Joyanna Silberg is the Senior Consultant for Child and Adolescent Trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Maryland and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence. Her psychotherapy practice specializes in children and adolescents suffering from dissociative symptoms and disorders, and her forensic practice specializes in child sexual abuse. She has served as an expert witness in 27 states.
She is past-president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) and contributing editor to the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She received the 1992 Walter P. Klopfer Award for her research, 1997 Cornelia Wilbur Award for clinical excellence, and the 2011 William Friedrich Award for work on Child Sexual Abuse. Joyanna is the editor of The Dissociative Child and co-editor of Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors. She has been the consultant for the Domestic Violence and Legal Empowerment Appeals Project (DV LEAP)’s Custody and Abuse Project with Office on Violence Against Women. She is also consultant for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network grant through the Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her book, The Child Survivor: Healing Developmental Trauma and Dissociation was the 2013 recipient of the Written Media Award by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Joyanna is the 2013 recipient of the Champion for Children Award from DV LEAP.