Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC-CS, WOR Leadership Team Emeritus
Howard was the first Chairperson of the Weekends of Recovery program, which began in October 2001. In 2010, he became the Co-Chair with Jim Struve, LCSW. In 2017, as Howard was winding down his private practice, he also chose to retire from the Weekends of Recovery team, after overseeing and helping to facilitate over 60 weekends for over 1200 men. Howard is deeply indebted to every courageous male survivor who entrusted the facilitator team as we joined forces to take brave steps toward surviving and thriving. In his Emeritus role, Howard will continue to offer consultation to Jim and the team as needed to help the new organization to thrive even more!
Howard continues to provide professional trauma training as a Business Partner with CollaborationsTraining and Training for the Mind. He also provides consultation to the Ohio Public Defenders Office to advocate for male survivors accused of violent crimes.
Howard is the author of Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive, published by Hay House in November, 2012. He has been featured as an expert on Oprah Winfrey’s “200 Men” show, Dr. Phil, Katie, Huffington Post TV, and many nationally syndicated and local radio shows.
He is also Partner Emeritus of Affirmations Psychological Services, in Columbus, Ohio, where he provided individual, couples and group psychotherapy from 1984-2017.