Welcome to my website.
I have several pages about child abuse how prevalent it is, its potential effects, where to learn more and, if you're looking, how to find help for yourself or someone you care about.
I also have a page on mindfulness and kindness as inner resources that anyone, including those abused as children, can cultivate to reduce their suffering and increase their freedom and happiness.My goal is to provide scholarly knowledge and resources, in ways accessible to any interested and motivated person young or old, highly educated or not.
I am a clinical psychologist (Ph.D.) who, as a researcher and therapist, has studied and provided therapy to adults suffering from long-term effects of child abuse. I have expertise in several related areas, including issues unique to men, the brain bases of emotion regulation problems, and how mindfulness and meditation can benefit therapists and their clients.
I am an independent consultant and trainer in several areas (e.g., forensic, workshops, webinars, see Professional Services), and a part-time Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School.
I was a founding board member of 1in6, a nonprofit devoted to helping men who've had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences as boys live happier, healthier lives; I authored the pages of 1in6.org from 2008 through 2011. I am also on the board of directors of Stop It Now!, a nonprofit that prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
The main pages on my site:
Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources
Mindfulness and Kindness: Inner Sources of Freedom and Happiness
Sexual Abuse of Males: Statistics, Lasting Effects, and Resources
Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse: Scientific Research & Scholarly Resources
Information on my forensic services, workshops, webinars, talks, and clinical consultations. Also see Mindfulness, Yoga, and Neuroscience: Transforming Trauma and Addiction, for information about an annual 5-day professional training that I offer with my colleague Dana Moore.
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