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February 27, 2019 / Media Coverage

Catholic abuse survivor speaks out


Our Executive Director, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, is a nationally recognized expert on the sexual abuse of minors.  In 2002, she was the only psychologist invited to address the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at their conference on sexual abuse.  On February 27, 2019, she was interviewed on WBTV as part of a story on a survivor of priest abuse.  The survivor tells his story and Dr. Frawley-O’Dea comments on the value of dioceses releasing the names of credibly accused priests.   Watch the full story here.

Dr. Frawley-O’Dea is the author of Perversion of Power:  Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church.  She leads our trauma team, who work with survivors of developmental and adult trauma.

We at Presby Psych are conscious that recent Supreme Court decisions, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, have raised fears among many Americans about the protection of women’s rights and the rights of other historically marginalized groups and communities. Our clinicians recognize and share your concerns. We are here to help, support, and advocate for you. We strongly uphold the right to privacy for every citizen in all medical, gender identification and sexual orientation matters.