Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 16, 2012
Leading Emotional Dynamics expert, Dr. Erik Fisher, “Dr. E…”, Atlanta-based licensed psychologist and author, has announced that he’s signed an agreement to co-author a book on Child Sexual Abuse with best-selling author and former editor Peter Occhiogrosso. Dr. E… has two decades of experience working with youth and their parents on topics ranging from bullying and emotional distress to abuse and emotional dynamics, as they relate to so many of the effects of our “media-driven” society. He feels the time is right for a critical and thorough examination of the phenomenon of sexual abuse as it affects us all – whether its impact be direct or indirect, emotional or physical and/or financial or societal.
“The impact of Child Abuse – or any abuse for that matter – is not just on the abused, but also on the abuser, and on the often-overlooked bystander,” stated Dr. E… “My agent, CMG's Alan Morell, thought that Peter and I would make a great team to bring this to print. Peter and I intend to look at the roles that are often played in child abuse, the complex impacts on the individuals involved, and why and how we all perpetuate this life-altering phenomenon in our culture. Readers will get a balanced view of the issues as a whole and become more educated as viewers and citizens in our media-driven culture,” Fisher continued.
Headlines are raging in today's media ranging from the Miramonte Elementary school allegations in Southern California to the Penn State – Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. One example of a peripheral figure caught up in such a scandal was legendary football coach, Joe Paterno. In interviews that surfaced not long before his passing, Paterno repeated what he'd said in earlier interviews -- that he wished that he’d “done more” to help victims (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/11/09/joe-paterno-i-wish-i-had-done-more/).
“The likely reality is that Paterno’s actions – or non-actions as they seem to reveal – were a result of the times in which he grew up,’” states Dr. E.... “Adults of his era often grew up turning a blind eye to such ‘distasteful issues.’ Abused children were ignored or told ‘not to make up stories,’ and few people, if anyone, spoke of ‘those things.’ Child abuse was, and in some circles still is, an invisible tragedy. If you didn’t see it, it didn’t happen. It certainly didn’t happen to (or was perpetrated by) anyone you knew. These cases were uniformly dismissed, and many a mind has a fascinating ability to render these events not only unbelievable, but so outlandish as to make it as though they could never have happened. Unfortunately, the victims of child abuse and those peripherally affected by these acts have to live with it for a lifetime, and too often the patterns continue for generations. This book intends to examine these phenomena in a way that will help the reader-at-large to understand this from many points of view.”
“CMGO is very excited to bring these two professionals together in what we believe will be a forceful yet nuanced examination of a tragic crime being committed and often hidden in today’s society,” stated Alan Morell, Chairman and CEO of CMG Holdings Group Inc. (CMGO) Creative Management Group Inc. Agency, representative of both Dr. E… and Mr. Occhiogrosso for this literary-to-film endeavor.
Peter Occhiogrosso, who has coauthored books with leading figures from the worlds of medicine, archetypal psychology, and healing, including several New York Times best sellers, said that he was excited to be working on a ground-breaking book covering a topic of explosive significance to contemporary culture. “Child sexual abuse has been the subject of so much misinformation, misunderstanding and wildly conflicting theories and prescriptions,” he said, “that the world needs a fresh treatment based on the visionary insights of Dr. E…” Occhiogrosso, noted for his ability to render complex, multifaceted concepts in plain language that makes them accessible to the general reader, said he feels energized by the challenge of collaborating with an unconventional thinker in this field. “The inherently complex drama that takes place among the abused, the abuser and the bystander requires an intimate knowledge and compassionate understanding of the role and experience of each participant in order to break the cycle of ignorance and pain. Dr. E… has the experience and compassion needed to accomplish just that.”
About Dr. E:
Erik Fisher, Ph.D., aka Dr E…, has been changing the lives of children, teens and adults for two decades. As a psychologist, author and media consultant, his unique and creative approach to his work has earned him the respect and accolades of his clientele, his colleagues, and the media. As a resource to the media, he has appeared numerous times on networks such as CNN, HLN, CNN-I, FOX, and NBC, being a part of events that have changed the world, and providing his quick–hitting insights and advice on everything from the Chilean Miner Extraction to cultural issues, the state of the American family, and bullying. On the radio, he has been providing interviews for more than 15 years on stations across North America and has been interviewed for countless print articles in magazines from Parents to Cosmopolitan, and newspapers across the country from The Hartford Courant and Atlanta Constitution to the Chicago Tribune and L.A. Times. Dr. E… has two published books, The Art of Empowered Parenting: The Manual You Wish Your Kids Came With and The Art of Managing Everyday Conflict: Understanding Emotions and Power Struggles.
For more information visit, http://www.drepresents.com.
About Peter Occhiogrosso:
Peter Occhiogrosso has been the author or co-author of some 20 books over the past 25 years. He began his writing career as a jazz critic and interviewer, and served as Music Editor for Manhattan’s trend-setting arts newspaper, the Soho Weekly News. But by the late-1980s, Peter's interests had broadened beyond music, and he wrote a series of books about spiritual experience, including Once A Catholic (Houghton Mifflin/Ballantine), Through the Labyrinth (Penguin), and a popular guide to the world's religions entitled The Joy of Sects (Doubleday/Image). At the same time, he launched a parallel career as a co-author and collaborator, writing books with talk show host Larry King; popular musicians Frank Zappa and Michael Feinstein; and self-help guru Caroline Myss. Following a lifelong interest in nutrition and health, Peter has recently collaborated with Vijay Vad, M.D., of New York’s famed Hospital for Special Surgery, on a leading book about arthritis treatment, Arthritis Rx (Gotham), as well as Dr. Vad's latest book, Stop Pain (Hay House). Three of the books Peter co-authored have become New York Times Best Sellers. For more information, please visit his Web site, joyofsects.com, and his author page on amazon.com.
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