Dr. Margaret Blaustein is the founder and Director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, MA. She is a clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. With an emphasis on the importance of understanding the child-, the family-, and the provider-in-context, her study has focused on identification and translation of key principles of intervention across treatment settings, building from the foundational theories of childhood development, attachment, and traumatic stress.
Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2018, 2nd ed.).
Dr. Blaustein has provided extensive training and consultation to providers within the US and abroad on the range of topics relevant to understanding, assessing, and collaboratively supporting youth and families who have experienced traumatic stress.