On Demand Trauma Disorders Workshop Series: Why We Need a Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis: Clinical Challenges and Case Studies
This presentation was originally reviewed on September 1, 2022, and broadcast live online on September 9, 2022, from 1:oo PM – 4:15 PM ET.
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Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) was proposed almost two decades ago as a psychiatric diagnosis for children and adolescents who were traumatically victimized and experienced severe disruption in primary attachment security. DTD was designed to complement post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by identifying trauma-related biopsychosocial dysregulation not included in PTSD, many of which are attributed to other psychiatric disorders. In the past decade, evidence from clinician surveys and research field trial studies has provided evidence of DTD’s validity and status as often comorbid with but distinct from internalizing (including PTSD) and externalizing psychiatric disorders. In this lecture, learners will be introduced to the domains and symptoms of DTD that are assessed with a semi-structured interview developed and validated for the syndrome, observe examples of DTD symptoms in filmed therapy sessions, and be introduced to a meta-model with five essential principles to guide them in doing psychotherapy with DTD.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
1. Identify the domains and symptoms of Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD).
2. Recognize symptoms of DTD in therapy sessions with youths and parents.
3. Describe and apply PRISM principles for psychotherapy with DTD.
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About the speaker
Julian D. Ford, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a board-certified clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry and Law at the University of Connecticut where he directs 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 past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and European Journal of Psychotraumatoology. He has published more than 250 articles and book chapters and is the author or editor of 10 books, including Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 2nd Edition, Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Adults, 2nd Edition, and Critical Moments: Transforming Crises into Turning Points in Psychotherapy. Dr. Ford is the Principal Investigator for the national Developmental Trauma Disorder Field trial research study, and developed and has 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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Trauma Disorders Workshop Series: Why We Need a Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis: Clinical Challenges and Case Studies
Julian D. Ford, Ph.D, ABPP
Director, The Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice
Director, The Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders
Professor of Psychiatry and Law
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Originally reviewed September 1, 2022.
Originally broadcast live September 9, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM ET
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