University of Almería
Dr. Luciano received her Ph.D. from the Complutense University of Madrid and earned the rank of titular professor at the University of Granada, Spain. She currently serves as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Almería, Spain, and as director of the doctoral programs in applied behavior analysis and functional analysis in clinical and health contexts at that university, of which she was also co-founder. In addition to her extensive record of scholarly and professional publications, Dr. Luciano is perhaps best known for her experimental and clinical contributions in verbal behavior and her efforts to disseminate behavior analysis. She established behavioral clinics for the treatment of developmental disabilities, stress disorders, and anxiety at the Universities of Grenada and Almería and at the ACT institute in Madrid, which provides treatment for a wide range of disorders; she was solely responsible for obtaining the necessary funding for the many research projects conducted in verbal processes of ACT treatment. In addition, over the past 20 years, she has obtained funding from the Spanish government to conduct an intensive master’s-level training program in behavior analysis that is open to students from Spain and most of Latin America, and has provided comprehensive training to more than 400 students from around the world.