Stephanie Covington PhD, LCSW

Center for Gender and Justice

Dr. Stephanie Covington, from the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice, is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings. Dr. Covington was a workshop chair for the women’s treatment improvement protocol (TIP) and the trauma TIP (published by Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) and is the co-author of a three-year research project, Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders, for the National Institute of Corrections. This publication received the University of Cincinnati Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of corrections in the U.S. and Canada. Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology, and she is a former chair of the Women’s Committee of the International Council on Alcoholism and Addiction. She is a board-certified Diplomate of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Board of Sexology and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Psychological Association. She also serves on the Advisory Council for Women’s Services for the federal agency Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).