Piedad Romo-Leroux Girón

Piedad Romo-Leroux Girón

Piedad Romo-Leroux Girón (Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian psychiatrist, university professor, poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and author of children’s literature. She worked as the Chief Doctor of the Children’s Ward at the Lorenzo Ponce Psychiatric Hospital from 1970 to 2008; then coordinated the hospital’s Academic Council until 2010; then headed the Santa Rosa Women’s Ward from 2010 until her retirement in 2011. She has authored 56 books. She is considered one of the most recognized writers of children’s poetry and narrative.

Videos

Piedad Romo-Leroux Girón reads from her children’s poetry book, “Juega Jugando,” and from her unpublished story, “Las poderosas alas del amor.” Circa 2020.
Piedad Romo-Leroux Girón presents, “Obras de teatro,” a collection of three plays. Circa 2015.

Teaching career

  • Principal Professor of Psychopathology and Clinical Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the State University of Guayaquil from 1970 to April 30, 2011.
  • Professor of Child Psychiatry, in the Postgraduate Psychiatric Degree Program at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil the University of Guayaquil from 1995-2000.
  • Professor of Art Theory, Ethics and Organizational Behavior, General Psychology, at the Institute of Humanistic and Economic Sciences of the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (Polytechnic University) from 1991 to 2005.
  • Professor of Mental Hygiene, irregular children, Neuropsychiatry at the School of Psychology of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Guayaquil, from 1969 to 1971.
  • Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychology, Mental Hygiene, Neuroanatomy, at the School of Psychology of the Technical University of Babahoyo from 1979 to 1994.
  • She has participated, giving conferences in her specialty at numerous Congresses, workshops, symposiums, national and foreign.
  • Her participations in the field of literature are innumerable, both for children and adults in the country and abroad.
  • Expert-Psychiatrist by the Public Ministry of the Guayas and Galapagos Provinces 2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010- 2011- 2012.2012- 2013- 2014-2015.

Memberships

  • Founding Partner of the Ecuadorian Association of Psychiatry, 1973.
  • Member of the Latin American Psychiatric Association (APAL) 1973.
  • Member of the World Society of Psychiatry, 1973.
  • Active Member of the Academy of Sciences of Ecuador, 1997.
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Society of Legal Medicine, 1978.
  • Founding Member of the Ecuadorian Society of Sexology and Sexual Education, 1994.
  • Member and National Coordinator of Amnesty International 1992-1998.
  • Honorary Member of the “Doctor Matilde Hidalgo de Procel” Feminine Medical Confraternity, 1992.
  • Active Member of the Board of Directors of the Benjamín Carrión House of Ecuadorian Culture , Guayas branch. 1999-2003; 2003-2007; 2007-2011.
  • Active member of the Culture and Fraternity Association, 2005. Until the present date.
  • Active Member of the National Association of Children’s Literature “GIRANDULA”.
  • Honorary Member of the Section “Children, Adolescents and Family” of APAL (Association of Psychiatry of Latin America) 2007.
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Association of Children’s and Youth Book Branch of IBBY in Ecuador, NGO incorporated to UNESCO and the UNICEF. (GIRANDULA)
  • President of the Association “Culture and Fraternity” November 2005-2006; November 2008-2009.
  • Honorary Member of SIPEA ECUADOR (International Society of Ibero-American Poets, Writers and Artists). November 2011.
  • Honorary Member Ave Viajera Seeds of Youth. August 2011.
  • Member of the United Nations Number of the Letters / Seeds of International Youth.
  • Member of the Editorial Council 2015.
  • Appointment of Ambassador of Seeds of Youth Siglo XXI United Nations of Letters, UNISEM (Registered before the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Ministry of Education of Colombia. Given in Chía Cundinamarca, Colombia on May 1, 2017. Registered Act Number 010517. Joseph Berolo. President.
  • The World Troubadour Organization grants her the official appointment as National President of UNWTO-Ecuador. USA August 13, 2017.

Selected works

  • Detención del desarrollo psiquico en los niños por lesión cerebral leve y su repercusión en el aprendizaje (1990; scientific essay)
  • Mariposa de papel (1992; children’s poetry)
  • Moscú, en mis recuerdos (1992; memoir)
  • Cantos de Amor a la Naturaleza (1993; poetry)
  • Honorable Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil (1993)
  • Los Años de la Inocencia (1994; children’s stories)
  • Los rostros olvidados: poemario (1995; poetry)
  • Sonetos a los Cuatro Vientos (1998; poetry)
  • …Con las ánimas célebres (2008; novel)
  • Arrorrós y nanas (2001; children’s poetry)
  • Balbuceos y péndulos (2009)
  • El oscuro túnel de la identidad (2009)
  • El pez de vidrio (1999; children’s literature)
  • Herejías de la palabra (2012; poetry)
  • Juega jugando: poesía infantil (2005; children’s poetry)
  • Lecciones de psiquiatría infantil (2003)
  • Los recuerdos a cuestas (2006)
  • Poemas a través del prismático (1998; poetry)
  • Vigilia ritual: poesía (2001; poetry)
  • Tiempo de luna (2006; novel)
  • Un secreto a voces (2004)
  • Obras de teatro (2015)
  • Los péndulos del tiempo (2019; poetry)
  • Los olvidos de Dios (2013; children’s stories)

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