Professionals Speak Out About Torture and Dual Loyalty Conflicts

Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Fordham University Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street, 12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023

The event begins with a 40 minute screening of Expert Witness: Health Professionals on the Frontline Against Torture, directed by psychologist Martha Davis. This documentary profiles four groups of health professionals working within or outside prisons who contribute to the prevention of torture, sometimes at great personal risk. It will be followed by a interdisciplinary round table discussion moderated by Dr. Davis and including Len Rubenstein of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Ross MacDonald, Medical Director, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation/Correctional Health Services. A second round table discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Tina Maschi, Fordham University GSS, and include author/social worker, Mary Busey, and correctional social workers and former incarcerated individuals who have personally witnessed or experienced prison abuse. The event will conclude with a rich discussion of all participants about how professionals can help prevent prison abuse, manage dual loyalty dilemmas, and advocate effectively for prison reforms.

Continuing Education Units for Social Workers are available for this event. Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is recognized by The State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers – #0066. If you are interested in Continuing Education Hours towards your Social Work License, you can pay at the door $25.00 for your certificate.

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