Dr. Chas Perry earned a Ph.D. in psychology from International College in Los Angeles in 1983. Both his dissertation, "An Anatomy of Self-Perception," and clinical practice place particular emphasis on sensations and emotions as they contribute to the functioning of the body's systems and constitute the dynamics of awareness and self-image.
First introduced to CranioSacral Therapy in 1972, Dr. Perry has remained a focused on this modality in his studies and practice. For 10 years he maintained a private clinical practice that addressed broad spectrum of needs, from therapy for life enhancement to treating clients affected by traumatic life experiences. His studies have included Visceral Manipulation, Reichian Therapy, Somato-Sensory Awareness, Dolphin and Equine Assisted Therapy, and World Integrative Therapy. He has also worked in a psychiatric halfway house, and taught, organized and facilitated numerous support groups.
In 1994 Dr. Perry joined HealthPlex Clinical Services as a staff therapist, where he uses CranioSacral Therapy and related modalities to facilitate health and well-being. He is an instructor for several Upledger Institute courses, including SomatoEmotional Release 2, Advanced CranioSacral Therapy and BioAquatic Explorations. He was also active in The Upledger Foundation's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder intensive therapy program for Vietnam veterans.