Specialist in Psychiatry, Medical Degree from the University of Costa Rica. Post-Graduate Degree on Substance Abuse at School Of Hygiene And Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland. Founder of the Costa Rican Association of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; of the Hubert H. Humphrey Association, Costa Rica Chapter; Costa Rican College of Neuropsychopharmacology; International Society for Bipolar Disorder; Association for the Protection of Children and Adolescents “Dolores Jiménez Zamora” and the Life and Society Foundation.
In his extensive work experience, he has served as Co-Director of the Project: “Criminal Justice and Victimization of Minors” United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders: ILANUD. He has worked in National Geographic Society; American Psychiatric Association, National Medical Union, President Costa Rican Association of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology; Director Board of Directors Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (I.A.F.A.); Costa Rican Association of Psychiatry; Medical Association of Cartago; Rotary Club of Cartago, among others.
University Professor and Speaker in different Congresses and Seminars, nationally and internationally. Consultant for the Project on Quality of Care of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. Consultant for the Pan American Health Organization, Washington D.C. International Facilitator, World Health Organization. He has produced several publications among which are
Received Honorary Citizenship in Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Hubert H. Humphrey North-South Fellowship Program; Dedication at Graduation from the College of Vocational Arts and Crafts in Cartago, 2002, in commemoration of 100 years of its founding, “for its support of institutional development”; American Field Service International Scholarships. Member of the Hospice for Orphans of Cartago. President and Director Member and of the Administrative Board of the Hospice of Orphans of Cartago, of the Professional Technical College COVAO and of the Bilingual Experimental High School José Figueres Ferrer.