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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Inmaculada Insa Pineda

Child and adolescent psychiatrist

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I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona and trained as a specialist at the Institut d’Assistència Sanitària (IAS) in Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià. I subsequently developed my professional career in the field of child psychiatry as a consultant in an outpatient clinic. 


  • PhD at the University of Barcelona, Faculty of Psychology (2016 - 2020).
  • Master’s in Psychotherapy. University of Girona (2009 - 2012)
  • Postgraduate diploma in  Integrative Psychotherapy. University of Girona (2011 - 2012)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Brief Strategic Therapy. University of Girona (2009 - 2010)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Group Therapy. University of Girona (2008 - 2009)

International experience

  • Three-month placement as a therapist at the Centro di Aiuto al bambino Maltrattato e alla Famiglia (Assistance Centre for Mistreated Children and Families) working in systemic family counselling. Rome, Italy (2009).
  • Training at the European Institute for Systemic Training and Consultancy.  Rome, Italy (2009).

Scientific activity

  • Member of the Mental Health Research Committee.
  • Member of the i-case Project: Investigation of Circadian-rhythms, Clinical characterization in children with ADHD and ASD on Sleeping and Eating alterations.

Author of publications in scientific journals:

  • Differences in Psychic Distress lived by parents with ADHD children and parents with healthy children: Focus on gender differences, Journal of Attention Disorders (2018).
  • ADHD symptoms, academic and social difficulties in parents of children with ADHD, Interpersonal and biological processes (2020).

Co-author of the articles:

  • Evaluation and treatment of sleep problems in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: update of the evidence, Revista de Neurología (2017).
  • Side effects of methylphenidate in children and adolescents, Revista de Neurología (2018).


How to request a treatment in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Our hospital is dedicated to comprehensive care for women, children and adolescents.