Renowned Therapist and Writer to Present Clarke's Mackin-Mailander Feature Lecture

posted on September 30, 2005

Renowned therapist, writer and speaker Mary Pipher, Ph.D. will present the feature lecture in this year’s Clarke College Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made beginning October 3 by call (563)584-8642 weekdays between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or visiting Pipher will also sign copies of her books from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall and again following the lecture.

At Clarke, Pipher will present “Culture and Personality: How Life in America Affects Us and Our Families.” In her lecture, Pipher combines her training in psychology and anthropology to discuss her special interest of how American culture influences the mental health of its people.

Pipher travels world-wide sharing her ideas and expertise with community groups, schools and healthcare professionals. Her down-to-earth stories of hope and resilience inspire people to work together to build a better community.

An award-winning therapist, Pipher received the 1998 American Psychological Association Presidential Citation and in 2001 was a Rockefeller Foundation scholar in residence at Bellagio, Italy. Pipher is also nationally recognized in the media. She 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, the Journal of Family Hope and many other publications.

Pipher’s widely-popular books have also received critical acclaim. Three of her books, “Reviving Ophelia,” “The Shelter of Each Other,” and “Another Country” were all New York Times Best Sellers. “Reviving Ophelia” was number one on the best-sellers list for 154 weeks.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in cultural anthropology from the College of California at Berkeley and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the College of Nebraska.

Mary Pipher is available for telephone interviews with media prior to the lecture. To schedule an interview, or for more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.


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