Guillermo Bernal, PhD

Guillermo Bernal, PhD

Guillermo Bernal, PhD
Director, Institute of Psychological Research
787-764-0000 x-4179
Professor, Psychology Department
UPR – Rio Piedras Campus

Dr. Guillermo Bernal is the Director of the Institute for Psychological Research and Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences of Río Piedras. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts in 1978. His work is focused on education, research and service development in mental health, which has won him several awards in recognition of his hard work. His recent publications distinguished between issues on the treatment of depression, psychosocial interventions, intervention development and cultural adaptation research. Among his topics of professional interest are the effectiveness and efficiency of the research on adolescent depression, program development and evaluation of psychological services, matters of psychology and health in the Latino culture and other cultures, among others.

1. Gutiérrez, L., Cosden, M., & Bernal, G. (2011). Adaptation and Validation of the Spanish-Language Trauma Symptom Inventory in Puerto Rico. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(1), 118-122.
2. Trimble, J., Sharrón-Del-Río, M., & Bernal, G. (2010). The itinerant researcher: Ethical and methodological issues in conducting cross-cultural mental health research. In D. Jack & A. Ali (Eds.), Cultural perspectives on women's depression: Self-silencing, psychological distress and movement to voice (pp. 73-97). New York & London: Oxford University Press.
3. Rivera-Medina, C., Caraballo, J. N., Rodríguez, E., Bernal, G., & Dávila, E. (2010). Factor Structure of the CES-D for a probabilistic sample of Puerto Ricans. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(3), 398-408.
4. Rivera-Medina, C., Bernal, G., Roselló, J., & Cumba-Avilés, E. (2010). A study of the predictive validity of the children's depression inventory for major depression disorder in Puerto Rican adolescents. Hispanic journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32(2), 232-258.
5. Duarté-Vélez, Y., Bernal, G., & Bonilla, K. (2010). Culturally Adpated cognitive-behavior therapy: integrating sexual, spiritual and family identities in an Evidence-Based treatment of a depressed Latino Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychology, in session(66), 895-906. 6. Bernal, G., & Rodríguez-Soto, N. (2010). Development and Psychometric Properties of the Evidence-based Professional Practice Scale (EBPP-S). Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, 29(4).