Morris County Psychological Association
Essex Union County Association of Psychologists
Invite you to join us for a special joint program:
The Slave Next Door: What Psychologists in New Jersey Need to Know About Human Trafficking
Susan Neigher, Ph.D.
Northern New Jersey is a national hub for human trafficking. It occurs in all of our communities, but most people don’t recognize it when they encounter it. Human trafficking doesn’t have a typical demographic; it knows no ethnicity, gender or age. Up to 82% of trafficking survivors report that they had contact with healthcare professionals, including mental health professionals, while they were actively being trafficked. The professionals failed to recognize the signs of trafficking and failed to help the victims. Learn what to look for, how to report potential trafficking, and how to approach victims therapeutically to help them become survivors. Case illustrations will be presented.
Learning objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
1. Explain what human trafficking is
2. Describe how human trafficking occurs in New Jersey
3. Assess signs of human trafficking in patient populations
4. Identify risk factors for clients to become trafficking victims
5. Utilize effective treatment approaches to help trafficking survivors
This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter.
Cost: $25 (MCPA members)
$30 (non-MCPA members)
Includes a Full Buffet Breakfast
from 9:00- 10:30am
Presentation is from 9:30-10:30am
Contact: Mike Zito. by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (973) 539-5600. . Please contact Mike by noon on Monday, March 5th for more information and to make a reservation. When calling Mike, please spell your name and indicate the name of the person(s) for whom you are making the reservation.