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Finding Your Ruby Slippers
$16.99 USD
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Book - Soft Cover
199 pages
6" x 9"
PESI Publishing & Media
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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).

Lisa hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on trauma, self-harm, and self-care, teaches on many webinars, and is a weekly contributor to You can follow Lisa’s work at
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"Lisa Ferentz has written a thoughtful, engaging and practical book that invites readers to look at themselves and their lives without judgment. Her clients are lucky to have her voice dispensing these words, and now the rest of us are, too."
Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings and The Ten-Year Nap

"A magical guide to conquering our fears, phobias and emotional pain! With a warm and affirming tone that conveys, I get it! , Lisa Ferentz shares years of accumulated wisdom grounded in research but communicated as if she and the reader were simply sitting side-by-side, deep in conversation."
Janina Fisher, PhD, author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors>/I>

"I absolutely love this book! A resource for people wanting to heal into the possibilities embodied in their present-day life, Lisa offers solid information and practices to free oneself from old patterns and behaviors. The questions at the end of each chapter deepen the reader s ability to recognize and experience what has held them back while also pointing them towards the healing that is available and possible in their current life. I recommend this book not only for individuals who seek to heal but also for clinicians who want solid and useful tools they can use with their clients and for their own personal growth."
Nancy J Napier, MA, LMFT, author of Recreating Your Self, Getting Through the Day and Sacred Practices for Conscious Living

"I know Lisa Ferentz to be a very wise and talented therapist so it is not surprising that the wisdom culled from her long career would be simple but profound. You will find in the these pages things that you often say to yourself unconsciously, followed by Lisa s empathic yet liberating perspective on them. Enjoy and heal!"
Richard Schwartz, PhD, Developer of the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy