Ethical Experience and our Attitudes toward the Other - June 16, 2018


Ethical Experience and our Attitudes toward the Other - June 16, 2018


Date: June 16, 2018
Time: Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuition: $138.00
Early Bird: $120.00 (before 6/1/2018)
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Continuing Education (CE): 6 ethics contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Daniel E. Jones, PhD
Jennifer McWeeny, PhD

"We will turn to phenomenology to address the questions: What is the ethical experience? When does the ethical experience occur? What can be said of the person who has this experience? One of Gestalt therapy's central concepts is contact with the 'other'. We will explore together how the ethical experience shapes the Gestalt practitioner's attitudes toward the other. 

Through lecture, discussion, reflection, and experiments we will develop an understanding of attitudes toward the other informed by an ethical sensibility which can shape the practitioner's quality of contact.   Conversations may engage the works of thinkers such as Levinas, Buber and de Beauvoir.

This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals.  Others are welcome.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify several theoretical approaches to ethics, such as utilitarianism, deontology, care ethics, and phenomenological approaches including Levinasian ethics;
  • Demonstrate Levinas’ notion of ethical experience and practice ways of applying it to clinical practice;
  • Describe how Levinas’ account of ethical experience relates to categorizations of social identity that surface in clinical practice, including race, gender, class, and sexuality;
  • Discuss the meaning of  “the call of the Other” or “a responsibility to the Other”; and
  • Articulate ways that a practitioner could employ an “asymmetrical” or “ethical” relationship with her or his client.