Eugene V. Beresin, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received a M.A. in Philosophy and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. A clinical educator, he served as Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital for thirty years.
In 2013, Dr. Beresin founded the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital that provides public education on mental health for parents and those who work with youth and young adults. The Center is aimed at building understanding about normal development, fostering emotional well-being and resilience, educating on psychiatric disorders, and preventing mental illness. The website is www.mghclaycenter.org.
He is Director of the Elizabeth Thatcher Acampora Endowment, an outreach program to meet the needs of underserved youth and families in three community settings. Dr. Beresin has served in the leadership of many national organizations and has won a number of local and national teaching awards. He is director of the required Harvard Medical School two year required curriculum, The Developing Physician, that focuses on reflective practice, ethics, professionalism and the patient-doctor relationship. He is Deputy Editor and Media Editor for Academic Psychiatry and has published numerous papers and chapters in a wide variety of topics.
Dr. Beresin has consulted on a variety of television shows including ER and Law and Order SVU. He was Consultant to the Emmy Award winning HBO children’s specials, Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales (2000), Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 (2003) and Classical Baby (2005). He co-produced a Parenting Resource website for abcnews.com. He was script consultant, expert, and actor in Brains on Trial, a PBS broadcast ( 2013).