Andrea Bergman

Associate Professor
Psychology
Ph.D., Emory University

Educational Background
B.S., 1980, Cornell Univeristy, Human Development and Family Studies
Ph.D., 1989, Emory University, Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Dr. Bergman is interested in understanding the experiences of emerging adults and utilizing this understanding to develop effective interventions.  Her research focuses on developing empirically validated interventions for emerging adults experiencing problems, such as homelessness, trauma, and substance abuse.  To that end, Dr. Bergman and her research team have been utilizing both qualitative and quantitative research methods to examine the experiences of disconnected emerging adults in different settings in New York City, focusing on how their lives have been impacted by services that have been available or are lacking. 

 (bold names are current or former students)

Bergman, A.J., Courtney, K., Stefancic, A., & Pope, A. Emerging adults living in supportive housing programs:  A qualitative study.  Manuscript under review.

Filton, B.J., Brown, E.J., Bergman, A.J., Sharma-Patel, K., & Schwartz, S. Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms as predictors of risky sexual behavior in a sample of emerging adults.  Manuscript under review. 

Gilhooly, T., Bergman, A.J., Stieber, J., & Brown, E.J. (2018).  Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, family environment and substance use disorder symptoms in emerging adults.  Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Use, 27(3), 196-209.

Bergman, A.J., Owens, M., Kelter, J., and Kong, G.  (2016). Comorbidity in disconnected emerging adults with ADHD.  Gavin Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 1, 17-25.

Pope, A.W., Klein, T.K., Bergman, A.J.  (2016). A qualitative study of children's perspectives on their peer relationships in the context of living with a CFA.  Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 53(3).

Bergman, A., Kong, G., and Pope, A.  General Education Development (GED) attainment, externalizing disorders, and substance use disorders in disconnected emerging adults.  (2014).   Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 3(2), 8-20.

Kong, G., & Bergman, A.  (2010). A motivational model of alcohol misuse in emerging adulthood.  Addictive Behaviors, 35, 855-860.

Owens, M., & Bergman, A.  Alcohol use, misuse and antisocial behavior during late adolescence:  Characteristics of a sample attending a GED program.  (2010)  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19(1), 78-98.

Recent student projects: 

Dissertations:

Amy Walker: Mixed methods analysis of psychological well-being in disconnected emerging adults.  Completed, 6/2014.

Tara Gilhooly:  PTSD, substance use and family environment in disconnected emerging adults.  Completed, 6/2014.

Michelle Pelcovitz: Familial support as a protective factor of long-term psychological well-being in physically abused adolescents.  Completed, 5/2015.

Kristen Courtney: Qualitative analysis of service-related needs of emerging adults in housing first supportive housing programs.  Completed, 8/2017

Joshua Stieber: Qualitative analysis of letters from therapists as part of the psychotherapeutic process.  Completed 12/2018.

Christy DaBreo: The developmental course of Axis I and Axis II disorders in Clinical High Risk (CHR) adolescents. In process.

Ryan Salim: Barriers to mental health treatment in emerging adult immigrant populations.  In process.

Master’s Theses (Doctoral Students)

Naama Sarig: Family environment and PTSD clusters in the prediction of GED attainment.  Completed 3/2018.

Tim Stahl: The moderating effect of parenting on emotion dysregulation observed in adolescent victims of child maltreatment.  Completed 3/2018.

Megan Martin: Social support in disconnected emerging adults practicing parkour:  It’s not only a parkour community, they’re a parkour family.  Completed 3/2019.

Ayelet Hochman: Sleep as a mediator between executive functioning and intimate partner violence in emerging adults.  In process.

Danielle Citera:  Reactions to emerging adults’ disclosures of sexual assault: The role of alcohol. In process.

 

Gilhooly, T., Bergman, A., Stieber, J., and Brown, E.J. (submitted).  Posttraumatic stress disorder, family environment, and substance use disorder: The relationship among emerging adults. 

Pope, A.W., Klein, T.K., Bergman, A.J.  (2016).  A qualitative study of children's perspectives on their peer relationships in the context of living with a CFA.  Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 53(3).

Bergman, A.J., Owens, M., Kelter, J., and Kong, G.  (2016).  Comorbidity in Disconnected Emerging Adults with ADHD.  Gavin Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 1, 17-25.

Bergman, A., Kong, G., and Pope, A.  (2014).  General Education Development (GED) Attainment, Externalizing Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders in Disconnected Emerging Adults.  Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 3(2), 8-20.

Kong, G., & Bergman, A. (2010).  A social-motivational model of problematic drinking in emerging adulthood.  Addictive Behavior, 35, 855-860.

Owens, M., & Bergman, A.  (2010) Alcohol use, misuse and antisocial behavior during late adolescence:  Characteristics of a sample attending a GED program.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19(1), 78-98.

Reeseman, M. & Bergman, A. Alcohol use, misuse and antisocial behavior in late adolescence: Characteristics of a sample attending a GED program. Manuscript under review.

Bergman, R.L., Piacentini, R.C., Keller, M., & Bergman, A.J. (In Press). The development and psychometric properties of the Selective Mutism Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology.

Rotenstein, O., McDermut, W.,Bergman, A., Zimmerman, M., & Chelminski, I. (2007). The validity of DSM-IV Passive- Aggressive (Negativistic) Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 21(1), 30-43.

Shaw-Zirt, B., Popali-Lehane, L., Chaplin, W., & Bergman, A., (2005) Adjustment, social skills, and self-esteem in college students with symptoms of ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 8(3), 109-119.

Serper, M. and Bergman, A.  (2003).  Psychotic Violence:  Methods, Motives, Madness. Madison, Conn:  Psychosocial Press.

Bergman, A., Silverman, J., Harvey, P., Smith, C., & Siever, L. (2000). Schizotypal symptoms in the relatives of schizophrenic patients:  An empirical analysis of the factor structure.  Schizophrenia Bulletin 26(3).

Serper, M., Bergman, A., Copersino, M., Richarme, D., Allen, M., & Cancro, R.  (2000).  Memory impairment in cocaine abusing schizophrenic patients.  Psychiatry Research, 23, 21-32.

Bergman, A., Harvey, P., Roitman, S., Mohs, R., Marder, D., Silverman, J., & Siever, L. (1998).  Verbal learning and memory in schizotypal personality disorder.  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 24(4), 635-641.

Bergman, A., Wolfson, M., & Walker, E. (1997).  Neuromotor functioning and behavior problems in children at risk for psychopathology.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,25, 229-237.

Roitman, S., Cornblatt, B., Bergman, A., Obuchowski, M., Mitropoulou, B., Keefe, R., Silverman, J., & Siever, L.  (1997).  Attentional functioning in schizotypal personality disorder.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 655-660.