Early deprivation, neglect, abuse, significant early health problems and hospitalizations, repeated moves, or more than one year in an orphanage can create attachment problems that require specialized treatment. Traditional forms of therapy are ineffective with attachment-disordered children.

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman is certified by the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute as a certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, certified consultant, and certified Trainer. Arthur Becker-Weidman, CSW-R Ph.D. received his doctorate in Human Development from the University of Maryland, Institute for Child Study.

He achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of Psychological Specialties in Child Psychology and Forensic Psychology. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners. He is a Vice-President, clinical, with the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children and President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute. He is certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, Consultant, and Trainer. Dr. Becker-Weidman is an adjunct Clinical Professor at SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Becker-Weidman has published over a dozen scholarly papers and presented at numerous national, regional, and local professional meetings. 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.