Elise Hopper, PhD.
Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in traumatic stress. She is a staff psychologist, supervisor, and member of the Training Faculty at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, one of the nation’s leading agencies in the study and treatment of the psychological impact of exposure to trauma. She is the Director of Project REACH, a program that serves victims of human trafficking throughout the United States. Since 2003, she has led a team of team of trauma and human trafficking specialists who provide evaluation and short-term individual and group intervention to foreign national and domestic survivors of labor and/or sex trafficking. She provides national training and technical assistance to cross-discipline professionals, focusing on the traumatic impact of human trafficking, building trauma-informed care systems, and offering complex trauma treatment to survivors. She has written numerous articles, book chapters, and books on trauma, human trafficking, and the treatment of complex trauma. Dr. Hopper completed a Master of Science degree (1999) and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2001) at St. Louis University, an internship at the Medical College of Virginia (2001), and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Trauma Center in Boston (2003). Dr. Hopper is Co-Chair of the Mental Health Council for the HEAL Trafficking Network. She is on the leadership committee of the TRuST Collaborative, a national anti-trafficking network of mental health providers. She oversees the New England Coalition Against Trafficking, a regional network of cross-discipline professionals who are fighting against human trafficking. She is also a consultant for the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center.