Robin Berman, MD, is a psychiatrist and a Reflective Parenting group leader. During her medical school rotation in child psychiatry, she realized that the best way to help children was often to help their parents, and thus began her lifelong journey of parental education. After completing medical school and psychiatric residency at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Dr. Berman started a clinical practice and did psychopharmacological research. She co-authored a paper on perfectionism that was presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Oxford, and which continues to be referenced in parenting books.
Dr. Berman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and runs her own clinical practice. Her interest is focused on increasing healthy child development by strengthening the parent-child bond. She is on the clinical faculty at the UCLA Women's Life Center, which specializes in mental stability during pregnancy and post-partum. Dr. Berman is a founding board member of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Books:Permission to Parent, May 2014