Laura S. Brown received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1977 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and has been a practicing clinical and forensic psychologist in Seattle since 1979. She specializes in treating survivors of childhood trauma and training other therapists. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Her career has included the publication of 12 books for professionals, 150 professional articles and book chapters, and six training videotapes, including two specifically devoted to the treatment of survivors of childhood trauma. Dr. Brown has received many awards from her colleagues, including the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service, the Sarah Haley Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Distinguished Award for Lifetime Achievement in Trauma Psychology from the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckmann Award for being an inspirational educator. She has served on the faculty of three universities, and leads workshops around the world on trauma treatment and feminist therapy. In 2000, she was the on-site psychologist for the reality TV show Survivor in Australia. Laura first wrote for the general public when she published Your Turn for Care: Surviving the Aging and Death of the Adults Who Harmed You in 2013. She lives in Seattle with her spouse. Since 2003, she has been a student of the martial art aikido, in which she was training for the rank of black belt at the time she finished this book. You can read more about her at www.drlaurabrown.com.