Author Archives: Dr. Mike

Diversity at Gallaudet: A New Chapter?

The controversy at Gallaudet University surrounding Dr. Angela McCaskill, the school’s Chief Diversity Officer, who was placed on administrative leave for signing an anti-marriage equality petition, has been smoldering since October. Although it initially received considerable media attention, much of … Continue reading

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Subway Cookies and Sex Abuse

Subway has been my addiction for years — more specifically, the chain’s macadamia, white chocolate chip cookies. I’ve rationalized that feeding my habit every day is just reward for struggling through a tuna sub. I hate eating anything that comes … Continue reading

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Advocate.com Op Ed

Op-ed: The Counselor Who Sought Help From a Dying Friend Sobriety and the encouragement from a supportive friend helped Mike Deninger craft a tell-all of his childhood and lend a hand to others looking for closure and clarity. BY Mike … Continue reading

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Parents and Coming Out Trauma

I was talking with my partner of 15 years tonight about a post and a link that appeared on the Facebook page of a friend. When a young man came out to his family four years ago, his father wrote … Continue reading

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Penn State — What to Say?

A college buddy of mine happened to read on Facebook that I was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Male Survivor: The Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization. He had purchased my memoir, so he likely knew of my … Continue reading

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AMHCA Presentation a Success

The presentation was well-attended and well received. After the session concluded, several individuals said they wanted EMI training — now! I’ve done this presentation many times before so the mechanics of it were familiar, but using a volunteer from the … Continue reading

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EMI(tm) Presentation at American Mental Health Counseling Association

Tomorrow I will give an important  presentation at the AMHCA annual conference here in Orlando, Florida. I’ve been an AMHCA member ever since I earned my graduate degree in counseling from Gallaudet University in 1997. AMHCA is the professional organization … Continue reading

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Penn State Freeh Report Out

Associated Press is reporting that the investigation headed by former US FBI Director William Freeh is out today. No surprises. The report’s chief finding is that the Penn State administration, including former coach Joe Paterno, by not passing on information … Continue reading

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