The PSPP 2015 Fall Meeting: The Ethics of Confidentiality
with invited speaker Anton Hart, Ph.D.
October 25, 2015
As most of you are by now aware, the PA Legislature's Act 31 has significantly amended the definition of the mandated reporter in ways that has the potential for impacting any psychologist or social worker at some point in their career. This legal measure does not stand alone, but is a reflection of changes in the relationships between mental health workers, their patients, and the general public, that has been going on for some time. Many of these changes lie along the critical fault line around which the meaning of confidentiality is understood and represented.
We are delighted to invite Dr. Anton Hart, Fellow of The American Psychoanalytic Association’s Board on Professional Standards, to be the speaker for our Fall Program, to help us think about the implications of the many ways and in the various settings in which the meaning of confidentiality has created tensions for mental health professionals. This conference will not limit itself to questions about Act 31, nor to any other single problem. Rather, the goal of our program will be to help us think about the question in the "ethical" sense. That is, to reflect on the questions and meanings raised by these tensions, in order to help us make decisions that keep our values in mind, balanced by social and potentially legal implications which can also arise.
Anton H. Hart, PhD is a Fellow, Training and Supervising Analyst and on the Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City, teaching and supervising in the (Division I) psychoanalytic training program as well as supervising in the Program in Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and in the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service. He supervises clinical psychology doctoral students at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He teaches Relational Psychoanalysis in the Department of Psychology at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital (for which he was awarded Teacher of The Year in 2012). He has published papers on issues of mutuality, disruption and safety. He is writing a book to be published by Routledge, tentatively entitled, Beyond Oaths or Codes: Toward Relational Psychoanalytic Ethics. He served as Associate Co-producer for and was featured in the documentary film, “Black Psychoanalysts Speak.” His areas of clinical interest include detailed psychoanalytic listening, supervision-consultation, ethics, psychoanalytic work with minorities of all kinds and both individual and group consultation with college and university students and faculty. He is in full-time private practice in New York City.
Please note that ethics CEs will be available for attendants of this program