Alexithymia - Assessment and Intervention
- Suggested readings
Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Dandy, J., & Allan, A. (2018). The psychometric assessment of alexithymia: Development and validation of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 132, 32-44.
- Cruise, K. E., & Becerra, R. (2017). Alexithymia and problematic alcohol use: A critical update. Addictive behaviors. 232-246.
Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., & Dandy, J. (2017). Assessing alexithymia: Psychometric properties and factorial invariance of the 20-Item Toronto alexithymia scale in nonclinical and psychiatric samples. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 1-12.
McGillivray, L., Becerra, R., & Harms, C. (2017). Prevalence and demographic correlates of alexithymia: a comparison between Australian psychiatric and community samples. Journal of clinical psychology, 73(1), 76-87.
Becerra, R., Amos, A., & Jongenelis, S. (2002). Organic alexithymia: a study of acquired emotional blindness. Brain Injury, 16(7), 633-645.
Research team leader: Associate Professor Rodrigo Becerra
I am a Clinical Psychologist with interest in emotions and psychopathology. My research focuses on the assessment and therapy for emotional difficulties in a variety of diagnoses (e.g., bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, etc.). Intervention for emotion dysregulation, reactivity, and/or awareness is a growing and promising field within clinical psychology. In our clinic at UWA, we are testing new assessment measures and therapeutic programs aimed at improving regulatory skills.
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