Erin Deneke, Ph.D., L.P.C., is the director of research at Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Deneke graduated from Loyola University with a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling in 2006. Dr. Deneke’s research focuses on chemical dependency, behavioral addictions, outcomes and recovery. She has presented at both the local and national level on a wide range of topics. In addition, she has been published in peer-reviewed journals. She has 14 years of clinical and research experience in the substance abuse and mental health field. As a licensed professional counselor, she specializes in the treatment of trauma, substance abuse, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. She has an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. She currently serves as treasurer for the American Psychological Association Division 44, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, and has previously served as program chair and member at large for Division 44.