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Barbara W. Boat, PhD Director, The Childhood Trust 513-558-9007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, The Childhood Trust
Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment
UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Treatment of post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders; training and utilization of evidenced-based interventions for traumatized children and their families
Barbara Walling Boat, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and director of the Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment. She is also executive director of the Childhood Trust at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She received her BA in psychology and Spanish at Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minnesota, her MA in child behavior and development at the University of Iowa, and her PhD in psychology at Case Western Reserve University.
In addition to providing evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents and adults, supervising trainees, and presenting at national and international conferences, she has conducted research on the use of anatomical dolls in sexual abuse investigations and currently studies relationships among animal cruelty, child abuse and domestic violence, including dog bites. She currently is part of a NCTSN grant to assess the effectiveness of a group intervention with incarcerated youth that addresses trauma and grief issues.Her special clinical interests are treatment of post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders and the training and utilization of evidenced-based interventions for traumatized children and their families.
Erna Olafson, PhD, PsyD Director, Childhood Trauma Treatment Training 513-558-4067 email@example.com
Director, Childhood Trauma Treatment Training
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Erna Olafson, PhD, PsyD, is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry and pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
She is currently the co-director of a National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Level II Site, the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice, with joint SAMHSA funding until 2016 to the University of Connecticut and CCHMC.
Dr. Olafson was the training director for CCHMC’s NCTSN site, the Trauma Treatment Training Center, from 2002 to 2012. She directed the Childhood Trust Child Forensic Training Institute, which graduated more than 1,000 law enforcement and advocacy center investigators, from 1999 to 2011.
Since 2003, she has chaired the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Justice Consortium, which collaborated with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to produce special trauma-focused issues of the Juvenile and Family Court Journal.
Dr. Olafson is one of fifty national trainers for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the treatment approach that has the strongest evidence base for traumatized children and their caregivers. She received the Outstanding Professional Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children in June, 2013. Her research, presentations, and publications focus on prevention, assessment, and treatment of family violence and child maltreatment.
Olafson E. Attachment theory and child abuse:some cautions. J Child Sex Abus. 2002;11(1):125-9.
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