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Christine Courtois, Ph.D.

Christine Courtois, Ph.D.

Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D. is a psychologist in independent practice in Washington, DC. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in College Park in 1979. Dr. Courtois is President-Elect of Division 56 (Psychological Trauma) of the American Psychological Association and has recently published Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide (2009) co-edited with Dr. Julian Ford. She has authored three other books: Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines (1999), Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A Workshop Model (1993), and Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy (1988, revised 2010). She has also published numerous articles and chapters on related topics and is the Associate Editor of the new APA journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy.

She routinely conducts professional training locally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to traumatic stress. Dr. Courtois is Co-Founder and past Clinical and Training Director of The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington. She has received the following professional awards: 2008 Outstanding Alumni Award (College of Education) from The University of Maryland, College Park; 2007 University of Maryland College of Education Alumni Outstanding Professional Award; 2007 Outstanding Contributions to Professional Practice Award from Division 56 (Psychological Trauma), American Psychological Association; 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation; 2005 Distinguished Contribution to the Psychology of Women Award from the Committee on the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association; 2003 Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; 2001 Cornelia Wilbur Award, International Society for the Study of Dissociation; 1996 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Professional Practice, American Psychological Association.

More information: www.drchriscourtois.com