Lisa M. Najavits, PhD


Lisa M. Najavits, PhD is an adjunct professor and the director of Treatment Innovations at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as a licensed psychologist with a psychotherapy practice. After receiving her PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University, Lisa was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 25 years and worked as a research psychologist for 12 years at Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. She is the author of 190 professional publications, and numerous books and manuals, including Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse; A Woman’s Addiction Workbook; and the self-help book, Recovery from Trauma. Lisa has served as president of the Society of Addiction Psychology of the American Psychological Association, is on several advisory boards, and has received multiple awards such as the 2009 Betty Ford Award of the Addiction Medical Education and Research Association.



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