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Senator Anne Cools in Vancouver

Announcing a public consultation by the Honourable Anne C. Cools of the Senate of Canada


Audience participation. All are welcome (admission free or by donation)
Barry Beyerstein, Prof. of Psychology, SFU
Philip Cook, journalist, author of *Abused Men*
Tana Dineen, psychologist, author of *Manufacturing Victims*
Edward Kruk, Prof. of Social Work UBC, author *Divorce and Disengagement*
Georgialee Lang, family-law practitioner
Pamela Malkin, counselling psychologist
Donald S. Moir, lawyer
Don Wright, director of B.C. Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
(and others)

Topic Sessions:

"Physical, sexual and emotional abuse: both sexes do it, both suffer it"
"Wrongful accusation is abuse by proxy"
"Parental alienation and wrongful access denial are child abuse"


Keynote Address by the Senator: Friday, February 6, 7:00--9:00 PM
Conference sessions: Saturday, February 7, 1998, 9:30 AM--5:30 PM
[Doors open at 9:00 AM--Session begins at 9:30 SHARP]
McGill Theatre
Robson Square Conference Centre
Downstairs - 800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC

Speaker-List for Vancouver Forum with Senator Cools "Neglected Aspects of Abuse in the Family"

Keynote Address by the Senator

(7:00--8:00 PM Friday; Audience response 8:00--9:00)
Session 1: "Both sexes are violent toward spouses and children"
(Expert speakers 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday; audience response 10:30-11:30 AM.)
Lesley Gregorash (female counselling psychologist, helps abused men)
Philip Cook (Author of new book on abused husbands, from Northeast US)
Don Wright (Director of BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse)


Session 2: "False accusations are a form of abuse"
(Experts speak 1:00-2:00 PM; audience response 2:00-3:00 PM.)
Barry Beyerstein (Psychologist at SFU, speaks often on False Memory)
Tana Dineen (Psychologist, author of book on failings of psychology)
Georgialee Lang (Family-law lawyer)
Donald S. Moir (lawyer)

Session 3: "Access denial and parental alienation are child abuse"

(Experts speak 3:30-4:30 PM; audience responds 4:30-5:30 PM)
Edward Kruk (In Social Work at UBC, writes much on father-child loss)
Pamela Malkin (Psychologist who does custody evaluations)
(One other to be announced)



Carey Linde, LL.B., at (604) 684-7794, fax 682-1243

Doug Reid, fax 604 922 2076

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