Curriculum Vitae


PhD - School Psychology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
APA Accredited Program
NCATE Accredited Institution

Certification in Primary and Secondary School Counseling, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
CACREP Accredited Program

MS - Counseling Psychology, Antioch University-Seattle, Seattle, WA
Emphasis in Child and Family Therapy

BA - Psychology, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Minor: Education


  • Pennsylvania State: Licensed Psychologist
  • License #: PS016891
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • Pennsylvania State: Certified School Psychologist
  • Pennsylvania State: Certified Primary and Secondary School Counselor


  • 8/12 – Present: Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling and Psychology
  • 5/08 – 6/12:  Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology
  • 9/07 – 5/08:  Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
    Instructor, Department of Counseling and Development


Carlow University, Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology Program

Advanced Counseling Theory & Techniques
Supervision and Consultation Models
Practicum Supervision Seminar

Carlow University, Master of Science in Professional Counseling

Psychological Assessment
Introduction to School Counseling
Leadership in School Counseling
Lifespan Development
Family Therapy
Seminar on Self (First year Seminar)
Internship Supervision Seminar

Chatham University, Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology Program 

Family Therapy
Intellectual Assessment  


Chatham University, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program

Practicum Supervision
Child and Adolescent Counseling
Clinical Assessment
Group Therapy
Learning and Behavior
Family Therapy 


Slippery Rock University, Master’s Program in Counseling and Development

Graduate Counseling Theories
Multicultural Counseling
Models of Adaptive Behavior  


Slippery Rock University, Undergraduate Program in Teacher Education

Educational Psychology


Duquesne University, Graduate Program in Counselor Education

Guest Lecturer Presentations:

Attachment Theory
Developmental Neuropsychology and Biological Basis of Behavior
Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment Practices
Introduction to Structural Family Therapy
Calculating Standard Deviation


9/07 – Present      Psychology and Educational Consultation Private Practice               Pittsburgh, PA

Perform psychotherapy with children, adolescents, groups, and families
Conduct initial evaluations, provide diagnosis, and maintain case records
Provide behavioral health and psycho-educational consultation to teachers and school administrators   

12/08 – 12/09       Squirrel Hill Psychological Services                                                  Pittsburgh, PA
                             Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident  

Performed psychotherapy with adults, children, adolescents, groups, and families
Conducted initial evaluations, provided diagnosis, and maintained case records
Conducted psychological assessments and prepared written psychological reports
Participant in weekly case consultation group; received weekly clinical supervision
Presented support groups, workshops, consultations, and in-service trainings to educators and professional adolescent development staff   

11/02 – 7/06         Jewish Family and Children’s Service                                               Pittsburgh, PA
                             School-based child psychotherapist & family psychotherapist 

Developed and implemented service delivery model guaranteeing provision of school-based mental health and psychology services for three private schools.
Conducted initial evaluations, provided diagnosis, and maintained case records.
Performed psychotherapy with children, adolescents, groups, and families.
Provided behavioral health consultations to teachers and school administrators. 

8/99 – 6/02           North American Federation of Temple Youth-Northwest Region - Seattle, WA
                             Regional Director 

Directed youth programming for a seven-state region. 
Conducted intra-organizational communication, staff supervision and training, group process facilitation, and consultation for youth program development.
Developed and controlled budgets; created and maintained database.
Planned retreats and regional events.

9/99 – 6/00           Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle - Bellevue, WA 

Developed and implemented social studies, history, and Judaic history curriculum for elementary and middle school students
Managed classroom behavior
Established and maintained an educational and safe environment for students. 

1999 & 2000        Pacific Crest Outward Bound School - Redmond, OR
                             (Summers) Instructor 

Planned and led organized wilderness adventure trips; handled site management.
Taught alpine and rock climbing, river rafting, wilderness navigation, and camp craft.
Planned and implemented recreational and educational programming. 

1/99 – 5/99           Sagewalk the Outdoor School - Bend, OR
                             Head Instructor 

Led organized wilderness therapy expeditions for troubled teens.
Supervised clients and staff; trained staff and taught wilderness skills.


8/97 – 1/99           YMCA Earth Service Corps - Seattle, WA
                             Program Director

Directed statewide urban and rural environmental and social justice education AmeriCorps program for low-income teens.
Hired, trained, placed, and supervised ten AmeriCorps members each academic year to implement high school environmental clubs across Washington State. 
Performed grant writing and research design. 
Developed and tracked $200,000 program budget. 




Hulac, D. M., Terrell, J., Vining, O., & Bernstein, J. (2010) Behavioral Interventions in Schools: A
Response to Intervention Handbook, New York: Routledge Press.

Refereed Articles
Leffard, S. A., Miller, J. A., Bernstein, J. D., DeMann, J. J., Mangis, H. A., & McCoy, E. L. B. (2007).
Substantive validity of working memory measures in major cognitive functioning test batteries for
children. Applied Neuropsychology, 13, 230-241.

Pascal, M., & Bernstein, J. (2010). The Killer Problem. Proceedings of the thirty-second Annual
Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of
Mathematics Education. Columbus, Ohio.

Benson, N., Hulac, D. M., & Bernstein, J. D. (in press). What do the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for
Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) Integrated Process Approach Subtests Measure?
Psychological Assessment.

Encyclopedia and Archive Entries
Hulac, D. M., & Bernstein, J. D. (2008). Prescription privileges. In Encyclopedia of Counseling.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Hulac, D. M., & Bernstein, J. D. (2007). History of relational trauma as related to BRIEF ratings in a
population of adolescent girls [Abstract]. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 840.

In preparation manuscripts
Bernstein, J.D. (in preparation). Emotional, social, and neurodevelopment antecedents to decrements of effortful control: A literature review. Manuscript in preparation.

Bernstein, J. D., Pascal, M., Chromik, L., Galie Healey, L., Hu, D., Hudak, G., Schneider, D., Stocker, R., Talbot, F., Toth, K., & Wallace, C., (in preparation). The contribution of working memory, visualspatial thinking and inductive reasoning to performance upon a postsecondary mathematics
placement exam. Manuscript in preparation.

Research Interests

Professional Interests: Neuropsychological and personality assessment, family therapy, therapy with children and adolescents, and school-wide systemic intervention.

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
and training.

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.