Contact Information

Director, Institute for Psychological Research
University of Puerto Rico
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 23174
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00931-3174

Office (787) 763-3965

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientist

Member Since: 2001


Guillermo Bernal, Ph.D.



Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A., University of Miami

About Me

Guillermo Bernal, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of the University Center for Psychological Services and Research at the University of Puerto Rico-UPR, Rio Piedras Campus. He received his doctorate in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1978. His work has focused on training, research, the development of mental health services responsive to ethnic minorities, first at UCSF and later at the UPR. He has published over 100 journal articles and chapters in Latino mental health, family and marital therapy, and treatment outcome research. His current work is in efficacy of parent interventions in the treatment of depression in adolescents. Also, he directs mentoring programs supported by the NIMH, Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program and COR programs at UPR-RP focused on intervention and treatment research. His most recent books are Theory and practice of psychotherapy in Puerto Rico (2005) the Handbook of racial and ethnic minority psychology published 2003. He is the Associate Editor for Research of Family Process.


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