Information relevant to my professional career

Alejandra Misiolek
  • I am a psychologist. I graduated in 2012 from UNED, however, I did most of my degree at the University of Silesia (Poland) and at the University of Valencia (Spain).
  • I am a philologist. I studied English Philology. I took the same route and ended up graduating at UNED in 2013.
  • I am a medical doctor. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine from the University of Barcelona since 2022.
  • I have a PhD degree in psychiatry. I started working on research for my doctoral thesis in 2011. I did my thesis on burnout, with the collaboration of the University of Valencia, which I defended at the Silesian Medical University in 2013.
  • I am a Certified Psychotherapist, with EFPA EuroPsy certification obtained in 2017 and FEAP certification in 2015.
Alejandra Misiolek
  • I am Head of the Clinical Team of the Art Project
  • I am a member of COPCColegio Oficial de Psicología de Catalunya (member number 21696).
  • I am a member of COMB – Colegio de Médicos de Barcelona (member number 62797)
  • I am a General Sanitary Psychologist (E08600199) by COPC since 2014.
  • I am an Associate Professor at the General Sanitary Psychology Master’s Degree and an internship tutor for students at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC)
  • I am a member of the IDIBELL research group of the Eating Disorders Unit of the Department of Psychiatry of the Bellvitge University Hospital.
Alejandra Misiolek
Alejandra Misiolek
  • I am a psychotherapist, and since 2013 I have been helping patients in my private practice. In recent years I decided to specialize in the problems of eating disorders and obesity.
  • I founded Carrera Idiomas, a language school (in Valencia) where I also worked as an English teacher from 2010 to 2013, just before moving to Barcelona.
  • I am a co-founder of the ART Project, which I consider my personal project but that I share with more people. This project is the result of everything I have learned so far.
  • I work in Spanish, English, Polish and Catalan. 

Irrelevant information about my personal life

Alejandra Misiolek
  • I was born in 1987 in Poland.
  • I have lived in Spain since 2008.
  • I am passionate about psychology.
  • I like to learn new things.
  • I like doing several things at the same time, so my biggest personal challenge is to stay calm and not forget to enjoy what I do.
  • I love coffee.
  • I like to eat well, and I like that my husband loves cooking.
  • I love to run in the mornings, at my own pace.
  • I have 2 cats – I admire these animals.
  • I am interested in fashion, as an artistic expression of our personality in the form of a style. I’ve been trying to learn sewing for several years, with many failed attempts and constant interruptions.


  • Publications

    • Bernacka K, Misiołek A, Treszer M, Misiołek M. (2012). Carcinoma of the larynx and the hypopharynx. Problemy Medycyny Rodzinnej, Vol. XIV, 3(39), 56-63.
    • Misiołek, H., Karpe, J., Daszkiewicz, A., & Misiołek, A. (2013). Objectification of pain assessment in children and adults. Ból3(14), 19-24.
    • Karpe, J., Misiołek, A., Daszkiewicz, A., & Misiołek, H. (2013). A new method for the objective evaluation of postoperative pain. Kardiochir Torakochir Pol10, 48-50.
    • Karpe, J., Misiołek, A., Daszkiewicz, A., & Misiołek, H. (2013). Objective assessment of pain-related stress in mechanically ventilated newborns based on skin conductance fluctuations. Anaesthesiology intensive therapy45(3), 134-137.
    • Misiolek, A. (2013). Los aspectos psicológicos del dolor y el uso de la hipnosis en su tratamiento. A propósito de un caso. Revista Digital de Medicina Psicosomática y Psicoterapia3(2), 1-10.
    • Misiołek, A., Gierlotka, Z., & Misiołek, H. (2013). Hypnosis as an alternative method of pain management in the context of the psychosomatic pain theory. Ból4(14), 38-44.
    • Misiołek, A., Gorczyca, P., Misiołek, H., & Gierlotka, Z. (2014). The prevalence of burnout syndrome in Polish anaesthesiologists. Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy46(3), 155-161.
    • Gierlotka, Z., Sobis, J., Misiolek, H., Kunert, L., Misiolek, A., & Gorczyca, P. W. (2015). Relationships between various temperament dimensions, levels of selected cytokines and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in males, incurred as a result of mechanical injuries of lower extremities. Psychiatria polska49(4), 697-708.
    • Misiołek, A., & Misiołek, H. (2016). Neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury resistant to conventional therapies–case report. Psychiatr. Pol50(2), 345-355.
    • Misiolek, A., (2016). Trauma Theory in Relational Psychotherapy, in: Josko-Ochojska, J., (Ed.), Medical and Social Aspects of Trauma. Katowice, Polonia: SUM.
    • Misiołek, A., Gil-Monte, P. R., & Misiołek, H. (2017). Prevalence of burnout in Polish anesthesiologists and anesthetist nursing professionals: A comparative non-randomized cross-sectional study. Journal of health psychology22(4), 465-474.
    • Misiolek, A. (2017). El inconsciente relacional en las relaciones de pareja en la generación de las “Mujeres Disney”. Clínica e Investigación Relacional, 11(3): 537-545.
    • Misiolek-Marín, A., Soto-Rubio, A., Misiolek, H., & Gil-Monte, P. R. (2020). Influence of Burnout and Feelings of Guilt on Depression and Health in Anesthesiologists. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17(24), 9267.
    • Gil-Monte, P.R., Espejo, B., Checa, I. et al. Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the Spanish Burnout Inventory Among Professionals Across 17 Countries and Regions. Applied Research Quality Life (2022).
    • Testa G, Granero R, Misiolek A, Vintró-Alcaraz C, Mallorqui-Bagué N, Lozano-Madrid M, Heras MVDL, Sánchez I, Jiménez-Murcia S, Fernández-Aranda F. Impact of Impulsivity and Therapy Response in Eating Disorders from a Neurophysiological, Personality and Cognitive Perspective. Nutrients. 2022; 14(23):5011.
    • Baenas I, Camacho-Barcia L, Miranda-Olivos R, Solé-Morata N, Misiolek A, Jiménez-Murcia S, Fernández-Aranda F. Probiotic and prebiotic interventions in eating disorders: A narrative review. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2024 Jan 31. doi: 10.1002/erv.3069. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38297469.
  • Presentations at conferences

    • Poster: ESA “Prevalence of burnout in Polish anaesthetist nursing professionals”, Barcelona 1-4.06.2013
    • Presentation: “Prevalence of burnout in Polish anesthesiologists – results of a national survey.” International Conference of the Polish Association of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Wisla 10-13.10.2014
    • Workshops: “Burnout syndrome – causes, consequences and dealing with it.” International Conference of the Polish Association of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Wisla 9.10.2014
    • Presentation: “Psychoanalysis via skype – moving with the times.” IARPP International Conference, Toronto, 24-28.06.2015
    • Presentation: “La inmigración y el reto de la integración de los múltiples Selfs en la práctica clínica.” VI Reunión anual de IARPP España, Valencia 22-24.10.2015
    • Presentation: “Trauma theory in relational psychotherapy” at the Conference: Madical and social aspects of trauma, Katowice 3 – 4.6.2016
    • Workshops: “Forms of vitality at play between children, adolescents, parents, and therapists.” IARPP International Conference, Rome, 9-12.6.2016
    • Presentation: “Proposal of a psychotherapeutic treatment of burnout.” 45th Congress of Polish Psychiatrists Association, Katowice, 16-18.6.2016
    • Presentation: “Relaxation techniques and hypnosis in burnout treatment.” 45th Congress of Polish Psychiatrists Association, Katowice, 16-18.6.2016
    • Presentation: “The relational unconscious in the relationships of the Disney girls generation.” VII IARPP Spain Annual Meeting, Barcelona, 31.03-1.04
    • Presentation: Clinical meeting on the adolescence and social media. Colegio Oficial de Psicología de Catalunya, Barcelona, 25.11.2017
    • Presentation: “How does relational psychotherapy work? A case presentation.” Colegio Oficial de Psicología de Catalunya, Barcelona, 9.03.2018
    • Workshops: “Role reversal in the context of immigration. Working with adolescents and their parents.” IARPP International Conference, Pre-conference Panel on Child and Adolescence Psychotherapy, New York, 14-17.06. 2018
    • Presentation: “Burnout in anesthesiologists”, at the conference: Nowe wyzwania – stare problemy w anestezjologii i intensywnej terapii” Lublin 25-27.05. 2023
    • Presentation: “Holding mind and body while working with a patient with an eating disorder.” at the IARPP International Conference, June 15-18, 2023, Valencia, Spain.
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