Dr. Hilary Hodgdon, Ph.D.
Justice Resource Institute, Co-Director
Dr. Hilary Hodgdon is a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of complex trauma in children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Hodgdon is the Associate Director of Research at Justice Resource Institute and formally of the Trauma Center, where she oversees treatment outcome research on novel interventions for children, youth and adults suffering from symptoms related to traumatic stress. Dr. Hodgdon is the Co-Director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, a SAMSHA Category II training and technical assistance network housed at the Trauma Center. Dr. Hodgdon is 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. Dr. Hodgdon has provided training in 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. Dr. Hodgdon received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her research interests center on the crossover of youth from the child welfare to juvenile justice systems, the impact of early trauma on the development of psychopathology during adolescence, longitudinal outcomes of trauma-impacted youth and alternative treatments for complex trauma. Dr. Hodgdon is particularly interested in the assessment of children and youth involved in foster care and in issues related to the overlap between the mental health, child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She is trained in sensory-motor therapy for children (SMART), Eye Movement Desensitization Training (EMDR), EEG biofeedback (Neurofeedback) and Trauma-focused CBT.