Clinical Psychologist

Diana Guerra, Ph.D.

Psychology Unit Director at IVI Barcelona

IVI Barcelona

Diana Guerra, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Diana Guerra Díaz has been working as Clinical Psychologist since 1981. She has been involved in several subjects as a Psychologist: Drug addictions, Personality Disorders, Women mental Health and Human Reproduction. She graduated from the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona in 1979 and completed her PhD in 1988. She led a patient’s association from 1998 […]

Dr. Diana Guerra Díaz has been working as Clinical Psychologist since 1981. She has been involved in several subjects as a Psychologist: Drug addictions, Personality Disorders, Women mental Health and Human Reproduction. She graduated from the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona in 1979 and completed her PhD in 1988.

She led a patient’s association from 1998 to 2006. Dr. Guerra has been involved in several Reproduction Societies and she has been a member of the Catalan and Spanish Committees on Assisted Reproduction.

Her research interests include studies about Fertility Quality of Life, infertile women expectancies about treatment, ART families, assisted reproduction on third party and disclosure in donation families. Dr. Guerra has participated as investigator in competitive projects such as the European study of Assisted Reproduction Families: family functioning and child development. She is the author or coauthor of several book chapters. In 1998 she wrote the book “How to cope with Infertility”.

Dr. Guerra has been involved in teaching since her early career, imparting postgraduate courses since 2006. Currently, she collaborates with the AFIN research group at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

She has been in charge of the Psychology Unit at IVI RMA, Barcelona, Spain since 2006.


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Education and Training

B. SC. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (1979)
Ph.D. in Psychology Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (1988)

Honors and recognition

President of the Asociación de Ayuda a la Fertilidad "Genera" (Patients Association), Catalunya, Spain. 1998-2006
Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Paramedical Board. 1995- 2003
Member of the Spanish Committee on Assisted Reproduction. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. 1998- 2010
Member of the Catalonian Committee on Assisted Reproduction, Generalitat de Catalunya. 1998-2005
First investigator on The European study of assisted reproduction families: family functioning and child development in Spain. European Community. 1993- 2008

Publications


  • “Guidelines for Counselling in Infertility: Outline Version”.
    Boivin, J., Appleton, T C., Paetens, P., Bitzer, J., Corerigan, E., Daniels, KR., Darwish, J., Guerra-Diaz, D., Hammar, M. McWhinnie, A., Strauss, B., Thorn, P. Wischmann, T., Kentenich, H.
    Hum Reprod 2001,16,6:1301-4

  • The European study of assisted reproduction families: the transition to adolescence.
    Golombok, S., Brewaeys, A., Giavazzi, MT., Guerra, D., MacCallum, F. And Rust, J.:
    Human  Repr, 2002,17,3:830-840.

  • Gamete and Embryo donation: a legal view from Spain.
    Garcia-Ruiz, Y., Guerra-Díaz, D. (2012). En M.Richards,  J. Appleby y G. Pennings.
    Reproductive Donation: Practice, Policy and Bioethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (pp.112-129).

  • On Reproductive Work in Spain: Transnational Adoption, Egg Donation, SurrogacyMedical Anthropology Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness
    Marre, D, San Roman, B, Guerra, D
    Volume 37, 2018 - Issue 2:

  • Aspectos psicosociológicos de la subrogación uterina en la subrogación uterina: análisis de la situación actual.
    Guerra, D. (2010).
    Monografia Fundacion Victor Grifols i Lucas, Barcelona.

  • Intervención psicológica en medicina de la reproducción asistida.
    Guerra Díaz, D., Tirado Carrillo, M. (2010).
    En: Sociedad Española de Fertilidad. Grupo de Interés de Psicología. Manual de Intervención Psicológica en Reproducción Asistida. Barcelona: Edikamed, (pp. 33-47).

  • Factores psicológicos en el aborto recurrente.
    Guerra Díaz, D. (2010). En Sociedad Española de Fertilidad.
    Grupo de Interés de Psicología. Manual de Intervención Psicológica en Reproducción Asistida. Barcelona: Edikamed, (pp.148-156).

  • Fracaso repetido y afrontar el final del tratamiento médico.
    Guerra Díaz, D. (2010).
    En Sociedad Española de Fertilidad. Grupo de Interés de Psicología. Manual de Intervención Psicológica en Reproducción Asistida. Barcelona: Edikamed, (pp.187-194).

  • Atención Psicológica en la Pareja Estéril.
    Guerra, D., Tirado, M. (2012). En Remohi, J, et al.
    Manual Práctico de Esterilidad y Reproducción Humana: Aspectos Clínicos. Madrid: Editorial Médica Panamericana (pp. 591-606).

  • Medicina reproductiva: Luces y Sombras.
    En Javier Nadal. Guerra, D. (2013).
    Donación de embriones. Barcelona: Momento Medico (pp. 307-316). Tirado, M., Giménez, V. y  Guerra, D.  (2007). Realidad de la Psicología Reproductiva. Revista Iberoamericana de Fertilidad, 24, 205-210.

  • Evaluación de calidad de vida en Reproducción Asistida.
    Guerra, D. Llorens, I. Ballesteros, A.(2012):
    Cuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva, 18, 19-24

  • Familias creadas a través de Tecnicas de Reproducción Asistida.
    Guerra, D.(2012):
    Cuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva, 18, 89-98

  • Desvelar los orígenes en la donación de gametos: una revisión.
    Gil, MA, Guerra, D.
    Medicina Reproductiva y Embriolo-gía Clínica (2015)

  • Calidad de vida en pacientes en tratamiento de reproducción asistida: población española y argentina.
    Villamil Quiroga, M., San Román, B, Neuspiller, F., Ballesteros, A.. Guerra, D.
    CMR-2018. Vol. 24. Nº 2 67-72.


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