Ask the Expert - Julian Ford

May 21, 2024

ISSTD is thrilled to launch our second annual Ask the Experts Series - Benefitting the Fridley Fund. Participate in a series of six 90 minute Ask the Expert virtual meet-up discussions with legends in the field of trauma and dissociation. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the experts in advance as well as ask questions live during each meet-up. This series is exclusively available to ISSTD Members. Discounted pricing is available for students and emerging professionals!

This series of sessions will not be recorded and is limited to 20 participants for each series. When registering for the AM or PM series, you will have access to all the sessions in that series automatically. Sessions that are not full, will open for individual session registration at $30 a session, and will open the Monday prior to the individual session. 

When registering, you are selecting either the AM series of dates and times, or the PM series of dates and times. We are unable to allow substitutions of switching the AM with PM series. All funds collected for this series will benefit the Fridley Fund which defrays the cost of one training activity offered through ISSTD for students who would otherwise be unable to obtain appropriate instruction in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.

These sessions are for general conversation, not patient specific consultation. Please prepare general questions for the experts, and if you are seeking patient consultation time, you will need to seek that out on an individual basis. 

Please note that registration for the Ask The Experts series is in ISSTD's new Online Learning Center. If you have not yet created an account on this site you will need to do so before you complete your registration. Your ISSTD Membership account will not work for the login. Please create your account using the email address you have on file with ISSTD. If you are an ISSTD member it may take up to 48 business hours for your membership status to be updated in order to provide the correct fees. If you do not see your membership status updated within 48 hours please email for assistance.  

Session #2 Expert: Julian Ford
May 21, 2024 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM US Eastern Time 

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05/21/2024 - 4:30pm EDT
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05/21/2024 - 6:00pm EDT
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Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP
Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP 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 Psychotraumatoology 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 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.

Continuing Education (CE) is not available for this series.


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  • ISSTD defines a student as those enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certification in the mental health field and who have an interest in trauma and dissociation. 
  • ISSTD defines an emerging professional as mental health professionals who have completed an advanced degree and are in the first three years of their career (or first three years after graduation for researchers).
  • If you do not fall into one of the above categories please register as Professional/Retired. 

Registration Policies
Cancellations requests can be made until one week before the first session and are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds are provided for no shows. Substitution for attendees are accepted at anytime, and attendees are welcome to facilitate the transfer of their registration to an individual of their choice, or if there is a waitlist for this series, ISSTD will assist with attempting to find a substitute.  Please contact for any of the above.