Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Bernal, Guillermo

  • Lorna LondonEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1103


Bernal, Guillermo


Dr. Guillermo Bernal is a licensed clinical psychologist and a prolific researcher who has been touted for his contributions to advancing psychological science and practice. He serves as the director of the Institute for Psychological Research at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, and remains active in teaching, research and service. Much of his work centers on the impact of the cultural adaptation of psychological treatment intervention with ethnic minority populations.


Dr. Bernal graduated cum laude with his A.B.. in psychology from the University of Miami in 1972. He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1975 and completed his thesis entitled “Vicarious eyelid conditioning in a discrimination learning paradigm.” Bernal continued his education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1978 and successfully defended...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA