Julian Ford

Julian Ford

Julian Ford is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He conducts therapy with adult and child survivors of trauma, as well as research on assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and disorders of extreme stress following complex trauma. Dr. Ford has developed a Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education and Therapy (TARGET) model for adults in treatment for chronic mental illness and addictions, following emergency medical care and domestic violence, and in correctional settings, as well as with adolescents victimized by violence in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. He is a co-developer of the Traumatic Events Screening Instrument (TESI; see Since November 2001 he has served as the Director of the Center for Trauma Response, Recovery, and Preparedness (, which is dedicated to the development of systems of services for communities affected by mass trauma. Dr. Ford also serves as a Senior Academic Fellow with the Child Health and Development Institute, and has led a series of policy studies concerning mental health and traumatic stress services for youths in the juvenile justice system. He serves as the Director of Research and Assessment for the Yale/University of Connecticut Center for Children Exposed to Violence within the SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

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