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Dr. Donald Walker serves as the director for the Child Trauma Institute. He is a clinical child psychologist who specializes in trauma work with children and in addressing faith issues in therapy with children and teens. He has master's degrees in both theology and psychology, and he received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. During his doctoral work, he was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy for children who have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.

He has published and presented a number of articles, book chapters and conference presentations on this topic nationally and internationally. He has co-edited a book from APA entitled Spiritual Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. He is also the co-editor of two forthcoming books from APA and Intervarsity Press. He currently teaches doctoral courses in trauma and clinical child psychology. In his clinical practice, he specializes in using trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy with children who have been victims of childhood abuse. He has previously worked in both community settings and in faith-based private practices.