Saturday, February 3, 2018
Registration: 8:30-9am
Program: 9am-12:30pm
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

~Featuring Elizabeth A. Corpt, MSW, LICSW~

In psychoanalytically informed practice, we tend to avoid ethical and moral judgments except when rules of professional conduct are threatened or breached. This insures a neutral zone within the consulting room best for deep and non-judgmental exploration. In the meantime, there has been a post-modern philosophical shift in relation to thinking about ethics. This shift, referred to as relational ethics, broadens and deepens the definition of ethics. Ethics moves beyond the importance of applying the “right” rules or techniques to the more experience near notion of determining the “right thing” within a particular context.

Relational ethics provides a useful intersubjective framework that takes into account such things as interdependency, mutual vulnerability, uncertainty, as well as context. Relational ethics provides the philosophical underpinning for conduct in contemporary relational and intersubjective practice and an expanded way to think about the use of one’s subjectivity in clinical decision-making.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Discuss the post-modern philosophical shift in ethics.
  2. Describe the importance of context in relational ethics.
  3. Recite the key components of relational ethics with regard to psychoanalytic practice.
  4. Explain the inevitability of doing harm.
  5. Apply a relational ethics perspective to clinical decision-making.

This conference is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience.

About our Presenter:

Elizabeth Corpt is the Past-President, Supervising Analyst and Faculty Member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance Program for Psychotherapy and consults to Boston Medical Center, Out-Patient Department of Psychiatry. She has written, published, and presented nationally and internationally on topics such as clinical generosity, the impact of social class on the forming of an analytic identity, and relational ethics. Her most recent article, The complications of caring and the ethical turn in psychoanalysis, was published in the latest volume in the Relational Book Series; The Ethical Turn: Otherness and Subjectivity in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She maintains a private practice in Arlington, MA.

Conference Fees:

ICP+P Members, MITs, and Fellows: FREE

Non-Members:  $90 for Non-members  /  $30 for Graduate Students

A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the conference.

For more information, to request reasonable accommodations, email administrator@icpeast.org.

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Elizabeth A. Corpt, MSW, LICSW and the planners have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off­-label (non­-FDA approved) use of products or devices.

Continuing education credit: 3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Because these credits are approved by the American Psychological Association, marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will receive continuing education credit. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of 9:00 am to allow time to check in.