Since 1974 Dr. Whitfield has specialized in individual and group psychotherapy, with special interests in addictions and trauma. He received the National Child Advocate Award (Believe the Children, Chicago) in 1997. He is Consultant and Research Collaborator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and has served on the Faculty of the Rutgers Summer Institute of Alcohol & Drug Studies for 24 years. He was a co-author on 8 published articles within the ACE study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) from the CDC. His recent books include The Truth about Depression, The Truth about Mental Illness, Not Crazy: You May Not be Mentally Ill, and Wisdom to Know the Difference: Core Issues in Relationships, Recovery and Living. He lives and practices in Atlanta, Georgia.