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Sexual harassment in the workplace and academia : psychiatric issues /
edited by Diane K. Shrier.
edition
1st ed.
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Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Press, c1996.
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xv, 278 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
088048490X (acid-free paper)
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Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Press, c1996.
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088048490X (acid-free paper)
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1818998
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-265) and index.
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"Shrier and her co-authors have written a landmark text that is enormously informative-a clear, powerful exposition of the clinical, legal, and organizational aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace. As the most complete source of practical advice and research on the subject to date, this work will be extremely valuable to sexual harassment victims and their families and friends. It should be required reading for mental health professionals, lawyers, judges, legislators, academic leaders, and managers in corporate, governmental, and military organizations."- Richard S. Epstein, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Shrier and her co-authors have written a landmark text that is enormously informative -- a clear, powerful exposition of the clinical, legal, and organizational aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace. As the most complete source of practical advice and research on the subject to date, this work will be extremely valuable to sexual harassment victims and their families and friends. It should be required reading for mental health professionals, lawyers, judges, legislators, academic leaders, and managers in corporate, governmental, and military organizations.
Sexual harassment is finally out of the closet. This book provides a superb understanding of frequent workplace and academic experiences which shape the lives of women. The profound effects on the women and men involved and the relevance to clinical work makes this contribution a therapist's guide for working with affected individuals. Specific psychotherapeutic, psychoeducational, and psychopharmacologic interventions can help patients cope with and make sense of their experience with harassment. This is a major clinical contribution.
"Few social issues have provoked the confusion, frustration, misunderstanding, and anxiety precipitated by sexual harassment in the workplace and academia. Ignored, sexual harassment impairs the productivity and moral of whole offices. departments, and institutions. On the individual level, sexual harassment undermines self-confidence and career advancement. Dr. Shrier's book clarifies all these tangled problems. Compassing administrative, academic, and clinical facets of harassment, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Academia: Psychiatric Issues leads reader through the maze of sexual harassment from definition to treatment. It is an important contribution to the psychiatric literature."- Nada L. Stotland, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Few social issues have provoked the confusion, frustration, misunderstanding, and anxiety precipitated by sexual harassment in the workplace and academia. Ignored, sexual harassment impairs the productivity and moral of whole offices. departments, and institutions. On the individual level, sexual harassment undermines self-confidence and career advancement. Dr. Shrier's book clarifies all these tangled problems. Compassing administrative, academic, and clinical facets of harassment, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Academia: Psychiatric Issues leads reader through the maze of sexual harassment from definition to treatment. It is an important contribution to the psychiatric literature.
"This volume is must reading for psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and educators and lay persons as well. It consists of a series of essays written by women physicians with expertise in the field who describe the problem of sexual harassment, its definitions, and its deleterious effects on the lives of almost all women. A detailed and semistructured interview is described for use in psychiatric assessment. This book should inform our thinking about the evaluation of any female patient."- Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"This groundbreaking collection of essays presents a wealth of information about the effects of sexual harassment, the bruising realities of legal action against harassers, and the ethical conflicts that the psychiatrists may face when they appear in court.... The work accomplished by this book, written by fourteen women psychiatrist and psychologists, represents great progress in the struggle against sexual harassment. These thoughtful essays can help attorneys, mental health professionals, and non-specialists to understand how to build on past victories and confront the battles that still lie ahead."- FROM NOW ON
[T]he most comprehensive and up-to-date text on the topic.
"[T]he most comprehensive and up-to-date text on the topic."- New Jersey Psychiatric News: The Newsletter of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association
"The work is well researched, as the extensive list of references testifies. Sexual harassment is becoming more formally acknowledged within our society, and the book should be of great value to clinicians beginning to include these clients in their casework. It also has merit as a reference resource for the practitioner more experienced in the field."- Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
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"Shrier and her co-authors have written a landmark text that is enormously informative -- a clear, powerful exposition of the clinical, legal, and organizational aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace. It should be required reading for mental health professionals, lawyers, judges, legislators, academic leaders, and managers in corporate, governmental, and military organizations". Richard S. Epstein, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Main Description
For decades, sexual harassment went unnoticed or was denied, minimized, or simply ignored. In recent years, however, the topic has moved to the forefront of public awareness, demanding attention as a serious issue in business and professional arenas. In Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Academia: Psychiatric Issues, 14 experts in the field provide a timely and practical guide to identification, treatment, and advocacy for individuals, particularly women, who have been sexually harassed. Psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners must be well informed about sexual harassment and its psychiatric implications to provide competent and therapeutic care to their patients. This provocative book offers valuable information on sexual harassment issues relevant to the clinician, including physical and emotional effects of harassment, individual and organizational responses to harassment, and characteristics and types of harassers. A semistructured interview for psychiatric assessment of harassment victims and comprehensive information on therapeutic interventions and resources are presented. Also covered are forensic issues, such as the role of the psychiatrist in sexual harassment cases, the litigation process and how to support a patient throughout it, and the potential for misuse and abuse of psychiatry. Special settings and types of harassment for which information is not readily available, including sexual harassment of children and adolescents and harassment in academia and medicine, are discussed. Case vignettes are presented that illustrate the damaging psychological, medical, social, and economic consequences of sexual exploitation and discrimination. By acquiring a fuller understanding of this serious and pervasive problem, practitioners will be able not only to recognize and avoid common clinical pitfalls (for example, inflicting secondary injury by blaming the victim) but also to provide more knowledgeable assessment and effective treatment for all of their patients.
Main Description
For decades, sexual harassment went unnoticed or was denied, minimized, or simply ignored. In recent years, however, the topic has moved to the forefront of public awareness, demanding attention as a serious issue in business and professional arenas. In Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Academia: Psychiatric Issues , 14 experts in the field provide a timely and practical guide to identification, treatment, and advocacy for individuals, particularly women, who have been sexually harassed. Psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners must be well informed about sexual harassment and its psychiatric implications to provide competent and therapeutic care to their patients. This provocative book offers valuable information on sexual harassment issues relevant to the clinician, including physical and emotional effects of harassment, individual and organizational responses to harassment, and characteristics and types of harassers. A semistructured interview for psychiatric assessment of harassment victims and comprehensive information on therapeutic interventions and resources are presented. Also covered are forensic issues, such as the role of the psychiatrist in sexual harassment cases, the litigation process and how to support a patient throughout it, and the potential for misuse and abuse of psychiatry. Special settings and types of harassment for which information is not readily available, including sexual harassment of children and adolescents and harassment in academia and medicine, are discussed. Case vignettes are presented that illustrate the damaging psychological, medical, social, and economic consequences of sexual exploitation and discrimination. By acquiring a fuller understanding of this serious and pervasive problem, practitioners will be able not only to recognize and avoid common clinical pitfalls (for example, inflicting secondary injury by blaming the victim) but also to provide more knowledgeable assessment and effective treatment for all of their patients.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction to the Clinical Practice Seriesp. xi
Clinical Practice Series Titlesp. xiii
Introduction and Brief Overviewp. 1
Physical and Mental Health Aspects of Sexual Harassmentp. 21
How Women Deal with Sexual Harassment and How Organizations Respond to Reportingp. 39
Men Who Sexually Harass: an Embedded Perspectivep. 59
Psychiatric Assessment: a Semistructured Interviewp. 79
Therapeutic Interventions and Resourcesp. 95
Forensic Aspects of Sexual Harassment: Serving as an Expert Witness, Providing Courtroom Testimony, and Preparing Legal Reportsp. 113
Sexual Harassment Cases in the Courts, or Therapy Goes to War: Supporting a Sexual Harassment Victim During Litigationp. 133
Potential for Misuse and Abuse of Psychiatry in Workplace Sexual Harassmentp. 153
Sexual Harassment of Children and Adolescent Girlsp. 181
Sexual Harassment in Academiap. 203
Sexual Harassment in Medicinep. 223
Referencesp. 245
Indexp. 267
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