Bethany Brand, PhD

Bethany Brand

Bethany Brand, PhD

Bethany Brand, PhD, is a Psychology Professor and the Director of the Clinical Focus program at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has over 30 years of experience in researching, assessing, and treating the impact of psychological trauma with a specialization in dissociation.

Dr. Brand has been honoured with the endowed Martha E. Mitten Professorship. She has also received teaching, research, and clinical awards, including “Teacher of the Year” from the Maryland Psychological Association and “Outstanding Contribution to the Science of Trauma Psychology” from the American Psychological Association. She is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Dr. Brand has served on national and international task forces that developed guidelines for the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders. She has published over 130 peer reviewed papers and three research-based books about assessing and treating dissociation. These works include: The Concise Guide to Assessing and Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation; Finding Solid Ground: Overcoming Obstacles in Trauma Treatment; and The Finding Solid Ground Program Workbook.

Dr. Bethany Brand is the Principal Investigator on the largest treatment outcome studies to date of dissociative disorders (the TOP DD studies). She has delivered hundreds of clinical and research presentations at national and international conferences. In addition to treating patients in her private practice, Dr. Brand serves as a forensic expert in trauma-related cases, including state, federal and capital cases and an international Supreme Court case.

Financial Disclosures: Bethany Brand, PhD, maintains a private practice. She receives honoraria for speaking, royalties on her books and contributions to UpToDate, and royalties on her app for Finding Solid Ground. She receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.