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Karen Marie-Neuman Allen Indiana University - Bloomington, USA, Arkansas State University, USA

Karen M. Allen, PhD, LCSW, received her bachelor’s degree in social psychology from Oakland University, her MSW in social work administration, and her PhD in education from Wayne State University. She has nearly 20 years of experience in health care as a medical social worker, department director, and administrator. Her clinical practice involved working with individuals and families affected with severe illnesses and traumas, including burns, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, cancer, and strokes. Most recently her clinical work and research has been in trauma-infused cognitive behavioral therapy especially as it relates to women who are recovering from interpersonal violence. Dr. Allen is a co-author with Danielle Wozniak of Surviving Domestic Violence and has written over 30 publications including peer-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, and other publications. She is currently professor and director of the social work program at Indiana University Bloomington. She serves on the editorial review boards for Social Work in Health Care, Social Work in Mental Health, and Advances in Social Work, is a licensed clinical and macro-practice social worker, and teaches practice, policy, and research.