Comment: Unfortunately, we need a few verifiable sources proving notability, not just one website. ~ Amory (u • t • c) 21:09, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Dr. N.G. Berrill, a/k/a Naftali Garcia Berrill, was born 1956 in Havana, Cuba. As a child, he was brought to the United States by his family in order to flee the Communist regime of Fidel Castro. Dr. Berrill was raised in New York City, where he was educated in the public school system. Owing to his academic abilities he was accelerated two years and accepted to attend Yale University at the age of 16.
He attended college in the early 70’s and pursued studies in the fine arts and English literature. He took a year off from school and lived in Amsterdam where he studied shipbuilding and magic.
Upon returning to the United States he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in English literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1977. Dr. Berrill returned to New York City where he decided to pursue a career in clinical psychology. He pursued Graduate studies at N.Y.U. and Columbia University. He then moved to Nashville, TN where he completed his Doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1982. Dr. Berrill served as an intern at Taylor-Manor Hospital in Maryland where he was introduced to forensic psychology. He completed a Post-graduate fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at NRH/Georgetown University Medical School.
Dr. Berrill’s interest in the criminal mind and violent behavior lead him to a position at Perkin’s Hospital (for the criminally insane) where he spent several years evaluating and treating mentally ill offenders. He moved back to NYC in the late 80’s and took a position as chief psychologist and director of the Bronx family court mental health services clinic. He became a faculty member in the forensic psychology program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice twenty years ago where he has taught graduate classes and supervised students in their forensic field placements.
In 1990, Dr. Berrill established the New York Center for Neuropsychology & Forensic Behavioral Science in NYC. For the past twenty plus years Dr. Berrill and his staff have performed forensic evaluations for the courts that focus on risk assessment, dangerousness, brain injury, sexual aggression and family court issues such as custody visitation and delinquency workups. Over 200 sex offender patients are seen for weekly sessions and medication at NY Forensic’s three offices.
Dr. Berrill has established his reputation as a nationally recognized expert in forensic psychology through his lectures, articles, and frequent appearances in the media on programs and documentaries related to examining criminal behavior and violent crime.