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Seminar: The Complications of Caring in Psychoanalytic Relationships (Elizabeth Corpt, MSW, LICSW)

  • 23 Mar 2024
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  • 24 Mar 2024
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  • 3 sessions
  • 23 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • 23 Mar 2024, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • 24 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Kinzie Hotel, 20 West Kinzie St., Chicago, IL (and via Zoom)


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Elizabeth Corpt, MSW, LICSW

March 22-24, 2024  

Kinzie Hotel ( Wolf Point Room, 5th floor)

20 West Kinzie Street, Chicago 


Elizabeth Corpt is Past-President, Supervising Analyst, Faculty Member, and Board Member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She spent 20 years as Teaching Associate and Clinical Supervisor at the Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance Program for Psychotherapy.  Currently the Co-Chief Editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, she has written, published, and presented on topics such as clinical generosity, the impact of social class on the forming of an analytic identity, and relational ethics. She maintains a private practice in Arlington, MA.

Seminar Title: The Complications of Caring in Psychoanalytic Relationships

Seminar Description: Are we caring for or are we treating our patients?  Do we enter the relationship from a position of therapeutic generosity or reserve?  In this seminar, we will be exploring the contours of relational ethics with the goal of increasing our awareness of how we make use of ourselves within the intimacy of a psychoanalytic relationship.

Aron, L. (2016). Mutual vulnerability: An ethics of clinical practice. In D.M. Goodman & E.R. Severson (Eds.), The Ethical Turn: Otherness and Subjectivity in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (pp.19-41).  London & New York: Routledge.

Buechler, S. (2010). No pain, no gain? Suffering and the analysis of defense. Contemp. Psychoanal., 46(3):334-354

Corpt, E. (2016) The complications of caring and the ethical turn in psychoanalysis. In D. M. Goodman & E. Severson (Eds.) The ethical turn: Otherness and subjectivity in contemporary psychoanalysis, (pp.109-116). London, Routledge.

Corpt, E. (2017) Maternal ethics and the therapeutic work of protecting open futures.

Psychoanal. Inquiry, 37: 412-418.

Corpt, E.A. (2018) The ethics of listening in psychoanalytic conversations.  Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context, 3: 220-228.

Corpt, E. (2020) Ethical labor: The ground between experience near and experience distant: Discussion of Cushman’s Two world’s or one. Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context, 3: 227-229.

 Kite, J.V. (2008).  Ideas of influence: The impact of the analyst’s character on the analysis.  Psychoanal. Q., 77:1075-1104.

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