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Sisters Cracking Up

May 10, 2022

Have you ever been made to doubt what you know to be true by a partner, a friend, a sibling, or a parent? If so, there's a good chance you've been gaslighted. Thanks to Dr. Robin Stern, "gaslighting" -- the term she coined to describe the experience of being manipulated into doubting one's own truth or sanity -- has been brought to the collective forefront of what we now understand is a form of psychological abuse.

Her book, The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life is the gold standard in the psychology field for those who've been the victims of this insidious and soul-destructing form of control -- and for mental health providers who need to know how it may be effecting the lives of their clients.

Why do some people gaslight others? Why are others more susceptible to being gaslit? And, if you are being gaslighted, what can you do about it? 

Join Sisters Cracking Up hosts Abby Rodman and Julie Howard as they interview Dr. Robin Stern about gaslighting and her bestselling book.

You don't want to miss this one, Sisters!

Robin Stern, Ph.D., is the co-founder and associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and an associate research scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale. She is a licensed psychoanalyst with 30 years of experience treating individuals, couples and families. Robin is the co-developer of RULER (an acronym for the five key emotion skills of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions) an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1,500 public, charter, and private pre-school to high schools across the United States and in other countries. Robin regularly consults with schools nationally and across the globe. She also consults with large companies, including Facebook and Google on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training and product design. With Facebook, she has co-developed a number of products, including a social resolution tools to help adults and youth resolve online conflict and the bullying prevention hub to support educators, families, and teens.

Robin is the co-founder of Star Factor Coaching, a model of leadership coaching anchored in the skills of emotional intelligence and was a founding member of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, where she spent 15 years creating and facilitating professional development programs for aspiring women leaders. In 2014-15 Robin was a fellow in the Yale Public Voices Fellowship, and her work is frequently published in popular media outlets, such as Psychology Today, The Huffington Post,, The Washington Post, The Hill, Harvard Business Review. She has been a guest on many local and national radio shows and has traveled widely to lecture on emotional intelligence, women in leadership and on relational bullying.