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Matthew Perlman


Graduate Student

Porter Hall 264

Year of Entry

Fall 2014


Clinical Psychology


Dr. Timothy Anderson

Curriculum Vitae

Matthew R. Perlman
264 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701


Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, August 2014 – Present
Ohio University, Athens, OH

B.S. in Psychology, August 2010 – May 2014
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Clinical Experience

Student ClinicianOhio University Psychotherapy Research Study, September 2015 – Present

  • Operated as a clinician in an ongoing research investigation of common factor relationship elements within brief psychotherapy focused on alleviating symptoms and distress associated with clinical depression in a college student sample. Integrated outcome expectations, empathy, and alliance into five session treatment protocols (of varying treatment modalities) informed by collaborative relationship feedback routinely discussed by client and therapist. Assisted in case formulation and intervention planning during regular group supervision  meetings. Trained fellow therapists in delivering study interventions and utilizing evidence-based strategies for enhancing outcome expectations, empathy, and alliance processes.

Student ClinicianOhio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic, Athens, OH, September 2015 – Present

  • Served as a therapist for an outpatient training clinic catering to both college students and community members 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, and psychopathologies including depression, generalized anxiety, testing apprehension, eating disorders, interpersonal distress, trauma, identity crises, grief, personality concerns, academic worries, and adjustment disorders.   Utilized client-generated process and outcome data to inform clinical practice. Conducted brief screenings as well as formal intake procedures (clinical interviews, psychodiagnostic measure administration, cognitive testing, and integrative report writing). Served as a consultant with O’bleness Hospital Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic to provide information, emotional support, and counseling referrals for patients with severe co- morbid mental and physical health concerns. Planned and delivered a series of psychoeducational presentations focused on pertinent mental health-related concerns among incoming medical students from underrepresented populations. Engaged in administrative tasks through answering phone lines, finding appropriate referrals, and scheduling new clients for assessment and intervention services.

Camp BOOST Lead CounselorOhio University Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Athens, OH, July 2015 – August 2015

  • 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.

Crisis CounselorCommunity Help Centre, State College, PA, May 2013 –  May 2014

  • 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.

Journal Publications

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

Conference Presentations

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.

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

Research Experience

Doctoral Student – Tim Anderson, Ph.D., August 2014 – Present
Psychotherapy & Interpersonal Process Research Lab, Athens, OH

  • Engaged in research concerning psychotherapy process and outcome with an emphasis on enhancing common factors and collaborative (client & therapist) feedback protocols. Designed and managed research protocols on examining training facilitative interpersonal skills in therapeutic contexts. Formulated and conducted survey research with graduate students in clinical psychology to further understand the impact of program theoretical climate. Managed the preparation of institutional review board applications, formulation of experimental designs, development and presentation of conference publications, management of data entry/analysis, and creation of research experiments.

Laboratory Manager – Kenneth Levy, Ph.D., June 2013 –  May 2014
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.

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

  • Transcribed  Adult  Attachment  Interviews,  recruited/scheduled  study participants, processed empirical data, and administered the 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 study participants as well as communicating with and directing those affected by personality disorders.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Spring 2016 – Andrew McClintock, M.S. Abnormal Psychology
Teaching Assistant, Spring 2016 – Kathleen Hall, M.S. Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2015 – Susan Tice-Alicke, Ph.D. Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Teaching Assistant, Spring 2015 – Timothy Anderson, Ph.D. Personality Psychology
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014 – Michael Grant, Ph.D. Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

Selected Awards & Scholarships

Phi Beta Kappa Society Member, 2013 – Present
Chaiken Family Trustee Scholarship, 2013 – 2014
Class of 1922 Memorial Scholarship, 2013 – 2014
Richard A. Smith Scholarship, 2011 – 2013
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member, 2011 – Present
Dean’s List, College of the Liberal Arts, 2010 – 2014

Selected Trainings and Certificates

ChildLine Abuse Prevention & Reporting Training, 2013
HIPAA  Human  Subjects  IRB  Certification  –  Social  Sciences  and Biomedical Modules, 2012
NIH Certification – Protecting Human Research Participants, 2012

Professional Organizations & Memberships

Ohio  University  Graduate  Representative  Council  (GRC)  –  Ohio Psychological Association of Graduate Students Representative, 2015 – 2016
Ohio Psychological Association – Ohio Psychological Association of Graduate Students Member, 2015 – Present
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration – Student Member, 2015 – Present
Society for Psychotherapy Research – Student Member, 2015 – Present

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