Biography

janisabrahmsspring1.jpgJanis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified clinical psychologist
and nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. Her first
book, After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has
Been Unfaithful, has sold more than 500,000 copies and was a Books for a Better Life
Award finalist in the categories of Best First Book and Best Relationship Book. The
completely updated second edition (September, 2012) includes a new chapter on affairs
in cyberspace. How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To,
was a Books for a Better Life Award finalist in the category of Best Psychology Book.
Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent, a Living Well Award Silver
Medalist, captures the extraordinary, ordinary personal challenges and moments of grace
that come with care-giving and growing old.

In private practice for more than 35 years in Westport, Connecticut, Dr. Spring is a
recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished
Contribution to the Practice of Psychology and the Connecticut Marriage and Family
Therapy’s award for Distinguished Service to Families.

Dr. Spring received her B.A. from Brandeis University, magna cum laude; her Ph.D. in
clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut, and her post-graduate training
from Aaron Beck, M.D., at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of
Pennsylvania. A former clinical supervisor in the Department of Psychology at Yale
University, she often serves as a guest expert in the national media (Good Morning
America, NPR, The New York Times, the Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio, and others).

Dr. Spring trains hundreds of therapists each year and is known for the richness and
originality of her clinical skills. She presents regularly at such public venues as The
Smithsonian Institute, Harvard’s Continuing Education Conferences, Smith College
School of Social Work, and Kripalu Institute, as well as at annual conferences of
psychologists and marriage and family therapists. She and her husband have four sons
and five grandchildren.www.janisaspring.com.