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Patricia O’Connor, Ph.D. is a clinical forensic psychologist with a lifelong interest in healing and the spirit. She is the author of It’s Not Your Fault: How Healing Relationships Change Your Brain and Can Help You Overcome a Painful Past and Seeking the Wisdom of the Heart: Reflections on Seven Stages of Spiritual Development (Baha’i Publishing, 2004 and 2007, as Patricia Romano McGraw) Her areas of expertise include interpersonal violence and its effects, childhood maltreatment, and healing from psychological trauma and abuse.