Rebecca Robles, PhD

  • Former Global Mental Health Scholar

Dr. Robles is a psychologist with a specialty in cognitive behavioral therapy. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology, a Doctorate in Health Psychology and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Mental Health. Dr. Robles is a Researcher in Medical Sciences at the National Institute of Psychiatry Ramon de la Fuente.

Dr. Robles has been involved in various research activities as part of the development of the ICD-11 in Spanish-speaking countries. As a GMH Scholar, Dr. Robles coordinated the field studies in Mexico to evaluate the proposed modifications for the classification of conditions related to Sexual Health, the ICD-11 ecological implementation field studies to evaluate the diagnostic guidelines for the high-burden mental disorders in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, and the ICD-11 primary care version’s new definitions and screening measures of depression, anxiety and somatization. In her work as a GMH Scholar, Dr. Robles’ accomplishments include the generation of scientific evidence for the declassification of transgender conditions as mental disorders, as well as the Spanish version of the ICD-11 diagnostic guidelines for mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, which are the basis for the training and implementation in Spanish-speaking countries in which she is currently working.

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