Books and Curricula
Dr. Covington's books and curricula are among the most well respected in the field of gender-responsive treatment. Widely praised by mental health professionals and researchers, these materials address the varied needs of clinicians, group facilitators, and program administrators. They also provide help to women and girls who are seeking information and assistance with the issues of substance abuse, trauma and relationships.
Women and Addiction: A Gender-Responsive Approach
Historically, addiction research and treatment have been focused on men. Now there is a growing recognition of the need for gender-responsive and trauma-informed treatment services for women with substance-use disorders. This manual and DVD provide an overview of what is essential in creating woman-centered services, including a theoretical foundation and guiding principles, a discussion of what counselors need to know and do in order to be effective, and a description of important program elements. The complete package is part of Hazelden’s Clinical Innovators Series and includes a self-test for continuing education (CEs).
Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women
Beyond Anger & Violence is a manualized curriculum for women who are struggling with the issue of anger and who are in community settings (outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs, domestic violence shelters, mental health clinics, etc.). Beyond Anger & Violence is the first manualized intervention for women that focuses on anger, as well as the trauma they may have experienced.
Beyond Violence: A Prevention Program for Criminal Justice-Involved Women
Beyond Violence is an evidence-based manualized curriculum for women in criminal justice settings (jails, prisons, and community corrections) with histories of aggression and/or violence. It deals with the violence and trauma they have experienced, as well as the violence they may have perpetrated.
Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women (2nd Edition)
The newly revised and expanded Beyond Trauma program is a 12 session manualized curriculum that incorporates the insights of neuroscience with the latest understanding of trauma and PTSD. Each session has also been adapted for girls. The evidence-based materials are designed for trauma treatment, although the connection between trauma and addiction in women’s lives is a primary theme throughout.
Healing Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Women CD-Rom (2nd Edition)
Healing Trauma has been updated and expanded into a 6 session adaptation of the best selling evidence-based Beyond Trauma. It is particularly designed for settings requiring a shorter intervention: jails, domestic violence agencies, and sexual assault services.
Exploring Trauma: Brief Intervention for Men CD-Rom
Exploring Trauma is a new intervention designed to address some of their issues specific to men's trauma: men's silence surrounding abuse, the impact of male socialization on men's responses, the risk of victims becoming abusers, and the need to understand men's shame and fear to explore trauma.
Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls
Voices was created to address the unique needs of adolescent girls and young women. The program includes modules on self, connecting with others, healthy living, and the journey ahead. It is used in many settings (e.g., outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment, schools, juvenile justice, and private practice).
Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls: Second Edition
Voices: Second Edition was created to address the unique needs of adolescent girls and young women. The program includes modules on self, connecting with others, healthy living, and the journey ahead. It is used in many settings (e.g., outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment, schools, juvenile justice, and private practice).
A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps
All four components of A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps are designed for use with women in residential and outpatient treatment programs, as well as mental health and criminal justice settings. The components can stand alone, but to achieve the best outcomes, it is recommended that all four components be used together as a comprehensive, integrated treatment program for women.
Women in Recovery: Understanding Addiction
This 48-page, interactive workbook is intended for use as an educational journal by women in substance-abuse treatment programs. The material, which is presented in a colorful, easy-to-read format, is based on the most up-to-date information about the impact of substance abuse on women's health, families, and relationships.
Helping Men Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction
This version of Helping Men Recover addresses the special concerns and issues of men with substance-use disorders who are in correctional settings. The facilitator’s guide has specific information on men in the criminal justice system, as well as special tips on program facilitation in this venue. These materials are used in jails, prisons, drug courts, and community correctional settings.
Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women
One of the most ignored and neglected issues for women in recovery from addiction and abuse is sexuality. With candor and compassion, Dr. Covington reminds readers that recovery "is about living life fully and completely, and sexual recovery is integral to the fullness of your life." Awakening Your Sexuality gives women the tools to process their sexual histories...
Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy
This is a clear, practical guide for anyone interested in developing healthy relationships. In addition to discussing the roles and impacts of family and society on relationships, Leaving the Enchanted Forest provides ten stepping-stones to intimacy (e.g., values, communication, boundaries, and quality time). Using richly detailed examples, suggestions, and exercises for self exploration, this book offers real solutions for the healing of relationships.
Becoming Trauma Informed: A Training for Correctional Professionals
This set of training material is designed to enhance the services provided to women in the criminal justice system. The training is intended for all levels of staff and administration in a correctional setting. Becoming Trauma Informed (BTI) is now available for criminal justice agencies in both Canada and the US. There are specific editions for each country.