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. He served as Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital from 1985-2013.
Dr. Beresin is Executive Director of the new Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds that is devoted to promoting the emotional and behavioral wellbeing of young people by providing innovative education about mental health for parents, those who work with youth and young adults and for young people themselves. Its website, www.mghclaycenter.org, is aimed at fostering resilience, preventing mental illness and helping those with psychiatric disorders understand how to get the best possible help. 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. As a clinical educator, Dr. Beresin was Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at MGH and McLean for 30 years. He served as a leader of many national organizations and has won a number of local and national teaching awards, including the Vestermark Award for Outstanding Teaching by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the National Institute of Mental Health; the Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education; and The Nancy Roeske Award for Outstanding Medical Student Teaching by the APA . He is director of the year-long 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, including medical education, eating disorders, personality disorders and mental health and the media.
Dr. Beresin has consulted to 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).