Bettina Bernstein, DO | PCOM Psychiatric Medicine Faculty
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Medicine

Dr. Bernstein is a child and adolescent psychiatrist clinician educator. She also serves as an advisor to the PCOM Psychiatry Club.


  • Certified Trainer in Youth Mental Health First Aid, 2013 to present
  • Hahnemann University Hospital 
    Residency, Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychiatry, 1984 to 1989
  • Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), 1984


  • Psychiatric Medicine


Dr. Bernstein's research focuses on studying empathy and cultural sensitivity.

Peer-reviewed publications

2022: Shaligram, D., Bernstein, B., DeJong, S., Guerrero, A., Hunt, J., Jadhav, M., Ong, S.H., Robertson, P., Seker, A., Skokauskas, N. Building the 21st Century Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Academic Psychiatry; 46:75-81.

2022: Shaligram, D., Skokausakas, N., Aragones, E., Azeem, M.W., Bala, A., Bernstein, B., Cama, S., Canessa, L., Silva, F.D., Engelhard, C., Garrido, G., Guerrero, A.P.S. , Hunt, J., Jadhav, M., Martin, S.L., Miliauskas, C., Nalugya, J., Nazeer, A., Ong, S.H., Robertson, P., Sassi, R., Seker, A., Watkins, M., Leventhal, B. (2022) International perspective on integrated care models in child and adult mental health, International Review of Psychiatry; 34(2): 101-117.


  • 3rd place award: “Empathy and Professionalism in Medical Student Education: What is the Evidence?” April 8, 2016 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), Washington, DC


  • Co-Chairperson, Psychiatry in Schools, CSMH (2011 to present)
  • Schools Committee Liaison to the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Committee (2011 to present)
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2008 to present)
    • Delegate, Co-Chairperson, Subcommittee on the Schools (1999 to present)
  • Treasurer, Regional Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Region (2011 to 2013)
  • American Red Cross, Philadelphia Chapter, Disaster Mental Health Team (2002 to present)
  • Clinical Affiliate, Medical Staff, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Child Psychiatry (1993 to present)