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Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP

Christine Courtois

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP is a Board Certified Counseling Psychologist in independent practice in Washington, DC and National Clinical Training Consultant for Elements Behavioral Health/Promises, Malibu & LA. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland College Park in 1979. Dr. Courtois has recently published Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents co-edited with Dr. Julian Ford; The Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach (2013) co-authored with Dr. Ford; a revision of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy (2010); and Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide (2009) co-edited with Dr. Ford. She has recently completed co-editing (with Drs. Donald Walker and Jamie Aten) a book on spiritually-oriented trauma treatment to be published in 2014. Dr. Courtois is the appointed chair of the American Psychological Association’s PTSD Guideline Development Panel and has organized the development of guidelines for the treatment of complex trauma for three professional organizations. She is Past-President of Division 56 (Psychological Trauma) of the APA and a Founding Associate Editor of the Division’s journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy. In 1990, she co-founded (with Joan Turkus, MD) The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program, Washington, DC, one of the first inpatient trauma programs in the US, where she served as Clinical and Training Director for 16 years.

 

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Online Courses and DVDs

Healing from Trauma:  From “Survival/Hyper Aroused Brain” to “Learning/Mindful Brain”

Healing from Trauma:  From “Survival/Hyper Aroused Brain” to “Learning/Mindful Brain”

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is now recognized as being the result of changes in the individual’s psychophysiology. It involves hyper-arousal and re-experiencing, alternating with numbing/dissociation and avoidance, and changes in the indivi...

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Treating Complex Trauma:  A Sequenced Relationship-based Approach

Treating Complex Trauma:  A Sequenced Relationship-based Approach

Complex post-traumatic conditions develop in the aftermath of chronic cumulative trauma, particularly severe child abuse and neglect. It can also develop over the course of adulthood in response to other types of trauma. The objective of this works...

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Trauma and it’s Effect on Sprituality

Trauma and it’s Effect on Sprituality

Trauma is by its very nature dispiriting and has been described by one writer as “soul murder”. This is especially the case when trauma is interpersonal, committed by those who are related to or are otherwise known to the victim, often ...

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