Ariel Berman is completing his Postdoctoral Fellow at the Boston Child Study Center offering evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and their caregivers. Ariel provides dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for children and adolescents facing emotional dysregulation and a range of mood and behavior difficulties, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and evidence-based group and family treatment for preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior (PSB-CBT).
Ariel completed a research-focused Master’s in Psychology at Brandeis University and has been a visiting scholar there since 2014. Ariel earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Western Michigan University.
Ariel has training and experience in a range of evidence-based individual, family, and group therapy modalities and neuropsychological assessment across development. Ariel’s clinical practica included an all-ages outpatient community-based therapy clinic, an adolescent acute inpatient hospital setting, and an outpatient neuropsychological evaluation placement all located in Kalamazoo, MI. Ariel was the predoctoral Child Clinical Intern at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma City VA Consortium. Rotations included trauma services for children, adolescents, and their families, integrated behavioral health with transgender and non-binary youth in adolescent medicine, pediatric gastroenterology and liver clinic, and group therapy at the Veteran’s Recovery Center of the Oklahoma City VA. Additionally, Ariel is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse & Neglect at the Center on Child Abuse & Neglect at University of Oklahoma.
In the community, Ariel is a board member at MASOC – Massachusetts Society for a World Free of Sexual Harm by Youth, is a Visiting Research Scientist at Brandeis University, and works with the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth to provide training and technical assistance for evidence-based treatment of children aged 3-7 with problematic sexual behavior.
Ariel is guided by cultural-relational values and strives to meet each youth and family with authenticity and exactly where they are.