Paula Joan Caplan

Awardwinning Nonfiction Author & Playwright - Scholar - Advocate/activist - Speaker - Actor


Sunday, November 10, 9:00-10:00 a.m. I will be speaking in San Diego at St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, 92103, about The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project.

November 4 and 5 -- many kickoff events for Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project in Mansfield, OH, at North Central State College. See list of events here:

Welcome Johnny and Jane Home: A Listening Initiative
Dr. Paula Caplan Visit

November 4-5, 2013

November 4, 2013

In Kee 128
Hosts - North Central State College
8:30-9:30 am Introduction to the
Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project: A Listening Initiative
By Dr. Paula Caplan
Continental Breakfast
Open to the campus communities—
Ohio State University at Mansfield, North Central State University, Ashland University

9:30-11:00 am Listening Coaches Orientation and Training Fallerius 165

11:00-Noon Steering & Advisory Committees – Q & A Fallerius 165

11:30 am-1:00 pm Veterans Celebration BBQ Kee 128

1:00-2:30 pm Public Kick-Off and Press Conference Kee 128
Color Guard Presentation

November 5, 2013
Hosts- The Ohio State University at Mansfield
8:30-10:00 am Stakeholder Breakfast (RSVP) Kee 128
Presenter ………..Dr. Caplan

10:00-11:30 am Listener Orientation and Training (coaches must attend) Riedl 151

11:30-Noon Steering Committee Wrap-Up Meeting Riedl 153


The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home: A Listening Initiative helps veterans heal -- and helps bridge the chasm between so many veterans and nonveterans -- by having one nonveteran at a time simply listen, with respect and without judgment, to a veteran from any war.


The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Coalition's mission is to depathologize war trauma (stop saying that those troubled by war are therefore mentally ill) and increase the use of nonpathologizing, low-risk ways to help veterans heal emotionally, morally, and spiritually.
Adopted from http:/​/​​the-welcome-johnny-and-jane-home-project.html

Selected Books (selected articles on home page; full nonfiction publication list in curriculum vitae)

Relationships, Psychology, Self-Help
"Wise, compassionate, utterly persuasive, completely wonderful, and still timely...a healing work."
--Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D., author of Women and Madness and Letters to a Young Feminist
Brief, Accessible, Challenges Claims About Cognitive & Emotional Sex Differences
Shows how poor is most research that is used to make claims that there are huge, immutable cognitive, interpersonal, and emotional sex differences
Academia, Systemic Analysis, Self-help
"Lucid, devastating, practical. Caplan's genius is to explore difficult, always heartbreaking areas of injustice, then advise us on how to survive."
--Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D., cofounder of Association for Women in Psychology and National Women's Health Network
Psychiatry, Psychology, Mental Health System
"Extraordinarily important ... should be required reading ... excellent illustration of the social construction of what comes to be called science."
--Jean Baker Miller, M.D., Director of Jean Baker Miller Training Institute and author of Toward a New Psychology of Women