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Gina Stepp

Gina Stepp

Gina Savoia Stepp holds a master’s degree in forensic psychology with an emphasis on trauma, resilience and attachment.

As an editor and family psych writer, she has interviewed top researchers in a range of fields including sociology, psychology and neuroscience. Stepp focuses on helping academics and professionals make the latest advances in understanding available to the public in the service of closing the gap that all-too-frequently exists between research and practice.

She also offers parenting and family coaching services with referrals to evidence-based mental health practitioners.

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American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56: Trauma Psychology
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Articles by Gina Stepp

Take an Empathy Pill and Call Me in the Morning

Attachment Issues: Debunking the Parenting Wars

Betrayed: Why All Trauma Is Not Equal

Born to Connect: The Role of Secure Attachment in Resilience to Trauma

Call It Forgiveness

Cheaper than Therapy (And You Get Tomatoes)

Core Competencies for Kids: Decision-Making Skills

Core Competencies for Kids: What Self-Esteem Really Means

Core Competencies for Kids: The Crucial Role of Self-Control

Core Competencies for Kids: Prosocial Skills

Core Competencies for Kids: Moral Intelligence

Disenfranchised Grief

Emotions Are Us

Facebook Gets a Psychological Review

Family Violence: When Home is Not a Haven

Give Sorrow More Than Words: What Neuroscience Tells us About Grieving

Giving Children the Gift of Social Wellness (Chelsea Foundation)

Grief and Loss through a Child’s Eyes

Got Behavior Problems in the Classroom? Call Grandma

Got Resilience?

Grand Cultures: How Important Is Grandparenting?

Hello, Emotional Style!

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

How Important Is Homework?

If the Bluestocking Fits

If We Could Talk Like the Animals

In Vino Veritas: A Drink to Your Health

Is Silence Golden? Maybe Not So Much

Just What Do You Mean, Attachment?

Nutrition Basics

People: Who Needs Them?

Resilient Families, Resilient Communities

Sibling Relationships: A Bully In the Family

Sibling Rivalry: Playing Favorites

Single Parents, Happy Kids

Stork Realities

The Earliest Cognitive Therapy?

Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web

The Homework Debate Continues

What Killed Amanda Todd? A Look at Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide

What Makes Loyal Employees “Break Off the Engagement”?

Who Am I? The Question of Teen Violence


A Plea for Social Conscience: A Biography of Alfred Adler

Forever Mysterious, Forever Jung

Book Reviews

Introducing the Decade of the Brain Makeover

Psych Central: The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Hello, Emotional Style!

Daniel Kahneman: Unveling the Two-faced Brain

Psych Central: Healing from Child Abuse

Kill Me With Kindness: Pathological Altruism

Ruth Nemzoff: True Love Comes with In-Laws

Linda Nielsen-Digging for Truth in Father-Daughter Relationship

Book Review: Single but Not Solitary: Shattering the Myths of Singlehood

Green With Compassion


Bill Albert: Teens, Parents, and Teen Parents

Louis Cozolino: TLC for Education—Tribal Learning in the Classroom

Louis Cozolino: Life on the Edge (Of the Social Synapse)

Bella DePaulo and Robert Milardo: Beyond the Nuclear Family

Shane Gomes: Teaching Alternatives to Family Violence

Laurie Kramer: Brothers and Sisters, Unite!

Will Marré: Creating Sustainable Relationships

Cindy Miller-Perrin: Fighting Family Violence With Family Resilience

Robert Nathan: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Parent Talk: Ruth Nemzoff on Relationships between Parents and Adult Children

Ruth Nemzoff: In-Laws: A Gift or a Curse?

Linda Nielsen: The Lost Relationship: Fathers and Daughters

Deborah Tannen: Communicating With Style


On the Air with Chris Springmann at Radio MD: Attachment Parenting—Are You Mom Enough?

DIY Father's Scott Lancaster Chats with Gina Stepp about Fathers and Daughters


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