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Taking sides: Consent and desire in the era of #MeToo

Part II of the 5-part Taking Sides conference series.

Issues of power and consent permeate our cultural climate, most embodied in the #MeToo movement—and the effects are being felt in our professional lives. Increasingly, patients are recounting experiences of harassment and assault, and may be asking themselves questions for the first time about their own roles as potential perpetrators or about their complicity in being silent. How are therapists talking about these experiences with patients, especially when we might be grappling with our own experiences and anxieties around power and consent? What are the possibilities and limits of consent when we as therapists recognize the messy realities of power inherent in sexuality? How does increasing awareness and identification of sexual assault and harassment affect our larger attitudes towards sex? 

9:00-10:00 am: Registration and coffee
10:00-10:30 am: Introduction from the Director, Dr. Ryan M. Kull, PhD
10:30 am-12:30 pm: Panel - Theoretical/conceptual perspectives
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch 
1:30 -3:30 pm: Case studies
3:30-4:00 pm: Closing remarks

Difficult Conversations in Therapy has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3196.

5 CE Hours. Further CE details pending.

$95 Professionals - $60 Students & Candidates - Free for KIP Fellows
We have a limited number of scholarships available for clinicians who have been historically marginalized on the basis of their identities or experiences, and who are unable to afford the cost of attendance. Please email us at

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