What Does It Mean to Cross the Line?
The #MeToo movement has shone a light on the pervasive damage done by sexual harassment and assault. But the scope of behaviors that fall within this category is wide and full of gray areas for many clients. Through short award-winning video vignettes, this workshop will explore the range of motivations that lead to sexual harassment and will help us distinguish between the truly violent, the subtly bullying, and the gross, stupid, and juvenile. Any therapist who works with men needs to be equipped to discuss these issues intelligently and respectfully, to help men challenge their expectations and be a positive influence on others. In this workshop, you’ll learn to:
- Develop clear strategies for confronting male narcissism in a way that actually gets through to men
- Recognize the subtle ways that male harassers target, groom, and impose themselves on victims
- Help men examine ways in which they may have unknowingly “crossed the line” with women in their lives
- Intensify your empathy for the confusion and paralysis that many survivors of sexual harassment experience
David Wexler, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and executive director of the Relationship Training Institute. He’s the author of six books, including When Good Men Behave Badly and Men in Therapy.