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Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, CSW-R,PhD.DABPS is elected to the board of ATTACh.

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman's address to the board.

I am honored to have been elected to the Board of the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. This organization's work is vital to so many families who have children in need of help. The organization has taken a number of actions that improve a family's ability to find effective treatment. For example, the Association's list of Registered Clinician's provides families with a listing of mental health professionals who meet stringent standards for education, training, and who meet rigerious practice standards.

As a member of the ATTACh Board I would bring a commitment to and a deep interest in research, improving and promoting attachment-based treatment, and parent advocacy. I would bring to the Board my clinical experience, my background in research, and a strong commitment to parent advocacy and clinical excellence.

Having conducted a follow-up study (submitted for publication) on the efficacy of attachment-based treatment, I understand both the difficulties in conducting practice research and its importance. Research provides credibility for our work, it provides an evidence base that can help parents have confidence in our methods, and it enable third-party payers to fund this effective and necessary treatment.

The results of Practice research can be used to validate our methods, improve our interventions, and promote this treatment. Parents of children with trauma-attachment disorders need support and professional advocates so that their children receive appropriate care in school, treatment centers, and other venues. I will work to help our Association develop a stronger base of credibility so that we can more effectively promote the work of helping families and children heal.

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, CSW-R,
PhD.DABPS is a Registered Clinician with ATTACh

This status requires meeting very specific and rigirous standards for education, training, and supervision. In addition, regular continuing eduction is required to continue this status. Families can feel assured when they seek treatment by a Registered Clinician that they are receiving competant and effective treatment that meets current standards and adheres to ATTACh's stringent policies regarding treatment.

The Center for Family Development is a Registered Clinical Agency with ATTACh

The Center For Family Development achieved status as a Registerd Clinical Agency with The Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children by meeting a set of very high standards. In addition, the
agency was required to present very detailed treatment protocols, policies, and procedure statements to ensure client safety and the effectiveness of treatment provided. As a result of achieving this status, families can feel
comfort in selecting the Center for services.