Dipl. Psych. Ursula Burkert

Dra. María Cristina García Vasconcellos

United States
Maria Cristina is a medical doctor (1988) qualified at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, and a psychiatrist qualified at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (1991). Her master's degree is in Social Anthropology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1996). She is a psychoanalyst at the Sociedade Psicanalítica de Porto Alegre, and she works as a psychoanalyst of adults. 

Concurrently to her work as a psychoanalyst, Cristina is a reviewer in various journals (International Journal of PsychoanalysisRevista Brasileira de PsicoterapiaRevista de Psicanálise da Sociedade Psicanalítica de Porto Alegre). She has worked as Editor of the Revista Brasileira de Psicoterapia and as Executive Editor the IJP-es (the Spanish version of the IJP) and is also a member of the IPA website's board. Besides these functions, she participates in various institutional activities at her Society (SPPA), as she is one of its board members, and has various administrative responsibilities.