Erin K. Leonard


The Battle against Juvenile Bullying: The Plague of Child and Teen Bullying in the Schools and How to Stop It: ($15, 76pp, 6X9″, ISBN: 978-1-937536-99-2, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68114-116-9, LCCN: 2014957883, December 1, 2014; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble): “Dr. Leonard provides readers with a groundbreaking new perspective on the psychology of bullying. Using the concept of projective identification, Dr. Leonard masterfully explores the common misperceptions of bullying in order to demonstrate why most anti-bullying campaigns today aren’t successful. Dr. Leonard’s eye-opening text teaches us that it is only by first understanding the true psychological structure of a bully that we can prevent and put an end to bullying in homes, schools, and workplaces. Dr. Leonard uses a diverse range of real-life examples from her clinical practice in order to reveal some of the dominant characteristics of bullies, showcase the painful effects that bullying behaviors have on victims, and provide a insightful step-by-step process about how to successfully outsmart and stop bullies. Dr. Leonard has delivered a must-read book that will help parents, educators, and other professionals strategize how they can help put an end to bullies and support their victims.” –Hailey Sheets, Communications Professor, Southwestern Michigan College

Erin K. Leonard has been a practicing psychotherapist for 15 years. She is the author of two books: Adolescents with HIV: Attachment, Depression, and Adherence in Adolescents with HIV (2008) and Emotional Terrorism: Breaking the Chains of a Toxic Relationship (2014). She has appeared on WGN and FOX affiliates in Dallas, Boston, Memphis, Atlanta, and Phoenix. She contributed a series of articles on depression and anxiety to magazines, including most recently to Health magazine.

Media Appearance:

December 11, 2014, Thursday, 6:45am and 5pm: Interview about the book with Dr. Erin Leonard will broadcast on NBC WNDU 16: South Bend, IN:

January 1, 2015, 9:50am: Erin Leonard had a 7-minute segment on “5 people to avoid in 2015” on WGN on New Year morning, and her Anaphora book was mentioned and shown at the end:

January 21, 2015: Interview with Erin Leonard about bullying in the Tribune:

February 5, 2015, 5:50pm: Interview with Erin Leonard on the book and bullying for WNDU 16:

February 5, 2015: Interview with Erin Leonard, “Plotting to Kill – Part 3: Life after incarceration”: WNDU 16:  

February 20, 2015: Interview with Erin Leonard on Channel 8 about parents talking with kids (will become a regular monthly segment):

March 9, 2015: Interview with Erin Leonard Fox Channel 6, “Five Toxic People You Should Leave Behind for a Happier Healthier Life”:

March 27, 2015: “What to do when your kid is addicted to technology”: Interview with Erin Leonard on WISH-TV:

April 15, 2015: Fox segment with Anaphora’s Dr. Erin Leonard, “Cell Phone Addiction”:

April 16, 2015: WNDU interviewed Dr. Leonard on the topic, “Are Your Kids ‘Overscheduled’?”:

April 28, 2015: WNDU interview with Dr. Leonard, “Teen Suicide – Part 1: Parents of Penn HS student share story of tragedy”:—Part-1-Parents-of-Penn-HS-student-share-story-of-tragedy-301611071.html?device=phone&c=y

May 1, 2015: WISH-TV Chanel 8 interview with Dr. Leonard: “How to prevent your child from getting homesick at summer camp”:

June 5, 2015:WISH-TV interview with Dr. Leonard: “Preventing Summer Brain-Drain for Kids”:

July 23, 2015: WNDU story with an interview with Dr. Leonard: “Three-year-old sexually abused by close family friends”:

July 23, 2015: WNDU story with an interview with Dr. Leonard: “Surviving sexual abuse: Why sweeping it under the rug causes problems”:

July 27, 2015: WISH-TV interview with Dr. Leonard: “How to get your kids in the right mindset for back to school”:

July 29, 2015: WNDU story with an interview with Dr. Leonard: “Child psychotherapist: torture and death of cat is ‘The hallmark of a pretty significant personality disorder'”:

August 10, 2015: Fox-28 segment with Dr. Leonard: “Anxiety”:

August 26, 2015: Fox-11 interview with Dr. Leonard: “Five people you should push aside to improve your health”

October 12, 2015: Fox-28 (IN) video with Dr. Leonard about talking with kids about Halloween and about the difference between fantasies and reality to avoid delusions and paranoia due to exposure to films, goods and people in costumes that seem to really be “monsters”:

October 25, 2015: WISH-TV interview with Dr. Leonard: “How parents can answer questions about ‘Inside Out'”:

October 15, 2016: WGN9 News: October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Dr. Erin Leonard… talks with Adrienne Balow about her Anaphora book and “how to spot the signs of bullying in kids and how to prevent it.”


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