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Contact me[edit | edit source]

Either leave a message on my talk page, or e-mail me.

I am also known as Dr. Art on the internet and by the families and children I work with.

About Me[edit | edit source]

I am a licensed mental health clinician.

I am a member of several professional associations, including the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children ( and serve as chair of their Registration Committee for clinical and agency members.

I am licensed in several of the United States and have achieved Dipolmate status with the American Board of Psychological Specialities in Child Psychology and Forensic Psychology. I am a Diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners. I am also a Registered Clinician with the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children.

As Director for the Center for Family Development ( I provide evaluations and treatment for families, focusing on those with histories of early maltreatment, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and related conditions. I work extensively with a number of Child Welfare agencies through out the U.S., Canada, and overseas providing training, consultation, and evaluations. I am often called upon to testify as an expert witness in court proceeding regarding the evaluation and treatment of children and other mental health matters across the United States.

I am President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, which certifies therapists, consultants, and trainers in this evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment. I am also a certified Dyadic Developmental psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer. I service on the board of the Coalition of Adoption and Foster Family Agencies in Western New York. I am on the International Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children, serve as Vice-President for clinical matters, and chair the registration committee.

I provide professional training workshops and programs for therapists, mental health clinics, school systems, residential treatment centers, and governmental agencies in the United States, Canada, and overseas.

I have published a number of articles in professional peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics:

Drug Abuse Treatment

Adolescent Drug Abuse

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Attachment theory

Attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder

Effective treatment for children and teens with complex trauma who have histories of chronic maltreatment


Presentations at professional meetings: Partial listing[edit | edit source]

MY INTERESTS[edit | edit source]

My areas of expertise and my areas of interest are:

If you want to contact me you can just leave a message on my talk page or e-mail me.

To do[edit | edit source]


Contributions at this wiki: Contribs and Edit count

The following pages should be checked daily for maintenance.

  1. EDIT--
  2. Check psych list and add article
  3. Check for Red links and add/fix/delete as needed.
  4. Add new content to articles of material I read in my prof. and science journals.
  5. edit
  6. edit
  7. edit
  8. New Articles needed:

New articles needed here:

Nervous system

Brain - Spinal cord - Central nervous system - Peripheral nervous system - Somatic nervous system - Autonomic nervous system - Sympathetic nervous system - Parasympathetic nervous system


{WelcomeNumber}to welcome new members

{w:test} to put in info about sand box and experimenting

Check frequently[edit | edit source]

The following pages should be checked daily for maintenance.

[3] check

[4] psych

[5] wanted

[6] new users

[[7]] recent changes

Active Talk[edit | edit source]

Search for Active Talk pages

Other to do[edit | edit source]

  1. . Edit At Me for ch & ad.
  2. . Edit RAD per discussion.
  3. . Add new articles per the list
  4. . I don't like red links and delete those links that lead no where and that are not relevant.
  5. Upload images for new pages:
  • Step 1: To upload an image first save it to your computer.
    • To save it from Wikipedia click on an image to open it then right click the description in blue below the picture and select "save target as" and I save it to a wikiimage folder so I can easily find it.
  • Step 2: Create link. In the edit box of your page make the link using the form thumb (take out first colon) if you have copied the article from wikipedia this link is already there.
  • Step 3:Save the page and click on the link in the article which brings up the upload box
  • Step 4: Upload the picture. Browse to your file and double click so it is selected into the box then press the upload button.
    • You can also use the "upload file" link from the toolbox on the righthand panel.

editing items[edit | edit source]

Set col width

examples examples

examples examples

redirect: #REDIRECT Cognitive behavioral therapy

Simply place {{Afd|PAGE NAME INCLUDING NAMESPACE}} at the top of a page you think should be deleted. If the page is short or an image, then you should use Template:D instead. This template also adds pages to Category:Articles for deletion.

How to list an article[edit | edit source]

  1. Put {{afd}} on the top of the page to be deleted and save.
  2. Click this article's entry.
  3. On the page, place ===[[Page name]]===, then your reason. Save.
  4. Come to Psychology Wiki:Articles for deletion and add {{Psychology Wiki:Articles for deletion/Page name}} to the bottom of the page.

Pages and materials[edit | edit source]

  1. To move a page: Help:Archiving_a_talk_page
  2. {{<<Template:Talkarchive>>}} archive template
  3. {{<<archive box|Old page. Archive 1. Archive 2.>>}}
  4. Help:Deletion_Policy, {{<delete>}} to mark page for speedy deletion, to see deletion log:[[8]]
  5. Speedy deletion--Template:D which can be added to pages to be deleted. It can be added to a page with:
{{D|Page is spam/broken redirect/unused image (etc.)}}
Any page which uses this template will be added to Category:Speedy deletion candidates

Welcome {{<WelcomeNumber>}}

To check deletion log: [[9]]

Articles I've worked on[edit | edit source]

  1. John Bowlby
  2. Attachment Theory
  3. Reactive Attachment Disorder
  4. Attachment disorder
  5. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  6. Complex post traumatic stress disorder
  7. Reactive attachment disorder
  8. Attachment therapy
  9. Criteria for the assessment of clinical studies
  10. Disorganised attachment
  11. Disorganised attachment and reactive attachment disorder

And other pages in the fields of child and adolescent treatment and psychology...


  1. Psychology.wikia:Talk pages,
  2. Consensus,
  3. Psychology.wikia:neutral_point_of_view,

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Writing, Style conventions and Utilities[edit | edit source]

Sourcing[edit | edit source]

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Conduct related[edit | edit source]

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Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 12:49, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Prior & Glaser
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named AACAP 2005
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