Bethany Brand, PhD
Bethany Brand, PhD, is a Psychology Professor and the Director of the Clinical Focus program at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Brand specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders. She has over 30 years of clinical and research experience, including training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, and at Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Trauma Disorders program. Dr. Brand has been honored with numerous research, teaching and clinical awards and served on several national task forces that developed guidelines for the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders.
Dr. Brand has over 100 published papers focusing on treatment of dissociative individuals (i.e., the TOP DD studies); assessment methods for distinguishing dissociative disorders from other textbooks’ coverage of trauma, among other topics. She has delivered clinical and research presentations around the world. In addition to assessing and treating patients, Dr. Brand serves as a forensic expert in trauma-related cases including state, federal and capital (i.e., death penalty) cases. Her two books on the treatment of dissociative individuals (Finding Solid Ground) will be published in 2022 and her book on the assessment of dissociation will be published in 2023.
Financial: Bethany Brand maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Towson University. Bethany Brand receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Bethany Brand is an Ad hoc reviewer and editor for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc. She is a developer of teachtrauma.com. Bethany Brand is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and is the founding member and co-chair of the Forensic and Correctional Committee of Trauma Division (Division 56) of the American Psychological Association.