Dr. Bergman received her bachelor’s degree in 1984 from Cornell
University, where she majored in Human Development and Family
Studies. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in clinical
psychology (child track) from Emory University in 1989 after she
completed an APA approved internship in child clinical at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham – Medical Consortium.
After receiving her Ph.D., she worked at Elmhurst Hospital Center
and Mount Sinai Hospital as a senior psychologist for the
schizophrenia research unit. In 1992 she joined the faculty
in the psychology department at St. John’s University as an
Assistant Professor, and was awarded tenure and promotion to
Associate Professor in 1998.