Rodríguez, Carla

Carla Rodríguez Caballero, PhD

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR | APEC (Home Psychological and Educational Support), Spain
Specialties:Clinical Psychology


 40-hour motivational interviewing course at the Norte Salud center, 2021.

Expert Course in Psychology and Esports, Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos, 150 hours, 2021.

Expert Course in Psychology and Sports Coaching, Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos, 150 hours, 2015-2016.

Postgraduate in Emotional Intelligence, double specialization in education and health. Centro Emotiva para el cambio, certified by Universidad Don Bosco, attached to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Course 2012-2013. 300 hours, face-to-face and online modality.

Postgraduate degree in Positive Psychology, specializing in education, business and health. Centro Emotiva para el cambio, certified by Universidad Don Bosco, attached to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Course 2012-2013. 250 hours, face-to-face and online modality.

Doctoral Studies Research and Development Program in Clinical Psychology, Departments of Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Research Methodology. Grade point average: 3 (Excellent)

Teaching period. Course 2005/2006 (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Research Period. Course 2006/2007, 10-month stay in England at the Guilford University of Surrey.

Collaboration in the following investigations:

  • Perception of the Legal System amongst people from Ethnic Minorities and British, in UK.
  • Political trust and Political Participation amongst young people from ethnic minorities in the NIS and EU countries.

Research Proficiency Examination (DEA): Juicio moral y Percepción del Sistema Legal de Justicia. Estudio con adolescentes españoles. Febrero 2009.

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2000/2005. Specialty: Clinical Psychology.

Average grade: 2.01 (B+)

Student Representative Departamentos y Junta de facultad, between 2002/2005 and President of the Delegación de Estudiantes in 2004/2005.

Pedagogical Adaptation Course (CAP), certified by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, October 2007-April 2008.


Fellowship at the Formación del Profesorado, Investigación e Innovación Educativa (IFIIE) of the Ministry of Education for the development and implementation of Health Education programs in schools. January 2008/December 2010.

ERASMUS scholarship at Guilford University of Surrey, 2006/2007.

Collaboration Fellow Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatments I (Clinical Psychology), Unidad Clínica de la Facultad, 2004/2005.


SHE Foundation (Science, Health and Education) by Dr. Valentín Fuster. 2010-Present.

SI! Program: Pedagogical and operational coordinator, emotional management content manager (in Spain and foreign projects) and tutor in teacher training.

Fifty Fifty Program: speaker in workshops on stress management, selection and leadership training.

Founder and director of the Suelta los Frenos project dedicated to the psychological counseling of athletes based on emotional intelligence, September 2015-present.

Collaborator of the Fundación Celera, in a personal development program for young talents. 2015-2018.

Co-Founder and advisor of the company Apec. (Psychological support at home). 2009-Present.

Speaker of the CTIF Madrid Capital (Department of Education) in seminars on Emotional Intelligence, at CEIP Garcilaso de la Vega, and Multiple Intelligences, at CEIP Maestro Padilla. 2017.

Co-author of the center project based on Multiple Intelligences at Santa María del Camino school, 2015-2016 academic year.

Member of the Psychopedagogical department of the Ntra. Sra. de la Merced school, performing tasks of school counselor and speech therapist, October-June 2007.

Special education instructor: Madrid City Council urban camps, organized by Arci Nature, July and December 2007.

Other work experience: Private tutor. Basketball coach. Catering. Sales clerk.


University Business Plan Competition at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, winning project. March 2011.

Premio Start-Up Madrid Emprende at the III Edición de la Competición Nacional de Graduate Programme, initiative promoted by the Fundaciones Universidad-Empresa y Junior Achievement. May 2011.

Premio Mujer Emprendedora de la zona Noroeste de Madrid. Organized by the Asociación de Mujeres Progresistas de Torrelodones,  Fundación Antonio de Nebrija, La Federación de Empresarios de la Comunidad de Madrid Zona Noroeste (FEDECAM Noroeste) and Delegación Oeste de la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid. March 2012.

Premio Proyecto Socialmente Responsable for the third edition of the Premios INICIATIVA organized by the City Council of Pozuelo de Alarcón. July 2012.


Volunteering: India: caregiver for disabled children, July 2006. Romania: Neuropsychological program developed by the Institute of Applied Neuropsychology, INPA, with disabled girls, July 2005. USA: teaching assistant in a camp for disabled children, summer 2000. Collaborator with Psychologists Without Borders: Instructor of the program Educate in another Wave (promotion of values) in the JAVY Institute, Torrejón de Ardoz. March-May 2006. Instructor in the program Prevenir en otra Onda (prevention of drug addictions, Subsidy of the National Anti-Drug Plan) in the Instituto Góngora of Torrejón de Ardóz. April-June 2006. Member of the organizing team and instructor in the on-line course: “Psychology with commitment”. November 2006-April 2007.


English: Level B2 (Centro Superior de Idiomas Modernos, CSIM, levels established according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

German: Level A.1 (CSIM)