Dr. Michael Fowlin, a clinical psychologist with a doctorate from Rutgers University, and a self-described actor since the age of 11, will present “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” and “I Am Not the Enemy,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts Center.
Parents and guests are invited to attend this evening of education and entertainment. There is no charge for admission for this event, which is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization.
Fowlin, who has visited Watchung Hills High School for 13 years in a row, will give his presentation earlier during the day to the high school's ninth graders.
Parents and those who work with youth in any capacity are urged to attend the presentation at 108 Stirling Road in Warren. For further information, call the high school at 908-647-4800.
Fowlin’s 90-minute presentation is a sensitive, thought-provoking performance which touches upon the many different problems that face teenagers today —including racial, gender and ethnic prejudice, violence and peer pressure, according to information from the high school.
His program, in which he assumes, in turn, many roles, is based on his own experiences and combines both his psychological training and professional acting talents.
Fowlin’s purpose is to “create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance towards all people," said a release from Watchung Hills High School.
He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity training, gender equity workshops and violence prevention seminars.
Fowlin has visited Watchung Hills Regional High School to both entertain and educate students and parents through the unique role-playing program that imparts to his audiences the “celebration of our differences and the acceptance of our shared experiences.”
"Please join us for this wonderful and inspiring program based on Dr. Fowlin’s personal experiences as well as his professional insights regarding prejudice, violence, psychological stress, and how to build up confidence and self‐esteem," says an invitation on the Watchung Hills H.S. website.