Ethics in Clinical Practice I
Stephanie Brandt, M.D.
September 11, 2017 - September 25, 2017
8:30 - 10:00 PM
This course will complement the courses on analytic technique, adding another dimension to the practice of psychoanalysis. It will introduce the consideration of general ethical topics. It will address some specific issues, including a)the obligations and limits of our professional role as defined by our code of ethics and elsewhere, b) confidentiality, reporting requirements and the internet, and c) sexual and other boundary violations. Participants in the course will read key papers on ethical issues. The papers will serve as a starting point for the discussion of clinical material from their own and others’ practices. This course will be continued in Course 412: Ethics in Clinical Practice II.
Readings are posted.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the ethical principles underlying psychoanalytic practice
2. Describe the legal requirements for psychoanalytic practice in New York State.
Each student's participation in class discussion and his or her demonstration of understanding of the course objectives and reading material is assessed in a written evaluation by the instructor(s).