Nurse Practitioner  /  Educator  /  Author  /  Speaker  /  Relational Aggression Expert


About Dr. Cheryl Dellasega

If you’re searching for suggestions, struggling to survive, or merely curious, you’ve come to the right place. Award winning author and professor Cheryl Dellasega is the founder of Club and Camp Ophelia, a relationship program for girls. Dr. Dellasega is on the faculty at the Penn State University College of Medicine. She has also written seven self-help books on female relationship issues and a fiction series for girls.

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I can always tell which girls have been part of Club Ophelia. They treat each other with more respect and seem happier.

- L.K., Guidance Counselor

Being a mentor taught me how to have better friendships. I use a lot of the ClubO strategies in my daily life.

- A.H., Mentor

I loved everything about Club from the things we did to the people I met. I still have better relationships because of being part of Club O.

- C.H., Club O Participant

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What is Club and Camp Ophelia?  

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Featured Books

Twice as many nurses as other working Americans have experienced bullying in the workplace. Toxic Nursing, written by Cheryl Dellasega and Rebecca Volpe used vignettes to ask expert nurse managers how they would address issues related to bullying and relational aggression. The results offer individual nurses, nurse managers and administrators the tools they need to defuse conflict and create a positive work environment.

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When Nurses Hurt Nurses: Recognizing and Overcoming the Cycle of Nurse Bullying confronts this problem by examining the causes and providing ways to diffuse a confrontational situation. Written by Surviving Ophelia author Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, RN, CRNP, When Nurses Hurt Nurses is at the forefront of addressing the issue of bullying within the nursing profession. Read more

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MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer is a relationship/mental health program that initially originated in 1995 as a weekly relationship and mental health program from the studios of Sister Pacifica Station, WPFW 89.3 FM in the

MyNDTALK Podcast interviews

Dr. Dellasega about on-the-job relationships, nurses hurting nurses

Dr. Pamela Brewer

Washington, DC Tri-State Area.  MyNDTALK became available nationally via the PACIFICA NETWORK to its sister stations and affiliates in @ 2006. In 2014, MyNDTALK transitioned to a daily one hour podcast.

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