Dr. Guillermo Bernal

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Dr. Guillermo Bernal
Psychology Department
UPR RĂ­o Piedras
Guillermo Bernal, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico and Director of the Institute for Psychological Research. He was project director of the NIMH Carrier Opportunities in Research for 23 years and directed the NIMH Research Infrastructure Support Program for 18 years. His most recent RO1 was a randomized clinical trial of a parent intervention and cognitive behavioral therapy with depressed adolescents. His work has focused on research, training, and the development of mental health services for ethno-cultural groups. He is an early contributor to the dialogue on cultural adaptations of EBTs. Since 1992, his team has generated evidence on the efficacy of culturally adapted evidence-based treatments, carried out translations and development of instruments, and published on factors associated to vulnerability of depression. He received his Ph.D. form the University of Massachusetts/Amherst (1978). Bernal is a Fellow of APA Divisions 45, 12, and 27 and member of 29 and 43, is vice president of the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations, and Editor of the Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology. He has been awarded numerous awards for his research, the most recent is the Stanley Sue Award for distinguished contributions to diversity from the Society of Clinical Psychology (2015). For more information on publications visit guillermobernal.net