Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman: Center for Family Development

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by tooledleather, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. The Center for Family Development is Western New York's only
    attachment center specializing in the treatment of adopted and foster
    families with trauma and attachment disorder. Our professionals have
    the knowledge, skills, personal experiences, and professional training
    to help adoptive and foster families with attachment concerns. The
    Center for family Development has focused much of its efforts on
    helping adoptive and foster families. The needs of adoptive families
    are unique and very few professionals understand these families and
    their special problems. The Center for Family Development was founded
    by Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman to provide answers to questions,
    solutions to problems, and the expert support necessary for families
    to thrive in these turbulent times.

    Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman and his associates are dedicated to helping
    adoptive families achieve their potential. All members of the Center
    For Family Development are licensed, skilled, and highly trained
    professionals with at least twenty years experience helping families.
    Arthur Becker-Weidman, CSW-R, PhD. DABPS received his doctorate in
    Human Development from the University of Maryland, Institute for Child
    Study. He achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of
    Psychological Specialties in Child Psychology and Forensic Psychology.
    He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Dr.
    Becker-Weidman has received extensive training in Dyadic Developmental
    Psychotherapy, an attachment-based therapy, including with Daniel
    Hughes, Ph.D., author of Building the Bonds of Attachment and
    Facilitating Developmental Attachment.

    At the Center For Family Development we only begin working with
    families after completing a thorough assessment. We carefully
    evaluate the child and the family. Our success rate is now over 95%.
    Success means that the child has developed the capacity to love and be
    loved and is functioning at least at about 80% of the level you'd
    expect for a child that age. See our Research page for the results of
    our follow-up study.

    Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, an attachment-based therapy is an
    evidence-based treatment for children with Trauma-Attachment
    Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and other disorders of
    attachment that are complicated by severe trauma or histories of
    maltreatment. Other forms of treatment such as play therapy are
    ineffective with children who have disorders of attachment and complex
    post-traumatic-stress-disorder because all these therapies require a
    trusting relationship between the therapist and child. See our follow-
    up study in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, a professional
    peer-reviewed journal. This demonstrates that Dyadic Developmental
    Psychotherapy is an evidence-based effective treatment for children
    with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Please see our Informed Consent
    document for more information.

    Parents of attachment disordered children experience a high level of
    stress and need support and understanding in order to help their
    children and survive as a family. The Center for Family Development
    offers a support group which is intended as an opportunity for parents
    to share parenting strategies, learn about approaches that work,
    support others, find support, and develop cooperative respite
    arrangements. This is not a treatment group or therapy.


    tooledleather, Jul 19, 2009
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