Julian Ford

Professor, University of Connecticut

I am a board-certified clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychiatry and law where I chair two panels of the Institutional Review Board, and on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. I am 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.

I serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and European Journal of Psychotraumatology and as chair of the American Psychological Association Division of Trauma Psychology Presidential Task Force on Child Trauma. I have served on the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Board of Directors and as the Society’s vice president and secretary. I will be president-elect of ISTSS beginning November 2017 and president from November 2018 to November 2019.

I have published more than 250 articles and book chapters and am the author or editor of 10 books, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 2nd Edition, Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach and Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific foundations and therapeutic models. I developed and have conducted randomized clinical trial and effectiveness studies with the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET©) model for and youth adults with complex PTSD.

Location: Farmington, CT, United State