Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, a board-certified counseling psychologist, retired from clinical practice in Washington, DC, is now an author and consultant/trainer on trauma psychology and treatment in Bethany Beach, DE, where she is a licensed psychologist. She is known for her work on adult survivors of developmental trauma in childhood complex trauma and its treatment. Her co-edited book, Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders was published in 2020. In addition to other professional books, she has written a consumer book entitled, It's Not You, It's What Happened to You. Dr. Courtois was Chair of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of PTSD in Adults for the American Psychological Association and is past president of APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology). She co-founded and was Clinical and Training Director of a specialized inpatient and day treatment program, The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program in Washington, DC. She has received recognition for her work from several state, national, and international professional organizations.
Financial: Dr. Christine Courtois is a consultant/trainer on trauma psychology and treatment. She has employment relationships with Georgetown University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Courtois receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Christine Courtois is a member and fellow of the American Psychological Association and a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr. Courtois is an Ad hoc reviewer and editor for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.