Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, is a pioneer in the field of trauma and the treatment of traumatic disorders.She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Courtois is a past president of APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) and served as Chair of the APA’s Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults. She has received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice from the APA, the Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession of Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the APA Division 56 Lifetime Achievement Award.

She continues to edit and write books on trauma responses and treatment. She has written numerous articles and chapters and co-authored Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Dr. Julian Ford and others; with Dr. Ford, she has co-authored a book on the treatment of complex trauma and co-edited two books on complex trauma in adults and children/adolescents. She is also a co-editor of Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy for Trauma, and author of the consumer book It’s Not You, It’s What Happened to You.

The revised ten-year anniversary revision of her 2009 book on treating complex trauma will be released by Guilford Press in February 2020.

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