- Ph.D. Michigan State University
- M.S. Michigan State University
- B.S. Washington University
Dr. Steven Gold’s research interests and area of expertise are in the general area of psychological trauma, with a particular emphasis on posttraumatic stress disorder, dissociation, complex trauma, the psychological difficulties of adult survivors of prolonged child abuse (PCA), and hypnotherapy aimed at increasing trauma survivors’ coping, adaptive functioning, and resilience. He is Director and Founder (in 1990) of the Trauma Resolution & Integration Program (TRIP), which provides psychological services to adult survivors of all types of traumatic events, trains doctoral students in clinical practice with trauma survivors, and conducts ongoing research on trauma, dissociation, and related topics. The major form of treatment at TRIP for survivors of prolonged child abuse is Contextual Therapy, an approach developed by Dr. Gold that is based on the premise that most PCA survivors suffer not only from abuse traumatization, but also from growing up in circumstances that did not adequately transmit to them the intricate skills needed to effectively navigate the complexities of adult living.
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