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Christine Courtois

Christine Courtois

Trauma Treatment and Consulting

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, is retired from 35 years in clinical practice in Washington, DC, and is now a consultant/trainer on trauma psychology and treatment and has continued to author and edit books on psychological trauma and treatment. With Dr. Julian Ford, she has just published the 10 year revision of their book Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Guilford). She has written or edited a total of 12 books on related topics and has been active in the development of clinical practice and professional practice guidelines for the treatment of PTSD for several professional organizations. Dr. Courtois has received the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Professional Practice, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence, and the American Board of Professional Psychology, 2016 Distinguished Service Award to the Profession of Psychology and most recently the American Psychological Association Division 56 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Courtois specializes in the treatment of trauma, particularly for adults experiencing the effects of childhood incest and other forms of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, and has developed treatment approaches for complex posttraumatic and dissociative conditions.