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Arthur Becker-Weidman: Some Comments on Autism

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman is the founder of the Center for Family Development and a leading proponent of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). In this article, Dr. Becker-Weidman shares some insights about autism. Advertisements

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Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman on Interventions in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy interventions flow from several theoretical and empirical lines. Attachment theory (Bowlby, 1980, Bowlby, 1988) provides the theoretical foundation for Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Early trauma disrupts the normally developing attachment system by creating distorted internal working models of

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Arthur Becker-Weidman Returns from Finland and the Czech Republic

Dr. Becker-Weidman consults with several child treatment agencies, school districts, and departments of social services in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Finland, Australia, and the Czech Republic.

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Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman Addresses “The Homework Problem”

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, founder of the Center for Family Development, addresses homework issues: “Mom, I need help with math!!” “OK, honey, I’ll be right there.” Five minutes later the child is near tears and screaming, “You’re not helping me!!”You fume,

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Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman Responds…

My work with, and research on, children with disorders of attachment was mischaracterized in the article, “Coercive Restraint Therapies,” by Jean Mercer, which was also previously published on the Web. The techniques that Mercer describes as CRT [coercive restraint therapy]

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Arthur Becker-Weidman: Center for Family Development

The Center for Family Development is Western New York’s only attachment center specializing in the treatment of adopted and foster families with trauma and  attachment disorder. Our professionals have the knowledge, skills, personal experiences, and professional training to help adoptive

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