Pornography: Understanding, Prevention and Management in the Virtual World
Presenters: Dr. Heather Moulden and Dr. Sébastien Prat
Pornography is accessible and widely used. But what happens when it interferes with relationships and social functioning? This workshop will aim to improve knowledge about the nature of pornography use and what role it may play in healthy and deviant behaviour. Research will be reviewed examining how pornography may be implicated in violence and sexual abuse specifically, as well as how to inquire about it with clients, and recommendations for guidelines about what to do when there are concerns.
Dr. Heather Moulden
Heather Moulden is a psychologist in the Forensic Psychiatry Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and the the McMaster Integrative Neuroscience Discovery & Study (MiNDS) program at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Heather has authored numerous publications and chapters, and has presented at scholarly conferences nationally and internationally. Her research interests include; risk assessment, evaluating and enhancing treatment efficacy, and diagnostic issues relevant to risk and treatment, with a particular emphasis on the intersection between mental illness and violent and sexual offending.
Dr. Sébastien Prat
Dr. Sébastien Prat is Psychiatrist in the Forensic Psychiatrtry Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University since September 2013. He completed his medical training at the University Francois Rabelais Medical School of Tours in France. He completed his Psychiatric Residency Program and Forensic Pathology Residency Program at the same University. In pursuit of his interests in forensic psychiatry, he completed two university degrees: one in Criminal Sciences and the other in Forensic Psychiatry, at the University of Poitiers in France. He also completed a Master's Degree in Psychology at the University of Poitiers, in clinical psychology, psychotherapy and clinical criminology and is also a PhD student in psychology at the University Francois Rabelais of Tours. His main areas of interest are sexual offending, virtual sexual offending and risk assessments.