VAPS Biennial Ethics Conference with Dr. Judy Kantrowitz

Privacy and Disclosure: Ethical and Clinical Considerations in Writing and Speaking about Patients

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Registration 8:00 a.m. - Conference 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Davis Auditorium, The University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont

The aim of this workshop is to examine the con icts that psychotherapists face in sharing their work. In contexts such as clinical supervision, case presentations, and published writing, sharing clinical material opens up a series of important ethical questions regarding methods of maintaining con dentiality and obtaining consent. Despite these challenges, sharing clinical work within the broader professional community can support psychotherapists’ creativity and growth and help them avoid the hazards of working in isolation. Dr. Kantrowitz is the author of Writing about Patients: Responsibilities, Risks and Rami cations (2006), a major study on the problems of con dentiality and disclosure in psychoanalytic scienti c communication and the rami cations on the analytic process when patients read about themselves. Presentations will focus on methods of maintaining con dentiality in presenting clinical material, the analyst’s motivation for writing, and ethical decision making regarding presenting clinical material. A distinguished panel of psychologists and psychoanalysts will join Dr. Kantrowitz in the afternoon for a conversation about the dif culty and the value of writing about patients and sharing clinical material. Participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences for discussion.

Please see the brochure link at the bottom of the column to the right for conference details, registration information, and the schedule for the day.

We look forward to seeing you on May 20th!