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Norka Malberg, PsyD

Professional Profile

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with 26 years of experience.  Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst.  Holds masters and doctorate degrees from Florida International University, Harvard University and University College London in the areas of Developmental, Clinical and Educational Psychology.  Certified practitioner of Trauma based Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Circle of Security (COS) both interventions to work with young children and their caregivers. Practitioner, trainer and supervisor for Mentalization Based Therapy for Children, Adolescents, Family and Groups.  

Special clinical interest in working with children and adolescents in the Autistic Spectrum and children and adults in the context of trauma. School and Pediatric Consultations translating and applying attachment-based principles to the work in systems of social support for children and families. Work with adults has an emphasis on the relational and intersubjective experiences and the impact of early relational trauma in adult functioning. Over 25 years of experience working and supporting the expatriate community in Europe and Latin America in private practice and in the context of schools (Zurich, London, Chile and New Haven) Fully bilingual: English and Spanish.

Member, International Psychoanalytic Association and American Psychoanalytic Association. Member, Western New England Psychoanalytic Society and Contemporary Psychoanalytic Association. Guest Member, Sociedad Española de Psicoanálisis. Member, Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría y Psicoterapia del Niño y el Adolescente.

Teaching  

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine.

  • Clinical Tutor, The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

  • Assistant Professor, Ramon Lull University, Barcelona.

  • Seminar Leader, Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  • Seminar Leaderr, Contemporary Freudian Society.

  • Supervisor, International Psychotherapy Institute.

  • Trainer, Mentalization Based Therapy for Children.

  • Instructor, INTRESS, Barcelona.

  • Supervisor, Sant Pere Clave Foundation, Barcelona.

Research

Research Interests and Previous Projects include: Applications of Mentalization Theory to work with special populations (autism, ADHD, trauma) Infant Memory and Cognition. School based bullying prevention project.  Adolescence (Chronic Illness, Gender) Advisory/Working Group: Spot-ME instrument.

Other Merits

  • Editorial Boards: Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

  • Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome

  • Book Series Editor: Lines of Development, Routledge Books

  • Co-Author: Mentalization Based Therapy for Children-Time Limited (APA), Working with Emotion in Psychotherapy (Book and Video)