Silvia Rubaki Silvia Rubaki
Silvia Rubaki was born in Zaragoza but has always lived in Madrid, and she is Hispanic-Rwandan, and continues to maintain a strong connection with the country of origin of her father and family.
She works as a social psychologist, psychoanalyst as well as psychotherapist with extensive experience in group intervention, she has worked with Médecins sans Frontières in the Central African Republic and Morocco. She begins her career in the individual clinic and group therapy in a hospital setting, developing her clinical profession in private practice while collaborating with organisations on a voluntary basis.
She get involved as much as she develops programs aimed at adolescents from an intercultural and gender perspective, also psychosocial intervention with immigrant women, oriented towards migratory mourning and in the work in terms of identity. Her clinical and social experience converges in the field of humanitarian action where she is in charge of evaluating, coordinating and supervising mental health programs, in projects with victims of armed conflict or providing individual and group psychological care to trafficked women and migrants in transit, who are trapped at the gates of Europe.
She has always been very focused on her studies and work, she chooses psychoanalysis because in her formed opinion, it is the theory that delves deeper into the psyche of people and the only one that can explain human complexity because it encompasses and speaks of the unconscious. From her professional point of view, she believes that we are crossed by the unconscious and the complexity of identity or personality, in fact everything that entails being a human being can’t be fully explained. Because everything is not conscious and for this you need a method that better comprehends it, understands it, works it.
She has traveled extensively between Spain and other parts of the world and has been a resident in Barcelona for the past few years. Her range of lived experiences and work from different fields, going as far as humanitarian action, led her to a decisive position, to act from that point on more actively, to attain a better understanding of many of the issues that are part of each unique human being. Having worked in armed conflicts, and also in other contexts considered peaceful, even if the political landscape was not stable, which gives her a deeper perspective of an already very extensive and diverse experience. In her work centred with ethnic minorities, after the in-depth study of the emblematic legacy of Franz Fanon, she has integrated as part of her methodology, helping her to articulate better her readings or with lived situations, adopting this psychoanalytic sensitivity.