Faculty Development Sessions

Continuing Education (CE)
2023-24 — Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
Kelly Lippman, LMHC
Katherine Weissbourd, PhD


The Curriculum Committee is offering three faculty/instructor development sessions this year. The first session will be held on Zoom on November 1. At this first session, we will take some time to hear from you about what other topics you hope we will bring to this three part series of faculty development meetings. We hope to have at least one meeting in person/hybrid style when we are in our new location.

Kelly Lippman and Kathy Weissbourd
Curriculum Committee

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 The Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

This presentation also meets the requirements of WAC 246-924-240 (Definition of Category of Creditable CPE).

“This program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter.” Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-144.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. understand the several simultaneous and complex ways power operates simultaneously in the classroom.
  2. apply Fors’ concepts of power in psychotherapy to power in instructional settings.
  3. through discussion and sharing, explore ways to use power constructively in instructional settings.

November 1, 2023 — Beginning the Discussion about Ethics and Power in the Classroom

[24 pages]

Please join us on November 1 for a discussion of ethics and power in the classroom. We will be using the readings as fuel for discussion about our experience teaching. Our conversation will be focused on how we can best support one another in enhancing learning and teaching at SPSI.

Since we will be on Zoom this time, we can’t entice you with food and beverage, but we hope you will join us for lively community and discussion!


Fors, M. (2021) Power Dynamics in the Clinical Situation: A Confluence of Perspectives, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 57:2, 242-269.

Please read until the middle of page 249, stopping at “Heterogeneity of Power”. Although this is a clinical article, we’d like you to read with the classroom, consultation and institute contexts in mind.

The Holmes Commission (2023) Final Report of The Holmes Commission on Racial Equality in American Psychoanalysis 2023.

Read pages 113-128.