Ginger Ross Breggin Executive Director, Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living

Ginger Ross Breggin’s first professional position was as a journalist for the Huntington Herald Press at the age of eighteen. Since then she has been a newspaper, magazine and book editor as well as an award-winning photographer. In 1984 she married psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD. Since then she has been his partner in psychiatric reform activities, which aim at critiquing biological psychiatry and promoting more caring, empathic approaches to helping those in emotional distress and crisis. She has co-authored scientific articles and three books with him -- The War Against Children of Color, Dimensions of Empathic Therapy, and the best-seller Talking Back to Prozac. She inspired and cofounded with him the peer-reviewed scientific journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, and was the managing editor of this journal for many years. From 1988-2002, she was Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Psychiatry, founded by Dr. Breggin in 1972. In 2010 she cofounded a new reform organization with her husband, The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living ( (a nonprofit 501c3). Ginger is Executive Director of the Center, edits its newsletter and manages its annual Empathic Therapy Conference. She has also developed, an online library, resource and news project of the Center. She is a proud mother and a delighted grandmother.