PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon
Cohort Four Fellow


Rosemary Bernstein is a student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Oregon. Before she began her graduate studies, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and art practice and a minor in interdisciplinary studies of early childhood. She then worked as a preschool teacher for two years while completing additional coursework in administration of child development programming. At the University of Oregon, Ms. Bernstein works with co-advisors Dr. Heidemarie Laurent and Dr. Jennifer Freyd studying the psychosocial effects of early interpersonal trauma--particularly as they relate to subsequent parenting and romantic relationship functioning. She also completed a supporting area in Cultural Models of Family. Much of her graduate clinical training has focused on serving children and families across a number of settings, including a residential treatment center for women in recovery from substance addictions, and an interdisciplinary child development clinic. Ms. Bernstein’s dissertation work is focused on validating and refining efficient early screening tools to predict subsequent attachment insecurity/disorganization in infant-caregiver dyads.