October 12, 2007
New York, N.Y.
St. John's University’s Office of Postgraduate Professional
Development Programs will sponsor a presentation by distinguished
national and international expert Dr. Lenore Walker, Ed.D., on the
subject: "Battered Woman's Syndrome: 30 Years of Psychological
Research and Intervention" this Saturday, October 13. Her lecture
will take place at the University’s Manhattan Campus beginning at
Dr. Walker has been called the 'mother' of the battered woman
syndrome, as it was her research back in the late 1970's that named
the psychological phenomenon that has assisted millions of people
in better understanding why battered women have such difficulty in
getting out of domestic violence relationships. First used in
treatment planning by therapists and in legal defenses when
battered women killed in self-defense, battered woman syndrome is
seen as a subcategory of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and as part
of other trauma responses.
Serving as the principal psychologist at Walker &
Associates, LLC, which is a member of the Forensic Psychology Group
LLC., Dr. Walker serves as President of the organization which
provides assessments for and consultation with attorneys whose
clients have been involved in trauma from domestic violence whether
it is criminal prosecution or defense, civil tort, family law,
custody, visitation and removal of children and juvenile
She earned her doctorate in psychology from Rutgers, the State
University in New Jersey in 1972. She earned a master's degree from
City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1967 and
her bachelors' degree from CUNY's Hunter College in 1962. She is
currently licensed in Colorado, New Jersey and Florida, where she
has lived during the past 30 years that she has been in practice.
She holds a Diplomate in Clinical and Family Psychology from the
American Board of Professional Psychology, which makes her eligible
to apply for licensure in most states where this board
certification is accepted. A full professor of psychology at Nova
Southeastern University in the Center for Psychological Studies,
she currently coordinates the forensic psychology concentration in
the doctoral program. She is a supervisor in the practicum program
for forensic students at various sites in Broward and Miami/Dade
counties and has worked closely with the courts of therapeutic
jurisprudence, especially the nation's first mental health court.
She is the author of 13 books.
For more information contact, Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP,
Professor of Psychology and the Director of Inter-agencies Training
and Research Initiatives and the Post-Graduate Professional
Programs at St. John’s University by calling (718) 990-5460.
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