Dr. Mónica Rocío Velarde Lazarte
The aim of a Socioanalytic Practice is to search for the psychoanalytic truth of the person, group, community, organization or society by bringing insight and increasing conscious awareness of otherwise unconscious aspects of their making. The resulting experience is revitalising. When purpose is clarified, meaning transforms into value.
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I am a Socioanalyst and a Psychologist.
As a Socioanalyst, I work within the Tavistock Tradition. My main focus is understanding, coaching and helping individuals and social systems (organisations, communities, families) and their members. I have a large experience working internationally across cultures and languages. I am here to explore different ways to work with you and/or your organisation.
As a Psychologist, I work with individuals and groups, adults and adolescents. Being an international citizen I understand the challenges of international life and the Expat community.
On my free time I am also an entrepreneur who loves creating opportunities for communication and connection. As I like to weave my different passions, this year I am launching together with the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations a new project "The Territory" an experiential platform for learning and freedom, also a potential space for our work.
I am a Professional Partner of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and I work in Spanish, English and French.
"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done"
Take a look below to learn more about my services, and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to learn more.
A space for growth
I create a safe space for the exploration and understanding of your mind. I accompany you to understand your difficulties and in the depth of their roots, I hold the space in which you can uncover its potential for a more fulfilling and authentic life.
An external view
As a consultant, my vision is to develop organisations and professionals engaged with the creation of a free, healthy and sustainable world. To do so, through a systemic and psychodynamic approach to consultancy and research in organizations and societies.
I take into practice the values of creativity, systems thinking, reflective citizenship, diversity, honesty and entrepreneurship integrating tradition and innovation through action research and action learning in organizational and social consultancy.
ROLE ANALYST, SUPERVISOR AND COACH
Below and beyond the surface of perception
I integrate a variety of frameworks and methodologies to help you understand how your personal history and the history of your organization and community shape your "profesional stories". Through our work we will find better ways to be connected as persons in roles. I also supervise Role and Organizational Analysts and Coaches in the Tavistock Tradition
GROUP RELATIONS CONFERENCES
Organisational laboratories in real time.
An acellerated learning experience that offers a mirror of organisational life.
Group Relations conferences take the shape of a temporary learning organisation that builds an experiential learning community. The conferences are composed by a range of events that mirror typical organisational situations creating a micro-cosmos of organisational life.
The different backgrounds, nationalities, beliefs, cultures, genders, generations, races, faiths and spiritualities represented within the conference will all play a part in what their participants achieve together in this living system.
Some of my clients over the years
Dr. Eliat Aram
CEO Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Monica is an insightful OD consultant and leadership coach,working skillfully with the dynamics which are under the surface. She is an entrepreneur at heart see her charity hope for the Amazonas, which she started with the purpose of increasing dialogue between native communities and mining conglomerates to safeguard and sustain the Peruvian jungle, the amazing Amazonas river on all their human and non human habitats
Experience and Roles
The following is an outline of my current and past work experience. Each role has provided an opportunity to learn, grow, and continue developing both as a person and a professional.
MANAGER AND CONSULTANT FOR BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS
I have more than 15 years of experience in understanding and undertaking consultancy in international private and public sectors. I have trained around 15,000 managers and/or consultants from an average of 36 different nationalities across 18 different countries, accumulating more than 7750 training hours on the Tavistock tradition in themes of leadership, authority, management, organizational development and organizational design in turbulent environments.
LECTURER AND TEACHER
Sharing my knowledge and experience is one of the activities I truly enjoy. Over the years, I have worked as a faculty member at the ESAN Graduate Business School, contributing to the curriculum of the MA in People Management and Administration and the MA in Health Services Administration.
Previously at the Peruvian University of Applied Science I helped to design the career of Psychology by introducing in its curricula a Group Relations Program across 3 of the six years of the program.
I have also worked at the Department of Psychology of the London School of Economics within the London Multimedia Lab and I am a Visiting Faculty member at the Ahmedabab Indian Institute of Management.
PSYCHOLOGIST WITH PSYCHOANALYTIC ORIENTATION
During my career I have helped many adults through life transitions. I work with people struggling to find a sense of meaning and purpose in their professional life. I also support adults that have a private life which has been impacted negatively by the experience of the workplace and others who don't manage to integrate different aspects of their life.
I have also a wide experience working with late adolescents and young adults with identity struggles in their transition to the next stage in their life.
I am experience working with trauma and I am ready to support couples that are struggling to build their own family
FOUNDER HOPE OF THE AMAZON CIVIL ASSOCIATION
I worked with vulnerable, displaced and traumatized populations coming from a wide range of different physical and psychosocial contexts. I have help individuals work through the loss of their physical communities and cultural contexts and with their struggle with feelings of homelessness. My role implied working across private, public and governmental sectors creating space for systemic interventions in the Amazon Region.
TRAINED IN PSYCHOANALYTICAL METHODS
Most of my professional work informed by psychoanalytic theory. On one hand the Tavistock tradition, which I apply in my work with social systems. On the other hand, I continuously try to increase my knowledge as psychologist and therapist. After attending foundation courses in psychoanalysis in London between 2015 and 2017, I started in 2018 an adult psychoanalysis training with IPTAR in New York.
EXPERIENCE IN INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
The problems of understanding different cultures, their social norms and the conflicts arising from misunderstandings can be a great source of distress.
I have expertise in the special dynamics of intercultural and international setups. I myself have been living long-term in half a dozen different countries and worked in many more. Many of my clients came from international backgrounds, and were exposed to intercultural conflicts.
I speak English, French and Spanish.
STUDIES IN PSYCHOANALYSIS
I am passionated about Psychoanalysis. I discovered it when working as a manager in a Peruvian Bank. At the time, I was looking for powerful ways to create deep cultural change. Ever since, I have kept finding new ways to learn and apply my knowledge.
Over the years, I specialized in the Tavistock tradition to work with groups, communities and organizations but I have later enrich my working approach by the experience of personal analysis and by participating of the Foundations Programs of the Society for Analytic Psychology - SAP and the Introductory lectures, the Political Mind Seminars and the Foundation Program of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, UK.
After this taste for theory and application of clinical psychoanalysis I moved into training in Adult Psychoanalisis at Iptar- Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York, USA. Currently, I relocated permanently to France where I will continue to pursue the rest of my analytic training.
January 2015 - January 2019
PROFESIONAL DOCTORATE IN CONSULTATION AND THE ORGANIZATION
My dissertation is based on a research study conducted on the adaptation of the Tavistock Group Relations Method for work with Amazonian Communities in the Peruvian Amazon. Using critical incidents and participants testimonies, the study examines how the method was modified in response to the demands of the environment. I also consider how the conferences outputs differ from those normally expected or documented in traditional Group Relations Conferences.
The dissertation explores the adaptation of the Tavistock Group Relations Method in the case of the Hope of the Amazon Program and Hope of the Amazon Civil Association, following a group of Amazonian participants over a period of seven years.
Key words: Tavistock Group Relations Method, democratic learning, social inclusion, community development.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION IN CONSULTATION AND THE ORGANIZATION D10C. THE TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS
A unique professional qualification in consulting to organisations delivered from a ‘Tavistock’ systems-psychodynamic perspective. My consultancy portfolio included a Board consultation to an elite Latinoamerican Construction Company struggling with issues of sucession; developing a bespoke Corporative Social Responsibility intervention for Talisman Energy in Peru; designing the Group Relations Program of the Career of Psychology of Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas; designing the leadership development and Group Relations program of Esan Business School in Peru and Consulting to the President of Perupetro during the Petrogate Crisis in Peru, later designing a Group Relations intervention bringing together the Energy Sector (Public, Private sector and Native Communities leaders).
LICENSE PSYCHOLOGIST AND BA IN PSYCHOLOGY
Passionate for the understand the human mind and its search for purpose and connection I followed a six year training in Psychology leading to a Professional License and registration in the Peruvian School of Psychologists