Dr. Pearl Berman is a Full Professor and the Chair of the Psychology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist. Her long-standing interest in violence prevention has led her to integrate information and skill building relevant to interpersonal violence into all of her teaching at both the undergraduate and doctoral-level.
She is an active member of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence of which she is the Co-Chair of the Training and Mentoring Action Team and a member of The National Committee to Prevent Elder Abuse, The Academy on Violence and Abuse, and The American Psychological Association. She has been collaborating with the National Child Protection Training Center to expand their Child Advocacy Studies Program to be a Child and Adult Advocacy Studies Program. Dr. Berman has published doctoral-level textbooks for individuals in training to be psychologists, counselors, social workers, and therapists. Her most recent book will be the fourth edition of “Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning: Exercises for Integrating Theory with Clinical Practice.” Within this book, she has included case material and student practice exercises, for diverse clients including victims, perpetrators, and victim-perpetrators of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse across the lifespan.