Bernard V. Gertler

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Bernard V. Gertler is a psychologist and organizational consultant in private practice. As Co-Director of the William Alanson White Organization Program, he teaches a variety of courses on organizational development, group and organizational dynamics, and role effectiveness.  He has taught similar courses as Adjunct Associate Professor in the MBA Program at Manhattan College.  He is also Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary.  As a senior member and Past President of the New York Center of the A. K. Rice Institute, Dr. Gertler consults in and directs group relations conferences, both nationally and internationally

As a consultant, Dr. Gertler works with organizations and institutions on issues related to leadership and management development, the relatedness of organizational structure and task, and team effectiveness.  Examples of past work include executive coaching, retreat design, conflict resolution, critical incident management, long-term planning, and mission and vision development with Boards of Directors.  Clients include large corporations such as Merck and Cigna, law firms, medical and religious institutions, professional associations, and not-for-profit social and educational organizations.

Dr. Gertlerís expertise in group relations combined with his interests in organizational development and change management is reflected in his consulting and writing on the influence of group and organizational dynamics on productivity, efficiency, adjustment and satisfaction in the workplace.  Through understanding the impact of how processes outside of awareness affect authority, individual role effectiveness, and team performance, he assists organizations in understanding the relationship between organizational process, structure and task.

A licensed psychologist in the state of New York, Dr. Gertler maintains a private practice of organizational consultation, executive coaching, and psychotherapy.

Dr. Gertler earned his Bachelor's degree in English from UCLA and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York.  He is certified as a psychoanalyst from the William Alanson White Institute.  Dr. Gertler holds a Qualification in Advanced Organisational Consultation from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London, and is also a member of the Advanced Organisational Consultation Society of the Tavistock.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, and the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society.  He is a Fellow of the A. K. Rice Institute.


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