Dr. David M. Lawson

Dr. David M. Lawson

David M. Lawson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Human Services and teaches in the master’s program in clinical mental health and the doctoral program in school psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has published extensively on intimate partner violence (IPV) abuser characteristics, predictors of IPV, and treatment of IPV. Current research interests include integrative treatments for physically and sexually abused and traumatized mothers and their children, complex posttraumatic stress disorder, and childhood sexual abuse. He serves on the editorial board of several professional journals, including the Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Counseling & Development, and Psychotherapy. He also maintains a private practice working primarily with survivors of interpersonal trauma. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of North Texas.

Books by Author

Family Violence: Explanations and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (cover)
Explanations and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

Counselors-in-training, educators, and practitioners will benefit greatly from this in-depth and thought-provoking look at family violence, its eff