Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. received his MSW from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and his Ph.D. from the University of Marylands Institute for Child Study.  He has achieved Diplomate Status in Child Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Psychological Specialties.  He is a Registered Clinician with the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. 

Dr. Becker-Weidman has been treating the families of adoptive and foster children for over two decades.  As Director of the Center For Family Development he consults with Departments of Social Services, Residential Treatment Centers, and Mental Health Clinics throughout the US, Canada, Singapore, and Internationally.  Dr. Becker-Weidmans work has focused on the evaluation and treatment of adopted and foster children and their families, Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Alcohol Related Neurological Dysfunction (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FAS).  He provides training and workshops to parents and professionals across the U.S. and internationally.  He has consulted with the Canadian government in Ontario and with the government of Singapore.  The results of an empirical study demonstrating the effectiveness of the approach he practices, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, can be found in several other publications in professional peer-reviewed publications. 

Dr. Becker-Weidman is on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children, serves as a Vice-President for Clinical Issues, serves on the Research Committee and Training Committee, and chairs the Registration Committee.  He is an adjunct Clinical Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Dr. Becker-Weidman is on the Board of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute and is a Certified Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

Dr. Becker-Weidman has published over a dozen papers in peer-reviewed professional journals and has presented at numerous international, regional, and local professional meetings.  He also has two DVDs to his credit, Principles of Attachment Parenting, (2006) and Assessing Children with Complex Trauma and Attachment Disorder, (2008).  He is the co-editor of the book, Creating Capacity for Attachment, published by Wood N Barnes in 2005, second printing 2008.  He is finishing work with Deborah Shell on a book about Attachment-Facilitating Parenting that is expected to be published in 2010.  

Dr. Becker-Weidman lives with his family in Williamsville, NY.  He has three children, the youngest of whom as adopted from China fourteen years ago.



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