Speaker • Trainer • Consultant


Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse- A Story of Hope and Healing
Due out in late February! Stay tuned! 
Here’s the first review:

“Adena Bank Lees’ courageous new book, Covert Emotional Incest:The Hidden Sexual Abuse, is an important addition to the field of sexual victimization and psychological trauma for women and male survivors, their families, and psychotherapists.  She has not only added a new term to the field, but exquisitely described it in easily understood words.  Adena is courageous because she has chosen to tell her own story to help inspire the reader to fully comprehend the complex nature of CEI and its damaging after-effects. Through each step of the book, she shares significant insights to help each reader to name what was done to them and to see how they still may be suffering. Most importantly, Adena shares key steps to healing and serves as a great role model and mentor to any survivor of CEI who needs hope and a path forward.”

Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., Author, Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive; Business Partner, CollaborationsTraining, LLC.  


ASGPP National Conference

Healing Covert Emotional Incest: Boundaries and a Strong Social Atom

Presented by Adena Bank Lees

Saturday, April 22, 2018


Southwest School For Behavioral Health Studies
Pre-Conference Workshop for the Southwest School for Behavioral Health Studies
Dr. Marlo Archer and Adena Bank Lees, LCSW
Presenting Cultural Competence and Diversity and Ethics in Action
Sunday, August 12, 2018 9-4pm
go to azsws.org for more information