Bernard was an influential figure in the field of group psychotherapy, with offices in Manhattan and Westport. He wrote six books and numerous articles. He was chief of the Group Psychotherapy Program at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center from 1982 to 1996, and he was a clinical associate professor of psychiatry for 30 years. Following the 9/11 attacks, he led a psychotherapy task force to treat survivors and first-responders in New York and Washington. In 2006, he was recognized with the Distinguished Life Fellow award from the American Group Psychotherapy Association, its highest honor.
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