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A Woman's Way through The Twelve Steps Workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the book A Woman's Way through The Twelve Steps. This workbook helps to increase understanding of the lessons in the book and brings them to life with simple exercises and journaling activities. It further empowers each woman to take ownership of her recovery by documenting her growth and recovery process in a personally meaningful way.

About the Author

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings.

Her presentations, staff-development seminars, and technical assistance focus on systems change and the development of caring, compassionate, and empowering therapeutic environments. They provide professionals an opportunity to learn new skills for dealing with personal, institutional, and societal changes and are always in demand, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice, which seeks to expand gender-responsive policies and practices for females who are under criminal justice supervision.
Among the many articles and books written by Dr. Covington are:
*          Women and Addiction: A Gender-Responsive Approach
*          Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women
*          Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship
     Addiction to Intimacy


She also has program materials to help meet the needs of women and girls. The following curricula include training manuals for professionals and complementary materials for participants:
*          Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction
     (with a special edition for the criminal justice system)

*          Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women
*          Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls
*          A Woman's Way through The Twelve Steps

For a list of Dr. Covington's recent articles, and descriptions of her current seminars for professionals, visit: stephaniecovington.com and centerforgenderandjustice.org.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden (August 9, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568385226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568385228
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings.

Her presentations, staff-development seminars, and technical assistance focus on systems change and the development of caring, compassionate, and empowering therapeutic environments. They provide professionals an opportunity to learn new skills for dealing with personal, institutional, and societal changes and are always in demand, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Covington's clients include the Betty Ford Treatment Center, the Hanley Center, Pine Grove Women's Center, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, D.C., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and numerous other treatment and correctional settings. Dr. Covington was a workshop chair for the women's treatment improvement protocol (TIP) and the trauma TIP (published by CSAT) and is the co-author of a three-year research project, Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders, for the National Institute of Corrections. This publication received the University of Cincinnati Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of corrections in the U.S. and Canada.

Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology, and she is a former chair of the Women's Committee of the International Council on Alcoholism and Addiction. She is a board-certified Diplomate of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Board of Sexology and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Psychological Association. She also served on the Advisory Council for Women's Services for the federal agency SAMHSA.

Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice, which seeks to expand gender-responsive policies and practices for females who are under criminal justice supervision.

Among the many articles and books written by Dr. Covington are:
* Women and Addiction: A Gender-Responsive Approach
* Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women
* Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy

She also has program materials to help meet the needs of women and girls. The following curricula include training manuals for professionals and complementary materials for participants:
* Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction (with a special edition for the criminal justice system)
* Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women
* Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls
* A Woman's Way through The Twelve Steps
* Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women
* Beyond Violence: A Program for Criminal Justice-Involved Women

For a list of Dr. Covington's recent articles, and descriptions of her current seminars for professionals, visit: www.stephaniecovington.com and www.centerforgenderandjustice.org.

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By A Customer on October 10, 2000
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This is definitely a head's up and listen up for women in recovery....using this in conjunction with "A Womans' Way Through the Twelve Steps" is a sure way to add to any other 12 step program that you may be using. I am a person who has been in recovery for 10 years, and found that many women's issues were not being addressed and this combination is an absolute winner. It can be used by yourself, working with a sponsor or in a group ..some wonderful "aha's" have been experienced and so many women helped in this process. Read it...do it....you won't be sorry.
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I have used this book personally and professionally for recovery issues. I can't reccommend it highly enough. If you or someone you care about is in early recovery or even if you are in recovery a long time and could use a refresher, this book is phenomenal. It is written simply, with no "jargon" and is very helpful in guiding you to focus on what you need to in order to live a purposeful and peaceful life in recovery, step by step. Progress not perfection. I give it to all my female counseling clients.
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A Woman's Way Through the twelve steps workbook is a great tool to accompany Stephanie Covington's book "A Womans Guide through the Twelve Steps. The questions are insightful and to the point without being overwhelming. I have found these two books to be an immeasurable asset to working the twelve steps.
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This workbook is FABULOUS!!! You don't even need the companion book, you can simply use it in conjunction with the AA approved Twelve and Twelve. I would DEFINITELY HIGHLY RECOMMEND this workbook!
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By susan on December 29, 2007
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This is a good workbook to do the 12 steps of AA. It is designed for women, by a woman. It gives guidence and suggestions on working the steps. I found it much less intimidating that sitting down with a blank piece of paper. It has an accompaning book of the same title which is also very good, but not neccesary to complete the workbook
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The workbook is a wonderful companion to the book. I gain so much more understanding and insight to the 12 steps. Be sure to get both books, it is worth it!
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A good book for understanding the 12 steps Most AA literature is written for males this gives a good womens view
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I've worked through the 12 steps through this book before, and getting the workbook has just added even more to the experience. It covers everything from alcoholism, codependency, eating disorders, and love/sex addiction. It's a great addition to the Big Book and 12 and 12.
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