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Lisa R. Ferentz

Lisa R. Ferentz MSW, LCSW-C, DAPA

Psychotherapy, Social Worker Clinical
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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Lisa is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, depathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for 36 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, both live and online, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.

She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, the University of Baltimore at Maryland, the University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine, and is the Founder of The Ferentz Institute, formerly known as The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, now in its fourteenth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,600 clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

In 2009, she was voted the “Social Worker of the Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: 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 hosted a weekly radio talk show from 2014—to 2015. She writes for Psychologytoday.com, publishes her own blog, and participates in podcasts and webinars related to trauma and self-care.

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