Meet the Author
Cheryl Dellasega NP, PhD, is a relational aggression expert, and the author of six books on issues affecting women: When Nurses Hurt Nurses, Forced to be Family, Mean Girls Grown Up, The Starving Family, Girl Wars, and Surviving Ophelia. Dr. Dellasega’s writing and teaching offer essential insights into the different conflicts that arise in female-to-female relationships.
As the founder of Club and Camp Ophelia™ she has helped thousands of girls confront and overcome relational aggression. In addition, she speaks to adult women who confront relational aggression at home, in the workplace, and/or within the community.
As a Professor of Humanities in the College of Medicine and Professor of Women’s Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Dellasega is actively involved in medical education (teaching, research, and leadership). She also conducts research on psychosocial issues, and leads community outreach efforts.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
$15/per person ($10/students)
Journalists invited free of charge
Widener University School of Law
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Mean Girls Grown Up
Almost every woman has experienced bullying. Whether her role was that of victim, aggressor, or bystander, the pain of relational aggression (female bullying) lasts long after the incident has passed.
In Mean Girls Grown Up, Cheryl Dellasega explores why women are often their own worst enemies, offering practical advice for a variety of situations. Drawing upon extensive research and interviews, she shares real-life stories from women as well as the knowledge of experts who have helped women overcome the negative effects of aggression. Readers will hear how adult women can be just as vicious as their younger counterparts, learn strategies for dealing with adult bullies, how to avoid being involved in relational aggression, and more. Dellasega outlines how women can change their behavior successfully by shifting away from aggression and embracing a spirit of cooperation in interactions with others.