As one 12-step fellowship states, “The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.” Recovery from addiction and..
Dr. Donna Markus has worked in the addiction treatment field since 1976. During a career spanning over 4 decades she has served in a variety of capacities at facilities ranging from non-profit, state funded, to private treatment centers. She has functioned as Executive Director, Clinical Director, and clinician, at a number of highly respected and established adult and adolescent, residential and outpatient programs, providing both clinical and program development, as well as administrative services for adolescents, adults, and women and children programs. Her extensive experience working with individuals and their loved ones on addiction, co-dependency, process addictions and co-occurring disorders, as well as working with impaired professionals and the LGBT community sets her apart as one of the most experienced and respected professionals in the field.
Throughout her career Dr. Markus has provided consultation and training services for individuals and treatment programs. In addition to presenting papers on addiction and addiction-related issues at conferences internationally, she taught at UCLA’s addiction certification program for 15 years. All told, she has carried the message of recovery via presentations and trainings in 14 countries and to thousands of addiction, mental health, and medical professionals. Many of her students are leaders in the field today
Dr. Markus holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology, is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor and Certified Intervention Professional. For the last several years she has worked almost exclusively in private practice, working closely with clients and families in walking through every phase of the recovery process from intervention to stabilization, and long-term, sustained recovery. Dr. Markus joined with Post Treatment Services because she believes that responsible, well-supervised companion care is a critical part of a successful treatment team. Post Treatment Services is honored to work with such a remarkable clinician, case manager, and addiction professional.