Dr. Beitman is a psychiatrist, author and researcher. He is widely regarded as the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to systematize the study of coincidences and add scientific rigor to the term synchronicity. He developed the first valid scale to measure coincidence sensitivity. Dr. Bernard has written several books, one of which, received two national awards. He is internationally known for his research in panic disorder. He attended Yale Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Stanford.