• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 265 Citations
  • 10 h-Index

Research output per year

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Rodrigo Becerra is an Associate Professor and Director of the Robin Winkler Clinic with the School of Psychological Science at UWA. Rodrigo is fully registered as a Psychologist, endorsed Clinical Psychologist, and endorsed clinical supervisor of higher degree clinical psychology trainees by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (PsyBA). Rodrigo has worked in hospital settings (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Alma Street, Fremantle Hospital) and private practice for 20 years.


Roles and Responsibilities

Clinic Director (Robin Winkler Clinic)

Unit Coordinator (Foundations in Clinical Psychology)

Clinical Supervisor


Research Interest




Emotion Regulation, Reactivity, Beliefs

Emotion coherence

Assessment of emotions


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Research Output

  • 265 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 17 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 1 Literature review

Assessing Alexithymia: Psychometric Properties of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire and 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in United States Adults

Preece, D., Becerra, R., Alfred, A., Robinson, K., Chen, W., Hasking, P. & Gross, J., Nov 2020, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 166, 1, 110138.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assessing beliefs about emotions: Development and validation of the Emotion Beliefs Questionnaire

    Becerra, R., Preece, D. & Gross, J., 14 Apr 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 4, e0231395.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 72 Downloads (Pure)

    Do self-report measures of alexithymia measure alexithymia or general psychological distress? A factor analytic examination across five samples

    Preece, D. A., Becerra, R., Boyes, M. E., Northcott, C., McGillivray, L. & Hasking, P. A., Mar 2020, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 155, 109721.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    What is Alexithymia? Using Factor Analysis to Establish its Latent Structure and Relationship with Fantasizing and Emotional Reactivity

    Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Allan, A., Mark, B., Chen, W., Hasking, P. & Gross, J., May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Personality.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Alexithymia stability and therapeutic outcome in an Australian psychiatric outpatient sample

    McGillivray, L., Becerra, R. & Harms, C., 1 Mar 2019, In : Clinical Psychologist. 23, 1, p. 37-46 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)