Bruce D. Perry
|Bruce D. Perry|
|Residence||Houston, TX, United States|
|Fields||Neuroscience, Mental health, Trauma|
|Institutions||Baylor College of Medicine|
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy (www.ChildTrauma.org) in Houston and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago. He is a clinician and researcher in children's mental health and the neurosciences, and an internationally-recognized authority on children in crisis. From 1993-2001, he was the Thomas S. Trammell Research Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital. He is currently Senior Fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy, which is a leading center of research and education on child maltreatment. He also serves as Senior Consultant to the Alberta Ministry of Children's Services in Canada.
Consultant, child trauma
Perry has served as a consultant and expert witness on many high-profile incidents involving traumatized children, including the Columbine High School massacre, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco siege, and the YFZ Ranch custody cases. His clinical research and practice focuses on examining the long-term effects of trauma in children, adolescents, and adults and has been instrumental in describing how traumatic events in childhood change the biology of the brain. He is the author of more than 200 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific proceedings and is the recipient of a variety of professional awards. Perry's Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics is currently the working model used by Youthville's Trauma Recovery Center in Wichita, Kansas.
Dr. Perry's first wife, Arlis Dykema, was murdered in Stanford Memorial Church on the grounds of Stanford University on October 12, 1974. Dr. Perry was initially considered a suspect, but was released after he passed a lie-detector test.
- University of Chicago, fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Yale University School of Medicine, residency, psychiatry
- Northwestern University, M.D., Ph.D.
- Amherst College
- Stanford University
- The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing,with Maia Szalavitz, 2007, ISBN 0-465-05652-0 
- Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential --and Endangered, with Maia Szalavitz, 2010, ISBN 0-06-165678-X
- Child Trauma Academy
- "The Real Crisis of Katrina" by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, September, 2005
- "Altered Brain Development Following Global Neglect in Early Childhood" by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.