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Berman, Pearl

Pearl S. Berman Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Pearl Berman is a Full Professor and the Chair of the Psychology Department at Indiana University of PA. She is also a licensed, clinical psychologist. Her longstanding 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 and is the Senior Co-Chair of the Training and Mentoring Action Team. She is also 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. She is the incoming Pennsylvania administrator for ChildFirst PA a forensic training program for first responders in cases of interpersonal violence. Dr. Berman has published doctoral-level textbooks for individuals in training to be psychologists, counselors, social workers and therapists and has provided her research and clinical workshops nationally and internationally.