Psychologist & Author
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B.S.1967 Hofstra University

M.A.1973 Syracuse University

Ph.D.1977 University of Connecticut

Post Doc     1977-1979 State University of New York at Stony Brook

2016-Present Assistant Professor, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

2017- Present Co-Investigator, Intervention with Significant Others of Substance Abusers, Zuni Reservation, University of New Mexico Center for Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, and Addictions.

1992 - 2014 Supervising Psychologist University of Connecticut Health
2004 -2009 Co-Investigator, Dual Diagnosis Treatment Intervention, University of
New Mexico Health Sciences Center. 

1990 – 1992 Director of Chemical Dependency Programs, Elmcrest Psychiatric        Institute, Portland, CT.

1988 – 1991 Director of Psychology and Intern Training, Elmcrest Psychiatric         Institute, Portland, CT
1988 – 1990 Director of Adolescent Chemical Dependency Programs, Elmcrest         Psychiatric Institute, Portland, CT
1982 – 1988 Director of Health and Mental Health Services, University of               Connecticut, Storrs, CT 

1981 – 1982 Director of Mental Health Services University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

1979 – 1981 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Clinical Services       and Training, Department of Psychiatry, Human Sexuality Program,University of California, San Francisco.

1977 – 1979 National Research Service Award & Post-Doctoral Fellow, State            University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine.

1977 – 1978 Lecturer, Saint Joseph’s College, Department of Psychology,               Brentwood, NY

1973 - 1975 United States Public Health Service Fellow in Clinical                           Psychology, University of Connecticut.


Nowinski, J. Recovery After Rehab: A Guide for the Newly Sober and Their Loved Ones. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2021.

Nowinski, J. The Twelve Step Facilitation Handbook: A Therapeutic Approach to Treatment and Recovery (Second Edition). Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2017.

Nowinski, J. If You Work It, It Works! The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2015.

Nowinski, J. Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem? Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2012.

Nowinski, J. The Identity Trap: Saving Our Teens from Themselves. New York: Amacom, 2007.

Nowinski J. The Twelve Step Facilitation Outpatient Program. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2006. (Listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices).

Nowinski, J. Evil by Default: The Origins of Dark Visions. In Session: The Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 60, p 519-530, 2004.

Nowinski, J. and Baker, S.  The Twelve Step Facilitation Handbook:  A Guide to Recovery from Chemical Dependence, Second Edition.  Center City, MN; Hazelden Publications, 2003.

Nowinski, J.  Facilitating a 12-Step Recovery from Substance Abuse and Addiction.  In Rotgers, F, Morgenstern, J., and Walters S.J. (Eds.), Treating Substance Abuse:  Theory and Technique (2nd Edition).  New York:  Guilford Press, 2003.

Nowinski, J.  Self-Help Groups.  In Sorensen, J.L., Rawson, R.A., Guydish, J., and Zweben, J.E. (Eds.).  Drug Abuse Treatment through Collaboration:  Practice and Research Partnerships that Work.  Washington, D.C.:  American Psychological Association, 2003.

Rhodes, G., Allen, G.J., Nowinski, J. and Cillessen H. N.  The Violent Socialization Scale:  Development and Initial Validation.  Violent Acts and Violentization:  Assessing, Applying, and Developing Lonnie Athens’ Theories.  Vol. 4, p 125-145, Elsevier Science Ltd, 2003.

Nowinski, J.  Six Questions Than Can Change Your Life :  Dramatically, Completely, Forever.  Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books, 2002.

Nowinski, J.  Twelve-Step Facilitation for Alcohol Problems.  In  Hofmann, S.G., and Tompson, M.C., (Eds.), Treating Chronic and Severe Mental Disorders.  New York, Guilford, 2002.

Nowinski, J.  The Tender Heart: Conquering Your Insecurity.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2001.

Nowinski, J.  Twelve-Step Facilitation.  In Boren, J.  Onken, L.  and Carroll, K.  (Eds.), Approaches to Drug Abuse Counseling.  Bethesda, MD  National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA Pub. No. 00-4151), 2000.

Nowinski, J.  Self-Help Groups for Addictions.  In McCrady, B.S., and Epstein, E.E., (Eds.), Addictions a Comprehensive Guidebook for Practitioners.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1999.

Nowinski, J., and Baker, S.,  Family Recovery and Substance Abuse: A Twelve-Step Guide for Treatment.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications, 1998.

Nowinski, J., and Baker, S.,  The Twelve-Step Facilitation Handbook:  A Systematic Approach to Early Recovery from Alcoholism and Addiction.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Nowinski, J.  Facilitating Early Recovery from Substance Abuse and Addiction.  In Rotgers, F., Keller, D., and Morgenstern, J. (Eds.), Treating Substance Abusers:  Theory and Technique.  New York:  Guilford Press, 1996.

Nowinski, J.  Hungry Hearts:  On Men, Intimacy, Self-Esteem, and Addiction.  New York:  Lexington, 1993.

Nowinski, J.  Questioning the Answers:  Research and the AA Traditions.  In McCrady, B.S., and Miller, W.R., (Eds.), Research and Alcoholics Anonymous:  Opportunities and Alternatives.  New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers Institute of Alcohol Studies, 1993.

Nowinski, J., and Baker, S., and Carroll, L.  The Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy Manual:  A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals with Alcohol Abuse and Dependence.  Rockville, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),  Project MATCH Monograph Series, Vol. 1., 1992.

Nowinski, J.  Substance Abuse in Adolescents and Young Adults:  A Guide to Treatment.  New York:  WW Norton, 1990.