Professional Interests: Neuropsychological and personality assessment, family therapy, therapy with children and adolescents, and school-wide systemic intervention.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, Refereed
McGoey, K.E., Paden, C., Serdy, T., Hagar, A., Bernstein, J., & Hamilton, D. (2011). Positive Behavior Support Systems: Making them Culturally Relevant. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2012 annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.
Isacco, A., Brinkman, B., Sim, W., Loughran, M., Mannarino, M., Hamilton, D., Bernstein, J., &
Zanardelli, G. (2010). Exploring the integration of “sustainability” concepts into a doctoral
program in counseling psychology. Paper presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the
American Psychological Association in San Diego, California.
Bernstein, J. D., Hulac, D. M., & Terrell, J. L. (2007). An Expanded School Psychology Role:
Developing resilience in early childhood. Paper presented at the 40th Annual National Association
of School Psychologists’ Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana Vining, O., Bernstein, J.D., & Login, P. (2007). Investigating, Readability, Variance, and Error Source. Paper presented at the 40th Annual National Association of School Psychologists’Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hulac, D. M., & Bernstein, J. D. (2007). History of Relational Trauma as Related to BRIEF Ratings in a Population of Adolescent Girls. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual National Academy of
Neuropsychology Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bernstein, J. D., & Hulac, D. M., (2007). Trauma as a Neurodevelopmental Antecedent to Decrements of Effortful Control in a Population of Adolescent Girls. Poster presentation at the Louisiana
Psychological Association Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bernstein, J. D., & Vining, O. (2006). Deriving Growth Rates for Instructional Evaluation. Paper
presentation at the Louisiana School Psychology Association Annual Conference, Lafayette,
Kush, J. C., Watkins, M. W., & Bernstein, J. D. (2004). An Examination of the Factor Structure of the
WISC-III for Gifted Students, Poster Presentation at the International Conference on Education,
Blair, K. A., Bagnato, S. J., Thorne, J., & Bernstein, J. D. (2004). Prevalence of Social Competence and Behavior Problems in Head Start Children: Results from teacher ratings on the PKBS-2. Poster
presentation at Head Start’s 7th National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.
Bernstein, J. D. (2008). Understanding and Providing Positive Behavioral Support for Children
Experiencing Problems with Attention. Yom Limud 2008 A celebration of learning: A Program of
the Agency for Jewish Learning.
Bernstein, J. D. (2008). Implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: Helping all children succeed. Yom Limud 2008 A celebration of learning: A Program of the Agency for Jewish
Bernstein, J. D. (2008). Warning Signs and Prevention of Teen Dating Violence. Jewish Domestic Abuse Task Force.
Bernstein, J. D. (2007). Response to Intervention and Individualized Education Plans: Setting Goals and Monitoring Progress. Achieva Workshop Series for parents and educators.
Bernstein, J. D. (2007). Implementing System Supported Early Intervening Services and Response to
Intervention (RtI). Jefferson Parish’s Leo Kerner Elementary: Teacher in-service and training.
Bernstein, J. D. (2006). Functional Behavior Assessment to Behavioral Intervention Planning.Jefferson Parish School District: Teacher and administrator in-service and training.
Bernstein, J. D. (2005). Attachment and Control: The impact of social experience on neurobiology and neuropsychological function. Duquesne University: School psychology site supervisor in-service
Bernstein, J. D. (2005). Understanding Adolescents: A developmental perspective. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: In-service and staff training series.
Bernstein, J. D. (2004). Talking to Children about Death. Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh:
Emma Kaufmann Camp staff training.
Bernstein, J. D. (2004). Deescalating Conflict and Coping with Agitated Clients. Jewish Family and
Children’s Services: in-service and staff training.
Bernstein, J. D. (2003-2005). Parenting Adolescents: A survival guide. Jewish Family and Children’s
Services: Parent education community presentation series.