Beth A. Bernstein, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Beth Bernstein, retired, served as medical director of the outpatient clinic at the Behavioral Health Pavilion on South Campus. She served in that function on an interim basis and established herself as a clinician-leader with great credibility among her peers, resulting in promotion to the permanent position of medical director. Dr. Bernstein has a wealth of relevant experience, which includes 25 years of outpatient psychiatric service in a variety of settings. She has worked as psychiatry clinical faculty at the Universities of Utah, Harbor-UCLA, and UCLA-Kern. She served as Outpatient Clinic Medical Director at UCLA-County Harbor and Medical Director of Glenn County Mental Health in rural northern California. She developed a Women's Mental Health specialty clinic at UCLA-Kern, where she was awarded Faculty of the Year Award in 2008. In addition to her community psychiatry and clinical academic background, she also has experience in outpatient private practice, HMO work, and VA outpatient clinic work.

  • MD: University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School, 1982
  • BA: University of Texas at Austin, 1977
  • University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Psychiatry, 1982-1986
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989



Breitborde, N. Jk, F. A. Moreno, N. Mai-Dixon, R. Peterson, L. Durst, B. Bernstein, S. Byreddy, and W. R. McFarlane, "Multifamily group psychoeducation and cognitive remediation for first-episode psychosis: a randomized controlled trial.", BMC Psychiatry, vol. 11, pp. 9, 2011. PMCID: PMC3030530  PMID: 21226941