Andrea Bergman received her B.S. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, in 1984, where she majored in human development and family studies. She went on to receive her Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology (child track) from Emory University, Druid Hills, Ga, USA, in 1989, after the completion an APA-approved internship in child clinical at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Medical Consortium, Birmingham, Ala, USA. After receiving her Ph.D. degree, she served at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Hospital as a Senior Psychologist in the Schizophrenia Research Unit. In 1992, she joined the Faculty of the Psychology Department at St. John’s University as an Assistant Professor, and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1998. Bergman's current research interests are focused on the application of empirically validated treatments for underserved populations, such as “disconnected” (e.g., dropped out of school and not employed) emerging adults who are experiencing multiple problems. Currently, she is involved in the development of a treatment program for emerging adults who have experienced problems such as academic failure, exposure to trauma, and substance abuse. Bergman is also interested in phenomenology and comorbidity in psychopathology.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2012