Voice of the Faithful of Long Island will meet at the Veatch House, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm. Our speaker will be Dr. Richard Gartner, a New York City psychologist and psychoanalyst who specializes in treating men with histories of sexual abuse.

Dr. Gartner is the author of Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse and Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men. A Training Analyst at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, he has been honored for his contributions to the psychotherapeutic treatment of victims of sexual abuse and also for his work with the media to help them understand how traumatic abuse can be. A Past President of MaleSurvivor: the National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization (malesurvivor.org), he is the organization's media spokesperson and has been interviewed in such diverse media as the New York Times, New York Newsday, the London Times, O! (Oprah's Magazine), the Paula Zahn Show, and the Early Show.