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Duty to Warn: Ethics and Social Consequence
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshops

Duty to Warn: Ethics and Social Consequence


The past two years have been filled with anger, conflict, and stark political splits in the Culture. That these trickle down into the consultation room is doubtless.

You are invited to a series of panels and discussions on the challenging roles and responsibilities of mental health professionals in the current political climate. Panels will look at the potential dilemma between a clinician’s Duty to Warn (As mandated by the Tarasoff ruling) and the Goldwater Rule which limits clinical discussion of public figures.

What this is not. This meeting is not a partisan rally and moderators will be charged to maintain a collegial atmosphere of sharing and mutual exploration.

CE Credits will be available (via PSPP for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists). Credits are free, sponsored by the PSPP, but donations are welcome to cover costs. Boxed lunches will be available for $15. This event is open to the public and is free, but a RSVP is required. To RSVP, donate, or buy a lunch, click here.

Do mental health professionals have a Duty to Warn? Let's talk about it...

- Fred Redekop, PhD, Professor, Kutztown University
Politics' Intrusion into My Profession

- Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv, Yale, Department of Psychiatry
The Ambivalent Canary: When the Therapist is Fearful of Engaging Politically

- Howard H. Covitz, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, Psychoanalyst, Private Practice
The Psychology of the Opposites in the Fate of Nations

- Alden Josey, PhD, Jungian Analyst, Private Practice
With a discussant panel composed of:

- Farrell Silverberg, PhD, Psychoanalyst, IFPE President, & Private Practice
- Frank Malone, PhD, Psychoanalyst, Private Practice
- Aaron Bender, PhD, Psychohistorian, Psychoanalyst
- And Invited Political Commentators

Moderated by:
- Dan Livney, PhD, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist