Agnieszka Widera-Wysoczańska holds a doctorate in Psychology from Silesian University (Poland). She prepared her doctorate during an internship at the University of Saskatchewan. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Psychology of Wroclaw University and Lecturer at the University of Zielona Gora. She has published numerous articles in psychology journals and several books on the therapy of childhood trauma, on attachment in dysfunctional families, on the transmission of risk factors of familial sexual abuse, and on the lifetime prevalence of psychosomatic symptoms after abuse. She is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in the European Psychotherapy Association, a consultant specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children from dysfunctional families, and a supervisor in violence prevention and the treatment of post-traumatic stress. She has developed a number of educational and therapeutic developmental programs and conducts courses for professionals in the area of interpersonal childhood trauma. Dr Widera-Wysoczańska has also run a psychotherapy group for victims of complex interpersonal childhood trauma since 1987.