His History, Her Story 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.
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About the Author
In 2009 she received several awards and recognitions for community engagement from the Los Angeles City Attorney, the Department of Defense, Los Angeles Police Department and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In 2013 she was given a distinguished teaching award for Outstanding Public Service Teaching. She currently is a peer reviewer on several academic journals and is part of the Medical Advisory Board for Quality Health. In 2015 she became a regular Tuesday night co-host of the weekly syndicated radio show Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) on Blog Talk Radio with Bill Murray. She is on the board of directors for The National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) relating to public awareness and publicity. Recently, she was appointed to the advisory board for A Better LA. She is an invited consultant involving academic program review and evaluation both nationally and internationally. She is also an invited speaker pertaining to community gang intervention. She now focuses her clinical practice on male survivor issues of abuse, violence and trauma. She has written a number of encyclopedia entries related to crime and justice for Sage publications (Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice and Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics). Currently, her research focuses on diversity issues connected to forensic community mental health and male survivor trauma. In her spare time she creates trainings for law enforcement and attorneys related to mental health and the court system. It should be noted that in all of her professional endeavors she involves students for professional development.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I learned so much from this book. Dr. Warner lays out how sexual abuse of boys places them in such an impossible situation. It robs them of their innocence. It robs them of their own sexual development at their own pace and own choice. Sexual abuse is overpowering, emasculating and confusing. Boys don’t know how to handle the shame, and who to go to for help. The manifestations of trauma drives how men pick significant others. It affects every aspect of their life; how they feel about themselves, and how they interact with others. Dr. Warner is breaking the silence and helping to break the cycle of trauma to raise awareness, and provide resources to provide help and healing. Raelene S. Weaver, LMFT, Founder, Silicon Valley Men’s Center on Facebook