About Dr Dina McMillan Ph.D.
Dr. Dina McMillan is an American social psychologist and domestic violence specialist. She received her BA from Hunter College in New York and both a masters and doctorate in social psychology from Stanford University in California.
In 2007, after moving to Australia, Dr McMillan developed a ground-breaking program called Unmasking the Abuser. For the first time, the precise manipulation tactics used by Abusers to entice new partners into toxic relationships are exposed. Abusers’ methods are incredibly effective – and surprisingly simple.
Dr. McMillan wrote a book on this topic called, But He Says He Loves Me, published by Allen & Unwin, that’s currently sold in 14 countries. The book has recently become available in audible form.
In 2020 Dr. Dina began sharing her key insights in a podcast series also called, Unmasking the Abuser, and developed a new education program, Healing the Rift, to reduce racial, ethnic and gender bias. It offers useful information without blame and shame.
Dr. McMillan currently lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Testimonials about Dr Dina McMillan Ph.D.
“I thought I would reach out to let you know that I'll be showing your video, "Simple Primer on Racism," to my students in my Racial and Ethnic Relations course. I'm an assistant professor of sociology at the University of The Bahamas… I wish I had known back then (5+ years ago) about your work. So, I thought I would just say, thank you!” – R. E.
“I really value your podcast and appreciate all the effort you have put into raising awareness and providing tools to counter abuse.” – K. B.
“I can't tell you enough how your podcast has helped me. I'm not crazy. And I'm not alone. THANK YOU.” – A. L.
“Hello Una, Just wanted to let you know that I thought the latest Bulletin you sent out was a cracker. Well done!” -- K. D. (feedback on article in Judicial Officers’ Bulletin on Coercive Control, July 2021).
“Hello. I really appreciate your podcast. I have read hundreds of books on this subject and your podcast is like a culmination of all the best of it!” – M.C.
“Hi Dina, Your 'Unmasking the abuser' Ted Talk has really helped me. I'm a survivor of domestic abuse by a pervious partner and struggled for a long time to understand how I found myself in that situation. I'm determined to make a change and 'unmask the abuser'! Wishing you all the best.” – J.K.
“I found your book, "But he says he loves me" a couple of weeks ago just perusing the shelves of the library … I went online before I left the library and bought my own copy. It has floored me.” – B. R.
“Watching Dr. Dina McMillan's TedX Talk and hearing about her groundbreaking study, "Unmasking the Abuser", was the last (positive) straw I needed to make the final decision to create my own YT video. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You… The only regret I had in all this is that I wish I had known about you, your information, and your videos sooner.” – D. J. B.
“I was looking for a book to give my son's ex & chanced upon 'But He Says He Loves Me', & after reading through it, I bought two copies… Thank you for your unique approach. No doubt as my daughter-in-law & I both move forward with our lives, it will become the go-to reference for reminding us not to trust too quickly-without becoming cynical.” – J. D.
“Hi Dina, Your 'Unmasking the abuser' Ted Talk has really helped me. I'm a survivor of domestic abuse by a pervious partner and struggled for a long time to understand how I found myself in that situation. I'm determined to make a change and 'unmask the abuser'!” – J. K.
I've just discovered your material and listened to your TED talks.
Your prevention work is vital. I have been on my own nightmare journey and I'm still trying to get free…Thank you for your time. And thank you for your amazing work.” – D. C.
“I just wanted to let you know that I'm very grateful for the work you do and the insights you provided in your lectures.” R. B. (Police Officer)
*Book review*. “Every single word resonated with me… I cried several times, relief that I did not imagine it, was not paranoid, am not unstable.” D. I. S.
“So much of what you said allowed me to make some sense of an abusive situation in my own family… I am of the belief that your session should be mandatory training…” – P. H. G