About the Authors

Julian Ford, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic and Center for Trauma Response Recovery and Preparedness, and CEO of Advanced Trauma Solutions. He has counseled hundreds of children, adolescents, and adults of all backgrounds suffering from traumatic stress. Because of his unique approach, numerous agencies including the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Disease Control have consulted with him on the treatment and prevention of traumatic stress.

Julian has co-edited three recent books, Treating Traumatized Children, the Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma, and Treatment of Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders, and authored a comprehensive textbook on PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Scientific and Professional Dimensions.

Jon Wortmann is an executive and communication coach at Novel Communication, LLC, minister, senior trainer at Thought Leaders, LLC, and mental coach for the University of Connecticut golf team. A graduate of Carleton College with a masters from Harvard University, he began his career as a leader in hospitals, spiritual communities, and non-profits. Every organization he served at least doubled its participation and fundraising. He began his training and coaching career in 2005, and has worked with individuals and teams from organizations like Time Warner, ING, and Habitat for Humanity. He blogs for Huffington Post’s GPS for the Soul.

Jon is the co-author of two books, Mastering Communication at Work and The Three Commitments of Leadership, and the ebook, The Best Communicator in the World.

Together Julian and Jon blog at Psychology Today.