growing healthy and secure family relationships

Training and Experience

Craig W. Clark, MA, MFT is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with private practice offices in Capitola and Santa Clara, California.

He earned his masters degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. In 1999 he helped provide the first series of eight Adoption Clinical Trainings to mental health professionals and social workers in Santa Clara County, California. For over a decade, Craig has worked with foster and adoptive families and children.

His areas of special interest include working with parents who are caring for children and adolescents with histories of abuse, trauma, neglect and/or loss of caregivers. He also works with individuals and couples who feel the effects of insecure attachment in their adult relationships.


Craig is Associate Professor at John F. Kennedy University, College of Professional Studies. http://www.jkfu.edu He has presented workshops for Santa Cruz County DFCS, the Annual Conference of ATTACh, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Valley Chapter of California Association of Marriage Family Therapists, and for JFK University’s continuing education department.

Mr. Clark has authored chapters for two books, “Creating Capacity for Attachment: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Trauma-Attachment Disorders” (July, 2005); and “The Developmental Psychotherapy Casebook”, (March 2011).

Mr. Clark has provided consulting services to San Francisco and Monterey Bay area agencies including Kinship Center's AFTER Program and Center for Healthy Development, Unity Care, Inc., Homes For Kids, Inc. and Santa Clara County DFCS.


Mr. Clark is a Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist http://www.dyadicdevelopmentalpsychotherapy.org , and Certified Attachment-focused Family Therapist & AFFT Consultant http://attachment-focusedtreatmentinstitute.com/attachment-focusedtherapist.html He is a Certified Circle of Secuirty® Parent Trainer. http://circleofsecurity.net/ Mr. Clark has completed and has completed training through the level of Advanced Theraplay® and Marschak Interaction Method with the Theraplay® Institute. http://www.theraplay.org He is a Registered Clinician with Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh). http://www.attach.org

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