Joshua Arvidson MSS., LCSW

Mr. Joshua Arvidson is the Director of the Alaska Child Trauma Center and Child and Family Services at Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS).

At ACMHS, Mr. Arvidson oversees the largest child/family outpatient team in Alaska with 6 programs including a trauma-informed therapeutic preschool, outpatient trauma center, transition age youth mental health services, a family therapy program, and an outpatient clinic serving Fairbanks/Interior Alaska.

Mr. Arvidson directs the Alaska Trauma-Informed Training Program for behavioral health in Alaska, providing training to over 80 treatment programs across Alaska.  He is the Principal Investigator for the Military Family Child Trauma Program. 

Mr. Arvidson serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma and has presented at over 100 conferences on childhood trauma, including the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Mr. Arvidson has published research on child trauma in the journals, Child Welfare 360, Child Maltreatment, the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma and Trauma, Abuse and Violence.


Teletherapy Multi-state

PSYPACT is an interstate compact designed to allow licensed psychologists to practice of telepsychology across state boundaries legally and ethically. As of 2024, PSYPACT is effective in 37 states, one U.S. territory, and Washington, DC: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CNMI, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI & WY.