092: False Reporting

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Podcast Description:

Katherine Wela Bogen joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Sex Info to discuss the data behind false reporting. She made a facebook post during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Christine Blasey Ford spoke out about her experience with Kavanaugh in high school. The post went viral and you fan find it here:


Katherine is a clinical research program coordinator at Rhode Island Hospital in the department of Psychiatry, working in violence protection research for over 3 years

She started out as a pediatric violence resistant research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, working with vulnerable populations.

Bogen is currently collaborating on a chapter with her boss, Dr. Lindsay Orchowsky, and with Alan Berkowitz who was one of the founding father of “Social Norms Theory.” They are collaborating on a chapter that will be in “The Handbook for Interpersonal Violence” to be published in 2020. The chapter is on false reporting and how common (or uncommon) false reporting is, what some of the barriers to reporting are to begin with, how false reporting is qualified, etc.

Resources mentioned during podcast:

Katherine’s Facebook Post

Alan Berkowitz’s paper “An Overview of the Social Norms Approach”

Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music.


Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.

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