Choosing psychological research as a profession in Spain is not an easy path in general. Within it, the option for applied research lines within transformative contexts present added challenges. In this presentation we want to offer some clues for students who are considering starting research paths in applied fields. Project development experiences are offered that are committed to the transformation of beliefs, attitudes and practices of mental health professionals in the context of the institutional transformations initiated by the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The ultimate goal is to offer a narrative that includes all the aspects considered in these projects, from the relational or theoretical to the analytical and strategy for communication of results and dissemination.