Lisa Ferentz, MSW, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma, and has been in private practice for over 36 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.
Lisa has been an adjunct faculty member at several universities and is the founder of The Ferentz Institute, now in its 14th year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,700 clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.
In 2009, Lisa was voted Social Worker of Year by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. She is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide (now in its second edition), Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing, and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch. Lisa also writes blogs and articles for websites on trauma, attachment, self-harm, and self-care; teaches via webinars; is a contributor to Psychologytoday.com; and has also hosted a weekly radio talk show.
You can follow Lisa’s work on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and her website, theferentzinstitute.com.