August 8, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The live professional training program on Cope or Rope: A Primer on Incels, Mental Health, and Risk Assessment is presented by Christopher P. Marett, MD, Sarah E. Daly, PhD, and Dustin Wygant, PhD.
“Incel” is a portmanteau for “involuntary celibate,” and groups of incels typically exist and congregate in online spaces. As described on one popular forum for the group, an incels is “a person who wants be in a loving relationship but is unable to find one despite his best effort.” Generally, men who identify as incels have had limited or no romantic or sexual experiences, and they believe that this is due to a number of factors, including their physical appearance, missed developmental milestones, their personality, and/or mental illnesses such as anxiety or autism. While agencies, researchers, and organizations are gathering information and offering perspectives about the group, few have engaged with incels directly.
This program will discuss recent interview data to inform participants about the individuals and the group (e.g., brief history, associations with violence, common characteristics), themes in online discussions, and shared beliefs. Additionally, this program will utilize an interactive approach highlighting case studies and interview data to discuss treatment strategies, suicide and violence risk assessment, describe and debate diagnostic considerations and intervention approaches, and identify ways to effectively address incel problems.
This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).
This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).
Christopher P. Marett, MD
Dr. Christopher Marett is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame (2005), his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree with a concentration in clinical investigation fr...
Dustin Wygant, PhD
Dr. Dustin Wygant is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training for the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (Kentucky & Ohio). Dr. Wygant received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Miami University in ...
Sarah E. Daly, PhD
Sarah E. Daly, Ph.D. is an assistant professor and graduate program director in the criminology, law, and society department at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Her primary area of research is involuntary celibacy and the online incel community. She has conducted qualitative studies on inceldom...
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe factors that affect individuals’ decision to join and participate in the incel community
Describe common beliefs, words and phrases, and perspectives among the incel community
Describe interview excerpts from communication with incels to inform psychological practices and interventions to best address the needs of people with incel beliefs
Describe aspects of risk assessment for violence and suicide risk among people with incel beliefs
Describe diagnostic debates related to common incel issues
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