Bio | Hilary B. Hodgdon, Ph.D.

I am a practicing clinical psychologist, trainer and researcher specializing in the study and treatment of traumatic stress. My research interests center on deepening understanding of the etiology and sequelae of childhood trauma, elucidating mechanisms that convey risk for psychopathology among vulnerable populations, and development and evaluation of trauma-informed treatment approaches. As the Director of Research at the Trauma Center, I oversee treatment outcome research on novel interventions for children, youth and adults suffering from symptoms related to traumatic stress. As the Co-Director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network (CTTN), a SAMSHA National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Category II training and technical assistance network housed at the Trauma Center, I oversee national level training initiatives focused on trauma informed systems change with agencies and broader systems that interface with children, youth and families impacted by child maltreatment and trauma. I am a certified trainer in the Child Welfare Toolkit and Resource Parent Curriculums of the NCTSN and the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) treatment framework for children with complex trauma. I provide training on the neurobiology and developmental impact of complex trauma and evidenced based interventions for traumatic stress to a variety of provider groups including social workers, mental health practitioners, and administrative, milieu and nursing staff at outpatient, residential, inpatient and community mental health settings. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in 2009.