ISSTD is pleased to announce Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP has been appointed the new Editor of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. Dr. Ford is a board certified clinical psychologist and tenured Professor of Psychiatry and Law at the University of Connecticut where he is chair of two School of Medicine/Dental Medicine Institutional Review Boards and is the Interim Division Chief for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Ford is Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor for the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (2012-2026) and Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders (2016-2027) in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Dr. Ford is past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is the incoming Editor of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (2024) and has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and European Journal of Psychotraumatology and on the Editorial Board of six peer review Journals.
He has published more than 325 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 was Principal Investigator of the national Developmental Trauma Disorder Field trial research study, and he developed and has conducted randomized clinical trial and effectiveness studies with the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET©) model for youth, families, and adults with traumatic stress disorders.
Dr. Ford officially assumed his role on July 1, 2023. ISSTD President, Michael Salter, stated, “Professor Ford’s appointment as Editor of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation is a landmark occasion for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Professor Ford is a globally respected leader in the study and treatment of trauma and dissociation. We are excited to see the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation continue to flourish and grow under his stewardship.”
About the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation is the official scientific journal of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. It is dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed scientific literature on dissociation and trauma, seeks manuscripts on theory, basic science research, clinical treatment and research related to interpersonal trauma and/or dissociation in children and adults. The Journal welcomes contributions from a variety of approaches including anthropological, cross-cultural, epidemiological, neurobiological, psychological, psychometric, psychotherapeutic and social viewpoints.