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After Separation: Reflections on the Plight of the Alienated Child


Hermine Kovacs, M.A.

  • Received her M.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College
  • Is a licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Coordinated the Children’s Day Treatment Center at Thalians Mental Health Center, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, for 13 years
  • Has been in practice for 30 years
  • Is a frequent consultant on children's emotional difficulties and learning needs to many private schools in the greater Los Angeles community
  • Teaches parenting workshops
  • Counsels adults, couples, families, and gifted children

Karen E. Kovacs North, Ph.D.

  • Received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio State University
  • Completed a post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology at the Ohio State University Medical School and Hospital
  • Is a licensed psychologist
  • Has been in practice for over 20 years
  • Served two years as an American Psychological Association/American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow on the staff of Congressman Edward Markey; advised the Congressman about social science issues and about matters of social policy
  • Served two years as a White House Fellow working in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as a consultant on aggression, violence, the effects of the media, and bioethics
  • In addition to her practice, is currently Director of Masters Program on Internet Communities at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California
  • Teaches courses in psychology and in public policy
  • Counsels adults, couples, and adolescents and performs neuropsychological evaluations

E-mail Karen E. Kovacs North at knorth@usc.edu

E-mail Hermine Kovacs, M.A. at askdrkovacs@aol.com