Rethinking Mental Health from a behavioral perspective.
Mental Health has suddenly entered the political agenda after the pandemic caused by COVID-19. This growing social and media interest in suffering contrasts with the problems that the field drags, related to the lack of validity of diagnoses of mental disorders, the limits of research-based treatments and the impossibility of distinguishing the causes of suffering. Some proposals arising from Behaviorism could help solve these problems.
Eparquio Delgado is a General Health Psychologist Enabled. Degree in Psychology and Master in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of La Laguna. University Expert in Clinical Hypnosis by UNED. University Expert in Contextual Therapies by the University of Almería. He has worked as a child educator with protective and judicial measures. He has also worked as a coordinator and psychologist in psychosocial intervention projects with people in situations of social exclusion. Since 2008 he has been working as psychologist and director of the Rayuela Psychological Center in La Orotava (Tenerife). In his role as a science popularizer, he wrote in 2014 his first book entitled “Self-help books, what a scam!”. He collaborates frequently with national and international media. In 2013 he received the Mario Bohoslavsky Prize awarded by the ARP-SAPC for promoting the development of science, critical thinking, scientific dissemination, scientific education and the use of reason. He is a member of the Society for the Advancement of the Scientific Study of Behavior (SAVECC), the Spanish Society of Clinical and Health Psychology (SEPCyS) and the Naukas.com scientific dissemination platform.