Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D. is the coordinator of Trauma Disorder Services for Children and Adolescents at Sheppard Pratt Health System and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence. Her psychotherapy practice specializes in children and adolescents suffering from dissociative symptoms and disorders, and her forensic practice specializes in child sexual abuse.
She is past-president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) and contributing editor to the society’s journal, the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She is the recipient of the 1992 Walter P. Klopfer Award for her research, and the 1997 Cornelia Wilbur Award for clinical excellence. Silberg is the editor of The Dissociative Child and co-editor of Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors. She has written numerous articles on trauma and dissociation in children and adolescents and has presented nationally and internationally on child abuse, psychotherapy, and protecting abused children in family court.
Speaker: Joyanna Silberg (presentation below) is on this video talking about how she came into the field of working with traumatized andd dissociated children, her attitude and approach with regard to working with these children, and thoughts about working with children versus with adults.
The interview was done on August 27th, 2010, and the interviewer is Clinical Psychologist and ESTD board member Arne Blindheim.