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Mary Pipher

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Dr. Mary Pipher received her BA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1969 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1977. She received the American Psychological Association Presidential Citation in 1998. In 2001, she was a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar in Residence at Bellagio, Italy. Dr Pipher's work combines her training in both the fields of psychology and anthropology. Her special area if interest is how American culture influences the mental health of its people. Dr. Pipher has appeared on the TODAY SHOW, 20/20, THE CHARLIE ROSE SHOW, the NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER, and National Public Radio's FRESH AIR. She has written articles for Time Magazine, Hope, Psychotherapy Networker, The Journal of Family Life, and many other publications. Three of her books, Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country were New York Times bestsellers. Reviving Ophelia was #1 for 27 weeks and on the NYT list for 154 weeks. Dr. Pipher travels all over the world sharing her ideas with community groups, schools, and health care professionals. Her articulate and passionate delivery creates enthusiasm in all types of audiences. Her down-to-earth stories of hope and resilience inspire people to work together to build a better community.

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(71 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Psychological Moment We are In Our core phenomenological state is overwhelmedness. We are bombarded by too much information, too many choices and too much complexity. We have mammalian arousal systems, Neolithic brains, Medieval institutions and 21st century technology and communications. Our biorhythms have become entrained with machines. We operate in nanosecond time. We struggle with slowing down, staying calm and relaxing.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2007
Why I've Returned My Award to the American Psychological Association-- Because it Sanctions Torture I do not want an award from an organization that sanctions its members' participation in the enhanced interrogations at CIA Black Sites and at Guantanamo. The presence of psychologists has both educated the interrogation teams in more skillful methods of breaking people down and legitimized the process of torture in defiance of the Geneva Conventions.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 26, 2008
Obama one of those rare leaders who arrive at just the right time Every now and then, people are fortunate enough to have just the leader they need in a great crisis. In our Civil War, it was Abraham Lincoln; in the Great Depression, it was Franklin D. Roosevelt. In World War II, Britain was saved by Winston Churchill, and at a critical moment, South Africa was blessed with Nelson Mandela.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This family needs to get to work The issues around the XL Pipeline are not Republican or Democratic issues; they are geographical issues. At legislative hearings in the fall, not one Nebraska citizen spoke in favor of this pipeline. On this issue, country people and city dwellers, business owners and ranchers are all in the same family. We are a family of citizens who want to protect our state's land and water.