Faculty180 – Vita and Individual Profile Data Sheet

Jacqueline Beres, DC, cert-PSP, cert-MDT

Fall 1980 - Fall 2120

Assistant Professor I

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic - Clinical Education


Current Position

  • Position: Assistant Dean, Chiropractic Clinical Education (LACC); Director, Spine Care Department


Dr. Jacqueline Beres currently serves as Assistant Dean of Clinical Education for LACC and Director of the Spine Care Department for SCU Health. Dr. Beres earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida, and went on to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. She is formally trained and certified as both a Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) through the University of Pittsburgh and in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) via the McKenzie Institute® USA Center for Postgraduate Study. Dr. Beres is considered a content expert regarding Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain protocol (CRISP) and the Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) model, a concept based on establishing a subset of healthcare providers as initial point of contact specific to spinal pain and associated conditions. Dr. Beres has focused her career on implementing and refining a systematic, evidence-informed, and value-based approach to the evaluation and management of spine-related disorders by applying the PSP model and CRISP concepts. She has played a vital role in the establishment of evidence-based clinics in both the private and educational settings. Dr. Beres joined SCU in 2015 as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Faculty Clinician involved in the University Health Center’s outpatient teaching clinic as well as an attending doctor for the post-graduate Primary Spine Care Residency program. She has served various leadership roles in addition to her current appointments including Director of the post-graduate Primary Spine Care Residency program, Chair of the Clinical Education Department, and Acting Dean for LACC.



D.C., Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Port Orange, Florida, United States


B.Sc., Exercise & Sport Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Professional Licensures (Healthcare)

DC, California, United States, Active, 2015, 2022-10-31

DC, Florida, United States, Active, 2008, March 2024

Professional Licensures and Certifications

Certified Primary Spine Practitioner, April 2018, University of Pittsburgh, N/A, United States

Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, May 2019, The McKenzie Institute USA, N/A, United States

Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions

Other Scholarly Work


Nagare, M.; Russell, R.; Singh, P.; Beres, J. SCU/IPE 40 Diagnoses.

Other Teaching Materials


Clark, R.; Beres, J. Module 2.2 Cervical Care: Facet and Radiculopathy Module 2.5 Lumbar Care: Spoldylo and Trigger Points Module 3.3 Shared Decision Making: Dynamic Treatment Plans; 2020.

Poster Presentation


Beres, J. of a Standardized Approach to Spine Related Disorders in an Integrated College Outpatient Clinic.. WFC ACC, 2016.



Beres, J. Case Report: Clinical Diagnosis and Conservative Management of HNP with Radiculopathy. Integrative Rounds, 2021.
Beres, J. Thoracic Myelopathy, a Vague Manifestation: Clinical Presentation of a Patient with Thoracic Myelopathy at a Chiropractic Clinic. Integrative Rounds, 2021.
Beres, J. Cervical Myelopathy: A Case Report of A “Near-Miss” Complication to Cervical Manipulation. Integrative Rounds, 2020.
Beres, J. Is Treatment in Extension Contraindicated in the Presence of Cervical Spinal Cord Compression without Myelopathy?. Integrative Rounds, 2020.
Beres, J. Commonly Misdiagnosed Syndromes of LBP: Discogenic Pain. DC Tracts CEU audio lecture for Fall 2019 publication, 2019.
Beres, J. The McKenzie Method: It’s Not Just Extension. Integrative Rounds, 2019.
Beres, J.; Lee, C.; Yomtob, C. A Multi-Factorial Case. Integrative Rounds, 2019.
Beres, J.; Tyson, R. DVT (or NOT DVT?). Integrative Rounds, 2016.
Beres, J. Spine Case Report. Integrative Rounds, 2016.

Professional Membership

Spring 2018 - Ongoing

The McKenzie Institute USA, 2018

Fall 2014 - Ongoing

North American Spine Society (NASS), 2014

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I chose SCU when looking for a PA program because of their Integrative Medicine approach. I am from Michigan, and not many programs focus on this Integrative, Holistic approach when it comes to patient care in the Midwest, and I felt that was very important for me to learn as a future provider. My transition to semi-virtual learning has been very smooth and quite enjoyable. My favorite part about attending SCU is how tight-knit and diverse the community is. Coming from a large undergrad university and moving so far, it was very important for me to have a PA program that made me feel valued and invested in my success. At SCU, they do a great job of making you feel that.


Brianna Hadley

Student, Master of Science: Physician Assistant

One of the great things about SCU is we do have a campus layout, so all your classes aren't in a single room. We have our cadaver lab. We have different specialty rooms for physical assessment classes vs. acupuncture classes. All our acupuncture-specific classes have all the herbs in the room. You can pull out the herbs and look at them, whether in class or in between classes to get that extra studying in.

My favorite part of SCU is the collaboration from our beginning terms. We were working alongside chiropractor students, PA students, and ayurvedic students. It's a unique community where we get to learn about these different fields and sit in classrooms with them and work with them in the clinic. It allows you to get an understanding of all the different fields and how they can work together, and what is unique about your field. I think that is a wonderful aspect that I didn't think was going to be as prominent as it is here; even now, in my upper term classes and I am not in class with chiropractic students, I can still reach out to them about a certain aspect I may not understand or if I am working on a case. I want another perspective I know I have them to reach out to, so that has been a great networking community to have resources for.

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"There are a lot of things that I love about the program at SCU. The first one is that the faculty come from a long line of Ayurvedic knowledge deeply rooted in ancient classical text. They studied Ayurveda, but they also lived it. When you learn from people who embody this wisdom, it's much easier to grasp this knowledge. The second thing I love is the camaraderie within the cohort. The combination of the training, supportive faculty, and the support of my peers and classmates has given me the confidence I need to start my own practice."

Portia Harris

Student, Ayurveda Program

Some of my favorite courses at SCU have to be the chiropractic procedure classes; those are the classes you get to hone in on your chiro skills, your palpation skills and ultimately work on the adjustments that make you a chiropractor. Those are the classes I feel enhance my knowledge the most and are some of the reasons I chose to become a chiropractor here are SCU.

On top of chiropractic procedures classes, my favorite is the cadaver lab experience. The cadaver classes opened up my perception of what the human body is made up of. It allowed me to get an in-person perspective of how the body works and looks on the inside. I am genuinely thankful for those experiences because they opened and broadened my horizons to the human body and anatomy in general.

Jordan Vega

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

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