support clients with relational and mood difficulties. Additional to his clinical work, Mauricio supports the UCL BABCP-accreditation pathway and sits as the clinical/research lead for the TRANSACT programme for student-led peer-support initiatives. Mauricio enjoys swimming and going to the cinema in his personal time, and he is a registered Ashtanga Yoga teacher (200 RYT).


Alvarez-Monjaras, M., Lotmore, M., Pilling, S. (2021) Community Mental Health Fidelity Scale (COM-FIDE): ODDESSI pilot outcomes. In R. Pocobello, & F. Camilli (Eds), 3rd Meeting of the International Open Dialogue Research Collaboration – Book of Abstracts (pp. 12). Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council, Italy.

von Peter, S., Bergstrøm, T., Nenoff-Herchenbach, I., Hopfenbeck, M. S., Pocobello, R., Aderhold, V., Alvarez-Monjaras, M. & Heumann, K. (2021). Dialogue as a Response to the Psychiatrization of Society? Potentials of the Open Dialogue Approach. Frontiers in Sociology, 231. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2021.806437

Lotmore, M., Pilling, S., Alvarez-Monjaras, M., Wilson, E., Ziedonis, D. (2021) Development and refinement of the Open Dialogue (OD) adherence protocol in complex mental health care. In R. Pocobello, & F. Camilli (Eds), 3rd Meeting of the International Open Dialogue Research Collaboration – Book of Abstracts (pp. 18-19). Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council, Italy.

Alvarez-Monjaras, M., Rutherford, H., & Mayes, L. (2019). Personality organization and maternal addiction: A structural-developmental psychodynamic contribution. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 36(4), 321-327. https://doi.org/10.1037/pap0000274

Alvarez-Monjaras, M., Aguerrebere, M., Colmenero, F., & Wynne Bannister, E. (2019). Six years forward in Mental Health [Translated from Spanish]. In FUNSALUD (Ed.). La Salud Mental: Una prioridad en México. Propuestas para un mejor sistema de salud en México. (pp. 34-43). Mexico: FUNSALUD.

Alvarez-Monjaras, M., Mayes, L., Potenza, M., & Rutherford, H. (2018). A developmental model of addictions: Integrating neurobiological and psychodynamic theories through the lens of attachment. Attachment and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2018.1498113

Alvarez-Monjarás, M., & Bucay-Harari, L. (2018). Model of screening, care, and monitoring of mental health for adults in disasters [Translated from Spanish]. Salud Pública de México, 60(S1), S22-S29, https://doi.org/10.21149/9340

Alvarez-Monjarás, M., Hugues, C., Pérez, O., Sánchez, G., Todd, N., Vélez, J., Velázquez, O., Flores, R., & Camacho, T. (2018).Toolkit of coping strategies in case of disasters [Translated from Spanish]. Booklet. Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana.

Alvarez-Monjaras, M., McMahon, T., & Suchman, N. (2017). Does maternal reflective functioning mediate associations between representations of caregiving and maternal sensitivity in a high-risk sample?. Psychoanalytic Psychology. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pap0000166

Gonzalez, D. & Alvarez, M. (2016). Depression in Mexico: Stigma and its policy implications. Yale Global Health Review. Connecticut: Yale University. Depression in Mexico: Stigma and its Policy Implications – Yale Global Health Review

Alvarez, M. (2014). Traditional Chinese medicine: The Eastern approach and its relationship to the Western psychological paradigm [Translated from Spanish]. Psicología Iberoamericana, 22(1), 72-80.