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About Molly Berman, PsyD
Molly Berman, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. As part of Patient & Family Support Services at Moores Cancer Center, she provides psychological assessment, diagnosis or ongoing therapy for patients and families who are experiencing issues that are either related to the cancer experience or interfering with cancer treatment. In addition, she also works with the cystic fibrosis team and provides evidence-based treatments (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy) to cystic fibrosis patients.
In individual, family or group psychotherapy, Dr. Berman focuses on issues including depression, anxiety, communication, stress reduction, insomnia, grief or other psychological or emotional issues.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Berman works with trainees, interns and psychiatry residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include cancer survivorship and fear of cancer recurrence. Her work has been published in Supportive Care in Cancer and she has presented award-winning posters at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conferences.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Berman served as a staff psychologist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, where she worked with children with cancer and their families in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Dr. Berman completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Diego and a predoctoral health psychology internship at I Ola Lāhui Rural Hawai'i Behavioral Health. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, Calif.
Dr. Berman is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society for Health Psychology and the APA Society of Pediatric Psychology.
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- The Wright Institute in Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Mental Health in Cancer Patients
- Stress Management
- Mental Health in People With Cystic Fibrosis
- Emotional Health
- Eating Disorders