About Lenore Walker
Dr. Lenore Walker is interested in research on various forms of gender violence especially battered women, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex and human trafficking, false confessions of women, and child abuse. She is a clinical forensic psychologist who testifies in cases across the United States. She is involved in international psychology issues having served as the Chair of the APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology. As a member of the APA Council of Representatives, she is involved in the future of psychology on a policy level.
|1998||Professor, Nova Southeastern University|
psychology, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, couples and family psychology, clinical psychopharmacology, interpersonal violence, family violence, and battered women
|2004||M.S., Clinical Psychopharmacology, Nova Southeastern University|
|1972||Ed.D., School Psychology, Rutgers University - Newark|
|1967||M.S., Clinical School Psychology, CUNY City College|
|1962||B.A., Psychology, CUNY Hunter College|
Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Lenore Walker.
Protecting Psychotherapy Clients From the Shadow of the Law: A Call for the Revision of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy Journal of Child Custody (2015)
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) published a set of guidelines a few years ago that called for the creation of what appears to be a new type of psychotherapy called “Court-Involved Therapy” ...
Parental Alienation Disorder: Why Label Children with a Mental Diagnosis? Journal of Child Custody (2010)
The proposal to include Parental Alienation Disorder (PAD) in the new proposed Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) creates a host of problems. The first major problem is the labeling of ...
Safety First: A Model for Understanding Domestic Violence in Child Custody and Access Disputes Journal of Child Custody (2008)
A substantial percentage of contested child custody cases involve allegations of domestic violence. The impact on the psychological health and physical safety of the child exposed to domestic violence has only recently become a focus ...
A Critical Analysis of Parental Alienation Syndrome and Its Admissibility in the Family Court Journal of Child Custody (2004)
Over the past three decades, parental alienation syndrome (PAS) has been proposed to explain behaviors by a child who refuses to spend time with a parent and actually denigrates that parent within the context of ...
Politics, Psychology and the Battered Woman's Movement Journal of Trauma Practice (2002)
The recent history of the battered woman's movement is an interesting study in social science politics. Wife-beating never actually held center stage in social reformation movements until the effort over the last three decades that ...
Psychology and Domestic Violence Around the World American Psychologist (1999)
Psychologists around the world have made contributions in research, clinical assessment, and intervention and prevention of domestic violence. Although each country has unique factors that determine the services and resources available to battered women, children ...
Current Perspectives on Men Who Batter Women: Implications For Intervention and Treatment to Stop Violence Against Women: Comments on Gottman, Jacobson, Rushe, Wu Short, Babcock, La Taillade, Waltz. (1995) Journal of Family Psychology (1995)
The understanding and treatment of men who batter women has been dominated by the feminist political analysis of woman abuse that stresses abnormal power and control needs arising from sexist gender socialization. In this article, ...
Post-traumatic stress disorder in women: Diagnosis and treatment of Battered Woman Syndrome Psychotherapy (1991)
Women victims of marital abuse suffer many symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This article discusses issues of diagnosis, evaluation, interviewing, and treatment as well as legal implications of the battered woman syndrome. Five major ...
Psychological assessment of sexually abused children for legal evaluation and expert witness testimony Professional Psychology : Research and Practice (1990)
This article presents the theory and practice behind the psychological assessment of sexually abused children using the posttraumatic stress disorder subcategories for abused children. Measurement of cognitive disturbances including intrusive recollections of the trauma, affective ...
Battered women, psychology and public policy American Psychologist (1984)
Reviews the role that psychologists have played in affecting changes in public policy regarding domestic violence over the past decade. Testimony by expert witnesses has rebutted myths that prevented battered women who killed their abusers ...
Books and Book Contributions (42)
Book and book contributions written or co-written by Dr. Lenore Walker.
Best Practices for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System College of Psychology: Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2015)
This timely brief resource introduces a new evidence-based model for treatment of mentally ill individuals in jails, with emphasis on community-based options. Forensic mental health experts review police alternatives to arresting mentally ill persons in ...