Book Talks: His History, Her Story, with Debra Warner, Monday, 11/13, 4-5:30pm

The Gottesman Libraries sponsors book talks, readings, and signings by faculty, students, staff, and others interested in sharing their work with the Teachers College community. The goal is to celebrate achievements in publishing and promote social and intellectual discourse on key topics of relevance to the educating, psychological and health professions.

  • His History, Her Story: A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma, with Debra Warner, Monday, 11/13, 4-5:30pm


  • "His History, Her Story (American Ghost Media, 2017) is the first book to explore the impact of male childhood sexual abuse on adult relationships. Aimed at helping both the partners of trauma survivors and mental health professionals, the book is written from the unique perspective of Dr. Debra Warner, the leading American forensic psychologist in the field of male trauma who is married to a trauma survivor.

    Dr. Warner, who is one of few women specializing in male trauma shares both her story and her husband’s as they make the journey to healing and recovery. Using the wisdom gained from her personal and professional experience, she provides hands-on direction as both wife and forensic psychologist to help survivors and their partners lead the rich and fulfilling relationships that they deserve.

    For mental health professionals, this book represents a groundbreaking resource that explores in detail the phenomenon of male trauma and related issues. It contains the largest compilation of papers by leading psychologists and professionals working in the field of male trauma and relationships."
    -- Book Summary

    Dr. Debra Warner received her Master of Arts and Master of Education in counseling psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, in New York City. She completed her doctorate in Forensic Psychology from Alliant International University, in Fresno. She has served as an adjunct professor for several universities and as Lead Faculty for Chapman University's Marriage and Family Therapy program. She is currently a Full Professor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Psy.D. program in Clinical Forensic Psychology. She has also served as Special Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs: Diversity and Community Engagement and Lead Faculty for the Forensic Psychology department for the Los Angeles and Irvine campuses. Her additional professional accomplishments have included working with the Department of Homeland Security, Los Angeles Police Department, C.U.R.E.-A Better Los Angeles, the Department of Defense, the Department of Corrections, and Regional Center. She has served as clinical supervisor relating to human trafficking, trauma, PTSD and multicultural therapeutic techniques in multiple organizations.

    This book talk is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

    Please rsvp no later than Friday, November 10th with your interest.

    Where: 306 Russell

  • Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas, with Elsie Rockwell & Discussants, Tuesday, 11/7, 5-7pm


  • Please join Dr. Elsie Rockwell, Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor in the Teachers College Department of International and Transcultural Studies, for a discussion of her recent work, Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas (Washington, D.C.: American Educational Research Association, 2017), co-edited by Kathryn Anderson-Levitt.

    "Crossing borders to compare ethnographic research across the Americas is difficult but imperative. In this volume, the editors and authors demonstrate what education researchers can learn by comparing ethnographic studies of similar problems conducted by scholars from Latin America on the one hand and from 'North America' (the United States and Canada) on the other. From the volume’s case studies, readers will learn that work done in other parts of the hemisphere is significant and that it can expand the boundaries of their own research and theorizing.
    -- Publisher's Description

    Elsie Rockwell is Emeritus Researcher and professor and past head of the Department of Educational Research of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico City (CINVESTAV). Trained in history and social anthropology, Dr. Rockwell has conducted research on rural and indigenous schooling and literacy in Mexico during the past four decades.

    Co-editor Kathryn Anderson-Levitt is Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Division of Social Research Methods; Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Michigan-Dearborn; and former editor of Education and Anthropology Quarterly. She is the author of Teaching Cultures (Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, 2002) and the editor of Local Meanings, Global Schooling (New York; Houndmills, England: Palgrave Macmillan,2003).

    Dr. Rockwell will be joined by discussants Dr. Herve Varenne, Professor of Education, Anthology and Education; and Dr. Grey Gunmaker, Dittman Professor, William and Mary.

    This book talk is co-sponsored by Department of International and Transcultural Studies.

    Please rsvp with your interest and details by Friday, November 3rd.

    Where: 306 Russell



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