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David Picó

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My first training, before studying psychology and gestalt therapy, was as a musician and computer scientist. My PhD in computer science was in the field of artificial intelligence and human language. As a musician (pianist and singer) I have always been keen about the difficulties in expression and how the body of the musician, and anyone’s responds to the emotional state. For these and other reasons I started to learn about different therapies. Gestalt Therapy interested me for its theoretical rigor, and its emphasis on creativity and spontaneity necessary for the artist and for everyone else.

I'm Spanish and I have lived and studied in the U.S. During this period I learned English. Now I speak the language in my work as a therapist and also for teaching purposes at the University.

Degree in Psychology

PhD in Computer Science

Trained gestalt therapist by the Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie

Practice License Number: CV-10839

Associate Professor in Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Training and experience as a musician (piano player, singer)

Authorized "Psicólogo General Sanitario"


Psychologist, member of Col·legi Oficial de Psicòlegs de la Comunitat Valencia (the Spanish Association of Psychologists) (license number CV-10839)

Gestalt psychotherapist trained in Institut Français de Gestalt-Thérapie

PhD in Computer Science, in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. Doctoral Thesis Extraordinary Award.

Professional degree in Piano in Conservatorio "Òscar Esplà" (Alicante)

Professional degree in Singing in Conservatorio Profesional de Música (Valencia)

Associate Professor in the Politechnical University of Valencia, teaching in Escuela Técnica Superior de Informática and Diploma de Extensión Universitaria en Música Electrónica y Videocreación

Lecturer in the Valencian International University (VIU) in Máster Universitario en Terapias Psicológicas de Tercera Generación, in the course Emotion-centered Therapies


Publication "La voz en psicoterapia" (The Voice in Psychotherapy), Cuadernos Gestalt, nº 4, 2014

Teaching Excellence Award by the Social Council in the Politechnical University of Valencia

Articles about general psychology in different magazines (Hunter, 24/7, EGF).

Scientific papers in the area of artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

Courses on voice and emotions in Terapiados and in collaboration with Teléfono de la Esperanza.

Volunteer work as a psychologist in Casal de la Pau, a non-profit organization that brings care to inmate and ex-inmates at risk of social exclusion.

Conferences about Psychology in Terapiados.

Collaboration with the University of Valencia and AVEPSI Association in training initiatives for Psychology students.

Translator of articles and chapter books about Psychotherapy. Translator in training courses in Psychotherapy (Spanish-English).

He's joined several professional choirs as a singer (bariton), the Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana among them. He's participate in symphonic works, choral works and operas.

He's participated in several concerts as a piano player accompanying choirs and solo singers.

Scene training as a clown in Catarastrofeatro Valencia and participation in several shows.