Relational Ethics in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Practice: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing

On February 3, 2018, ICP+P will present
Elizabeth A. Corpt, MSW, LICSW

Offering 3 ETHICS CEs

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 conference is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience.


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

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.

Written by ICPP Administrator