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Saturday, May 22, 2021

VAPS Biennial Ethics Conference

With Anton Hart, Ph.D., FABP

Radical Openness, Otherness, and Ethical Considerations in the Coparticipatory Process of Psychoanalysis. 

This conference will be presented online via Zoom

9:00 am. To 4:30 p.m.

We are pleased to announce that the VAPS Biennial Ethics Conference will feature Anton Hart, Ph.D. Dr. Hart will be presenting on his concept of “radical openness” – an ethical stance based on receptivity and inquiry into experiences of otherness. In this presentation, he will examine both the resistances to, and the necessity for, a prioritization of issues of otherness, difference and diversity in the analytic encounter. Following a conceptual and clinical presentation, there will be an experiential component in which registrants have an opportunity to explore the concept of radical openness.

Dr. Hart has presented and consulted nationally and internationally on issues of ethics and diversity. He serves as Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute and teaches at many other notable programs. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He served as Associate Co-producer for the film, Black Psychoanalysts Speak. His book entitled,Beyond Oaths and Codes: Toward Relational Psychoanalytic Ethicsis soon to be published by Routledge. We intend to apply for 6 continuing education credits in ethics for this program. Please visit our Events page for more information, conference brochure, and to register!