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Joshua Bernstein PhD, NCSP

    Assistant Professor, Professional Counseling

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.512.4466
Email: jdbernstein@carlow.edu

  1. Curiculum Vitae
  2. Publications
  3. Research Interests

EDUCATION

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

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS 

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

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 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

Book
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.

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,
Louisiana.

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,
Hawaii.

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.

INVITED TALKS
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
Learning.

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.

PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING INTERNSHIPS
2006 – 2007 School Psychology Internship Consortium New Orleans, LA
APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship Program
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
School of Allied Health Professions, Human Development Center
Psychology Intern
• Accrued over 2000 hours of professional psychological experience
• Assisted in the shift to and implementation of an Early Intervention Service,
Positive Behavioral Support, and Response to Intervention model
• Performed psychological assessment
• Integrated psychological, behavioral, and educational data into evaluation reports
and provided diagnosis for special education eligibility
• Linked assessment results to educationally and clinically relevant academic,
behavioral, and social interventions
• Provided school based consultation and intervention planning and monitoring
Supervisor: Scuddy Fontenelle III, PhD, Licensed Psychologist & Certified School Psychologist

 
2003 – 2004 School Counseling Intern Pittsburgh, PA
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
• Accrued 600 in-school hours conducted over one year.
• Interviewed clients and collected relevant data.
• Conducted psychotherapy with children, adolescents, groups, and families.
• Provided behavioral health consultations to teachers and administrators.
• Performed initial evaluations and provided diagnosis.
• Participated in a weekly case consultation group and in a weekly individual
clinical supervision.
Supervisor: Jordan Golin, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

2001 – 2002 Counseling Psychology Intern Seattle, Washington
Northshore Youth and Family Services
• Accrued 740 in-agency hours conducted over one year.
• Interviewed clients and collected relevant data.
• Conducted psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families.
• Performed initial evaluations and provided diagnosis.
• Maintained case records.
• Participated in a weekly group case consultation and in individual bi-weekly
clinical supervision with observed clinical work.
Supervisors: Paul David, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Bob Ackers, MS, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist