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Robert Perl

Associate Professor

Associate professor

Office

510-217-4737
rperl@argosy.edu

Education

  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute.
  • M.A. Psychology, The Wright Institute.
  • B.A. Psychology and Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Biography

Dr. Perl is Associate Professor and Dean of the Clinical Psychology programs. He maintains an independent psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, where he works with adults and adolescents in both brief and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Perl serves as President-Elect of the Alameda County Psychological Association and is active in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Dr. Perl also served many years on the Board of Directors of the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), and is a former Chair. Prior to joining the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Perl directed clinical training and served on the faculty at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where he taught and supervised doctoral students. Dr. Perl has broad interests in standards and quality assurance in psychology education and training, clinical competencies, and professional development. Dr. Perl has over a decade of experience assisting students in successfully navigating the internship application and selection process, as well as working with students to plan their clinical training sequence and develop their career goals. Dr. Perl is a graduate of The Wright Institute, and trained at the California Pacific Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, where he served as Chief Intern in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Dr. Perl conducted child assessments for eight years working as a School Psychologist in Marin County, and worked eight years as a medical staff psychologist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center providing intake and inpatient crisis assessment.

Expertise

  • Clinical Training and Supervision.
  • Standards, Competencies and Quality Assurance in Psychology Education and Training.
  • Professional Psychology Organization and Leadership.
  • Brief and Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Selected Publications

  • Schaefer, M.R., Newman, G.H., Perl, R., Morrison, A., Jordan, V.B., Wong, J., Ribner, N., & Montenegro, H. (2011) Shifting the paradigm: Alternative perspectives and solutions to increasing the availability of quality internships. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5.
  • Emmons, L., Kenkel, M.B., Newman, G.H., Perl, R., & Mangione, L. (2006) A framework for half-time internship training in psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37, 643-650.
  • Perl, R. D. (2000) The aesthetic third: Reverie and the intersubjective creation of art. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The Wright Institute, Berkeley.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association.
  • California Psychological Association.
  • Alameda County Psychological Association.
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
  • APA Divisions 10, 39, 44; CPA Division II.

Presentations

  • Perl, R. (2011, January). The internship match imbalance: Finding our way out of the crisis. Presented to the students and faculty of The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.
  • Perl, R. (2010, June). APA/APPIC internships. Presented to the students and faculty of Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA.
  • Perl, R. (2009, September). Everything you need to know about applying to an APA internship. Presented to the students and faculty of Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA.
  • Morrison, A., Perl, R., Schaefer, M., & Garcia-Shelton, L. (2009, April). Dispelling myths about part-time internships: What you need to know about CAPIC. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, Portland, OR.
  • Schaefer, M., & Perl, R. (2009, January). Leadership in action: Regional solutions to internship placement. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.