Hamman Professional Wellness | Magee Ethics Workshop: The Ethics of Cure (Hybrid)
What do we accomplish in our work with others? How do we know when we have been useful? Deeply embedded in mental health training and culture are assumptions about what and how we see. The labels we use, expressed in our diagnoses and theoretical assumptions, create psychic structures – and barriers – even as we believe they impartially describe reality. And when we imagine the destination of the work in terms of disorder and cure, we risk trapping those in our care within constricted realities and impossible futures. In this workshop, we will explore the ethical implications of some of the most basic assumptions in contemporary mental health practice through film, lecture, and discussion.
This program will be offered both in-person and via livestreaming. Please use the registration form to select which way you plan to participate. If you register to attend online, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!
This class will be recorded. Recordings will be distributed to registered participants ONLY, after each class session. Recordings will not be available for purchase after the program ends.
All times are CDT. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.
About the instructor
Sean Fitzpatrick holds master’s degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston – Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University’s program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. His recent book The Ethical Imagination: Exploring Fantasy and Desire in Analytical Psychology is available in The Jung Center bookstore. His research interests also include the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and vicarious trauma and the self-care needs of helping professionals and social service providers. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and serves on the boards of the Houston Museum District Association and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. His local and national teaching schedule can be found at his website, sfitzpatrick.com.
Date & time
9am - 12:15pm CT
Number of sessions
Continuing Education Units