Psychologist & Author
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Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author. View "Dr. Joe's" books on and read his articles and blogs on the Huffington Post, TheFix, and Psychology Today web sites. He has held positions as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. After retiring from the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was Supervising Psychologist, Dr. Nowinski accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, where he teaches Advanced Twelve Step Facilitation. He is currently in independent practice in Tolland Connecticut.Telephone consultation as well as clinical training with Dr. Nowinski is available. Contact for details.


Hazelden Publications, 2017.

Weare honored to publish the revised and expanded work of renowned author Joseph Nowinski that establishes the evidence and the framework for the use of TSF

Marvin Seppala, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

IF YOU WORK IT, IT WORKS: The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery
Hazelden Publications, 2015.
Nowinski has done a great service by interpreting many of the landmark studies that demonstrate that AA and twelve step treatments are among the most effective interventions currently available--
John F. Kelly, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

HARD TO LOVE: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder.
Central Recovery Press, 2014.

I can't wait to give Hard to Love to both male and female clients involved in difficult relationships! His sensitivity to gender issues in an under-recognized clientele is a huge contribution to the field of mental health.
Barbara Okun, Ph.D. Professor, Northeastern University.

ALMOST ALCOHOLIC: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
Harvard Health Publications and Hazelden Publications, 2012.

SAYING GOODBYE: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness

Co-authored with Dr. Barbara Okun

Published by Penguin Books, 2011. Published in paperback, 2012.

This important book calls attention to the changing face of grief.
Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.


Saying Goodbye

THE DIVORCED CHILD: Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation.

Published by Palgrave/Macmillan

Based on new research showing that children do not have to be psychologically or emotionally damaged as a result of divorce, this book is a guide for parents on how to steer their children (including teens) through the first three critical years of separation and divorce and emerge stronger and more resilient.

"Parents facing divorce who are struggling to do what's right by their kids will definitely want Dr. Nowinski in their corner." -- Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., The Washington Post Expressroa"

"A plain speaking, insightful book that gives parents who are contemplating divorce a road map ahead."-- Victoria McEvoy, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General West Medical Group.

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SIX QUESTIONS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Dramatically, Completely, Forever

Published by Rodale Books

"Dr. Nowinski has created a wonderfully insightful and eye-opening guide to help you discover your true self, make lasting changes, and create a solid vision for your future.”—Barry Neil Kaufman, Director, The Options Institute.

THE TENDER HEART: Conquering Your Insecurity

Published by Fireside Books
 “The Tender Heart is an enlightened and practical book of wisdom for sensitive people everywhere.”—Marcy Calhoun, author of Are You Really Too Sensitive?

THE IDENTITY TRAP: Saving Our Teens from Themselves

Published by Amacom Books
Winner, Silver Nautilus Book Award, Parenting Category.