Bethany Brand, PhD, is a Psychology Professor at Towson University and she specialises in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders. She has over 30 years of clinical and research experience. Dr. Brand has been honoured with numerous research, teaching and clinical awards and served on several national task forces that developed guidelines for the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders. Dr. Brand is the Principal Investigator on a series of international treatment studies of patients with dissociative disorders (TOP DD studies) as well as studies distinguishing dissociative disorders from other conditions including malingering. She has served as an expert witness on trauma in forensic cases at the state, federal, and international level.