Ethics

123 The Ethically Attuned Therapist

Mary Jo Barrett • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Mary Jo BarrettThe ethical rules for therapists used to be unambiguous: no gifts, no self-disclosure, no dual relationships, no out-of-session contact, and, of course, no sex. But today the rules against boundary violations aren’t so straightforward, nor do the old prohibitions always seem clinically useful. Continue reading

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206/306 Ethics Made Fun

Clifton Mitchell • Friday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Clifton MitchellWe all want to do what’s ethical, but slogging through most ethics courses can be a tiresome bore. Not this time! This workshop (back by popular demand from the 2013 Symposium) features a game show that’s entertaining, engaging, and high spirited. Continue reading

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404/504 Where Have You Gone, Tony Soprano?

William Doherty • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

William DohertyThe death of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini felt to many therapists familiar with the complicated clinical relationship between Mafia don Tony Soprano and his psychiatrist like the passing of a cherished and difficult client. Continue reading

Posted in All Day, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , , , ,

603 Therapist Self-Disclosure

Kenneth Hardy • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE ROOM

Kenneth HardyIn the past, it was taboo for a therapist to use self-disclosure in therapeutic work. But in our more egalitarian era, many clinicians now share their experiences with clients to demystify therapy and reduce the power differential between them. Continue reading

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