Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-based Guide
Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP is a Psychologist in independent practice (Christine A. Courtois, PhD & Associates, PLC) in Washington, DC. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland in College Park, in 1979. Dr. Courtois is President of Division 56 (Psychological Trauma) of the American Psychological Association and has recently published a revision of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy (2010, 1988) and Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide (2009) co-edited with Dr. Julian Ford. She is currently co-authoring a text on the treatment of complex trauma with Dr. Ford (Guilford), scheduled to be published in 2011, co-editing another book with Dr. Ford on the treatment of complex traumatic stress disorders in children (Guilford) to be published in 2012 and co-editing a book with Donald Walker and Jamie Aten on trauma and spirituality (American Psychological Association Books) to be published in 2013. She has authored two other books, Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines (1999) and Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A Workshop Model (1993). Dr. Courtois has published numerous articles and chapters on related topics and is the Associate Editor of the APA journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy. She is Co-Founder (with Joan Turkus, MD) and past Clinical and Training Director of The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program, Washington, DC.
She has received the following
2010 Print Media Award with co-editor Dr. Julian Ford for Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide (Guilford, 2009), the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation;
2008 Outstanding Alumni Award (College of Education), Alumni Association, The University of Maryland, College Park;
2007 Alumni Outstanding Professional Award, The University of Maryland College of Education;
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.