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Dr. Joan Cook is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has served as the principal investigator on seven federally-funded grants. Dr. Cook has worked clinically with a range of trauma survivors, including combat veterans and former prisoners of war, men and women who have been physically and sexually assaulted in childhood and adulthood, and survivors of the 2001 terrorist attack on the former World Trade Center. She was a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Guideline Development Panel for the Treatment of PTSD and the 2016 President of APA’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Since October 2015, she has been writing for a wider audience and has published over 70 op-eds on mental health in places like CNNTIME IdeasThe Washington Post and The Hill.

Recently, Dr. Cook was on our showtalking about her op-ed When Men Are Sexually Abused in the Military.

During our conversation, Dr. Cook talked about:

– Some of her background including how psychology and trauma came naturally to her and specially working with men from the military
– Some of the things that the public should know about men who suffer trauma because of sexual abuse
– Why are we are not hearing about men in the military and sexual abuse and why more men are more willing to talk about being sexual abused 
– The impact on how boys and men that socialization have on this topic
– Some of the common challenges that these men are dealing with
– The impact of masculinity on this men who are sexually abused
– A success story and some of the seeds that she has planted

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