Interactive Discussion: Talking about Money NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

  • 05 Apr 2018
  • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Road


Facilitated by: Danielle Witchel, LCSW, Sharon Horowitz, PhD, and Trae Gilbert, LPC

As therapists practicing with a psychoanalytic orientation, we work to tease apart countertransference from transference and to be aware of moments where enactments are clouding our clarity.  An area where this can be particularly challenging is when navigating feelings about money.  How do we as therapists make helpful use of our greed, our shame, our competitive and resentful feelings in this realm?  Let's consider together — the many places where complicated feelings about money (feelings held by both therapist and patient) call for our careful attention.  

For example...

Navigating how collecting or changing our fee impacts clients differently based not only on their feelings about money but also on how much access to money they have. 

The impact of insurance on our work with regards to handling no-shows, limits on the number of sessions yearly and what happens when we no longer accept insurance.

Managing our desires in relation to money even when what we want or need conflicts with what a client wants or needs.

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to identify at least 2 examples from their own clinical work, in which patients’ access to money or lack of access to money, has impacted the treatment. 

2) Participants will be able to identify at least 2 ways that their own relationship with money impacts their negotiations with patients around money and fees. 

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