Kathy Steele, MN, CS

Kathy has been in private practice since 1985, and with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988. She is also Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a non- profit psychotherapy and training center. For more about MCS, go to www.mcsatlanta.org. Kathy received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1978, and completed her graduate work at Emory University in 1983.

For more about Kathy’s training and consultation practice, go to www.kathy-steele.com

She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed the first treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and  on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, and the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions in 2011 from ISSTD.

kathyKathy is known for her humor, warmth, respect, and depth of knowledge as a clinician and teacher, and for her capacity to present complex issues in easily understood and clear ways. She is sought as a consultant and supervisor, and as an international lecturer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues around the world on clinical, educational, and research projects. Kathy has (co)authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and two award winning books with her colleagues. She is currently working on a third book–a practical clinical manual for treatment of dissociative disorders–with Dutch colleagues Suzette Boon, PhD and Onno van der Hart, PhD.