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More than a review of rules, this course strives to draw out the best in dedicated practitioners. The focus is on appreciating the values that attract people to the work of helping others. This day aims to inspire clinicians to claim their personal systems of applied ethics. To this end, the course examines familiar stories about admirable professionals from a range of occupations. The goal is to evoke the essence of integrity. Ethics in depth involves awareness of our own personal qualities and counter-transference. It takes more than a good working knowledge of regulations to put values into practice on a daily basis. Attention is given to what moves distinguished colleagues to meet high standards consistently with grace.
The course also reviews the legal framework of independent practice. Topics include variations of informed consent, privacy (confidentiality and privilege), hazardous situations, professional competence, and boundary issues.
There is no need to do advance reading or see the movie versions. We will view not films, as the storytelling summarizes the tales sufficiently to discuss the symbolism.
This course meets mandated Law & Ethics requirements for Psychology, MFT and LCSW license renewal. It will also be of interest to members of other helping professions, especially educators, clergy, nurses, and physicians.
Demonstrate how to develop effective models of applied ethics.
Explain how to use role, power, and authority with care.
Describe how to draw on natural integrity to manage challenges.
This seminar is taught at the introductory level and requires no advance preparation. However, participants are provided with a recommended reading list as part of their class materials.
The material is presented at an introductory level, requiring no background in mythic studies, narrative theory, or Jungian psychology.
The following CE credits are available:
Psychology, MFT, LCSW, NBCC : 6 CE hours
Nursing : 7 hours
Most teachers must get credits approved by their school administration. Center courses meet the requirements in most states. Contact us if you need more information about receiving credit in your state.
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Jonathan Young, PhD is a psychologist (PSY10231) who consults with organizational leaders and creative artists, especially filmmakers. As a professor, he created and chaired the doctoral level department of mythological studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. His books and articles focus on personal mythology. His background includes assisting mythologist Joseph Campbell at seminars and serving as founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library.
Anne Bach, M.S., MFT 38891 is a specialist in uses of writing in psychotherapy. She gives presentations on creativity as inner work at major conferences, and lectures widely on psychological dimensions of expressive writing. Her clinical background includes poetry therapy with seriously mentally ill patients.
Dr. Young also gives frequent media interviews, public talks, workshops, and in-service trainings throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Checking-in begins at 9:30 a.m. - Seminar 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- On your own, please return on time
Becker Christina (2004) The Heart of the Matter: Individuation as an Ethical Process. Wilmette, IL: Chiron Publications
Beebe, John (1992) Integrity in Depth. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press
Guggenbuhl-Craig, Adolf (2000) Power in the Helping Professions. Putnam, CT: Spring Publications
Hollis, James (2008) Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves New York: Avery
Huang, Chungliang Al and Jerry Lynch.(1999) Tao Mentoring: Cultivate Collaborative Relationships in All Areas of Your Life. New York: Da Capo Press
Johnson, W. Brad and Charles R. Ridley. (2004) The Elements of Mentoring. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Kugler, Paul (Ed.) (1996) Jungian Perspectives on Clinical Supervision. Zurich: Daimon
Neumann, Erich. (1969) Depth Psychology and a New Ethic. New York: Harper
Pipher, Mary (2003) Letters to a Young Therapist (Art of Mentoring) New York: Basic Books
Young, Jonathan (1996) Saga - Best New Writings on Mythology Vol. 1. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press
Young, Jonathan (2000) Saga - Best New Writings on Mythology Vol. 2. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press