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Matthew Perlman

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Graduate Student

Psychology
200 Porter Hall
mp282313@ohio.edu
(215) 531-0079

Year of Entry

Fall 2014

Program

Clinical Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Timothy Anderson

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017 – Present, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
Dissertation: A New Paradigm for Psychotherapist Development: Alliance Focused Training and Facilitative Interpersonal Skills
Advisor: Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.

2014 – 2017 – Ohio University, Athens, OH
Clinical Psychology, M.S.
Thesis: The Impact of Collaborative Alliance Feedback and Autonomous Motivation in Psychotherapy for Depression Symptoms
Advisor: Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.

2010 – 2014 –The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Psychology, B.S.Magna cum laude

Clinical Experience

2017 – Present
Clinical Traineeship – Assistant Director, Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic: Athens, OH

Supervisors: Megan Austin, Ph.D., Julie Suhr, Ph.D., & Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D.

Managed day-to-day operations of the center, assisted in clinical case assignment, and oversaw administrative decision-making processes following a gap in directorship (lasting throughout fall semester 2017). Served as the student representative on a hiring committee for a new clinic director. Prepared the clinic for a transition from sliding scale fees to billing (Medicaid and private insurers). Led an initiative to update and standardize an evidence-based suicide risk assessment protocol for the clinic. Enhanced usability and access to the PSWC website for potential clientele. Coordinated routine staff meetings to improve clinical, administrative, and financial policies within the PSWC. Spearheaded the development of a novel PSWC group therapy program leading to implementation of the first group in June 2018.

Continued long-term individual therapy services with a select number of diverse clients with complex clinical presentations/concerns. Administered psychodiagnostic therapy intake assessments as well as comprehensive assessments for questions of ADHD and specific learning disorder. Provided ongoing consultation and training services to student clinicians and clinical supervisors regarding case formulation, clinic policies, and administrative procedures.
Served on the Department of Psychology ADDRESSING Diversity Training committee. Co-planned and led multiple diversity workshops for students, faculty, and international guests of the Department of Psychology. Collaborated with area service agencies to complete outreach events within the local community.

2016 – 2017
Clinical Traineeship – Ohio University Counseling & Psychological Services: Athens, OH

Supervisors: Barry Brady, Psy.D., Angela Harris, Psy.D., & Rebecca Conrad-Davenport, Ph.D.

Served as a student clinician for a diverse population of college undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio University. Conducted brief assessments, crisis interventions, short-term individual therapy, and process-focused group psychotherapy for a variety of psychological concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar management, testing apprehension, eating disorders, substance use, interpersonal distress, identity disturbance, trauma, grief/loss, academic issues, sexual dysfunctions, and adjustment disorder. Utilized the CCAPS-62 and CCAPS-34 to monitor treatment progress and inform clinical decision making. Participated in weekly individual and group supervision as well as professional development activities (e.g. case presentations and consultations).

2016 – 2017
Alcohol BASICS/Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention – Ohio University Substance Use and Relationship Violence Lab: Athens, OH

Supervisors: Christine Gidycz, Ph.D. & Ryan Shorey, Ph.D.

Delivered manualized group interventions for: 1) risk reduction related to alcohol use, and 2) sexual assault prevention for elevated-risk college student men with alcohol violations. Utilized motivational interviewing (MI), psychoeducational, and social norms interventions to work with small groups. Participated in weekly supervision and regular trainings in MI treatment techniques. Assisted in the iterative development of treatment protocols.

2015 – 2016
Clinical Research – Ohio University Psychotherapy and Interpersonal Process Lab: Athens, OH

Supervisor: Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.

Co-created and manualized a novel, common factors feedback system for use with a variety of treatment modalities.  Operated as a clinician in an RCT research investigation of this feedback intervention for depression in a college student sample. Assisted in case formulation and treatment planning during weekly group supervision meetings. Trained fellow therapists in delivering study interventions and utilizing evidence-based strategies for enhancing outcome expectations, empathy, and alliance processes.

2015 – 2017
Clinical Practicum – Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic: Athens, OH

Supervisors: Timothy Anderson, Ph.D., Sarah Racine, Ph.D., & Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D.

Served as a therapist for an outpatient training clinic catering to both college students and community members (age range 18 to 76) within Southeastern Ohio. Collaborated with clinic staff, fellow student clinicians, and doctoral level clinical supervisors to formulate case conceptualizations and provide psychotherapy interventions (of varying treatment modalities) for a range of mental health issues, life stressors, grief/loss, and psychopathologies including: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, interpersonal distress, trauma, grief/loss, personality disorders, and adjustment disorder. Utilized client-generated process and outcome data to inform clinical practice. Conducted brief screenings as well as formal intake assessments (clinical interviews, psychodiagnostic testing administration, cognitive testing, and integrative report writing).

Served as an outreach consultant at O’Bleness Hospital Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic (Athens, OH) to begin psychotherapy services for patients with chronic, co-morbid behavioral and physical health concerns. Co-planned and delivered a series of psychoeducational presentations focused on pertinent mental health-related concerns among incoming medical students from underrepresented populations at Ohio University.

2015
Camp BOOST Lead Counselor – Ohio University Center for Intervention Research in Schools: Athens, OH

Supervisors: Brian Wymbs, Ph.D. & Frances Wymbs, Ph.D.

Led a group of school age children through a summer camp intervention for improving behavioral, academic, and interpersonal conduct. Collaborated with supervising psychologists and subordinate camp staff to provide behavioral monitoring to children and adolescents affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Formulated and administered daily report cards of behavior tracking for children with particularly acute behavioral and attentiveness issues.

2013 – 2014

Crisis Counselor – Community Help Centre: State College, PA

Operated a variety of crisis and emergency service hotlines serving individuals across Central Pennsylvania. Assisted callers with securing basic needs, administered short term crisis counseling, and dispensed psychoeducational information for topics such as drug use/abuse and sexual health. Trained new staff members on agency policies and ethics. Formulated and implemented staff procedures as part of the organization’s training committee. Worked collaboratively with fellow staff members to raise funds and participate in community outreach events.

Supervision Experience

Fall 2017

Clinical Practicum – Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.

Served as a student supervisor to six clinical psychology trainees beginning their first clinical practicum experience. Co-led weekly group supervision with a faculty supervisor utilizing an integrative, emotion-focused therapy framework. Provided didactics and consultation when challenging therapeutic issues arose. Assisted trainees in learning how to navigate critical administrative procedures related to case management. Trained student clinicians to utilize and interpret routine outcome and process data for monitoring client progress. Engaged in weekly individual supervision with one trainee for specialized training in integrative cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Fall 2017
Fundamentals of Psychotherapy – Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.

Provided weekly individual supervision to seven first-year graduate students practicing foundational clinical skills with training cases in the Psychology & Social Work Clinic (Athens, OH). Trained first-year graduate students in delivering reflections, expressing accurate empathy, building a therapeutic relationship, providing a rationale for treatment, and delivering evidence-based techniques (among other foundational therapeutic skills). Routinely reviewed session recordings to monitor clinical progress and provide specific feedback to students. Trained students in the scoring, interpretation, and delivery of feedback related to routine outcome and process data. Provided support and education related to the importance of self-care in effective clinical work. Directed students in conducting comprehensive suicide risk assessments during sessions.

Publications

Manuscripts
Foley, V. K., Perlman, M. R., Mimnaugh, S., David, K. C., Gooch, C. V., Safran, J., & Anderson, T. (in prep). Results from a preliminary test of AFT/FIS.

Anderson, T., Perlman, M. R., McCarrick, S. M., & McClintock, A. S. (in prep). Modeling and deliberate practice of interpersonal skills improves facilitative interpersonal skills in short term responses.

Anderson, T., Levy, K. N., Heckman, B. D., McCarrick, S. M., & Perlman, M. R. (in review). Is clinical psychology doctoral training becoming less intellectually diverse? The role of race, gender, and scholarship.

McClintock, A. S., Perlman, M. R., McCarrick, S. M., Anderson, T., & Himawan, L. (2017). Enhancing psychotherapy process with common factors feedback: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64, 247-260.

Perlman, M. R., Dawson, A. E. Dardis, C. M., Egan, T., & Anderson, T. (2016). The association between childhood maltreatment and coping strategies: The indirect effect through attachment. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 177, 156-171.

Book Chapters
Anderson, T. & Perlman, M. R. (in prep). Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Facilitating the Working Alliance. In J. N. Fuertes (Ed.) Working Alliance Skills for Mental Health Professionals.

Conference Presentations

Perlman, M. R. (2018, June). Next steps: Further tests of AFT/FIS. In Preliminary Findings for Integrated Alliance Focused Training and Facilitative Interpersonal Skills. Paper presented at the 49th annual convention of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

McCarrick, S. M., Anderson, T., McClintock, A. S., Perlman, M. R., & Pasqual, L. (2018, June). An investigation of the impact of client requirements for bond on the bond-outcome association in a treatment-seeking sample. In The Patient’s Impact on Psychotherapy. Paper presented at the 49th annual convention of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Perlman, M. R., Anderson, T., David, K., & McCarrick, S. M. (2018, May). Psychology’s expertise problem: The need for new training. In T. Anderson & J. Safran’s (Chairs), A New Paradigm for Enhancing and Assessing Therapists` Clinical Skills: Alliance-Focused Training & Facilitative Interpersonal Skills (AFT/FIS).Paper presented at the international meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, New York, NY.

Perlman, M. R., Anderson, T., David, K., & McCarrick, S. M. (2017, June). Therapist Facilitative Interpersonal Skills and Therapist Training: Preliminary Research on FIS Training. In T. Anderson & J. Safran’s (Chairs), Therapist Facilitative Interpersonal Skills and Alliance Focused Training. Paper presented at the 48th annual convention of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Anderson, T., Beaulieu-Tremblay, T., Clouthier, T. L., Drapeau, M., Eubanks, C. F., Johnson, B. N. (Chair), Laverdière, O., Levy, K. N. (Chair), Lipner, L. M., Milman, E., Pascual-Leone, A., & Perlman, M. R. (2017, June). Building bridges between science and practice: Trainee and trainer experiences. Structured discussion held at the 48th annual convention of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Perlman, M. R., McClintock, A. S., McCarrick, S. M., Anderson, T. (2016, November). Does Feedback on Common Factors Improve Psychotherapy Process and Outcome? Theory and Research Design. In T. Anderson’s (Moderator), Does Feedback on Common Factors Improve Psychotherapy Process and Outcome? Results from a Randomized Control Trial. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Psychotherapy Research, Berkeley, CA.

Anderson, T., Perlman, M. R., McCarrick, S. M., & McClintock, A. S. (2016, August). Can Deliberate Practice Influence Facilitative Interpersonal Skills? In J. Lichtenberg & R. K. Goodyear’s (Chairs), The Determination and Promotion of Expertise in Psychotherapy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Perlman, M. R., McCarrick, S. M., Anderson, T., & Levy, K. N. (2015, June). Psychotherapy theoretical orientations of clinical psychology graduate programs and graduate student characteristics. In K. N. Levy & T. Anderson’s (Moderators), Psychotherapy theoretical orientation in clinical psychology training programs: Intellectual monocultures and decreased gender and racial diversity. Paper presented at the international meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Baltimore, MD.

Conference Posters
Gooch, C. V., Perlman, M. R., McCarrick, S. M., & Anderson, T. (2018, June). Psychotherapy theoretical orientations: Student level findings and practical implications. Poster session presented at the international meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, New York, NY.

McCarrick, S. M., Anderson, T., Perlman, M. R., & Serio, A. (2015, June) Relationships between LGB client characteristics and appeal of LGB affirmative therapy. Poster session presented at the international meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia, PA.

Grants & Funding

March 2018

Ohio University Student Enhancement Award
Description: Competitive awards to support undergraduate, graduate, and medical student research, scholarship, and creative activities.
Primary Investigator: Matthew R. Perlman
Status: Awarded on 3/20/2018
Award: $3,800

December 2017
Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Research Fund
Description: The objective of the College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Research Award is to support graduate students in their research endeavors (up to $1,000). The award is competitive such that there are considerably more applicants than funds available.
Primary Investigator: Matthew R. Perlman
Status: Awarded on 12/7/2017
Award: $1,000

January 2017
Ohio University Named Fellowship
Description: Five fellowships awarded across the university for funding novel research/creative projects. Each graduate department can nominate one student.
Primary Investigator: Matthew R. Perlman
Status: Accepted as representative for the Department of Psychology

December 2016
Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Collaborative Small Grant
Description: Competitive grant funding available for novel psychotherapy research projects.
Co-Primary Investigators: V. K. Foley & Matthew R. Perlman
Status: Awarded on 3/13/2017
Award: $5,000

Research Experience

2014 – Present
Graduate Student – Tim Anderson, Ph.D.
Ohio University Psychotherapy & Interpersonal Process Research Lab: Athens, OH

Formulated and executed research projects concerning psychotherapy process and outcome with an emphasis on enhancing common factors and collaborative (client & therapist) feedback protocols. Designed and managed research examining the training of facilitative interpersonal skills in therapeutic contexts. Developed a novel training program to enhance therapist skill and led a multi-site, grant-funded RCT to test the program. Directed undergraduate research assistants in a variety of laboratory tasks including empathy coding, APA style training, and literature reviewing. Formulated and conducted survey research with graduate students in clinical psychology to further understand the impact of program theoretical climate. Managed the preparation and submission of institutional review board applications, grants, formulation/execution of experimental designs, development and presentation of conference publications, management of data entry/analysis, and creation of collaborative inter-laboratory research projects.

2013 – 2014

Laboratory Manager – Kenneth Levy, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University Laboratory for Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy Research: University Park, PA

Directed the daily functions of an active psychological research laboratory staffed by more than twenty-five undergraduate research assistants. Reviewed IRB submissions for project proposals and renewals. Trained and managed new research assistants on lab tasks and procedures. Collaborated with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty on creating and executing research projects.

2012 – 2014
Research Assistant – Kenneth Levy, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University Laboratory for Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy Research: University Park, PA

Transcribed Adult Attachment Interviews, recruited/scheduled study participants, cleaned/processed empirical data, and administered Reading the Mind in the Eyes experimental trials for borderline personality disorder (BPD) clinical participants. Completed basic statistical analyses as well as APA citation referencing and manuscript editing across various research projects. Learned and applied skills in consenting and running study participants.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record
Spring 2017

Abnormal Psychology
Ohio University (Enrollment: 53)

Fall 2017
Learning Community Seminar
Ohio University (Enrollment: 8)

Teaching Assistantships
Spring 2017
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Ohio University (Instructor: Craig McCarthy)

Fall 2017
Health Psychology
Ohio University (Instructor: Brett Ankawi, M.S.)
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Ohio University (Instructor: Kathleen Hall, M.S.)

Spring 2016
Abnormal Psychology
Ohio University (Instructor: Andrew McClintock, M.S.)
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Ohio University (Instructor: Kathleen Hall, M.S.)

Fall 2015
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Ohio University (Instructor: Susan Tice-Alicke, Ph.D.)

Spring 2015
Personality Psychology
Ohio University (Instructor: Timothy Anderson, Ph.D.)

Fall 2014
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Ohio University (Instructor: Michael Grant, Ph.D.)

Selected Trainings and Certificates

2017
Bobcats Who Care: "Train the Trainer" Suicide Prevention Training (Based on "Campus Connect" Model)
Facilitators: Rebecca Conrad-Davenport, Ph.D. & Paul Castelino, Ph.D.

2017
Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education
Facilitator: Mark Orbe, Ph.D.

2013   
ChildLine Abuse Prevention & Reporting Training

2012

HIPAA Human Subjects IRB Certification – Social Sciences and Biomedical Modules

2012
NIH Certification – Protecting Human Research Participants

Service

Presentations
March 2018
Diversity Workshop for the Department of Psychology – Facilitator
Co-facilitator: Julie Suhr, Ph.D.
July 2018

Diversity Training for Psychologists in Research and Clinical Settings (CEU Presentation) – Facilitator
Co-facilitator: Julie Suhr, Ph.D.

Ohio University Department of Psychology ADDRESSING Diversity Training Committee – Member

2017

Ohio University HIPAA Steering Committee – Psychology & Social Work Clinic Representative

2017
Ohio University Psychology & Social Work Clinic Director Search Committee – Graduate Student Representative

2016 – 2017
Ohio University Department of Psychology Graduate Representative Council (GRC) – American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Representative

2016 – 2017
Vanguard Ohio – Student Mentor

2015 – 2016
Ohio University Department of Psychology Graduate Representative Council (GRC) – Ohio Psychological Association of Graduate Students Representative

Ad-hoc Reviews
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy Research

Professional Organizations/Memberships

American Psychological Association – Graduate Student Member (APAGS)
Ohio Psychological Association – Graduate Student Member (OPAGS)
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration – Student Member
Society for Psychotherapy Research – Student Member


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