Book: A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy, by Annie Rogers, Ph.D. (3 Ethics CEs)

Clinical Title: Healing From the Inside Out: Ethical Implications of Entering the Inner Life of Clients

Presenters: Linda Barth, LCSW and Shirley Tung, LCSW

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 11 am - 2 pm | 3 Ethics CEs
(Please arrive by 10:30 amfor refreshments and conversation)
Place: Philadelphia, PA (19130)
(Exact location will be emailed to you upon registration.)

Book Description:
In this memoir, Annie Rogers chronicles her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old. As Ben begins to respond to Annie in their intricate play therapy, the therapist finds herself reliving her own childhood trauma. As a result of her work with Ben, Annie has a psychotic break. Failed by her previous analyst, Annie's mental illness renders her mute and unresponsive in the hospital. Annie and her new analyst uncover where her childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and Annie learns how to create a new story from the old one. Ultimately Annie’s corrective experience with her new therapist serves to heal herself and Ben.

Clinical Objectives:

  1. Explore theories underlying the child client's experience in play therapy compared with the adult client's experience of psychoanalysis.
  2. Examine the ethical dilemma of self-disclosure that might arise when the therapist’s known mental fragility might render her at risk for securing and/or maintaining employment and/or could place her client at risk.
  3. Explore the ethical considerations in situations when the therapist interrupts or terminates treatment of a client who threatens the therapist’s safety and well-being.
  4. Discuss transference/countertransference implications for clients when his/her therapist writes and publishes a memoir revealing the details of the therapist’s own traumatic past and mental illness.

About The Presenters:
Shirley Tung, LCSW received her MSS from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research in 1996. For 19 years, Shirley worked at Life Counseling Services as a psychotherapist, site manager and clinical supervisor. She studied at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and is a credentialed psychoanalyst. She is currently in private practice with offices in Paoli and Drexel Hill. She is interested in writing about her clinical work with clients in a personal and accessible way, and is working on a book with a psychoanalytic writing group based in New York City.
Linda Barth, LCSW graduated from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research with her MSS in 1973 and went to work in a private foster care agency for 7 years where she was trained as a child therapist. For the past thirty years, she has been in a part time private practice working with all ages though with an emphasis on adolescents, children and their families. During that time, she also spent 5 years consulting in special education classrooms in the Philadelphia Public Schools. In addition to her child therapy training, she trained at the Family and Play therapy center with Dottie Higgins Klein, at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia, as well as training in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, hypnosis, CBT. Her private practice is in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

Cancellation Policy:
There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.

Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Credits:
FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).
FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for clinical credits. Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).

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  • Event: Book: A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy, by Annie Rogers, Ph.D. (3 Ethics CEs)
  • January 26, 2019
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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