From the Back Cover
- This is a terrific book that should enjoy wide circulation. The authors integrate research findings without losing sight of their primary audience: clinicians. They include a wealth of clinical insights and practical suggestions. This volume has a great deal to offer both newcomers and seasoned clinicians.— Joan Zweben, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
- A terrific contribution to an important area of work. This book offers a compassionate approach to help improve treatment for women with PTSD and substance abuse. It conveys clinically savvy principles from an expert team grounded in both treatment and research perspectives. Especially new and noteworthy are the sections on parenting, ethnocultural considerations, and physical health. Throughout, the empowerment perspective and gender sensitivity offer a clear lens to understand–truly understand–the lives of women devastated by trauma and addiction. Sincere congratulations to Hien, Litt, Cohen, Miele, and Campbell for a major and timely contribution.— Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine; Harvard Medical School; and National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
- This practical, comprehensive volume provides a number of case examples plus appended training considerations and materials that will be helpful to therapists working with women experiencing trauma and the related effects of substance abuse, communicating deep sensitivity to their struggles, problems, and hopes.— James L. Sorenson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; Past President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse)
About the Author
Denise Hien, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director of the Women’s Health Project. She is a Senior Research Scientist at the Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work and has been Principal Investigator on numerous grants from NIDA, NIAAA, and Office of Research on Women’s Health. Dr. Hien also maintains a private practice in New York City.
Lisa Caren Litt, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Trauma-Focused Programs at St Luke’s Hospital, including the Women’s Health Project and the Men’s Center for Healing and Recovery. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her private practice is in New York City.
Lisa R. Cohen, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Research Director of the Women’s Health Project. She is also a Research Scientist at the Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in New York City.
Gloria M. Miele, Ph.D. is Instructor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Training Director for the Long Island Node of NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network and former Program Director of the Women’s Health Project Treatment and Research Center. She works in Southern California as a Personal and Executive Coach, Trainer and Consultant.
Aimee Campbell, M.S.W. is a social worker and Project Director at the Women’s Health Project. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work. She is completing her doctorate in social work.
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