Dr. Perlman is a training and supervising analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles where he has been a member of the Board of Directors, and chairs of admissions and curriculum. He is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in West Los Angeles. Dr. Perlman received his Ph.D. from UCLA in Clinical Psychology and was a member of the UCLA Psychology Faculty for a number of years. Dr. Perlman graduated from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute with a second Ph.D. and was a faculty member. He was President of the Southern California Chapter of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Perlman has been trained in and has trained others with an approach that synthesizes behavioral, humanistic, and family systems as well as psychoanalytic concepts.
Dr. Perlman has published numerous articles in psychology and psychoanalytic journals on topics such as: trauma and sexually abused patients and treatment, countertransference, chronic pain, supervision, and sexual satisfaction in couples. His book, The Therapist’s Emotional Survival: Dealing With The Pain Of Exploring Trauma, was published by Jason Aronson Inc. and was the main selection for the Psychotherapy Book Club. Dr. Perlman has been on panels and a featured speaker at conferences, workshops, and conventions. Dr. Perlman has been on television, radio and other national and international media discussing relationships, sexuality, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stress management.