A 2-part series with researcher, educator, and licensed psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker who coined the term "battered woman syndrome." Dr. Walker has spent more than 4 decades investigating violence against women, publishing peer-reviewed research and authoring several books including "The Battered Woman Syndrome" now in its 4th edition.
Together we explore the progress and pitfalls in the domestic violence movement since the 1980s including the emergence of advocacy and shelters for survivors, the evolution of psychotherapy for PTSD and trauma, and the work of the family court system. In part 2, we dive into her controversial work for the defense during the OJ Simpson trial and how that experience led to breakthroughs for domestic violence research findings, publications, prosecutions and how we talk about domestic violence.
Dr. Lenore Walker is a licensed psychologist in several states and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She has practiced all over the U.S. and in several other countries around the world. She earned her doctoral degree in psychology from Rutger’s, The State University in N.J. in 1972 after attaining an M.S. in Psychology from City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) in 1967 and a B.A. from Hunter College of CCNY in 1962. In 2004, she earned an M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University. She is a retired professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University and the author of multiple articles and books, including her most recent novel, "Madness to Murder."