Conference Agenda

S-1: Symposium: Trafficking
Wednesday, 12/Jun/2019:
12:00pm - 12:55pm

Location: First Floor, Classroom 13


Dynamic Perspectives: Climate, Clinical, and Gender Impacts on Human Trafficking

Chair(s): Nancy Sidun, Psy.D., ABPP, ATR (Society for the Psychology of Women, International Council of Psycholoogy)

Discussant(s): Jill Betz Bloom, Ph.D. (William James College)

Human trafficking is the recruiting, harboring, or transporting of persons for forced labor and/or commercial sex acts through fraud, force, or coercion. More than 21 million men, women, and children are victimized by human trafficking worldwide. This symposium will explore aspects of human trafficking that are rarely acknowledged.


Presentations of the Symposium


The Impact of Climate Change on Modern Day Slavery

Nancy Sidun, Psy.D., ABPP, ATR
Society for the Psychology of Women, International Council of Psycholoogy

The human trafficking pandemic has engulfed the world during a time when climate change makes all human beings vulnerable to natural disasters that increase in scope and magnitude each year. This presentation will discuss the intersectionality of climate change and increased risk for being trafficked.


Invisible Victims of Slavery: Human Trafficking of Men and Boys

Irma Barron, Ph.D.
Albizu University, Miami Campus

The sexual and labor exploitation of men and boys has garnered minimal consideration in global awareness of human trafficking. This presentation will offer research data on the phenomenon of male trafficked victims. The cultural oppression, racism, and bias that fuels risks in trafficking to specific victim groups will be examined.


Clinical Treatment with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Insights, Hope, Healing

Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D.
Project Satori

This presentation will offer insights into challenges unique to the clinical treatment of human trafficking survivors. Greater understanding of how a multi-modal, eclectic approach to treatment can impact and inform long-term clinical work with survivors of human trafficking will also be offered. Self-care practices for clinicians will also be explored.