The Behaviour Therapy Unit of the University of Barcelona


  • Carmina Saldaña García Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Barcelona, Paseo Vall d’Hebron, 171, 08035 Barcelona, España
  • Arturo Badós López Universidad de Barcelona
  • Eugeni García-Grau Universidad de Barcelona
  • Gemma Balaguer Universidad de Barcelona
  • Adela Fusté-Escolano Universidad de Barcelona



Cognitive-Behavioural Training, clinical psychologists training, university counseling service


This paper presents the Behaviour Therapy Unit (BTU) of the University of Barcelona (UB). The BTU was born in 1985 with the will to train new graduates on Psychology in professional practice from the cognitive-behavioural model. Also to develop a clinical service in the School of Psychology that would allow an improvement of the quality of teaching and research through psychological assistance to the people inside and outside the UB that so requested. In the paper we describe in detail the training program offered to the psychologists as well as the training program undertaken by undergraduate students who carry out their practicum. In addition, the work presents data on the Psychological Assistance that has been done in the past 10 years and the effectiveness observed in the treatments carried out under supervision by psychologists in training. Finally, we discuss briefly the main areas of research that we develop in the BTU.


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Saldaña García, C., Badós López, A., García-Grau, E., Balaguer, G., & Fusté-Escolano, A. (2012). The Behaviour Therapy Unit of the University of Barcelona. Acción Psicológica, 6(1), 113–122.



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