Dr García holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Extremadura and specialised in psychiatry at Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro in Madrid. She performed a sub-specialisation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Bellevue Hospital Center of New York University thanks to an advanced training fellowship from the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation (2013-2015). She completed her education with different postgraduate and master’s courses including a master’s of Integrative Psychotherapy from the University of Alcalá and a postgraduate degree in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute in New York. She is the author of various book chapters and 5 indexed publications focusing on perinatal psychiatry, the use of psychotropic drugs in children and adolescents, and diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and has made more than 20 presentations at congresses.
The short-term fellowship she was awarded allowed her to continue working on the longitudinal study at New York University mentored by Drs Rachel G Klein and Francisco Xavier Castellanos and focusing on the identification of predictive factors for nicotine dependency among children diagnosed with ADHD at the median age of eight, 33 years later. She has also continued to work with the Family Studies Program team of New York University led by Dr Andrew Roffman and to attend activities proposed to the Child Study Center, such as Grand Rounds. She has furthermore participated in the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) based on the programme created by Dr Laugeson at UCLA comprising eight adolescents with diagnoses included within Autism Spectrum Disorders.