May 18, 2018
Sexual Objectification: From Broadway to the Boardroom,
the Bar to the Bedroom, #metoo / #timesup Tomi-Ann Roberts,
PhD, Christina Baker Kline, Author, and
Athena Jones, CNN Correspondent

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Lecture May 18: Sexual Objectification

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Tomi-Ann Roberts is professor of psychology at Colorado College. She earned her BA from Smith College and her PhD from Stanford University. Partly inspired by her experience of being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein when she was a college student, her research focuses on the psychological consequences of the sexualization and objectification of girls and women. The first paper she co-authored on this topic, Objectification Theory, is the most cited article in the 40-year history of the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly. She served on the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. She is currently the President of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Her teaching, publishing, applied consulting work, and advocacy efforts are all in the service of promoting girls’ and women’s right to their own bodies, to their sexual and reproductive self-determination, and to their seen and heard contributions to the world as fully fledged human beings.

Christina Baker Kline is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller A Piece of the World (2017), about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, "Christina’s World." Kline has written six other novels — Orphan Train, Orphan Train Girl, The Way Life Should Be, Bird in Hand, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water — and written or edited five works of nonfiction. Her 2013 novel Orphan Train spent more than two years on the NYT bestseller list, including five weeks at # 1, and was published in 40 countries. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco ChronicleLitHub, and Psychology Today, and she wrote an article for Slate this year about her own #metoo experience with a former President.

Athena Jones serves as a CNN national correspondent based in New York. She was formerly a CNN White House correspondent, covering President Trump and his administration for all of the network's programs and platforms. She has reported on politics and on a wide range of general news stories for programs across the network from breaking news to national stories. She has covered debates over immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act, the war against ISIS and debt and budget issues, in addition to street protests against police brutality, Ebola, the disappearance of University of Virginia college student Hannah Graham, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Supreme Court decisions, and more.

Friday, May 18, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium
1468 Madison Avenue (at 100th Street), NYC
Doors open 6:30pm; seating is open (non-reserved)

The Laurie Phillips Memorial Lecture is supported by the Phillips Family. This annual event honors the memory of our dear colleague and friend. Laurie was a passionate feminist clinician who embodied the mission of  T he  WTCI  in bringing together social, political and clinical theory and practice in contemporary life. 

The New York State Education Department's Board for Social Work has approved this workshop for 2.0 contact hours (CEUs) for NYS licensed LCSWs and LMSWs. The NYS Education Department's Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for NYS licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0018 and mental health counselors #MHC-0102.
The New York State Education Department has approved this lecture for 2.0 contact hours (CE Credits) for NYS licensed LCATs, LMSWs, LCSWs and LMHCs. Please allow 10 days for processing of Certificate of Participation.

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