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Howard Fradkin, PHD

Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC-CS has counseled over 1500 male survivors in individual, couples, group psychotherapy and weekend workshops over the course of his 33-year career as a Psychologist. As Co-Chairperson of the MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery, (www.malesurvivor.org) , he’s helped facilitate over 60 weekends.  In his role as a professional trainer, Dr. Fradkin has educated over 2,500 professional colleagues on the topic of male survivors of sexual abuse, and in the past 2 years, has enlightened over 1500 military personnel from all branches of the service and the Veteran’s Administration on the sexual victimization of men in the military. Dr. Fradkin’s first book, Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive, was published by Hay House in November, 2012.

He is one of the founding board members of MaleSurvivor, a nonprofit organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men. He served as the organization’s president and on the Board of Directors for 6 years prior to developing the MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery program. As Co-Chair of the program, he has directed over 50 Weekends of Recovery since 2001, for more than 1200 men. Dr. Fradkin delivered the keynote address at the 2010 International MaleSurvivor Conference in New York City and currently serves as an advisory board member.

Dr. Fradkin is a recognized expert for media in the U.S. and Canada, who want their listeners to understand more about male sexual victimization.  He has been featured as an expert on Oprah Winfrey’s “200 Men” show, Dr. Phil, Katie, Huffington Post TV, and many nationally syndicated and local radio shows.

Dr. Fradkin founded Affirmations: A Center for Psychotherapy and Growth, in Columbus, OH in 1984, and is currently Partner Emeritus, where he provides psychotherapy in the areas of trauma recovery for men and women survivors, those struggling with depression and anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction and sex addiction, sexual orientation confusion and acceptance, people with HIV and AIDS, and group psychotherapy.

Most recently, Dr. Fradkin conducted several trainings for military commanders, junior and senior leadership, and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, Victim Advocates and for the Veteran’s Administration on military sexual trauma. Dr. Fradkin was also part of the keynote panel on male sexual victimization for the Ending Violence Against Women International Conference; and offered workshops at the 18th Interpersonal Violence, Abuse and Trauma Conference; and gave a plenary address at the National Child Protection Training Conference.   He also consults on mitigation cases of male survivors on Death Row and on other survivors needing expert witnesses for legal matters.


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