Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (ASPP)
A local chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS)
An institute affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
Reclaiming the Radical Ethics of Early Freud
ETHICS CONFERENCE 2017
with Lynne Layton, PhD
Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. sign-in)
5.5 CE/CME/CEU/Professional Development Credits in the topic of ethics
DoubleTree Hotel (SE corner of IH 35 and MLK)
University Hall (separate building in back), 1617 IH-35 North, Austin, Texas
Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Tracing the split between what she calls radical Freud and conformist Freud, Lynne Layton gives a historical view of ethics in American psychoanalysis. Dr. Layton will go on to explore the ethical implications of understanding our patients and ourselves as embedded in a sociopolitical world structured by unequal relations, including class, race, gender, sexuality (and their intersections). She argues that an ethical psychoanalytic practice is one in which collective identifications and social embeddedness of patient and therapist are taken into account, and she offers ideas about what doing so might mean for technique.
In what ways might psychoanalytic theories and practice collude with
cultural norms, and disavow social inequalities and oppression?
Join us for an illuminating and invigorating presentation and discussion of these often overlooked ethical dilemmas.
Learning Objectives for Friday morning workshop
After attending the program in its entirety, participants will be able to:
● Identify and better understand the ethical dilemmas raised by awareness of the relation between the profession of psychoanalysis/psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the US culture in which it has been and is currently practiced.
● Recognize and identify the ways that cultural inequalities are lived and unconsciously enacted in the clinic, with a focus on the ethical implications of these enactments.
● Identify and gain skills in thinking about and reflecting upon how an awareness of the social embeddedness of patient and therapist creates ethical, as well as technical demands and conundrums.
Learning Objectives for Friday afternoon case presentation and discussion:
After attending the program in its entirety, participants will be able to:
● Develop and enhance understanding of concepts presented by Dr. Layton in the morning workshop.
● Enhance and deepen identification and understanding of the ethical dilemmas raised by awareness of the relation between the profession of psychoanalysis/psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the US culture in which it has been and is currently practiced.
● Increase skills for recognizing the ways that cultural inequalities are lived and unconsciously enacted in the clinic, with a focus on the ethical implications of these enactments.
● Explore the case material that is presented and reflect upon their own clinical encounters as they think together and reflect upon how an increased awareness of the social embeddedness of patient and therapist creates ethical, as well as technical demands and conundrums.
This is a beginning to advanced-level conference, intended for clinicians and graduate students in mental health disciplines.
Lynne Layton, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School. Holding a Ph.D. in psychology as well as comparative literature, she for several years taught courses on gender, popular culture, and culture and psychoanalysis for Harvard’s committees on women’s studies and social studies. Currently, she supervises at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and is adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of Who’s That Girl? Who’s That Boy? Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory (Routledge, 2004); co-editor, with Susan Fairfield and Carolyn Stack, of Bringing the Plague. Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis (Other Press, 2002), and co-editor, with Nancy Caro Hollander and Susan Gutwill of Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting (Routledge, 2006). She is co-editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, associate editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and co-founder of the Boston Psychosocial Work Group.
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration, with coffee and tea
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Welcome and introductions
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Lecture
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lecture and discussion
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Presentation of case material
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Discussion of case material
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Program evaluation
Layton, L. (2006) Racial identities, racial enactments, and normative unconscious processes. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 75:237-269.
Layton, L. (2009) Who’s responsible? Our mutual implication in each other’s suffering. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 19/2:105-120.
Layton, L. (2011) On the irreconcilable in psychic life. The role of culture in the drive to become both sexes. Commentary on paper by Lawrence Kubie. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 80/2:461-474.
Guralnik, O. & Simeon, D. (2010). Depersonalization: Standing in the spaces between recognition and interpellation. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 20:400-416.
Layton, L, Hollander, N.C., & Gutwill, S. (2006) Psychoanalysis, Class & Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting. New York: Routledge.
Conference Location DoubleTree Hotel (SE corner of IH 35 N. and MLK)
Oakwood Room (inside the hotel, close to front entrance)
1617 IH-35 North, Austin, Texas
5.5 CE/CME/CEU/Professional Development creditsin ethics if the conference is attended in its entirety
3 CE/CME/CEU/Professional Development creditsin ethics if the morning lecture and workshop (9:00am - 12:15pm) is attended in its entirety
CEs: This program, when attended in its entirety is available for 5.5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Michael Donnell at (512) 387-1172. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the presenter will discuss the validity and utility of the content and associated materials, the basis of such statements about validity/utility, and the limitations of and risks (severe and most common) associated with the content, if any. The program also provides 6 Professional Development credits for psychologists in Texas.
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. APsaA designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category I credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or the presenter of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose.
ASPP is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider # 1138) to provide continuing education for licensed professional counselors in Texas.
ASPP is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education activities for social workers.
Conference Coordinator: Michael Donnell, PsyD, Co-President of ASPP
Contact Michael Donnell at email@example.com (512) 387-1172 with questions or concerns about the program content. Contact the ASPP Administrator, Beth Martinez, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 481-2484 with questions about payment.
Registration for Ethics Conference
Please pay online through the ASPP website, www.asppaustin.org, or mail this form and payment to ASPP, P.O. Box 162082, Austin, TX 78716
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Conference Fees (Coffee & tea included) Circle applicable fee:
ASPP MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS CANDIDATES/ECPs GRADUATE STUDENTS
Full Session (Early Bird): $155 $170 $110 $70
Full Session (After 3/18): $170 $185 $120 $85
AM Only (Early Bird): $120 $135 $85 $45
AM Only (After 3/18): $135 $150 $95 $55
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Refund Policy: Full refund, minus $25 administrative fee, is available with written notice of cancellation received by 03/24/17. No refund available on or after 03/25/17.
Replacement Fee for Certificate of Attendance: There is a $10 fee to replace a lost Certificate of Attendance, or to provide a Certificate because the attendee did not get it at the conference