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Beverly Engel has been a practicing psychotherapist for thirty-five years. She is the author of 22 books, including the bestsellers The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, The Right to Innocence, and Healing Your Emotional Self. Her latest book is entitled, It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion.

In addition, Beverly lends her expertise to national TV talk shows. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, Starting Over, Sally Jesse Raphael, Donahue, and other programs in the U.S. and Canada. She has regularly contributed to O Magazine and Psychology Today, and has been featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, and Shape.

Many of her books, including The Emotionally Abusive Relationship and The Emotionally Abused Woman are required textbooks for domestic violence courses in high schools and colleges. She was a finalist in the Books for a Better Life award for The Power of Apology, and her books are often selected for book clubs such as One Spirit Book Club and Behavioral Sciences Book Club. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Turkish.

Engel lives in Los Osos, California.

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