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Julian D. Ford, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Julian D. Ford, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Julian Ford is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he Chairs two Institutional Review Board panels and is Director of the Regulatory Section of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. His research, clinical practice, and teaching focus on assessment and treatment of complex traumatic stress disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, including as Principal Investigator on studies of Developmental Trauma Disorder, poly-victimization, trauma-informed juvenile justice programs/systems, the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET©) individual, group, family, and milieu treatment model, and development and validation of psychometric screening and assessment measures. He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Dr. Ford is Associate Editor of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and the European Journal of Psychotraumatology, and has published more than 125 peer reviewed scientific and clinical reports and edited or authored 10 books including:

• Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other Posttraumatic Reactions (2012, with B. C. Frueh, A. Grubaugh, and J. Elhai, Wiley)

• Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach (2013, with C. Courtois, Guilford)

• Hijacked by Your Brain: How to Free Yourself When Stress Takes Over (2013, with J. Wortmann, Sourcebooks)

• Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific foundations and therapeutic models. (2013, with C. Courtois, Guilford)

Julian D. Ford, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice
University of Connecticut Health Center