Joaquim Soler is an assistant clinical psychologist for the Borderline Personality Disorder Unit and the Day Hospital for Eating Disorders at Barcelona’s Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, where is he a DBT and MBCT therapist.
He is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His doctoral thesis focused on analysing the effect of group training in Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills on patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
He has participated either as lead researcher or collaborator in different funded projects on evaluation, neuroimaging, mindfulness and psychological and pharmacological treatment of patients diagnosed with BPD or depression. He has published more than 60 articles in high- impact journals, and is the associate editor of the Mindfulness & Compassion journal. Joaquim is a researcher in the G21 group of the Spanish National Mental Health Research Network (CIBERSAM) and has worked as a researcher in the Network for Mental Health Promotion (PROMOSAM), a Network of Excellence.
He has collaborated with World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) personality disorder tasks forces, both in Spain and abroad. He is currently a member of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) and the Spanish Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (SEETP), and chairs the Spanish Society for Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (SP-DBT).