18 March 2017 from 9.30am-3pm
Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Symposium hosted by the Ethics Committee of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
Tickets: £55; £35 for trainees of CPJA Organisational Members (OM), with lunch and refreshments included.
About the event:
09:30 Doors open for registration & refreshments
10.00 Lesley Murdin: Ethics in The modern World: What difficulties beset therapists over such matters as money and communication? Lesley will be speaking about the experiences of therapists who have received complaints in order to consider how the demands of the twenty first century require us to modify or reaffirm an ethical stance. Discussant: Rhoda Dorndorf.
11:45 – 12.45pm Breakout Sessions
1 Lawrence Suss: ‘The challenges for training committees of working ethically’ Lawrence speaks to the ethical requirements of training organisations so that the Training Committee is located within an ethical system. He wonders what makes for an ethical training from the perspective of the Training Committee, selection of candidates, course advertising, on-course requirements, the cost of training, and finally course content.
2 Sarah Fahy: “The Ethical Attitude: a Bridge Between Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychology”. Discussion of Hester McFarland Solomon’s paper, following an introduction by Sarah Fahy. In this paper, the ethical attitude is shown to be an essential part of the analytic relationship and is not just an addendum to the practitioner’s work, functioning as an analytic superego. A Code of Ethics is not merely a checklist that may be forgotten as long as it is not transgressed. Analytic practice and the ethical attitude are intimately bound together. In that sense it is ubiquitous across analytic schools. The ethical attitude can function as a bridging concept as we think about our practice as stretching deeply into the foundations of the developing psyche. It includes commonly held, collective values. How to deal with ethical issues in the consulting room, in our professional organisations, and between colleagues is a common concern for psychoanalysts and analytical psychologists alike.’
12.45 – 1.45 pm Lunch Break
1.45 Niki Reeves: The New UKCP Code of Ethics In relation to current considerations regarding Ethics within the CPJA and in response to the contemporary external environment Niki discusses the construction and process of the proposed new UKCP Ethics Code. The shape of the code and an explanation of its three parts will be made, with exploration of how the Code can be used by registrants. Finally there will be a presentation of the 6 “Conduct Guidance” documents, which accompany the Code. Discussant: Charles Brown.
2:30 – 3.00pm Plenary
Lesley Murdin is a practising psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has held various posts in UKCP: she was elected Chair of the Ethics Committee and was also Chair of the Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Section before it became a College. She has been a major supporter of UKCP as Director of WPF Therapy and now is Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling. She has been on the Board of BPC and has chaired complaints panels for them. She has written various books including How Money Talks on the role of money in our work.
Lawrence Suss is Co-chair of the APPT* Joint Training Committee. His initial career was in university administration but after training and working as a counsellor he embarked on his psychotherapy training at AGIP. Over the past 20+ years he taught counselling and psychotherapy at Sussex University and then latterly at Brighton University where he was the course leader of the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. He combined this with a private practice. He was Chair of AGIP 2002 – 5, a Training Analyst and Supervisor, and actively involved in planning the collaboration with Arbours. He retired from academia five years ago and from private practice three years ago. He has published a number of chapters in books, co-authored a number of papers and written book reviews.
(APPT is the Alliance of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainings, a training collaboration between Arbours and AGIP.)
Sarah Fahy is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She works as a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, as a supervisor and tutor for Chelmsford Counselling Foundation and as a clinical supervisor for other professionals, including social workers. She is a member of the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy, the BACP, the UKCP and the CPJA.
Hester McFarland Solomon is a training analyst and supervisor for the British Jungian Analytic Association. She has been past Chair of its Training Committee and past Chair of the Council of the BAP and of its Ethics Committee and is a Fellow of the organisation. She has been past Chair of Ethics Procedures of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and past President of the IAAP.
Niki Reeves: After ten years as a Behavioural Scientist Niki began a career in clinical practice. Niki trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in the early 90’s and then as an Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at The Bowlby Centre in London. Niki has now been in clinical practice for more than 20 years and has a full private practice working in Southampton, is a qualified Supervisor, and is a senior lecturer in counselling at Basingstoke College. In addition Niki runs workshops on Attachment Theory across the UK. Following a term as ‘Head of Counselling’ at Southampton Counselling, Niki began writing for publication, having her first piece published in 2014. Niki has been a member of the Ethics Committee of the UKCP since 2014.
TO BOOK A PLACE AT ETHICS SYMPOSIUM
Please pay by electronic transfer of funds to CAF Bank A/c number 00029325 Sort Code 40-52-40 with your name as reference. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the date of transfer and to provide the following information:
- Dietary requirements
- The name of your Organisational Member/where you are training
- Which of the two breakout sessions you wish to attend: either (1) The challenges for training committees of working ethically’ or (2) ‘The Ethical Attitude: a Bridge Between Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychology’ For this session a paper will be distributed to attendees by email prior to the event [also available in Hester’s book, The Self in Transformation (Karnac Books, 2007), which contains three chapters on various aspects of professional ethics.]
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