#36 Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman discusses Attachment-Focused Therapy for Children & Adolescents

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Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman is the Director of the Center for Family Development with offices in Western New York and New York City. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and workshop leader and consults with therapists and organizations throughout the US and internationally about the evaluation and treatment of disorders of attachment, attachment-focused treatment, and prenatal exposure to alcohol. He has achieved Diplomate Status in Child Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Psychological Specialties, and is a Certified Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer by the Attachment-Focused Treatment Institute and by the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute. Dr. Becker-Weidman was Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children and was the founder and first president of the Board of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute. He is an adjunct Clinical Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and The Academy for Human Development in Singapore, and Medellie College. Dr. Becker-Weidman has published many papers and research reports in peer-reviewed professional journals. He is the author and co-editor of seven books including Attachment Parenting: Developing Connections and Healing Children and The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families, as well as four training DVD’s and many articles in professional peer-reviewed journals.

Attachment-Focused Treatment is grounded in attachment theory and the neurobiology of interpersonal experience. This therapy approach uses methods and principles from Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) in order to effectively treat children and adults. DDP is an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment that is grounded in current thinking and research on the etiology and treatment of Complex Trauma or Developmental Trauma Disorder and disorders of attachment. It is now recognized as a general approach to treatment.

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