Charles L. Whitfield, MD
Charles L. Whitfield, MD, is a pioneer in addictions and in trauma recovery, including the way we remember childhood and other trauma and abuse. A physician and frontline therapist who assists trauma survivors in their healing, he is the author of over sixty published articles and ten books, several of which are best sellers. He writes on trauma psychology, spirituality and recovery. Healing the Child Within and Boundaries and Relationships are classics in the field. Five of his books have been translated and published in eleven foreign languages. His latest book is Choosing God: A Birds eye View of A Course in Miracles (Muse House Press, June, 2010.)
Dr. Whitfield was one of the first physicians to teach about spirituality in recovery in a medical school setting. Since 1995 he has been voted by his peers as being one of the best doctors in America. For over twenty-three years he has taught at Rutgers University’s Institute on Alcohol and Drug Studies. He recently was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Atlanta Therapeutic Professional Community.
He is a consultant and research collaborator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1998 examining the aftereffects for adults that were repeatedly traumatized as children. He is a fellow of The American Society for Addiction Medicine.
He has a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Barbara, where they provide individual and group therapy for trauma survivors and people with addictions and other problems in living.