Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Dr. Covington has over thirty years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of treatment services for women and girls. She is recognized for her work in gender-responsive and trauma-informed services in both the public and private sectors. Her twenty years of experience in the criminal justice system include training, speaking, and writing, as well as consulting with varied national, state, and local corrections agencies in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Dr. Covington has published extensively. She has developed seven comprehensive, integrated, gender-responsive curricula that relate to the issues in the lives of women and girls, including trauma and substance abuse, and she provides training and speaks regularly at national conferences for professionals. She is the featured consultant and therapist on the Oprah Winfrey Network docu-reality show entitled Breaking Down the Bars. She co-authored the multi-year National Institute of Corrections report "Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders" and received (with Drs. Bloom and Owen) the American Probation and Parole Association’s University of Cincinnati Award for an outstanding contribution to the field of corrections in the United States and Canada (2003).