Efrén Ramírez, MD

Publications

1965a. The Role of Occupational Therapy in a Drug Addict Program. (1965, November).
El convento Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Addiction Research Center (CISLA), members of panel.

1965b. Some Basics Ideas for the Establishment of a Comprehensive Program in New York City to Deal with the Problems of Drug Addiction. (1965, December).

1966a. A Comprehensive Program for the Prevention of Addiction and the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts. (1996,February).
Addiction Research Center Bulletin 4.

1966b. Narcotics and Drug Addiction and Crime. (1966, March). Fifteenth International Course on Criminology.

1966c. Dissertation. (1966, May). (Rough draft).

1966d. Drug Addiction Institute. (1966,October).
Women’s House of Detention.

1966e. The Problem of Narcotics Addiction in New York City. (1966, October). Office of the Mayor White Paper, City Hall, New York.

The author discloses his findings on the drug addiction problem of the City of New York and recommends the creation of a specialized agency to work with the growing problem.

1966f. Status of the CPC’s in Daytop, Staten Island. (1966, November). (Report).

1966g. Narcotics Addiction Control Commission of the State of New York. (1966, November). (Testimony by Dr. Ramírez).

1966h. The Mental Health Program of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (1966).
Rehabilitating the Narcotics Addict. Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, U.S. Department of Health, Forth Worth, Texas. pp. 171-181.

1966i. The Problem of Drug Addiction in Puerto Rico: Final Report on the CISLA project. (1966).

A Puerto Rico Department of Health internal document where the therapeutic community model developed in CISLA since May 1962 is described. Preliminaryresults are chartered: 92% of the patients who completed the approximately 18
month treatment and rehabilitation course continued living the drug free upon returning to their communities of origin; from six months to two years after discharge.

1967a. Treatment Approaches to Narcotic Addiction. (1967, March). American Orthopsychiatry Association.

1967b. A Comprehensive Plan for the Management of the Addiction Problem in New York City Based on the Puerto Rican Experience. (1967, March). Document presented at the Puerto Rican Forum.

1967c. A New Program to Combat Drug Addiction in New York City. (1967, March). Paper prepared for the London Conference on Drug Addiction. (Did not attended).

1967d. A Comprehensive Plan for the Management of the Addiction Problem in New York City. (1967, March). American Occupational Therapy Association.

1967e. New Program to Combat Drug Addiction is Underway in New York City. (1967, April). Bulletin of the Regional Metropolitan Council. (Draft for the article).

1967f. A Comprehensive Plan for the Management of the Addiction Problem in New York City. (1967, April). An adaptation of the Puerto Rican Forum document. Presented before the Puerto Rican Conference.

1967g. A Comprehensive Plan for the Management of the Addiction Problem in New York City. (1967, April). Atlantic States Conference of Correction. Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Presented by Victor Biondo).

A copy was sent to Franco Ferracuti of the “Instituto di Diritto Penale
Antropologia Criminale”, University of Rome. Published in the Institute’s bulletin.

1967h. A Comprehensive Plan for the Management of Addiction Problem in New York City. (1967, April). Puerto Rican Forum Composition.

Document submitted for publication to the American Psychiatric Association, District Branch.

1967i. The Role of the Occupational Therapist as a Team Member in the Treatment of Drug Addiction. (1967, May). Occupational Therapy Association Pennsylvania.

1967j. The Role of the Social Worker in a Comprehensive Program of Treatment and Rehabilitation of Drug Addcition. (1967, May). National Association of Social Workers, Metropolitan Branch.

1967k. The Planning and Organization of Programs for persons Addicted to Narcotics and Related Drugs. (1967, May). Presented in Dr. Alonso’s class, School of Public Health Administration, School of Public Health, Columbia University.

1967l. Comprehensive Management of the Addiction Problem. (1967, September). The Bulletin, New York State District Branches, American Psychiatric Association. 10(2), 4.

First publication of the community oriented plan for New York based on the CISLA experience and on the therapeutic community model for the treatment and rehabilitation of addicts.

1967m. Information Brochure for Bureau of School Health Physicians. (1967,September). Bureau of School Health Physicians.

1967n. Correctional Aspects of New York City’s Program for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Narcotic Addicts. (1967, Semptember). Training Institute of New York City, Department of Correctional Personnel.

1967o. New York’s Response to Narcotic Addcition. (1967, November). American Psychiatric Association.

1967p. Help for the Addict. (1967, November). American Journal of Nursing. 67(ii), 23-48.

Publication for nursing personnel on the therapeutic community concept.

1968a. Cleveland Speech. (1968, March).

1968b. Adolescents and Drugs. (1968, May).

1968c. The Existential Approach to the Management of Character Disorders. (1968, Winter). Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatric. 8, 43-53.

The first conceptual description of the re-education process of patients with personality disorders and drug addcition, based on the CISLA Project experience and its application to the addictin problem in New York City. It emphasizes the existential aspect of the therapeutic community model.

1969a. The Narcotic Problem. (1969, January). Lecture at the Community Psychiatry Laboratory, Harvard Medical School. (Raquel E. Cohen, M.D. Professor).

1969b. Psychiatrics in Public Jobs: Some Advice for the Former Commissioner of New York City’s Addiction Services Agency. (1969, March). Written by Ted Sherman, Psychiatric Reporter, Smith Kline and French Laboratories.

1970. The Human Character, Growth, Development and Disorder. (1970).

1971. Guidelines for Management-Labor Team Efforts: Approaches to Drug Abuse Education and Prevention in Industry. (1971, December). The Institute for Existential Therapy. New York City. (Co-author: Stephen J. Levy, Ph. D. The Training for Living Institute).

1973a. The Dome Model in the Management of Addiction. (1973). Major Modalities in the Treatment of Drug Abuse. (Brill Ed.). New York: Behavioral Publications. [Chapter II, Part 2, pp. 55-56].

Conceptual chapter describing the community based model for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of addicts throughout therapeutic communities embedded in city neighborhoods where addiction is endemic.

1973b. The Addiction Services Agency of the City of New York. (1973). Major Modalities in the Treatment of Drug Abuse. (Brill Ed.). New York: Behavioral Publications. [Chapter II, Part 2, pp. 55-56].

Description of the management of the addiction problem by the program established by the author in the Addcition Services Agency, ascribed to the Department of Human Services of the City of New York.

1975. Message by Dr. Ramirez. (1975, July). Celebration of the Seventh Anniversary of
the founding of Hogares CREA, Inc.

1976a. Fundamental Aspects of Hogar CREA Program. (1976). First Dominican Congress of Psychiatry. Emilio Guillén Matarranz, Editora Taller, Dominican Republic. [Chapter I, Part 3, pp. 329-336].

A description of the therapeutic community model developed by the author between 1961 and 1966, with its subsequent evolution in government programs as well as in community based programs, of which Hogares CREA stands out as relevant example. Presented at the Dominican Government’s initiative to sponsor the implantation of this program.

1976b. Dream Ego Therapy. (1976). Presentation at Wainwright House, Rye, New York [Unpublished].

The first professional introduction of the dream ego theory, where the oniric conscience (the I in dreams) is recognized, thus confirming a suggestion by Carl G. Jung of the dream, ego as a prefiguration of the waking ego as the nightly workshop of personal character formation. The author develops this idea validated by ample clinical material and constructs a model of the dreaming process as an intense feedback mechanism aimed towards the actualization of an individual’s inherent potential. The Dream Ego Theory is the conceptual base of a new psychotherapeutic model called by the author oneirotherapy, and which constitutes the starting point of several books in progress: Oneirotherapy: Theory and Practice; The Dream Ego Theory and Personal Development; Oniric Dictionary.

1977. Self-Sufficiency: A Survival Approach from a Puerto Rican Perspective . (1977). Proceedings of the National Drug Abuse Conference. San Francisco California.

In this work the author emphasizes the necessity that rehabilitation programs achieve cilinical and administrative self-sufficiency considering, the fact that they intend to help addicts and alcoholics who must overcome their dependency on drugs as well as on family and public service institutions.

1978a. Guidelines for Dream Ego Work. (1978, March). [Revised version].

1978b. The Use of Marihuana. (1978, May). El Vocero. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1978c. Substance Abuse in the Developing Countries. (1978, September). Hogar CREA International, Third Global Congress of Therapeutic Communities. Rome, Italy.

1978d. The Cultural Fit Factor in Developing Drug-Free Therapeutic Communities for Puerto Rican Addicts in the United States. (1978). Proceedings of the National Drug Abuse
Conference. Seattle, Washington.

A discussion of cross-cultural aspects relevant to drug addiction rehabilitation work.

1978e. The Concept of the Puerto Ricoan Therapeutic Community. (1978). First Psychiatric Congress of the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo.

1978f. Speech by Dr. Ramírez. (1978). Tenth Anniversary Hogares CREA. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1978g. Ramírez, E., Aponte, E. & Ortíz, F. (1978). Nosotros. [Rough Draft].

1979. The Therapeutic Community as a Treatment Alternative for Inmates with Deviant Behavior. (1979). Project Therapeutic Community for Inmates (Pilot Project). La Princesa Detention Center. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1980. U.S. Puerto Ricans; Their Place in the National Scene. (1980, April). National Institute of Health. Publication No. 80-1962.

1981a. International Congress on Psychoanalysis. (1981, September). [Rough Draft].

1981b. The Management of Drug Abuse in Underdeveloped Countries. (1981, November). Proceedings of the World Psychiatric Association Convention.

1982a. Evaluation of the Programs to Combat Addiction in Puerto Rico. (1982, April). Deposition before the Commission of Health and Welfare, House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

1982b. Psychiatrist Puerto Rico: Crime, Drugs, Politics show We’re in Trouble. (1982, May). Robert Fridman, reporter.

1982c. Juvenile Delinquency Prevention through Capacity Building. (1982, July). ASPIRA of
America, Inc. Proyecto Entre Iguales. Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico.

1982d. Compendium of the Therapeutic Techniques of Hogares CREA. (1982). Private circulation, Hogares CREA of Puerto Rico.

A training manual for the therapeutic teams of Hogares CREA where the theoretical and practical basis of the therapeutic interventions necessary to efficiently carry out the process of character
re-education of the addict. This model is based on an octagonal conceptualization of the basic personality components: eight innate
temperamental tendencies, eight talent categories (natural habilities with potential for development and eight acquirable character traits (which allow for the effective handling of internal,interpersonal and transpersonal realities).

1983a. Dream Manual: Oniric Self-Analysis Method. (1983). Beira Editions. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1983b. Proposal for the Programatic Development and Evaluation Section. (1983). Somos, Inc. and Fundación Puerto Rico 500. pp.1-29.

1984. Recent Developments in the Therapeutic Community Movement in Puerto Rico and Latin America. (1984, September). Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress of the Therapeutic Communities. Rome, Italy. I, pp. 177-205.

A revised version of the white paper presented to the First Dominican Congress of Psychiatry in 1976. This presentation came to the attention of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family and led to talks with its President, Cardinal Gagnon resulting in the decision to organize the World Federation of Catholic Therapeutic Communities.

1985a. How to Understand Dreams?. (1985, January). [Abstract]. Puerto Rican Federation of Transactional Analysis, Annual Assembly.

1985b. Proposal for FUNDESCO Expansion. (1985, April). Project Rescuing our Youth. [Revised document].

1985c. Madness. (1985, September). Seminar held at the University of Puerto Rico, Honor Studies Program. Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Monograph prepared for publication by the Institute for Personal Development,Volunteers in Action for Mental Health.

1985d. Theorical Framework of the Therapeutic Community. (1985). World Federation of Catholic Therapeutic Communities, Inc. (FEMUCOTECA).

1985e. Dreams as Instruments for Therapy. (1985). Conference offered to students of the course Brief Psychotherapy and Crisis Intervention. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Graduate School of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.

1986a. The Problem of Criminality from a Mental Health Point of View. (1986, March). Deposition by the Interagency Coordinator for Mental Health. House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1986b. Metapsychiatry. (1986, September). [pp.1-17]

1986c. The Department of Health of Puerto Rico’s Public Policy on Mental Health. (1986). Internal document, Department of Health.

Document requested by the Secretary of Health, Dr. Luis Izquierdo Mora, with the participation of a committee of more than 60 mental health professionals under the presidency of the author. This document became the official guide of the Mental Health Program of Puerto Rico from 1986 to 1990.

1986d. Therapeutic Techniques. (1986). [Training video]. Río Piedras Psychiatric Hospital.

1987a. Therapeutic Techniques. (1987). [Training videos]. Aguadilla Hospital Therapeutic Community.

1987b. Recent Developments in the Therapeutic Community Movement in Puerto Rico and Latin America. (1987, September). [Rough draft]. Presentación Amelia.

1988a. The Therapeutic Community Model as Implemented in the Mental Health System of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (1988, March). Hispanic Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Río de Janeiro, Brazil.

The author reviews the therapeutic community model and its introduction and acceptance as public policy in some of the government agencies which address the complex problem of the
country’s mental health.

1988b. Psychiatric Epidemiology in Developing Countries: Difficulties and Advantages. (1988, March). Proceedings, Annual Assembly of the Public Health Association of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1988c. Therapeutic Community. [Rough draft]. (1988, July).

1988d. Principal Problems of Mental Health: Cause and Effect. (1988, September). Proceedings of the Association of Public Health of Puerto Rico, Annual Assembly. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1988e. System-Wide Implementation of the Therapeutic Community Model. (1988, October). Proceedings, National Conference The Mental Health Strategy Partnership for the 1990’s. Sponsored by the Department of Mental Health of Michigan.

Revised version, in English, of the work presented in Río de Janeiro. [1988a.]

1988f. The Octagonal Evaluation as a Culturally Relevant Diagnostic Instrument. (1988,October). WPA Regional Symposium. Washington, D.C.

1988g. Psychiatric Epidemiology. (1988, October). Proceedings, Tenth National Psychiatric Congress and Trans-Andean Psychiatric Symposium. Lima, Perú.

Preliminary presentation in Latin America of the holistic evaluation model (eight angles or diagnostic perspectives) derived from therapeutic community work.

1988h. Octagonal Evaluation in Psychiatry. (1988, October). Peruvian Psychiatric Association. Lima, Perú.

1988i. The Octagonal Evaluation. (1988, October). Proceedings, Tenth National
Psychiatric Congress and First Transandean Psychiatric Symposium.
Lima,Perú.

First formal presentation of the octagonal system of personality evaluation developed by the author in the context of his work with persons with multiple mental, emotional and personality problems (specially alcoholics, substance abusers and violent individuals). This system provides the scientific basis for the structuring of the therapeutic community model, both in its residential as well as in its ambulatory versions.

1988j. Recent Developments in the Therapeutic Community Movement in Puerto Rico and Latin America. (1988). [Revised version]. pp. 1-31.

1989a. A Community Based Mental Health System for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (1989-1991, January to September). [Revised plan]. Volumes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.

1989b. The Octagonal Evaluation as the Fundamental Assessment and Planning Instrument for the Implementation of a Community Mental Health System. (1989, April). Magisterial
conference presented at the Pontificial University of Salamanca. Spain. [Submitted for publication].

1989c. Mental Health Public Policy Issues and Future Perspectives. (1989,September).
Proceedings, Puerto Rico Psychiatric Association Annual Convention.

1989d. How do Drugs Affect the Personality of the Addict and Which is the Therapeutic Environment for his Re-education. (1989, November). [Monograph]. Hogares CREA Dominicanos, Inc. Impresora Corripio. Santo Domingo, D.N.

1989e. A comprehensive Mental Health Plan for Puerto Rico. (1989, November). Plan submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health as required by Federal Public Law 99-660 of 1986 (States’ Comprehensive Mental Health Planning Act of 1986).

This plan was published by Volunteers in Action for Mental Health (VEPSAM) as an independent guide for the establishment of assistance to the community service programs complementary to the Government’s program.

1989f. Basic Intervention Techniques Used in the Therapeutic Community. (1988 December). Proceedings, First Congress of Psychotherapy Psychological Association of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Revised and expanded version of the first compendium used in Hogares CREA since 1982, adjusted to the recent developments in the octagonal evaluation model.

1989g. The Octagonal Evaluation. (1989, December). Proceedings, 1st Congress of Psycotherapy, Psychological Association of Puerto Rico.

Introduction to the octagonal evaluation model as the method of choice of evaluation in the context of the therapeutic community model. This model substantially modifies the American Psychiatric Association’s Pentagonal Model and expands it to include parameters essential to the process of rehabilitative re-education.

1989h. Recommendations by Dr. Efren Ramirez, Secretary of Mental Health for inclusion in the
Popular Democratic Party’s platform for 1989-1992. (1989). [To be implement Federal Law 99-600].

1990a. Psychiatric Implications of AIDS. (1990, March). Proceedigns, Hogar CREA Symposium
on AIDS. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Introduction of the seven psychiatric components of the AIDS epidemic: 1. Psychiatric features of high risk conduct in the propagation of AIDS; 2. Psychiatric disturbances as initial symptoms; 3. Depressive and phobic reactions relating to contagion possibilities; 4. Acute and chronic reactions to confirmation of diagnosis; 5. Terminal dementia; 6. Symbiotic reactions in members of the family network and close relations; 7. AIDS phobia.

1990b. A Comprehensive Plan for the Deinstitutionalization of Patients of the Northeastern Region at the Río Piedras Psychiatric Hospital. (1990, March). Mental Health Secretariat, Department of Health, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1990c. The Fiscal Situation of Puerto Rico in the 1990 Decade and its Implications for the Public Mental Health System. (1990, May). [Dissertation presented to the General Council on Health, Department of Health].

Monograph published by Volunteers in Action for Mental Health, Inc. Santurce, Puerto Rico.

1990d. Brief on Status of the Mental Health Secretariat of Puerto Rico. (1990, May). Health and Treasury Commissions of the Senate. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1990e. The Therapeutic Community System of the Mental Health Program of Puerto Rico: Past, Present and Future. (1990, June). Proceedings, Magisterial Dissertation, Eighteenth Congress of the Spanish Psychiatric Society. Salamanca, Spain. Monograph published by Volunteers in Action for Mental Health.

1990f. Psychopathological Profile of Vincent Van Gogh, using the Octagonal Evaluation on Method. (1990, July). Conference for the Museum of Contemporary Art. Sacred Heart University. Santurce, Puerto Rico.

1990g. Personal Development According to the Octagonal Evaluation Model Developed in the Therapeutic Community. (1990). Monthly, workshop sponsored by the Institute of Personal Development of Volunteers in Action for Mental Health. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Text and Manual: Personal Octagonal Inventory in preparation for publication.

1991a. Therapeutic Dialogue: A Method to Improve Communications Skills. (1991). A basic tool in the therapeutic community.

Monograph published by the Institute of Personal Development.

1991b. Strengthening Character. (1991). Monograph based on a course offered to the Institute of Personal Development of Volunteers in Action for Mental Health.

1991c. Present State of Drug Addiction in Latin America: The Puerto Rico Experience.(1991, April). Proceedings, First Scientific Journey of Drug Abuse Prevention. Hogar CREA Dominicano, Inc. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The most significant directives on addiction, learned during the development of the therapeutic community concept as the preferred instrument in the treatment of drug addiction: what must be done and what must not be done.

1991d. Extended Outline of a Prevention Plan for an Underdeveloped Country. ( 1991, April). Proceedings, First Scientific Journey of Drug Abuse Prevention. Hogar CREA Dominicano, Inc. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

A discussion of the outline for the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of
drug addiction in countries of limited human and economic resources using the concept of community mental health. (Community based centers.)
1991e. Evaluation of Prevention Programs from the Therapeutic Community Perspective. (1991, April). Proceedings, First Scientific Journey of Drug Abuse Prevention. Hogar CREA Dominicano, Inc. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

A structural draft is presented as a guide for volunteers and professionals in their periodic evaluations of the effectiveness of the therapeutic community program as a tool for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

1991f. The Role of the Church in the Community Based Promotion of Mental Health and the
Prevention of Drug Dependency. (1991, June). Dissertation presented at the Summit Conference on Drug Dependency convened by the Vatican’s Pontificial Council for the Family. Rome, Italy.

Text was incorporated in a guidance document denominated From Desesperation to Hope by Pope John Paul II. Distributed to the Episcopal Conferences , Diocesan Bishops and world wide Catholic Social Services Programs.A detailed account of the theoretic principles of personality, the personal development process as an outstanding tool for prevention; and the specific techniques and recommendations to interested parishes.

1991g. Efrén Ramírez: Physician and Humanist. (1991, December; 1992, January). El Barrio.
By: Ferdinan Padrón Jiménez. San Juan, Puerto Rico.


1992a. Mental Health Plan for the Popular Democratic Party’s Government Program (1993-1996). (1992, March). Sent to Hon. Victoria Muñoz Mendoza.

1992b. Dreams and Individuation. (1992, May). La Era de Ahora. San Juan, Puerto Rico. p.5.

1992c. The Dream Ego and Character Formation. (1992, June).

1992d. Mental Health. (1992, July). Contribution to the plataform of the Popular Democratic Party.

1992e. From Desesperation to Hope. (1992). Pontificial Council for the Family. The Family and Narcotic Dependece. [Reflection].

1992f. Individuation. (1992). La Era de Ahora. San Juan, Puerto Rico. p.4

1995a. Report of the Second International Private Sector Conference on Drugs in the Community and the Workplace. (1995, April). Porto-Alegre, Brasil. [Rough Draft].

1995b. Drug Usage in Private Enterprise: Causes, Consequences, Treatment and Re-introduction to Workforce. (1995, Mayo). Third National Congress of the Prevention of Addiction in the Workplace. Alfa Institute, Chile.

1995c. The Enduring Plague: Fruits of Failure. (1995, July). The San Juan Star. By: Lorraine Blaster and Manny Suárez.

1996a. How Drugs Affect the User and His Family Environment. (1966, October).
Second Latin American Encounter and Sixth Congress on Alcohol and Drugs. Talca, Chile.

1996b. The Application of Therapeutic Community Concepts in the Classroom. (1996,
October). Second Latin American Encounter and Sixth Congress on Alcohol and Drugs. Talca, Chile.

1996c. Basic Intervention Techniques used with the Patient and Family in a Therapeutic
Community. (1996, October). Second Latin American Encounter and Sixth Chilean Congress on Alcohol and Drugs. Dr. Ramírez (Puerto Rico) and J.C. Torres (Chile). Talca, Chile.


1998a. Is Drug Rehabilitation Possible through Out-Patient Services?. (1998, Mayo). Familia et Vita. Pontificium Consilium Pro Familia, Citta del Vaticano. Year III. (1), pp.71-81.

1999a. Towards the Root of Addiction. (1999, June). El Mundo. Reporter: María Viera.

1999b. ADD: A problem that Affects Society. (1999, June). El Mundo. Reporter: María Viera. p.18.

1999c. What Kind of Deficit?. (1999, September). El Nuevo Día. By: Tere Paniagua.

2000a. Holistic Focus on Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity. (2000, April).
Latin American Congress of ADD with Hyperactivity. Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2000b. The Genome. (2000, August). La Era de Ahora.

2000c. Holistic Counseling of the 21st Century. (2000, October). Dissertation, Twentythird Annual Convention of Professional Health Counselors, Puerto Rican Association of Professional Counselors. Cerromar Hotel, Dorado, Puerto Rico.

2000d. Holistic Healing. (2000, October). La Era de Ahora. p.21

2001a. The Holistic Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder. (2001, March). Second
Latin American Conference on Attention Deficit Disorder. Tropimar Convention Center, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

2001b. How to Create an Ashram at Home: Evaluation of Home Therapeutic
Communities Model. (2001, March). Centro de Sanación Integral, Santurce, Puerto Rico.

2001c. The Therapeutic Community of the XXIst Century. (2001, March). Hogar CREA International Congress.

2001d. Holistic Counseling of the 21st Century. (2001, October). 24th Annual Convention of
Professional Health Counselors. Puerto Rican Association of Professional Counseling. Cerromar Hotel, Dorado, Puerto Rico.

2002a. The Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder. (2002, February). Latin American Congress on Attention Deficit Disorder. Embassy Suites, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

2002b. Attention Deficit Disorder: The Root of Problems of Social Behavior. (2002,April).
El Nuevo Día. By: Rosa Rivera Medina.

2002c. Attention Deficit Disorder…Barrier to Success. (2002, July). El Nuevo Día.
By: Rosa Rivera Medina.

2002d. Twenty Barriers to Success: Dynamic of Personal Self Evaluation. (2002, September).
Presentation, Auditor’s Day, Office of the Comptroller of Puerto Rico. Yaucano Club, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

2002e. Content Analysis and Commentaries on: The Strategic Drug Control Plan of the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (2002, November). Office of the Control of Drugs, Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico. For used by Hogares CREA, Inc. pp.1-8.

2003a. Documents recompilation on Attention Deficit Disorder. (2003, January). First
edition. Center for Holistic Healing, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2003b. Documents recompilation on Attention Deficit Disorder and related subjects.
(2003, May). First Edition. Center for Holistic Healing and Adults with Attention Deficit
Disorder Foundation of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2003c. ADDA Foundation, Inc. (2003, February). Bulletin of the Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder Foundation of Puerto Rico, Inc. I(1).

2003d. Complicaciones Psiquiátricas del TDHA cuando no es tratado o es tratado inadecuadamente: Diagnóstico, tratamiento y rehabilitación. (2003, February). 4Th Latin-American Congress on Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity. Attention Deficit Disorder Latin-American Association. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

2003e. Comentarios breves sobre el Déficit de Atención. (2003, February). 4th Latin-American Congress on Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity. Attention Deficit Disorder Latin-American Association. [Transcript]. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

2003f. The ADD Addiction-Connection: Evaluation of Forty Years of Clinical Experience in Therapeutic Communities. (2003, February). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. [Proposal].

2003g. El Trance Hipnótico Grupal en el
tratamiento del Trastorno de Déficit de Atención y Problemas de Aprendizaje. (2003, March). 3rd International Workshop on Hypnotherapy and Related Techniques. Hipno-Santiago 2003. Santiago de Cuba.

2003h. Comunidad Terapeútica Escolar para el diagnostico, prevention y tratamiento del Desorden de Deficit de Atencion. (2003, August). Radians College. Cayey, Puerto Rico.

2003i. Indigo Children: Past, Present and Treatment. (2003, August). 4th Annual Assembly, Sociedad de Administradores de Investigacion, Capitulo de Uerto Rico. Wyndham Condado Plaza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2003j. Normas de conducta esperada para los facilitadores del proyecto: Los peregrinos. (2003, August). Fundacion para el Desarrollo Comunitario de Puerto Rico.

2003k. Indigo Personality. (2003, September). Education and Culture Commission, Camara de Representantes del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. Capitolio, San Juan, Puerto Rico.