Charles Whitfield is a medical doctor in private practice specializing in assisting survivors of trauma with their recovery, and with addictions such as alcoholism and related disorders. He is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a founding member of the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics, and a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Whitfield has taught at Rutgers University and is a best-selling author known for his books on the topics of general childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and addiction recovery, including Healing The Child Within and Memory and Abuse: Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma. 
- Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
- Co-Dependence: Healing the Human Condition
- A Gift to Myself: A Personal Guide to Healing My Child Within
- Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self
- Memory and Abuse : Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma
- Whitfield, Charles (March 2002). "The "False Memory" Defense Using Disinformation and Junk Science In and Out of Court". Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 9 (3/4): 53–78. doi:10.1300/J070v09n03_04. http://www.haworthpress.com/store/ArticleAbstract.asp?sid=2LCRMC1PM7DN8N8PNL9M1A42WE7UFG4B&ID=7048. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
- Misinformation concerning child sexual abuse and adult survivors. Whitfield, C.L., Silberg, J., & Fink, P.J. (Eds.) (2002). New York: Haworth Press.