CHRISTINE COURTOIS, PHD, ABPP

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, Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy, will be published in May 2021; the revised edition of 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.