Guillem Feixas Ph.D.

Professor

Universitat de Barcelona

City
Barcelona, Spain
Discipline
Psychology
Interests
Psychotherapy, Self-esteem, Cognitive-behavioral, Cognitive Conflict, Personal Constructs; Repertory Grid, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Depression, Family Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Happiness, Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy, Domestic Viole
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The primary focus of my research has been to advance the understanding of interpersonal construing and furthering the knowledge of its role in health (both mental and physical) and in the process of psychotherapy. To this aim, personal construct and self-regulation theories have been important sources of inspiration for implementation, both in research and in practice. Our work is conducted using methods derived from these approaches such as textual analysis and the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT). The latter is an instrument that enables the practitioner to better grasp the cognitive structures used by the individual to ascribe personal meanings to ongoing events. These personal meanings are essential for the understanding of how a person responds to the situations he or she encounters (failure, loss, illness, trauma, separation, success, etc.) across his or her life span. One of our main contributions to the existing literature was the identification of conflicts in the cognitive structure of subjects assessed using the RGT. Said conflicts turn into personal dilemmas the person faces in the process of living, thus blocking his or her development or progress either in life or in psychotherapy. We have set up a research network, the Multi-center Dilemma Project (www.usal.es/tcp) aimed to collaboratively research the role of cognitive conflicts in health (including the promotion of physical and mental health, and the improvement of psychotherapy methods). Our studies show that cognitive conflicts, although also present in the cognitive structures of non-clinical samples, are more prevalent and frequent in various clinical conditions (depression, anxiety, bulimia nervosa, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, women victims of intimate partner violence and others). Moreover, people lacking dilemmas in their grids report higher levels of happiness. Our preliminary studies in the areas of loss and trauma suggest that unresolved internal conflicts might hinder the natural healing processes that would facilitate a better life for these people.
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Publications

  • Cognitive conflicts in major depression: Between desired change and personal coherence

    Feixas G, Montesano A, Compañ V, Salla M, Dada G, Pucurull O et al.

    British Journal of Clinical Psychology (2014)

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  • Cognitive Conflicts: A negected issue in CBT? Video of Keynote address

    Feixas G

    42 Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (Geneva, 1st of Sept. 2012) (2012)

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  • SEPI XXIXth ANNUAL MEETING “ Psychotherapy Integration : Researchers and Clinicians Working Together Towards Convergence ”

    Feixas G

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  • Aportaciones de la técnica de la rejilla en la comprensión de los trastornos alimentarios

    Lucero C, Román F, Feixas G

    Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica (2012)

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  • La hipnosis en el tratamiento del dolor crónico

    Muñoz D, Feixas G

    Revista de Psicoterapia (2006)

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  • Cuando relacionarse amenaza la identidad : la fobia social desde un enfoque constructivista

    Díaz F, Feixas G, Pellungrini I, Saúl L

    Boletín de Psicología (2001)

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  • Resolution of dilemmas by Personal Construct Psychotherapy

    Feixas, Guillem, Saúl L

    Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Advances in Theory, Practice and Research (2005)

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  • Bibliometric Review of the Repertory Grid Technique : 1998 – 2007

    Saúl L, López-González M, Moreno-Pulido A, Corbella S, Compañ V, Feixas G

    Journal of Constructivist Psychology (2012)

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  • Self-Construction , Cognitive Conflicts , and Disordered Eating Attitudes in Young Women

    Dada G, Feixas G, Compañ V, Montesano A

    Journal of Constructivist Psychology (2012)

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  • WHAT CHANGES IN THE PERSONAL CONSTRUCT SYSTEM DURING PSYCHOTHERAPY ? A NATURALISTIC STUDY OF BRIEF ORIENTED RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIALS : PROBLEMS

    Pucurull, O., Feixas, G., Aguilera, M. C., & Carrera M

    19th. International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology (2011)

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  • Personal Dilemmas as Cognitive Vulnerability Factors in Unipolar Depression.

    Feixas, Guillem; Compañ, V., Montesano, A., Saúl L

    Communication in T. Krieger (Moderator), Vulnerability Factors in Unipolar Depression. Panel presented at the 42nd. Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Bern. (2011)

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  • Constructivist Contributions to Personality Psychology Constructivism

    Feixas G

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  • Psicoterapia construtivista: um modelo centrado em dilemas

    Fernandes E, Senra J, Feixas G

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  • Aproximaciones a la psicoterapia

    Feixas G, Miró M

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  • Constructivismo y psicoterapia [Constructivism and psychotherapy]

    Feixas G, Villegas M

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  • L'anàlisi de construccions personals en textos de significació psicològica [Personal construct analysis of autobiographical texts]

    Feixas G

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  • Conflictos cognitivos (dilemas) en pacientes diagnosticados con Trastornos de Ansiedad

    Melis F, Feixas G, Varlotta N, González L, Ventosa A, Krebs M

    Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica (2011)

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  • Implicaciones terapéuticas de los conflictos cognitivos

    Feixas G, Saúl L, Ávila-Espada A, Sánchez V

    Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica (2001)

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  • Una perspectiva constructivista de la cognición: Implicaciones para las terapias cognitivas

    Feixas G

    Revista de Psicoterapia (2003)

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  • Conflictos cognitivos en el Síndrome del Intestino (SII): Un estudio Exploratorio

    Benasayag R, Feixas G, Mearin F, Saúl L, Laso E

    International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (2004)

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  • The Multi-Center Dilemma Project: an investigation on the role of cognitive conflicts in health.

    Feixas G, Saúl L

    The Spanish journal of psychology (2004)

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  • Dilemas implicativos e ajustamento psicológico : Um estudo com alunos recém-chegados à Universidade do Minho 1

    Fernandes E, Maia A, Meireles C, Rios S, Silva D, Feixas G

    International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (2005)

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  • Manual de intervención en dilemas implicativos

    Senra J, Feixas G, Fernandes E

    Revista de Psicoterapia (2005)

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  • Somatización y conflictos cognitivos: estudio exploratorio con una muestra clínica

    Feixas G, Cipriano D, Varlotta N

    Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica (2007)

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  • Hipnosis y Terapias Cognitivas

    Feixas G

    Apuntes de Psicología (2008)

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  • Un estudio naturalista sobre el cambio de los conflictos cognitivos durante la psicoterapia

    Feixas G, Saúl L, Winter D, Watson S

    Apuntes de Psicología (2008)

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  • Terapia sistémica de pareja de la depresión. Un estudio de caso único

    Feixas G, Muñoz D, Compañ V, Arroyo S

    Apuntes de Psicología (2009)

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  • LA EVALUACIÓN DEL ESTRÉS Y DEL TRAUMA : PRESENTACIÓN DE LA VERSIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE LA ESCALA DE TRAUMA

    Robles M, Badosa J, Roig A, Pina B, Feixas G

    Revista de Psicoterapia (2009)

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  • Sistema di Categorie di Contenuto dei Costrutti Personali: La versione in italiano

    Feixas G, Pizzonia G, Dada G

    Cognitivismo Clínico (2010)

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  • Eficacia de la intervención psicológica en la reducción de la ansiedad pacientes quirúrgicos de banda gástrica ajustable

    Saldivar-maldonado P, Feixas G

    Boletín de Psicología (2010)

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  • Camino hacia el coraje: terapia de constructos personales en un caso de depresión mayor, fibromialgia y otras comorbilidades

    Feixas G, Hermosilla S, Compañ V, Dada G

    Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica (2009)

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  • Self construction , cognitive conflicts and polarization in bulimia nervosa

    Feixas G, Barcelona U

    International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (2010)

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Professional experience

Professor

Dept. Personalitat, Avaluacio i Tractament Psicologics, Universitat de Barcelona

Present

Education history

Universitat de Barcelona

Ph.D.

February 1988 - Present