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Luis Cruz-Villalobos

Author and clinical psychologist

Luis Cruz-Villalobos is a Chilean poet, writer and clinical psychologist. He has devoted himself to the study of resilience and post-traumatic growth, as well as applied hermeneutics, topics on which he based his doctoral research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For 15 years, he was a Presbyterian minister (now retired), and he also served as regional secretary for the Southern Cone of the Latin American Theological Fellowship. He is a professor in the faculty of psychology at University of Talca in Chile and conducts psychotherapy for youths, adults and couples.

He has written several books, including “Theological Poetry” (with a foreword by the philosopher John D. Caputo), “Keys of Posttraumatic Coping,” “Theory of Unhappiness” and “Positive Coping With Trauma.”