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Scientific Program -- Kerry Malawista 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Scientific Programs

"The Limo Ride: Reflections on Self Disclosure"

with Kerry Malawista, PhD

Program Description

We know that significant events occur in every analyst’s life. Some may never directly affect our work with patients and others might enter our work indirectly. Still other events could directly impact the frame of an analytic treatment, compelling us to decide how best to deal with “telling” or “not telling” our patients about our personal lives.

Dr. Kerry Malawista will describe the ethical and clinical considerations involved in the decision to share or not share certain personal information with patients. 

ReGister Here for the Presentation

Registration closes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern

When:  Saturday, April 24, 2021  
Where: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern
Cost: $45, No Charge for PCC members, LDC staff & board, full-time students with ID and trainees in the Departments of Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health Counseling.

This program provides 2 hours of CE/CME credits in ethics.
CME credits: 2 / CE Credits: 2 / NBCC: 2 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance  


Needs based scholarships are available upon request. Contact the Programs Manager for details.

About the Presenters: 

Kerry L. Malawista, PhD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society, and co-chair of New Directions in Writing at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. She is permanent faculty at the Contemporary Freudian Society and has taught at The George Washington University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Smith College School of Social Work.

Dr. Malawista is the co-author of Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories (2011) and of Who’s Behind the Couch (2017), co-editor of The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby (2013), and author of many professional chapters and articles. Her second “Tutu” book, When the Garden Isn’t Eden will be released by Columbia University Press later this year. Her essays have appeared nationally in newspapers, magazines and literary journals including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Delmarva Review, Zone 3, Washingtonian Magazine, Voice, The Account Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Her novel, Meet the Moon, will be out in the Fall of 2022. She is in private practice in Potomac, MD and McLean, VA.

Discussant: Anne Adelman, PhD
Anne Adelman is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and at the Contemporary Freudian Society. She is the co-editor of JAPA Review of Books, as well as co-author of two books, Wearing my Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories and The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby, and editor of Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults, along with several articles. She is a co-chair of the New Directions Writing Program and maintains a private practice in Chevy Chase, MD.

Leaning Objectives: By the end of the session, learners should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the challenges involved in trying to decide whether or not to share certain personal information with patients.
  2. Describe the fine tension between a patient’s curiosity about the analyst and the analyst’s wish for privacy.
  3. Discuss the impact of the analyst’s own conflicts on their technique regarding answering questions/sharing information, in the therapeutic setting.

Related Readings:

  1. Brody, S.R. (2013). Entering night country: Reflections on self-disclosure and vulnerability. Psychoanalytic Dialogue, 23(1), 45-58.
  2. Siebold, C. (2011). What do patients want?: Personal disclosure and the intersubjective perspective. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(2), 151-16.
  3. Richards, A. (2018). Some thoughts on self-disclosure. Psychoanalytic Review. 104(2)1, 37-156.
This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and other clinicians at an intermediate to advanced level.
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CE & CME Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Social workers receive a letter of attendance documenting 2 hours of continuing education, which may not be accepted by all states to document continuing education credits.

If you have special needs or want information about our cancellation policy, please contact the Programs Manager at [email protected], or leave message at 919-490-3212.

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