Herbert L. Gravitz, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in Santa Barbara, California. He is a founding Board Member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), and currently serves on the Advisory Board. He was Executive Editor of "The Network," a publication of NACOA and authored the Children of Alcoholics Handbook.Julie D. Bowden, M.S., is a Marriage, Family, and Child Psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. She developed the first Alcohol/Drug Awareness Program for the University of California system and has consulted on both inpatient and outpatient recovery programs. She is a founding Board Member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), and its first treasurer. She currently serves on the Advisory Board. She is the adult child of an alcoholic.Together, they conduct recovery retreats, individual and group psychotherapy, and educational seminars for adult children of alcoholics as well as other adult children of trauma and the professionals who serve them. They began the University of California's first therapy group specifically for adult children of alcoholics. They have authored numerous articles and are coauthors of an upcoming book, Genesis: The Spiritual Dimension of Recovery for Children of Alcoholics and Other Children of Trauma.
Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is a nationally known consultant, educator, and author of 17 books, many of which have been translated to French, German, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, and Japanese. She was the founding chairperson of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.nbsp;As a family therapist, she has conducted workshops around the worldnbsp;consulting with the military, school systems, business and industry, treatment centers, and corporations. She is a past winner of the Mary Mann awardnbsp;in recognition for her achievements and contribution to alcoholism communications and is the subject of several DVDs used for training purposes. She has appeared on The Phil Donahue Show , The Oprah Winfrey Show twice, and Good Morning America. Sharon lives in Las Vegas. Learn more at www.sharonwcruse.com.nbsp;