An Ethics of Care (September 26, 2019)

Evanston, Illinois (9:00AM-12:00PM) 

An Ethics of Care with Michelle Harrington, PhD, University of Chicago

Carol Gilligan’s A Different Voice pushed back against dominant developmental psychologies developed by Erik Erikson and Lawrence Kohlberg, who had each been her colleagues. She demonstrated that women’s typical patterns of psychological development and moral reasoning had been variously acknowledged but ignored, or labeled comparatively immature. In this seminar, we will explore the significance of feminist ethics of care on issues including autonomy, relationality, and finding one’s voice.

Learning Objectives
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to

  1. Describe major gender differences in select theories of psychological and moral development
  2. Explain how normative visions of the ethical person are important for the therapeutic encounter
  3. Utilize Gilligan's ethical theory as a conceptual resource for supporting patients in speaking with a "human" voice

Michelle Harrington has a PhD  in religious ethics at the University of Chicago who is currently completing a dissertation on the concept of autonomy in relation to medicalized death. She has been a MacLean Fellow for Clinical Medical Ethics, and has research interests at the intersects of ethics, psychological and moral development, and psychoanalytic theory.

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CEUs: 2.0

On the 4th Thursday of every month, The Theraplay® Institute (TTI) hosts a meeting of attachment-focused mental health professionals, educators, and healthcare providers. The group includes professionals who work in private practices, adoption agencies, nonprofits, hospitals, and schools.  Attachment Matters offers the opportunity to meet professionals with similar interests and gain valuable skills and information.  This meeting will be from 9-11AM at The Theraplay® Institute, 1840 Oak Ave, Suite 320, Evanston, IL, 60201.

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