Dr. Bernard is the Clinical Director at CHEAR and is an HS Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University, completed her internship at Sharp Health Care, and completed her post-doctoral training at Stanford University. Dr. Bernard currently oversees all of the clinical programs at CHEAR including the Binge Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program, the Intensive Outpatient Program, and the outpatient clinic. She also provides the training and supervision of the clinical staff at CHEAR. Dr. Bernard has clinical expertise in weight management, eating disorders, and working with patients who have comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions. Her research interests include treatment development and outcome research and she provides clinical supervision for several of the treatment outcome studies at CHEAR.