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Dr. Elizabeth K. Hopper

By June 4, 2020

Elizabeth Hopper is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in traumatic stress. She completed a Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at St. Louis University, an internship at the Medical College of Virginia, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Trauma Center in Boston. Dr. Hopper is an administrator, supervisor, clinician, and member of the Training Faculty at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, a leading agency in the study and treatment of the psychological impact of exposure to trauma. She is the Project Director of the Metropolitan Boston Complex Trauma Treatment Initiative (MB-CTTI), a mobile service network delivering evidence-based trauma interventions to high-risk and underserved complex trauma-exposed children and youth ages 0-21 living in the Metropolitan Boston region. As part of her anti-trafficking work, she is the Director of Project REACH, a program that serves victims of human trafficking throughout the United States; Director of the New England Coalition Against Trafficking, a regional network of anti-trafficking professionals; and Co-Chair of the Mental Health Council for HEAL Trafficking, a national network of health and public health professionals.

Dr. Hopper is the co-author of two books that address body-oriented intervention, including Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect: Component-Based Psychotherapy, which presents a complex trauma treatment framework for adults, and Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body, a book that introduces yoga as a body-based intervention for trauma. She has written numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on complex trauma, trauma-informed care, homelessness, and human trafficking and is on the editorial review boards of several professional journals. She has a strong interest in integration across treatment models and in interventions that can be individually adapted. She has collaborated with numerous agencies and organizations in developing trauma-informed care systems.