About Carol A. Kivler, MS, CSP

Carol A. Kivler of Lawrence, N.J., is the founder of Courageous Recovery, a division of Kivler Communications, designed to raise awareness, remove the stigma of mental illness, and instill hope in those who live with it. Through Courageous Recovery, Kivler’s goal is to change the way society and the medical profession views people living with mental illness. Carol presents keynotes and workshops at conferences and events as well as all types of Continuing Education Programs: Grand Rounds, staff professional development, CEU/CME courses.

Carol is a consumer in recovery, who has successfully overcome four major bouts of clinical depression (TRD) with the use of ECT. She is a highly respected professional speaker (CSP), author, executive coach, corporate trainer (CMT) and owner of Kivler Communications. Carol has an M.S. in Human Resource Education and previously worked as a college professor. Her new book, "Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy)" was published last June and is a finalist for two book awards. Her website is

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