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Smart Talk Series: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
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Date(s) - January 11, 2014
7:30 pm

Location
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Series: $99 & up

www.civiccenter.org

An evening with Dr. Ruth: Life in a Man’s World  Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who helped to pioneer the field of media psychology. Soon it became part of a communications network to distribute Dr. Westheimer’ s expertise which has included television, 31 books, newspapers, games, home videos, computer software and her own website. Dr. Ruth was born in Germany and escaped the Holocaust at age of 10.  She moved to Israel when she was 17 to become a Jewish Freedom Fighter. From there she moved to Paris then the US in 1956 where she obtained her master’s degree in sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Social Research. She worked for Planned Parenthood for a time and it was that experience that prompted her to further her education in human sexuality. Currently Dr. Westheimer is an adjunct professor at NYU and an associate fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University, in addition to having her own private practice. Dr. Westheimer has two children, four grandchildren and resides in New York City and she knows how to live in a MAN’s world yet make it her OWN!  You won’t believe what she is going to say next! For more information: www.smarttalkwomen.com/series.

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