Supreme Indignity: How Mental Health Professionals Can Respond to the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings
Many social workers and other mental health professionals have reported increased distress in their clients, their communities, and even themselves during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination process. This panel, consisting of four experienced practitioners—top to bottom: Verena Salvi (bio; lead discussant), Danielle Elleman (bio), Danielle Murphy (bio), and Kristen Slesar (bio)—will address the issues that came up during that contentious time. Their focus will be on strategies for supporting your clients while also taking care of yourself. The panel will also speak to the difficulties survivors of sexual abuse have in coming forward and the messages their experiences of telling their stories can send to other victims.