Alinne Barrera Loucheur, PhD

Associate Professor
Palo Alto University

Alinne Barrera, Ph.D., is a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in working with immigrant, Spanish-speaking individuals with mood disorders. Her research focuses on designing and testing depression programs for underserved populations. Her most recent work is a prevention of postpartum depression Web-based randomized trial. Dr. Barrera is also working with community providers to design a depression treatment for immigrant women from Latin America. Dr. Barrera earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She completed her predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco and at San Francisco General Hospital. An NIMH Individual National Research Service Award (F32), a Robert Wood Johnson Health Disparities Seed Grant, and a National Cancer Institute Junior Faculty Career Development Award funded her postdoctoral fellowship.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder (2006)
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder (2001)
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (1996)

Publications on PubMed

Featured Publications: 

Adverse childhood experiences and prenatal mental health: Type of ACEs and age of maltreatment onset.

Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

Atzl VM, Narayan AJ, Rivera LM, Lieberman AF

Parent and Child Trauma Symptoms During Child-Parent Psychotherapy: A Prospective Cohort Study of Dyadic Change.

Journal of traumatic stress

Hagan MJ, Browne DT, Sulik M, Ippen CG, Bush N, Lieberman AF

PTSD with and without dissociation in young children exposed to interpersonal trauma.

Journal of affective disorders

Hagan MJ, Gentry M, Ippen CG, Lieberman AF