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Morris County Psychological Association and EUCAP March Program
Friday, March 09, 2018, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

Morris County Psychological Association
Essex Union Association of Psychologists
Invite you to join us for a special joint program:
The Slave Next Door:
What Psychologists in New Jersey Need to Know About Human Trafficking
Presented By
Susan Neigher, Ph.D. and Jennifer Amaya

Northern New Jersey is a national hub for human trafficking.  It occurs in all of our communities, but most people don’t recognize it when they encounter it.  Human trafficking doesn’t have a typical demographic; it knows no ethnicity, gender or age.  Up to 82% of trafficking survivors report that they had contact with healthcare professionals, including mental health professionals, while they were actively being trafficked.  The professionals failed to recognize the signs of trafficking and failed to help the victims. Learn what to look for, how to report potential trafficking, and how to approach victims therapeutically to help them become survivors.  Case illustrations will be presented.

Learning objectives:  At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain what human trafficking is
  2. Describe how human trafficking occurs in New Jersey
  3. Assess signs of human trafficking in patient populations
  4. Identify risk factors for clients to become trafficking victims
  5. Utilize effective treatment approaches to help trafficking survivors

This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter.

 When:       Friday, March 9, 2018

   8:30-10:30 a.m.

Where:      Wyndham Hamilton Park Conference Center

                  175 Park Avenue, Florham Park     

Cost:          $30 (non-MCPA or EUCAP members)

$25 (MCPA and EUCAP members)

$12 (Students)

Includes a buffet breakfast

Contact:     Mike Zito, Ph.D. at [email protected] or 908-753-8696 if you have any questions                                   

Please register online by Monday, March 5th

MCPA members: Register at mcpanj.com

EUCAP members: Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-slave-next-door-what-psychologists-in-new-jersey-need-to-know-about-human-trafficking-with-tickets-42327771504


The breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m., providing a chance to network with fellow professionals and students.  The presentation will follow from 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.  Payments may be made at the door by check (made out to MCPA) or with cash, if you did not pay online. 

1.5 CE Credit Available

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $10 for NJPA members, $20 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.