Janine M. Bernard is Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator of Counseling and Counselor Education at Syracuse University. Her Discrimination Model (Bernard, 1979) was one of the first models developed for the practice of clinical supervision and is based on the cognitive discrimination required of supervisors. Bernard has published more than 50 books, book chapters and professional journal articles, primarily in the area of clinical supervision.
Her textbook, Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision, co-authored with Rodney Goodyear, is in its 4th edition and is the most widely used text in counselor education and counseling psychology programs in the United States and Canada. The text is also used widely in other countries and has been translated into Chinese and Korean.
Bernard has conducted workshops and delivered plenary addresses in clinical supervision on four continents. She was selected to be the sole trainer for certification in clinical supervision by the Psychological Association of Singapore. Bernard serves on the editorial boards of two journals, including The Clinical Supervisor. She is an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the Center for Credentialing and Education of NBCC. Bernard is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; she served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.; she also is active with the accreditation arm of the American Counseling Association, CACREP.
Bernard was recognized for her service to the counseling profession by receiving the Arthur A. Hitchcock service award of the American Counseling Association.