Dr. Berman attended SUNY Stony Brook for undergraduate studies, majoring in Psychology and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary with a minor in Child & Family Studies. Before starting graduate school, while working in the field of child protection, Dr. Berman took some graduate-level courses at CW Post. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.
Dr. Berman studied both psychodynamic & cognitive behavioral theories and trainings included inpatient & outpatient settings at private and state hospitals in Long Island and Queens. Since graduating, she has worked in private practices, at a major teaching hospital research center, and in a day treatment program in a NYC Board of Education school site. The doctor also has extensive experience working with abused and neglected children & adolescents, as well as adult victims, both in clinical and child protective environments.
In addition to the clinical practice, Dr. Berman has been conducting forensic evaluations for the NYS Court system for over seven years and has testified on numerous cases therein. For several years she worked in a court-based clinic for a major NYC hospital system. Therein Dr. Berman conducted assessments on abuse/neglect, delinquency, domestic violence, and termination of parental rights matters to aid the court in dispositional decisions, as well as to assess imminent risk/need for immediate hospitalization, and competency to stand trial &/or give up one's parental rights. During her tenure, she participated in multiple trainings, in addition to attending several off-site seminars, about the law & psychology. Since moving on from the clinic, Dr. Berman has continued to focus upon furthering her forensic knowledge, going to numerous conferences and continuing education courses in this field.