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

Cheryl Dellasega, NP, PhD, is a relational aggression expert, and the author of six books on issues affecting women: When Nurses Hurt Nurses, Forced to be Family, Mean Girls Grown Up, The Starving Family, Girl Wars, and Surviving Ophelia. Dr. Dellasega’s writing and teaching offer essential insights into the different conflicts that arise in female-to-female relationships.

As the founder of Club and Camp Ophelia™ she has helped thousands of girls confront and overcome relational aggression. Her expertise in the world of girls has led to frequent requests for her training workshops for teachers, therapists, and other adults who work with young women. In addition, she speaks to adult women who confront relational aggression at home, in the workplace, and/or within the community.

As a Professor of Humanities in the College of Medicine and Professor of Women’s Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Dellasega is actively involved in medical education (teaching, research, and leadership). She also conducts research on psychosocial issues, and leads community outreach efforts. She is an international expert on family relationships and completed a visiting professorship in Sweden.

Speaking Bio



          The Today Show, NB

          Good Morning America, ABC

          To The Contrary, PBS

          Real Life with Mary Amoroso, CN8

          The Gayle King Show

          E! Investigates: Bullying






          Girl Scout Leader

          Brain, Child

          Marie Claire


          The Oregonian

          Christian Science Monitor

          The Allentown Morning Call

          Parent to Parent (syndicated column)

          Harrisburg Patriot News

          The New York Times

          The Philadelphia Inquirer

          Wall Street Journal


          USA Radio Network “Daybreak”

          Voice of America “Coast to Coast”

          Wisdom Radio Network & Sirius Satellite Radio “Wisdom Today”

          WAMC National Productions “The Round Table”

          Media Tracks “Viewpoints”

          America Online “The Kidd Kraddick Show”

          RK Radio Network “The Ruth Koscielak Show”

          WGVU Grand Rapids, MI “Open Mind”

          WLI New Haven, CT “Mom & Dad Mondays”

          KSFR Albuquerque, NM “The Journey Home”

          KTKK Salt Lake City, UT “Interviews & Interactions”

          WFHN Cleveland, OH “Family Matters”

          WPIS Boston, MA “Everything Evie”

          KMOX St. Louis, MO “Total Information Sunday”

          WLW Cincinnati, OH “The Mike McConnell Show”

          WBAA (NPR affiliate) Indianapolis, IN “AM 920 Magazine”

          WVSN Chicago, IL

          KVON (ABC Radio) Napa, CA “Morning Edition”

          KBEM Minneapolis, MN “Morning Show”

          WRMM Rochester, NY “Tony & Dee in the Morning”

          WCHB Detroit, MI “Inside Detroit”

          KCMN Colorado Springs, CO “Tron in the Morning”

          WBEV Beaverdam, WI “The Idea Exchange”

          WFTL Pompano Beach, FL “Mom Talk”

          WBSM Providence, RI “The Peter Bradley Show”

          KTRS St. Louis, MO “KTRS Morning Show”

Helping Women Turn Conflict into Connection

Cheryl Dellasega has appeared as an expert on national and local television and radio shows and in print to discuss breaking news items and the every day challenges facing women today. Here is a sampling of her media experience.

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