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Feature & Plenary Speakers

Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea
Dr. Richard Garter and Special Agent Jim Clemente
Dr. Steve Gold
Mic Hunter
Mike Lew
Martin Moran

Weekend of Recovery Team

Bill Burmester
Dale English
Dr. Howard Fradkin
Dr. Ernesto Mujica
Mikele Rauch

Dr Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea

Dr. Frawley-O'Dea's Plenary Address at the MaleSurvivor conference is entitled Litigation & Spiritual Sorrow: Unique Aspects of Sexual Abuse by Clergy. She will talk about how involvement in litigation can either aid healing or seriously impede it, and will lay out how to differentiate personal and social justice aspects of litigation.

Dr. Frawley-O'Dea is the emeritus Executive Director of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and currently practices in Matthews, North Carolina. She is well known in the field for her work in understanding the relational aftermath of sexual abuse for victims, having co-authored (with Jody Messler Davies) the 1994 classic Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. In recent years, she has been prominent nationally as a commentator on the scandals surrounding the Catholic Church and the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. In 2002, she was the only professional to address the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (http://www.malesurvivor.org/ArchivedPages/ODea.html).

Like two other major presenters at the MaleSurvivor conference, Dr. Steven Gold and Dr. Richard Gartner, Dr. Frawley-O'Dea serves on the advisory board of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence. The Leadership Council is an affiliate sponsor of the MaleSurvivor Conference.

Like the other authors who will be present at the conference, Dr. Frawley-O'Dea has been invited to attend the Meet-the-Authors Book Signing event. [top]

Dr Richard Garter and Special Agent Jim Clemente

S.A. Clemente and Dr. Gartner will together be making an unusual presentation that will describe S.A. Clemente's treatment with Dr. Gartner as well as detail their careers in the area of male sexual victimization.

Their presentation is entitled Survivor/FBI Special Agent and Psychoanalyst/Advocate: Our Stories.

Following boyhood sexual abuse by a CYO Camp Director, as an adult S.A. Clemente did undercover work that led to the incarceration of his offender, and eventually to his own FBI career. He then realized that his healing had not even begun. In 1990, he found Dr. Gartner, a psychologist and psychoanalyst who works with sexually abused men. The treatment that followed led to an opening up of S.A. Clemente's emotional life and not coincidentally to his FBI career path protecting children from predators, especially on the Internet. Meanwhile, Dr. Gartner wrote several books about male sexual victimization and became one of the founders of MaleSurvivor, serving on its Board of Directors for seven years and as President for two. When Dr. Gartner was Program Chair of the 2001 MaleSurvivor conference, S.A. Clemente submitted a proposal, not realizing that his former therapist was involved in the organization.

In addition to their joint Featured Speaker presentation, both S.A. Clemente and Dr. Gartner will conduct workshops at the conference. S.A. Clemente will draw on his work at the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, VA, for his workshop entitled “Behavioral Analysis of Child Sex Offenders: Understanding Sex Offenders and Their Male Victims.” His presentation will focus on the behavioral typologies of child sex offenders and in particular how they prey on male victims. He will follow this with a presentation of his ‘Child Sexual Victimization Continuum,’ a multi-axle model describing the various factors involved in evaluating child sexual victimization from a law enforcement perspective.

Dr. Gartner will conduct a workshop for mental health professionals entitled “Therapists' Internal Reactions as Guides in Work With Sexually Abused Men.” This workshop will consider how a therapist’s internal reactions can help identify a patient’s inner state, and how these countertransferential reactions can be used clinically to help guide the treatment.

As an FBI Special Agent, S.A. Clemente has worked to stop sexual predators, particularly focusing in the past decade on those who prey on children on the Internet. He was an important voice for survivors at the 2001 and 2003 MaleSurvivor conferences, describing how he overcame his guilt and ended his silence about his own childhood sexual abuse.

A Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, Dr. Gartner is Founding Director of its Sexual Abuse Program. He is the author of Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse and Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men (a runner-up for the Gradiva Award offered by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for best book on a clinical subject). He is currently MaleSurvivor's media spokesman and has been widely quoted in newspapers, on radio and TV, and on the Internet about the sexual abuse of men and boys. He practices in New York City.

Like the other authors who will be present at the conference, Dr. Gartner has been invited to attend the Meet-the-Authors Book Signing event. Also, like two other major presenters at the MaleSurvivor conference, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea and Dr. Steven Gold, Dr. Gartner serves on the advisory board of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence. The Leadership Council is an Affiliate Sponsor of the MaleSurvivor conference [top]

Dr. Steve Gold

Dr. Gold is well known in the field of trauma psychology. His Plenary Address is entitled Paradox for Male Survivors: "Recovering" What Never Existed. He will discuss how many male survivors, have grown up in families that did not teach them to live productively. He will then describe methods of contextual therapy that teach male survivors to discover, rather than recover, important tools for living.

Like two other major presenters at the MaleSurvivor conference, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea and Dr. Richard Gartner, Dr. Gold serves on the advisory board of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence.

A Professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Center for Psychological Studies, Dr. Gold is founder and serves as Director of the Trauma Resolution and Integration Program (TRIP) at NSU's Psychological Services Center. He is also a past president and fellow of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) and was active in the formation of the Division of Trauma Psychology of the America Psychological Association.

Dr. Gold's book, Not Trauma Alone: Therapy for Child Abuse Survivors in Family and Social Context, delineates the treatment model employed at TRIP. He is co-editor with Dr. Jon Elhai of the Journal of Trauma Practice; co-edited the book Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11th, 2001 with Dr. Jan Faust, and has guest-edited an issue of the journal Psychotherapy on trauma-related disorders. The co-editor of the Journal of Trauma Practice, he also serves on the editorial board of the journals Psychotherapy; Journal of Family Violence; Journal of Trauma & Dissociation; Journal of Child Sexual Abuse; and Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.

Like the other authors who will be present at the conference, Dr. Gold has been invited to attend the Meet-the-Authors Book Signing event. [top]

Mic Hunter

Dr. Hunter is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in St. Paul, MN. He has authored numerous books and articles on the subject of male sexual victimization and was one of the founders of MaleSurvivor.

The pre-conference Institute Dr. Hunter will teach is entitled An Overview of Male Sexual Victimization. This training is designed to prepare clinicians who have little or no experience working with men and trauma. Areas covered will include: reasons male victims are underidentified and poorly served; common symptoms; family dynamics and their impact; and the recovery process, including treatment goals and methods. Participants in this Institute will gain a knowledge of the incidence of sexual abuse of boys and men; the reasons male victims have traditionally been underidentified; the types of sexual abuse commonly seen; the difference between covert and overt sexual abuse; how female offenders differ from male offenders; symptoms commonly shown by people sexually victimized as children; effective assessment tools; effective treatment techniques, including the use of hypnosis and touch, and their ethical issues; and how to use the client's pattern of sexual acting out to assess his sexual abuse issues. Participants will further learn to identify the stage of recovery a client is experiencing; understand the therapist's task for each stage; know the appropriate language with which to facilitate a client's movement onto the next stage; evaluate whether touch is an appropriate treatment technique; and understand characteristics both of sexually dysfunctional families and adults who were raised in these families.

In addition to teaching this pre-conference Institute, Dr. Hunter will conduct a workshop during the conference itself entitled Sexual Abuse In America’s Military. Sexual abuse of males by their comrades in America’s military has been given little attention even though there are numerous victims. Dr. Hunter will describe how the culture of the military makes sexual abuse likely but reporting rare, and how victims in the military are affected differently from civilians.

Dr. Mic Hunter is the author of Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse; Honor Betrayed: Sexual Abuse In America’s Military; The First Step for People in Relationships with Sex Addicts; Joyous Sexuality: Healing From Family Sexual Dysfunction; and The Twelve Steps and Shame. He edited The Sexually Abused Male, Vols. I and II; Child Survivors and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse; and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Innovations. He also co-authored (with Jim Struve) The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy. He has spoken over 200 times throughout North America to both professional audiences and the general public.

Dr. Hunter has presented at all of the national conferences on male sexual victimization, giving two keynote addresses, including a memorable one at the 2001 MaleSurvivor conference in New York. In addition, Dr. Hunter has been sought out by print and broadcast media for interviews over 100 times, and is a reviewer for multiple professional journals. He has served on MaleSurvivor’s Board of Directors and its Scientific and Administrative Advisory Committee, and has also served as Editor of the organization's newsletter. In 1999 he received MaleSurvivor’s Fay Honey Knopp Memorial Award.

Like the other authors who will be present at the conference, Dr. Mic Hunter has been invited to attend the Meet-the-Authors Book Signing event. [top]

Mike Lew

Mike Lew is a psychotherapist and group therapy leader in the Boston, MA area, and is co-director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center in Brookline, MA.

His pre-conference Institute for male survivors of sexual abuse is entitled Victims No Longer: A Recovery Workshop for Non-offending Male Survivors. This workshop will be structured to provide the participants with a safe and supportive experience to continue their recovery. The day will include exercises done individually, in pairs, in small groups and in the group as a whole. Participants will identify specific personal goals for their recovery, do healing work, be supported by fellow survivors, and strengthen their support network.

In addition, he will chair a Featured Panel of international speakers who will discuss the work they are doing all over the globe. The panel is expected to include speakers from Norway, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland.

Well known as a leading expert on recovery from sexual child abuse, particularly issues of male survivors, his books include the first book written specifically for men recovering from sexual child abuse, Victims No Longer. Now in its second edition, Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse continues to earn praise for both its clinical expertise and compassionate tone, educating survivors and professionals about the recovery process, speaking to the pain, needs, fears and hopes of the adult male survivor. He has also published a second book, Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse.

Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader.

He conducts public lectures, workshops for survivors, and trainings and consultations for mental health, medical, human service, clergy, law enforcement, and other professionals throughout the United States and Canada and in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He has consulted to many organizations in the United States and abroad and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.

Like the other authors who will be present at the conference, Mike Lew has been invited to attend the Meet-the-Authors Book Signing event. [top]

Martin Moran

The Tricky Part is written and performed by critically-acclaimed actor Martin Moran in a riveting one-man tour de force performance. During an 80-minute span, The Tricky Part unravels a true story of sexuality, spirituality and the mystery of human experience. Between the ages of 12 and 15, Moran had a sexual relationship with an older man, a counselor named Bob, whom he'd met at a Catholic boys' camp. At the age of 42 he set out to find this man and to confront his past.

The Tricky Part is one of the most heralded one-man plays in memory (see below for some reviews). Martin Moran has transformed his story into a spellbinding, often funny, and always surprising journey through a complex and deeply restorative work of art. The play offers no easy balm, and does not diminish the truth of the abuse he endured. But in its honesty, immediacy, laughter and depth of feeling, as Moran shares the story that will not let him go, The Tricky Part embraces all of us.

Martin Moran has appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Spamalot, Titanic, Cabaret, Bells Are Ringing, Big River, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Floyd Collins. The Tricky Part has garnered Martin two Drama Desk Nominations (for Best Play and Outstanding Performance); an Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance; and a 2004 Obie Award.

Martin Moran grew up in Denver and attended Stanford University and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He lives in New York City, where he makes his living as an actor and a writer. He also performs The Tricky Part all over the country.

In addition to its life as a play, The Tricky Part was also published as a full-length memoir, entitled The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace, by Beacon Press.

After the MaleSurvivor performance, Martin Moran will be conduct a 'Talk Backs' with the audience; he will also be available for book signings. [top]

Weekend of Recovery Team

Bill Burmester

Bill Burmester, MA MFT, will be conducting two workshops, Dissociative Dynamics of Male Sexual Victimization in Film and How Films Treat Sex with Boys, Revisited. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Berkeley (CA) who has worked with male and female survivors of childhood abuse since 1990. He has facilitated at a number of MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery, has trained other clinicians on working with male survivors, and has presented on depictions of male sexual victimization in films in several venues. In addition to working with individuals and couples, he periodically facilitates both 12-week and on-going therapy groups for male survivors of sexual abuse, and is president of the Bay Area Association for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. [top]

Dale English

Dale English, MS CAS, has worked as a psychotherapist and substance abuse counselor for the past 21 years in a correctional facility, a rural mental health clinic, an Acute Partial Hospital program and now in his private practices in northeast PA and northwest NJ. Among his specialty areas are abuse/trauma, battered persons, LGBT issues, men's issues and the use of body movement to access buried feelings. He has been a facilitator on the Weekend of Recovery team since the program’s inception in 2001. In addition to this workshop, he will conduct two meetings at the conference for survivor/therapists entitled Networking Meeting for Therapists Who Are Survivors; these will take place on Friday and Saturday from 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm. [top]

Dr. Howard Fradkin

Howard Fradkin, PhD LICDC, has been a psychologist in private practice in Columbus, OH, for the past 23 years. He specializes in providing affirmative psychotherapy to male and female survivors. Dr. Fradkin has served as the Chairperson of the MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery Program since 2001 and in that capacity supervises a staff of 14 psychotherapists. He is a past President and Board Member of MaleSurvivor and currently serves on the organization’s Advisory Board. He has provided supervision and training of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counselors at many national conventions on providing psychotherapy for male survivors of sexual abuse. In addition to this workshop, Dr. Fradkin will be one of the facilitators for another workshop at the MaleSurvivor conference, entitled Coping with Your Inner Mugger: How to Stop Reenacting Patterns of Abuse. The two other facilitators for this workshop are also Weekend of Recovery facilitators: Paul Linden, PhD, is the developer of Being In Movement® mindbody training (www.being-in-movement.com) and founder of the Columbus (OH) Center for Movement; his work focuses on the interplay between internal self-exploration and effective action in the external world and he is the author of Winning is Healing: Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors. Sandi Fort, PhD, is a psychologist in Columbus (OH). Her background includes many years of working therapeutically to assist clients in mind/body integration and awareness. She has provided counseling services to survivors for many years and has an expertise in treating adolescent offenders. [top]

Dr. Ernesto Mujica

Ernesto Mujica, PhD, will be co-conducting a workshop entitled Communication and Negotiation of the Therapeutic Relationship. He is a Supervisor of Psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute, an Instructor in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Teachers College; he maintains a practice in individual and couples therapy in Manhattan. His co-facilitator for this workshop will be Martin Walker, PhD, also of the William Alanson White Institute. [top]

Mikele Rauch

Mikele Rauch, MA LMFT, has since 1983 worked with individuals and groups, specializing in the areas of sexual and physical trauma. She has also treated survivors of religious and clergy abuse and works with persons with immune suppressed illness, HIV, AIDS, lupus and Multiple Sclerosis, and homeless survivors of sexual abuse. She is a facilitator on the MaleSurvivor Weekend of Recovery team and has served on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Victim's Rights Committee of Boston. She has written for CANDID, the Missouri Review, the National Catholic Reporter, Cross Currents Magazine, Healing Ministry, and The New Therapist. She practices near Brookline, MA. In addition to this workshop, she will conduct a meeting at the MaleSurvivor conference entitled Recovering the Sacred after the Betrayal of Religious Abuse. [top]