In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, Joslyn Chaiprasert-Paguio, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier, talks to Alan Berkowitz and Lindsay Orchowski about the causes for violence against women and the potential solutions for society.
Alan Berkowitz is an independent consultant with expertise in culture change, gender issues, behavioral health, ending men’s violence, and fostering social justice. He has received five national awards for his scholarship and innovative programs on substance abuse and sexual assault prevention, men’s role in ending violence against women, gender issues, sexual harassment prevention, bystander intervention theory and skills, and social justice issues. He developed an innovative model rape prevention program for men that was evaluated and found to reduce actual sexual assaults by 75% at 4-month follow-up, which has been implemented internationally. Alan is a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences, a co-founder of the social norms approach, an author of a book on bystander intervention theory and skills and of four books on sexual assault prevention, including the recently released “Engaging Men and Boys in Sexual Assault Prevention: Theory, Research and Practice” co-edited with Lindsay Orchowski. He currently serves as a sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention subject matter expert for all branches of the U.S. military. Alan has helped design a number of on-line violence prevention courses and assists institutions of higher education and government agencies to design comprehensive sexual harassment/assault prevention programs. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Cornell University and is a licensed psychologist.
Lindsay Orchowski, Ph.D. is a Staff Psychologist in the Adult Outpatient Division in the Department of Psychiatry within Lifespan Physicians Group and Associate Professor (Research) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Orchowski completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Ohio University in the Laboratory for the Study and Prevention of Sexual Assault, completed her Psychology Residency at Brown University, and completed a NIAAA T32 fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. Her research program focuses on advancing the development and evaluation of sexual assault prevention programs for middle school, high school, college, and military populations. Her work also broadly focuses on engaging individuals in proactive helping behavior to prevent injury and harm in their community. Her work is supported by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense and the Department of Education. She is Associate Editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, she is on the Editorial Board for the journal Violence Against Women and is a Consulting Editor for Psychology of Violence.