Print this page Share

A Woman's Journal: Helping Women Recover, Revised Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8872-2
160 pages
June 2008, Jossey-Bass
A Woman


In this new edition, Stephanie Covington includes important new evidence-based data and new proven techniques for her unique and exclusive program, as well as new ways to treat trauma and substance abuse, new principles for gender responsive strategies with women offenders, and a new module on sexuality and women's recovery. Also, women who have been using the book have written in many small changes and corrections in the directions and exercises. The latest, and most up-to-date theory and practice for this very focused but substantial field of treatment.

A Woman's Journal is tied seamlessly to the facilitator's guide. It contains exercises for use in group sessions, summaries of information presented from the facilitator's guide, and reflection questions and activities for use after group sessions.

See More

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Module A: Self 9

1. Defining Self 11

2. Sense of Self 23

3. Self-Esteem 29

4. Sexism, Racism, and Stigma 33

Module B: Relationships 41

5. Family of Origin 43

6. Mothers 51

7. Mother Myths 53

8. Interpersonal Violence 57

9. Creating Healthy Relationships and Support Systems 63

Module C: Sexuality 69

10. Sexuality and Addiction 71

11. Body Image 79

12. Sexual Identity 91

13. Sexual Abuse 99

14. Fear of Sex While Clean and Sober 105

Module D: Spirituality 109

15. What Is Spirituality? 111

16. Prayer and Meditation 117

17. Creating a Vision 121

Appendix: Additional Recovery Resources 129

I. Five Primary Practices of the Oxford Group 130

II. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 131

III. A.A. Slogans 132

IV. A Letter from Carl Jung to Bill Wilson 133

V. The Serenity Prayer 135

VI. The Synanon Prayer 136

VII. The Sixteen Steps for Discovery and Empowerment (Charlotte Kasl) 137

VIII. A New Version of the Twelve Steps (David Berenson) 139

IX. Thirteen Statements of Affirmation or Acceptance (Women For Sobriety) 140

X. SMART Recovery 141

XI. Save Our Selves/(SOS) 142

The Author 143

Feedback Form 145

See More

Author Information

Stephanie Covington, Ph.d., LCSW.  is a nationally acclaimed trainer, clinician, author, and organizational consultant, noted for her pioneering work on women's issues. She developed her own progressive and innovative program for women in recovery from addition while working with the Betty Ford Treatment Center, and she has also trained mental health and addiction treatment professionals in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, New Zealand and across America. She is a board certified Diplomat of the National Association of Social Workers and is Director of The Institution for Relationship Development Center for Gender and Justice in La Jolla, California.
See More

Buy Both and Save 25%!


A Woman's Journal: Helping Women Recover, Revised Edition (US $35.00)

-and- Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction, Revised Edition (US $205.00)

Total List Price: US $240.00
Discounted Price: US $180.00 (Save: US $60.00)

Buy Both
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Learn more.
Back to Top