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Panel discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace Feb. 22

Feb. 9, 2018, 3:54 PM

The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 22, titled “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Four Perspectives.”

Moderated by Volney Gay, professor of religious studies, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, the discussion runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Luton Conference Room of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Ave. S. A reception precedes the event from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

The panel will address issues of sexual harassment in the workplace from four perspectives: an attorney who has expertise in sexual harassment, two psychoanalysts who have treated victims and perpetrators of sexual harassment, and a psychiatrist who works with impaired medical professionals. The goal is to explore individual and systemic factors that cause sexual harassment and ways to decrease its frequency.

Panel members:

  • Barbara Moss, attorney at law and founder of Elder Law of Nashville
  • Dr. Tom Campbell, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice; training and supervising analyst and faculty member of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and Nashville APP program
  • Marsha Robertson, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice; training and supervising analyst and faculty member of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and Nashville APP program
  • Dr. Reid Finlayson, associate professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine; associate of the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program and the Vanderbilt Faculty and Physician Wellness Program’s Center for Professional Excellence/Journey Pure

Moderator Volney Gay also is a supervising and training analyst for the St. Louis Psychoanalysis Institute.

 

Learning objectives:

By the end of the panel discussion, attendees will:

  • Integrate the behavioral and personality factors that contribute to sexual harassment;
  • Appreciate the role of the “third” in the sexual harassment dyad; and
  • Understand better how the legal system and professional boards adjudicate allegations of sexual harassment.

The Nashville Psychoanalytic Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The event is free to members and guests not requesting continuing education credits. Those wishing to receive 1.5 hours of CE credits will pay $10. The Nashville Psychoanalytic Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer CE credits for psychologists.

Contact: Lynne McFarland