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Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder


Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D, is a Psychologist in Maryland and the Founder and Executive Director of Eastern Shore Psychological Services.  She has worked for over 30 years successfully assessing and treating trauma and attachment problems.  She now trains and supervises therapists who are assessing and treating maltreated children. Dr. Seifert has lectured both nationally and internationally and provides training on trauma, symptoms of trauma and attachment issues.  She has written more than 60 articles on these topics, as well. 

Dr. Seifert is an internationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of youth with trauma and attachment problems and their families.  She has appeared on CNN, Discovery ID, and Fox News and consults with numerous public agencies.  Dr. Seifert testifies in Courts as an expert on the maltreatment of children. She has a blog, Stop the Cycle, on with over a half a million readers.  

She as written two books, How Children Become Violent  (Acanthus, 2006) and Youth Violence: Theory, Prevention, and Intervention (Springer, 2015).  In these two books, she wrote about the groundbreaking research such as the ACE's research out of the CDC, connecting child maltreatment, delays in the developmental of coping skills, and youthful violent behaviors. In addition to these books and numerous ebooks, Dr. Seifert has developed the CARE-2, Child and Adolescent Risk/Needs Evaluation. The CARE-2 builds on the work in her books by creating a method to develop effective treatment plans for traumatized children who's symptoms included aggression and difficulty in relationships with others.

You can learn more about her at and the ESPS clinic website is

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Kathryn Seifert is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Eastern Shore Psychological Services; and CARE-2, LLC. She receives royalties as an author of Acanthus Publishing and Springer Publishing. Dr. Seifert receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathryn Seifert is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Maryland Psychological Association. She writes a blog, Stop the Cycle, on

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