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You Say Seduction and I Say Coercion: The Gray Areas of Sexual Consent
November 7 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Sue Kolod, Ph.D.
November 7, 2020
Zoom Gathering 9:00 am
Presentation 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sue Kolod, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute and teaches in it’s adult certificate program in psychoanalysis. She is Co-Chair of the Committee on Public Information of the American Psychoanalytic Association where she edits the blog, Psychoanalysis Unplugged. In addition, Dr. Kolod is representative from North America to the Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
Dr. Kolod has lectured and written about the impact of hormones on the psyche with a particular focus on sexuality, menopause and the menstrual cycle. Her chapter on this subject, The Circle (Cycle) Game, appears in the book, Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders (2015) edited by Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.
Dr. Kolod maintains a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. Since the pandemic she has been working with her patients remotely from Ancram, New York.
#MeToo, while freeing women (and men) to report harassment and abuse mostly without the fear of retribution, has resulted in significant confusion and disorientation for people entering into romantic or sexual relationships. A common thread in many reports of harassment and abuse is that a male “harasser” viewed the encounter as “consensual” and a female “victim” insists she was coerced. If one were to conceptualize a continuum of encounters from rape—on the one end—to sex that is mutually and joyously engaged in by both parties—at the other—the focus of this discussion is the “in-between” or gray areas. Gender differences, sexual fantasy, “spectatoring” and other dissociative experiences in sexual encounters all contribute to the confusion. Consent may ultimately be about people giving themselves the right to “consent;” that is, to think, in the moment about whether a sexual encounter is something they want/desire, and the permission to call it off if they find it is not.
After attending this intermediate-level program, participants will be able:
1. To identify the difference between sexual harassment and hook-up regret.
2. To demonstrate an understanding of 2 types of spectatoring.
3. To formulate the ways in which male and female hormones influence sexual behavior.
4. To demonstrate and understand of how sex education can help people to stay in the moment of a sexual encounter and not need to disconnect or dissociate.
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Kolod, S. (2015). The Circle (Cycle) Game, in Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Petricelli, J. (Ed.) NY: Taylor and Francis.
Kolod, S. (2017). Trump Work: What Do Women Want? Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 53(4): 576-582.
Kolod, S. (2018). You Say Seduction and I Say Coercion: The Gray Areas of Consent. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 54(4): 651-664.
CE Credits? Yes
CONFIDENTIALITY AND WMAAPP POLICY
In order to protect the confidentiality of the clinical material, and to adhere to APA ethical guidelines, it is required that those attending the program be either currently licensed mental health professionals, psychoanalysts, or currently matriculated students in mental health programs (psychology, social work, psychiatry, psychoanalysis). Students are required to provide the name of their program. There will be no exceptions.
Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities.
Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities In conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during the discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. For questions, concerns or complaints, please Contact Us.
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2.5 CE credits are available to psychologists and psychoanalysts, and 2.5 CE credits will be provided for social workers and LMHCs.
Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during the discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns or any complaints to Jyoti Swaminathan, Psy.D. (518) 461-2081.