Book: The Analyst by Molly Peacock

Clinical Title: Putting It into Words: How Therapy May Continue After It Ends

Presenter: Deborah Wiley, LCSW

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 11 am - 2 pm
(Please arrive by 10:30 for refreshments and conversation.)
Location: Northeast Philadelphia (19116)
(Specific address will be provided after registration.)

Book Description:
When author Molly Peacock's therapist of close to forty years is forced to end her practice due to a stroke, Peacock copes, in part, by writing poetry. Her poems, while varied in form and style, keenly illuminate the traumas that brought her to treatment as a young woman; the process of an extended psychotherapeutic relationship; and the parallel experiences of both client and therapist as they struggle to deal with the loss of their former roles through their art.

As therapists, we will inevitably face, by choice or circumstance, the end of our practice. “The Analyst” raises many questions that are worth considering before that time comes. These include: an examination of how the lives of our clients can become a part of our own lives; what it means to be the person-as-therapist; how the choices we make about boundaries and self-revelation affect the therapy relationship; and the exploration of appropriate guidelines for determining the continuation of care after a debilitating illness/accident.

Clinical Objectives:

  1. Explore the concepts of transference and countertransference as illustrated in the book and our own practice.
  2. Consider how the process of therapy can continue even after it has formally ended.
  3. Determine our standards, consistent with our own values, ethics, and professional identity, for continuing or ending our practice when faced with impairment.

About the Presenter:
Deborah Wiley graduated Bryn Mawr GSSWSR in 1975. She has been in private practice for over 35 years, offering psychotherapy and counseling to adults, adolescents, and couples. She has also been a consultant to professionals and organizations; designed and presented training programs; and provided clinical supervision to mental health care providers. She served as Coordinator of the PSCSW Bucks County Coffee and Conversation program. Past professional positions have included working as a Clinical Social Worker at Family Service of Philadelphia; Director of Women’s Services at CoMhar; and Counselor at the Crefeld school. She is an ABESW Board Certified Diplomate, member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from NASW.

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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