reviewer image Dr. Steven Gold

Steven N. Gold, PhD, is a professor at the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Center for Psychological Studies and director of NSU's Trauma Resolution and Integration Program (TRIP), which he established in 1990. He served as president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division of Trauma Psychology (56) in 2009 and is inaugural editor of its scientific journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. In 2004 he served as president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). He is a fellow of ISSTD and of the APA.

Dr. Gold has written many articles for professional journals and chapters in edited volumes on abuse, trauma, dissociation, and sexual addiction, and has made numerous presentations on these topics at national and international professional conferences. He authored the book Not Trauma Alone: Therapy for Child Abuse Survivors in Family and Social Context, and coedited Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001 and Trauma and Serious Mental Illness. Dr. Gold was founding coeditor of the Journal of Psychological Trauma, and guest edited a special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy on the treatment of trauma-related disorders.

Dr. Gold is a certified traumatologist with the Traumatology Institute, and is certified as a consultant in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is also a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (formerly the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity), and the organization MaleSurvivor. He sits on the board of directors of the Sidran Institute for Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy, on the advisory board of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, and on the APA Division of Psychotherapy (29) publications board. Dr. Gold maintains an independent psychology practice in Plantation, Florida, and in recent years he has regularly been retained as an expert witness in criminal cases in which trauma and dissociation appear to be relevant issues.

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