Alexander Alperin is an Assistant Research Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, where he teaches “Human Development.” He is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Alperin received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his Masters (Psy.M.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) from GSAPP. In 2017, he received the Robert D. Weitz Award for demonstrating substantial leadership as an“outstanding” doctoral candidate, and in 2015, the Michael Fowlin Fellowship for his exceptional work with adolescents. He is a certified school psychologist. At GSAPP, Dr. Alperin is a member of a research team for the Rutgers Paraprofessional Coaching Project, whose primary focus is the professional development of paraprofessionals in elementary schools in their work with students with behavioral needs. He has published in “Psychology in the Schools” and “Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability.” His research interests include examining the emotional experiences of students diagnosed with learning disabilities, systems-level consultation for programs serving students with or at risk for behavioral disorders, coaching of classroom management skills and behavioral interventions, and the application of positive behavioral support to improve student performance. In addition, he practices psychotherapy with individuals and couples at his private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey. He has received a Certificate in Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy from the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and a Certificate in Evidence-Based Approaches to Addiction Treatment from the Center for Motivation and Behavior Change.