Bruce D. Perry

Child Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, New York Times Bestselling Author

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., a child psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and renowned author. He is the head of the Neurosequential Network, a senior fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy and an adjunct professor at a variety of prestigious universities. Bruce Perry is the co-author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, centered on maltreated children, and Born for Love, which focuses on empathy. Most recently, Dr. Perry co-wrote a #1 New York Times Bestseller with Oprah Winfrey entitled What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing.

Dr. Bruce Perry has researched the impact of abuse and trauma on developing brains for many years. His work has impacted clinical practice, programs and policy across the world. Dr. Perry has aided countless individuals and communities following high-profile incidents involving trauma. He helped people who were suffering after events such as the Columbine shooting, the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and multiple natural disasters.

In addition to being a prolific writer, he has received numerous professional awards and honors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of multiple organizations including Prevent Child Abuse America and the Ana Grace Project.

As a speaker, Bruce Perry has presented about child maltreatment, children’s mental health, neurodevelopment and youth violence at an assortment of venues. From the White House to Good Morning America, Dr. Perry’s experience and knowledge has informed audiences

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What Happened To You?Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Flatiron Books

Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.