George Bermudez, PhD

Core Faculty
MA in Psychology
Director of Child Studies
(310) 578-1080 ext. 305

MPhil, PhD in Clinical Psychology, City University of New York (CUNY)
BA in Liberal Arts, City College of New York (CCNY)

Following nearly 25 years experience as a clinical and family psychologist in poor urban neighborhoods (New York’s lower Eastside and the South Bronx; Los Angeles’ East Los Angeles and Watts),  George Bermudez joined the AULA MA Psychology Core Faculty in 2006. Dr. Bermudez has been an Associate Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, specializing in Multicultural Clinical Psychology; and Director of Training of a Clinical Psychology Internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. In addition, Dr. Bermudez has a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute.

George Bermudez has been striving to develop and train others in a multi-dimensional,  integrative approach to psychological theory and practice that brings together developmental theory, psychoanalysis, family systems, group psychology, and multiculturalism.  Dr. Bermudez is an active conference presenter,  consultant, and trainer: he has presented at regional, state, national, and international professional conferences on a number of topics: Organizational Development for Multisystemic Therapy Services; Principles for Effective Interprofessional Collaboration; Effective Family Therapy with Latino Families; Eco-systemic Family Therapy, Trauma, and Attachment: An Integrative Approach to Treatment and Training. Dr. Bermudez currently serves as Director of Child Studies, MAP Program.

George’s teaching interests include: Family Systems Theory, Child and Adolescent Development, Couples Counseling, Psychoanalytic Theory, Developmental Psychopathology, and Group Treatment. George is also currently the head of the Child Studies specialization within the MA in Clinical Psychology program.

  • Developmental Psychopathology I: Diagnosis  (Psy 520A) –Dev Psychopathology II:  Interventions (Psy 520 B)
  • Personality  Theory I: Psychodynamic Theories (Psy 531A)
  • Systems Theory and the Family (Psy 535)
  • Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy I (Psy 501A)
  • Couples Counseling (Psy566)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (Psy 543C)
  • Treatment of Families (Psy 535C)