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Jeffrey S. Berman

Director of Psychotherapy Research Area
Clinical (Psychotherapy)
Psychology Building, Room 354
901.678.2974 (telephone)
901.678.2579 (fax)

Jeffrey S. Berman is professor of psychology in the clinical psychology program at the University of Memphis. Dr. Berman's primary research focuses on the evaluation of factors that account for the effectiveness of psychotherapy. His research uses both quantitative review techniques (meta-analysis) as well as randomized clinical trials to understand how psychotherapy works.


Ph.D., Harvard University
A.M., Harvard University
B.A., Reed College

Research Interests

  • Psychotherapy Outcome
  • Statistical Analysis and Research Design
  • Meta-analysis

Recent Publications

  • Holland, J. M., Neimeyer, R. A., Currier, J. M., & Berman, J. S. (2007). The efficacy of  personal construct therapy. A comprehensive review. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 93-107.
  • Currier, J. M., Neimeyer, R. A., & Berman, J. S. (2008). The effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions for bereaved persons: A comprehensive quantitative review. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 648-661.
  • Heath, C. J., & Berman, J. S. (2008). Evolutionary lifestyle and mental health. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 67-76.
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