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Julian Ford, PhD

Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and tenured professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and School of Law where he is the principal investigator and director of two treatment and services adaptation centers in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice, and the Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders.

Dr. Ford is the immediate past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and the European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Dr. Ford has published more than 250 articles and book chapters and is the author or editor of 10 books, including “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,” Second Edition; “Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach”; and “Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models.”

Dr. Ford is the principal investigator for the national Developmental Trauma Disorder Field trial research study. He has developed and conducted randomized clinical trial and effectiveness studies with the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET©) model for youths and adults with developmental trauma histories and complex PTSD.


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