University Care Complex of Palencia, Spain

New impulsivity treatments in infant-juvenile clinical population

Impulsivity is a trait/dimension of the human being that does not always have a negative or unproductive connotation. However, the difficulties related to the regulation of impulsivity are a frequent reality in the child and adolescent population attended to in mental health units, and their treatment is a professional challenge. In the clinical context, impulsivity can be understood as a symptom, clinical disorder or stable trait over time and is linked to various biological, educational, environmental, psychosocial or family factors. There are differentiated therapeutic interventions with evidence of treatment efficacy. Difficulties in impulse control are included in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, addictions without substance or in self-injuries in adolescence. The presentation will try to offer a brief and updated response to the treatment of these clinical entities, focusing on the differential intervention on impulsivity.

José Antonio López Villalobos is a Doctor in Psychology and a Specialist Psychologist in Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychologist at the Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Palencia (University Care Complex of Palencia-CAUPA) since 1987, responsible for quality and research in teaching at CAUPA and researcher of the renowned LPI group (Laboratorio de Procesado de Imagen) at the University of Valladolid, research collaborator with the University of Salamanca (USAL) and professor of the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology at USAL. His main line of research focuses on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Behavioural Disorders. He is principal investigator or general investigator in 14 competitive research projects and author or co-author of more than 100 articles in scientific journals, more than 30 participations in books, book chapters, monographs or scientific documents and more than 200 participations in congresses or scientific meetings.






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