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Peter Dimock, LICSW
1997 Recipient


Peter Dimock is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He received his MSW degree from the University of Minnesota in 1976. He has a private psychotherapy practice in Minneapolis and teaches in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. He began working with male sexual abuse survivors in 1980 and in 1987 co-authored the first book available for male survivors entitled Adults Molested as Children: A Survivor's Manual for Women and Men which won the Vermont Book Publishers Special Merit Award. He is one of the founding members of the National Organization On Male Victimization and chaired the first NOMSV Conference in Minneapolis in 1988. He was the director of the Sexual Assault Center in Minneapolis from 1989 until 1992 where he introduced a crisis telephone response protocol for men and secured state funding to develop a male survivor's recovery program. He has trained numerous helping professional of all disciplines in identifying and working with men as victims. He has conducted over 40 workshops nationally and internationally on various aspects of the dynamics and treatment of sexual trauma. He is the first recipient of the Fay Honey Knopp Award and has been honored in many venues for his pioneering work with male sexual abuse survivors.