Doris Bersing is a clinical psychologist who has dedicated most of her professional career to managing, teaching and providing clinical care for individuals and their families. She has led programs to promote individual and community wellness while developing specialized clinical training programs for students and clinicians. She specializes in psychopathology of the adult, substance abuse, LGBT and women issues, and gero-psychology.
Dr. Bersing is a meticulous, motivated, highly competent and versatile clinician. A mentor in spirit and action, she devotes her life to the betterment of the lives of her patients, clients, associates and students. The author of several books and articles, Doris is now preparing a book about aging issues women face in the XXI Century: Still a Chance: from Crone to Mentor.
Doris is also a faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies and was one at Saybrook University for ten years. During her work at Saybrook, she designed the specialization on Gero-psychology for one of their doctoral programs, held the position of director of clinical training and field placement, and enjoyed teaching graduate students about the awe of clinical practice and psychotherapy.