Dr. Cohen Praver is attracting 3,000 reads per week or 150, 000 reads per year on her online blog www.psychologytoday.com/love-doc.
Dr. Cohen Praver has published numerous scholarly articles on topics ranging from intimate relationships and sexual abuse and aging to childhood trauma. She was a contributing author of Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD, published by Guilford Press. She created a measurement system for children exposed to interpersonal violence—the Angie and Andy Cartoon Trauma Scale—and has done neuroscientific research on trauma and abuse.
Dr. Cohen Praver has co-authored and contributed to a number of trade books on psychology and health issues, including A Year of Exercise and Beauty for the Pregnant Woman, published by Lippincott and Crowell: Random House, and her work has appeared in such magazines such as Women’s Day.
A sought-after public speaker at medical and psychology conferences nationwide, Dr. Cohen Praver is at ease in front of all types of audiences. The author’s style is informative, lively, and engaging. She has presented to doctors at hospital Grand Rounds, psychologists at the American Psychological Association national convention, college students in colloquia, lay readers at book signing talks, and television and radio audiences.
Dr. Cohen Praver has appeared on such television shows as Good Morning America, WNBC Weekend Today, New York 1, Metro Psychology, and WLIW ACT 11 with Newsday. She has been interviewed by major radio stations across the U.S. and Canada including ABC Network News, WBIX Frankie Boyer Show, CJAD Morning Radio in Montreal, and Global Medicine Hunter on Sirius Satellite Radio.
She is often quoted as an expert, including in the New York Times Long Island Section, Women’s Day magazine, First for Women magazine, Web MD magazine and website, the Sacramento Bee, Yoga Life Magazine, The Montreal Gazette, USA Magazine, Hot Psychology magazine, and Newsday newspaper and magazine. She has been featured on Oprah.com and WebMD.com.
Excerpt from press release for Daring
Wives: Insight into Women’s Desires for Extramarital Affairs
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the entire press release )
What Drives Wives to Have Affairs?
New book reveals startling truths about female infidelity.
Why do women have extramarital affairs?
According to clinical psychologist Frances Cohen Praver, PhD, the choice to have an extramarital affair is a plea for help and a daring move that often serves as a powerful and positive catalyst for change.
In her new book, Daring Wives: Insight into Women’s Desires for Extramarital Affairs (Praeger Publishing, March 2006), Dr. Praver delves into the issue of female infidelity from a historical and cultural perspective, and then presents vivid case studies from her private practice of daring wives with illuminating stories.
A diverse range of women—from good-girl stay-at-home wives, older wives with younger lovers, and wives with same-sex lovers, to a sexual addict and a garden-variety housewife with a double life as a dominatrix—give free vent to their desires, dilemmas, and denouements.
Rather than remaining inert in dead or frictional marriages, all of the wives featured in this book engaged in extramarital affairs as a way to live more fully.
- How female infidelity has evolved through history
- How pop culture shapes our view of wives’ infidelity
- What motivates stay-at-home wives to have affairs
- Marital fidelity and the challenges for working wives
- How Gen Xers view extramarital sex differently from their
- Women’s Lib–era moms
- How women become sexual addicts
- What dynamics lead to sadomasochistic relationships
- Why older women are having more extramarital affairs
- Why some women turn to their own gender to find love
Daring Wivesis for all wives who are thinking about having an affair, who are currently having one, or have had an affair in the past. It is also a book every husband will want to read. It serves to remind us that we all have areas of our marriage and selves that deserve fresh attention.