BiographyKevin J. Connors, MS, MFT, co-author of Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation: A practical guide to navigating therapeutic challenges maintains a private practice in Long Beach, California, specializing in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma. Kevin has treated adult survivors of childhood maltreatment for over 35 years and have treated clients with DID for more than 30 years. Mr. Connors has been studying the role of dissociation, dysfunctional attachment patterns, and PTSD in treating domestic violence survivors and offenders. Kevin is also interested in studying the role of powerlessness, control, and shame in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma.
Kevin Connors is on the Planning Committee for the International Conference of the Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma (formerly known as the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute). Kevin has been the co-chair of the Adults Survivors of Childhood Maltreatment track for over 5 years.
Additionally, Kevin Connors is a Board Member of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. The Partnership is an alliance of nearly two state and federal agencies, professional organizations, and private concerns collaborating to end interpersonal violence. Kevin has been the Chair of their Best Practices Action Team and is currently a member of their Advisory Board. Mr. Connors is been instrumental in co-writing a Policy Statement on Trauma Informed Care and will serve a guest editor on a forthcoming special issue on Trauma Informed Care in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.