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The TOP DD Network Study Research Team

Network Study Principal Investigator: Bethany Brand, Ph.D., from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.  Co-Investigator: Hugo Schielke, Ph.D. (California Department of State Hospitals and Towson University).  Senior Research Consultants: Frank Putnam, M.D. (University of North Carolina and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center); Richard Loewenstein, M.D. (Sheppard Pratt Health System and University of Maryland Medical School).  North American Research Consultants: Ruth Lanius, M.D., Ph.D. and Paul Frewen, Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario); Amie Myrick, L.C.P.C. (Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland); Clare Pain MD, MSc., FRCPC and Catherine Classen, Ph.D. (University of Toronto); Kathy Steele, M.N., C.S., Metropolitan Counseling Services.  European Research Consultants: Suzette Boon, Ph.D., private practice, the Netherlands; Ellen Jepsen, M.D., Ph.D., Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Norway.


Kathy Steele, M.N., C.S.

Kathy Steele

Kathy Steele, M.N., C.S. is Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a psychotherapy and training center, and is in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Kathy has received several awards for her work, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She has numerous publications in the field of trauma and dissociation, and frequently lectures on those topics. She is a co-author of The Haunted Self (with Onno van der Hart & Ellert Nijenhuis) and Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation (with Suzette Boon and Onno van der Hart).