2015 Annual Fall Meeting: Thinking Relationally about Internal and External Ethical Factors in Psychotherapy

  • 25 Oct 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Haverford College, Bryn Mawr Room
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  • Members within 7 years of attaining terminal degree.

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PSPP 2015 Annual Fall Meeting 

Thinking Relationally About Internal and External Ethical Factors in Psychotherapy 

with invited speaker Anton Hart, Ph.D.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Registration 9:00am, program starts at 9:30am

Venue: Haverford College

Bryn Mawr Room
in the Haverford College Dining Center)

Please note that four ethics CEs will be available for attendants of this program


Recent events have spurred significant changes in Pennsylvania law, changes arguably made for political reasons. Therefore, they do not take into account the ethical bedrocks that make up the therapeutic process, specifically, the value that therapists place on confidentiality and privacy, which allow for deep, meaningful and mutative relationships. In his talk Dr. Anton Hart will explore how ethics are an essential part of Relational Psychoanalysis. While often implicit (i.e. we do not think of ethics) we are continuously making decisions that must balance therapeutic, social, and legal implications for an ethical practice. Dr. Hart’s presentation will be supplemented by vignettes from the community that bring home specific ethical issues.

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.

P R O G R A M   S C H E D U L E

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 11:30 Dr. Anton Hart

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 Vignettes by Local Clinicians and Discussion

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