Directors

The co-directors are available for speaking engagements concerning various topics listed immediately beneath each of their bios. Please contact them directly or use our convenient Contact page for further information.


Catherine T. Coyle, RN, PhD

Catherine T. Coyle, RN, PhD

608.217.1093

Madison, Wisconsin

Catherine Coyle earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (area of Human Development) at the University of Wisconsin. She is a registered nurse and holds a master's degree in clinical psychiatric nursing.

She has taught at both Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Coyle has developed a healing program for men who have been hurt by abortion and has scientifically documented its effectiveness. She is the author of the book, Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing, which is based on her research and is available from Life Cycle Books (1-800-214-5849). Dr. Coyle is an associate of the International Forgiveness Institute and continues to pursue research in the areas of both forgiveness and post abortion trauma. She has published several papers and given numerous presentations concerning the effects of abortion on men, the psychological process of forgiveness, and forgiveness therapy.

Speaking/Seminar topics include:

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS of ABORTION on MEN
  • DEVELOPMENT of POST-ABORTION HEALING PROGRAMS for MEN and/or WOMEN
  • OVERVIEW of the RESEARCH pertaining to MEN and ABORTION
  • FORGIVENESS THERAPY for MEN and WOMEN suffering from POST-ABORTION STRESS
  • THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES of INTERPERSONAL FORGIVENESS, SELF-FORGIVENESS, and RECEIVING FORGIVENESS
  • EMPATHY: A KEY to EMOTIONAL & RELATIONAL HEALTH
  • EFFECTIVE PARENTING for CHILDREN's EMPATHY DEVELOPMENT
  • COMPASSION & RESPONSIBILITY: BUILDING A FOUNDATION for HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT
  • HUMAN DEVELOPMENT in CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENCE, and ADULTHOOD

Vincent M. Rue, PhD

Vincent M. Rue, PhD

904.342.0352

Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Rue is a psychotherapist, researcher and consultant who founded the Institute for Pregnancy Loss an independent non-profit research & treatment center. Dr. Rue received his Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1975.

Dr. Rue has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 30 years and is in private practice with his wife, Dr. Susan Stanford-Rue in Jacksonville, FL.  He has served on the faculty of California State University at Los Angeles and United States International University in San Diego. In 1981 Dr. Rue provided the first clinical evidence of postabortion trauma, identifying this psychological condition as "Postabortion Syndrome" in testimony before the U.S. Congress. During the Reagan Administration, he was a special consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop on abortion morbidity. Currently, Dr. Rue serves as a litigation consultant assisting numerous state Attorneys General in abortion-related statutory challenges. He is a Member of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. As a lecturer, he has been invited to speak throughout the United States, as well as in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Rue has authored one book and numerous professional journal articles on the topic of postabortion trauma and has been the principal investigator of the International Pregnancy Loss Research Project.

Speaking/Seminar topics include:

  • ABORTION as TRAUMA
  • ABORTION'S IMPACT on WOMEN, MEN, and RELATIONSHIPS
  • PARTNERS in TRAUMA: THE DYNAMICS OF RELATIONSHIP CHANGE and ABORTION
  • MORAL INJURY AND ABORTION DECISION MAKING
  • MISINFORMED CONSENT and ABORTION
  • COMPLICATED MOURNING & TREATMENT of POST-ABORTION GRIEF AND TRAUMA
  • DEFICIENCIES of PRE-ABORTION COUNSELING &amp the NEED FOR SCREENING 
  • OVERVIEW of RESEARCH on POST-ABORTION TRAUMA
  • IMPROVING THE COUNSELING for WOMEN WITH UNWANTED PREGNANCIES

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