PhD Professor Emeritus at Vanderbilt University, President of Parental Alienation Study Group.
Dr. William Bernet is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Forensic psychiatrist who evaluates adults, children, and families involved in legal situations, both civil and criminal. My book, Children of Divorce, was co-authored with a circuit court judge, Don Ash. In 2010, I published Parental Alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11. In 2014 my colleagues and I published Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals (edited by Demosthenes Lorandos, William Bernet, and S. Richard Sauber). Expertise includes pretrial competency and insanity evaluations, death penalty mitigation, genotyping of defendants, child custody and visitation disputes, and allegations of child sexual abuse.