Founders

Dr. Philip Ney and Dr. Marie Peters Ney are the founders of Hope Alive.

 

Dr. Philip Ney graduated as a physician from the University of British Columbia, trained as a child and family Psychiatrist at McGill University of Quebec and a developmental Psychologist a the University of Illinois. 

Dr. Marie Peters Ney obtained her medical training in Belgium and her paediatric speciality in Boston and Toronto. She worked at the University of Paris and won accolades for her research into the biochemical causes of mental retardation. 

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Dr. Philip Ney graduated as a physician from the University of British Columbia, trained as a child and family Psychiatrist at McGill University of Quebec and a developmental Psychologist a the University of Illinois. He has been a teacher at five universities in 3 countries, and full professor four times. University and Hospital department chairman and researcher of 66 scientific papers and author of 10+ books.

             

Early in his career, he discovered that it was difficult to treat psychiatric conditions not described in the text book. After observing, wondering, and investigating he noted the connection between child abuse and abortion. On one occasion, a mother complained about not being able to touch and, therefore, not being able to bond with her child. All the usual factors associated with poor bonding (which is associated with child abuse) were not present. Upon more careful inquiry, he discovered that that mother had aborted her previous child. He had to wonder whether there was any connection between child abuse and abortion. From clinical observations and research data that he collected over years, he concluded there was a cyclic connection:

 

Those who had aborted babies were significantly less able to bond to their subsequent children and therefore there was a higher chance of child abuse and neglect. Those that had been abused and neglected as children were more likely to have abortions.

 

Dr. Marie Peters Ney obtained her medical training in Belgium and her paediatric speciality in Boston and Toronto. She worked at the University of Paris with the world-famous geneticist, Jerome Lejeune, and won accolades for her research into the biochemical causes of mental retardation. She is currently the vice president of IHACA and director of Medical Research at the International Foundation of Genetic Research

 

Together they have studied children who are survivors of abortion. From their experience conducting therapeutic groups for women and men suffering from the effects of child abuse and/or abortion, Dr. Ney wrote the "Ending the Cycle of Abuse" (Taylor Frances, New York) and "Deeply Damaged" (Pioneer Publishing, Victoria, BC), which summarise his research and describe the theoretical structure of a Psychology of Created Humanity.