Magee Ethics Workshop: What Gets Lost Along the Way? (Hybrid)
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What automatically gets excluded in our work with others? Because we are human, we resist seeing and experiencing things that make us uncomfortable or challenge our sense of essential worth and security. Empathy often has invisible limits. Our trust that our empathic capacities can bridge the distance between ourselves and those we care for is necessary to do the work — and potentially destructive.
In this workshop, we will explore the ethical practice of exploring social position in our work with others. Jung’s notion of shadow — that there are significant parts of ourselves that we reject or are unable to see — is also collective. The work of healing ourselves and others requires a practice of listening for what we least want to hear, noticing what we make marginal and what has been made marginal by social forces, and allowing those realities to emerge in the consulting room and transform the work.
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, PhD, LPC, 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
Number of sessions
Continuing Education Units