Patricia Romano McGraw, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice with over thirty years of experience in individual and group psychotherapy for victims of trauma and abuse. A frequent lecturer and workshop presenter, she is a forensic expert in post-traumatic stress disorder and interpersonal violence and its effects.
"Psychologist McGraw writes for anyone who has ever been disappointed by a shrink or a self-help book. . . . She puts a novel spin on the self-help genre: people who are struggling to recover from a painful relationship -- be it with a parent, child, lover, or friend -- should not feel guilty for failing to fix themselves in ten steps. Just like injured muscles or bones, our brains need time to heal and replace damaging emotional experiences with new, healthy ones. . . . McGraw effectively demonstrates that long-term, empathetic attachment can heal." -- Library Journal