Teresa Gil, Ph.D. has worked for over 25 years as a psychotherapist, professor, and trainer. In her private practice, she works with women, children, and families dealing with recovery from child abuse and trauma. She is a also a professor of psychology, and teaches courses in social work and sociology as well. Gil works as a trainer and consultant in human service settings and has facilitated workshops on therapeutic issues including communication, parenting skills, and family relations. She is also the author of Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children: Mothering, Resilience, and Protecting the Next Generation.