The University of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Research was given to Dr. Brand for her research on dissociation and complex trauma.
Dr. Brand was awarded the Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Psychology from the Maryland Psychological Association for the research she has conducted on trauma-related topics including dissociation, PTSD, and attachment over the course of her career.
The Pierre Janet Writing Award was given to Dr. Brand for the most important publication in the field of dissociation and trauma in 2016 for the paper:
Vissia, E. M., Mechteld, E. G., Chalavi, S., Nijenhuis, E. R. S., Draijer, N., Brand, B. L., & Reinders, A. A. T. (2016). Trauma or fantasy? Distinguishing dissociative identity disorder (DID), DID simulating controls, posttraumatic stress disorder and healthy controls. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 1-18. doi: 10.1111/acps.12590
Dr. Brand received the Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation for outstanding cumulative contributions to research in the area of dissociative disorders.
Dr. Brand received the Presidential Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation for her research about dissociative disorders.
The Pierre Janet Writing Award was given for the most important publication in the field of dissociation and trauma in 2013 for the paper:
Dorahy, M. J., Brand, B. L., Krüger, C., Lewis-Fernández, R., Martínez-Taboas, A., & Sar, V., Middleton, M., Stavropoulos, P. (2014). Dissociative Identity Disorder: An empirical review. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(5), 402 – 417. doi: 10.1177/0004867414527523
The Cornelia B. Wilbur Award was bestowed upon Dr. Brand for outstanding clinical contributions to the treatment of dissociative disorders.
Dr. Brand and her co-authors won the Pierre Janet Writing Award for the most important publication in the field of dissociation and trauma in 2012 for a paper published in the prestigious journal, Psychological Bulletin. The authors provided an extensive, thorough review of published research and concluded that dissociation is caused by trauma, rather than fantasy or sociocognitive influences. Their article was:
Dalenberg, C. J., Brand, B. L., Gleaves, D. H., Dorahy, M. J., Loewenstein, R. J., Cardeña, E., & … Spiegel, D. (2012). Evaluation of the evidence for the trauma and fantasy models of dissociation. Psychological Bulletin, 138(3), 550 – 588. doi: 10.1037/a0027447
Dr. Brand and her co-authors won the Richard P. Kluft Award for having the best article in 2012 in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation for this article:
Brand, B. L., Lanius, R. Loewenstein, R. J., Vermetten, E. & Spiegel, D. (2012). Where are we going? An update on assessment, treatment, and neurobiological research in dissociative disorders as we move towards the DSM-5. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 13(1), 9 – 31. doi:10.1080/15299732.2011.620687