Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and self-harm and has been in private practice since 1984. 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, England and Ireland. She has been an adjunct faculty member at several universities, and in 2007 founded “The Ferentz Institute”, which provides continuing education and state of the art training in trauma treatment to mental health professionals.
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 Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide (Routledge), now in its second edition, Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing (Routledge), and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transforming Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch (PESI).